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* * * * * *  ONCE YOU BACK THE CAMPAIGN, LINK TO YOUR SONGS WILL BE IN THE "UPDATES" SECTION -- look just below the video on laptop. on mobile, look on the main page, just below the comments tab.   * * * * * * * * ____________________________________________________________________

TREVOR HALL presents… THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS 

The Fruitful Darkness is all around us… Aug 7 | Nov 3 | Jan 31 | May 29

Big love all around. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU so much for taking the time to support this project. I can’t begin to describe the excitement and passion I feel as we build this with all of you - THE VILLAGERS - who have been beside me for so long. THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS is truly a journey, a story of cycles, an exploration of sound, of light and dark, of life and art … It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before, AND this is my first independent record ever; so, I decided to do something special for THE VILLAGERS this time around… THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS will be a year-long album launch. This will allow us to explore each of the songs together intimately and to hear all of the stories in full.

Aug 7 | Nov 3 | Jan 31 | May 29
Aug 7 | Nov 3 | Jan 31 | May 29

Rather than a traditional album release, THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS will be released to THE VILLAGERS throughout 2017 & 2018 as the songs are ready! Kickstarter supporters will receive 3 songs (w/cover artwork) each quarter around the full moon symbolizing the fullness of fruition from the dark sky of our consciousness, starting NOW!

THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS is inspired by the internal journeys I have traversed in the last couple years of my life. Heavily inspired by astrology and the stars, the songs echo the lessons that came from my Saturn return … an astrological period that each one of us goes through in life. In some form or another, we all must journey into the dark. From this darkness, I believe that we can always draw light - from suffering, we can harvest the fruits of wisdom and compassion. This is THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS. It is a shared human experience, and therefore this album is one that I wanted to co-create with all of you - THE VILLAGERS - who have been supporters and friends throughout my journey.” — Trevor Hall

THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS will be released to The Villagers in 4 parts throughout 2017 and 2018 culminating into a full length album + bonus tracks! Kickstarter supporters will receive 3 songs (w/cover artwork) each quarter, starting NOW (Aug 7, Nov 3, Jan 31 and May 29), including the title track, “The Fruitful Darkness,” "My Heart, Your Heart,” and “What I Know” — PLUS a lot of great gifts to share with you to say THANK YOU

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The Fruitful Darkness  ||  My Heart, Your Heart  ||  What I Know
The Fruitful Darkness || My Heart, Your Heart || What I Know

 

The Fruitful Darkness: THE HOODIE
The Fruitful Darkness: THE HOODIE

 

The Fruitful Darkness: THE T-SHIRT
The Fruitful Darkness: THE T-SHIRT

 

The Fruitful Darkness: THE POSTER (Gorgeous heavy stock 11.25 x 17” with artwork by Australian artist, Mitch Gobel)
The Fruitful Darkness: THE POSTER (Gorgeous heavy stock 11.25 x 17” with artwork by Australian artist, Mitch Gobel)

 

Included in... The Ultimate Villager Bundle
Included in... The Ultimate Villager Bundle

 

THROUGH THE SPIRITUAL LENS: 16"x24” professionally framed, UNRELEASED prints by Emory Hall (ONLY 3 AVAILABLE) *** Click photo for more ***
THROUGH THE SPIRITUAL LENS: 16"x24” professionally framed, UNRELEASED prints by Emory Hall (ONLY 3 AVAILABLE) *** Click photo for more ***

This campaign means we can share NEW stories, videos, and inspiration with you all year long. We will be making this journey together because, with this project, you - The Villagers - are our record label. The more we raise, the more we can do together to bring THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS to the world!

“According to many traditions, the number 108 is sacred and auspicious. That is why we set the campaign at this number… for an auspicious beginning. It will take much more than that to bring THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS to light, but we’re leaving it up to our community & the universe to provide us with what we need. Let's make something special together”                   — Trevor Hall

GOOD NEWS: The first three tracks “My Heart, Your Heart”, “What I Know”, and the title-track “The Fruitful Darkness” are available for download as soon as you back this project! (Recorded with producers Seann Bowe and Lenny Skolnik at Howard Benson’s studio in Calabasas, CA)

Trevor and his team have spent months designing the best possible Kickstarter incentives for The Villagers. We hope you love it and will take this journey with us!

“These past few years have been some of the most deeply transformative and meaningful of my life. THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS is a project that I hope reflects that journey I made to who I am today. I believe this is a turning point, a change of season, and with your support, this could be the best season ever for The Villagers. I love this family and I am honored to be a part of it." — Trevor Hall

THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS is all around us… 

 

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We've spent the last seven months (yes, 7) making sure The Villagers have the best experience possible with this campaign. We have a team working around the clock + hired a fulfillment company to ship rewards to you on time! We intend to get all backers new songs BEFORE anyone else gets their hands on them. Because without you none of this would be possible. Thank youuuuu Villagers -- we hope you have as much fun with this as we have!

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    Advance Digital Downloads

    Imagine NEW Trevor Hall music ALL YEAR: 3 new Trevor Hall songs EVERY three months for a total of 12 new songs in 2017 and 2018! Villagers, you're making this music with us, so you get it first, before everyone else. We can’t wait to share these songs with youuu. *** For your convenience, we will be sending .MP3 (high quality 320kbps MP3s for mobile devices with embedded artwork) -&- .WAV files (High quality MASTER FILES for the ultimate listening experience WAV 16-bit 44.1kHz) — A total of 6 files + unique cover art each qtr *** Estimated delivery: Aug 7, Nov 3, Jan 31, May 29

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    SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

    Signed, hand-numbered edition of THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS physical cd. Original artwork has been commissioned by Australian artist, Mitch Gobel. (CD includes all 12 songs + bonus tracks + hand-signed & numbered packaging - ONLY for our Kickstarter supporters).

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    THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS: The Poster

    Gorgeous heavy stock 11.25 x 17” poster with artwork by Australian artist, Mitch Gobel

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    THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS: The T-shirt

    Premium quality unisex T-shirt for our Villagers featuring original artwork only available to our Kickstarter supporters (sizes S-XL).

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    Deluxe Ed. Double Vinyl + Bonus Tracks 

    Deluxe Edition THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS Double Vinyl + Bonus Tracks. (Vinyl includes all 12 songs + bonus tracks, beautifully designed and shrink-wrapped).

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    THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS: The Hoodie

    Our cozy unisex hoodie with exclusive artwork, only available to our Kickstarter supporters, ships in November just in time for the cooler months! (sizes S-XL).

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    The Ultimate Villager Bundle

    The Ultimate Villager Bundle personally curated by Trevor Hall! Inside this package you will get a signed, hand-numbered copy of Trevor Hall’s forthcoming poetry book, “Rampriya Says…” + “My Home Is Where I Wander” Earth-In Canteen Ceramic Water Bottle (Sustainably made from American clay and lead-free glazes).

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    31 FLAVORS: Handwritten, signed lyrics

    Pick your favorite Trevor Hall song and Trevor will personally write out the lyrics, sign it, and send it to you! Turn your favorite Trevor Hall song into a frameable, inspiring work of art.

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    Video Skype Chat / Virtual Meet & Greet

    Your chance to have up to an hour of uninterrupted time with Trevor Hall. Have a burning question? Want to hear a song or two? Or do you just want to hang out? Now’s your chance for one on one time with Trevor Hall, but there’s only 10 available!

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    Executive Producer Credit

    Villagers, you are our record label! For your generosity, 5 Villagers will get Executive Producer Credit. From now until forever, your name will be listed on the inside of the packaging + signed THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS cd + THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS Advance Digital Downloads

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    THROUGH THE SPIRITUAL LENS: Emory Hall

    An original, 16x24” professionally framed unreleased print by world renowned photographer (and Trevor’s wife), Emory Hall, from her world travels. You can request the image from emoryhall.com/fullscreen/trevorhall/ (These are extraordinary works with high quality framing, signed by Emory Hall and Trevor Hall — for a serious collector looking to add devotion and inspiration to their home) + THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS Advance Digital Downloads
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    THE VILLAGE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM

    Given Trevor Hall’s schedule, we are only able to offer ONE of these. Imagine a private, in-home solo concert with Trevor Hall for you and up to 10 of your closest friends! Invite your friends, make requests, ask questions. Or just kick back and enjoy the Village In Your Living Room — Music and storytelling from Trevor Hall’s travels around the world. A once in a lifetime opportunity to have Trevor Hall come to your home and perform the most intimate concert of his career. *note: accommodations and transportation not included.

    ** We will organize a date with you within 12 months after the close of this campaign via email

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