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A music video that deals with love, loss, growth and the masks we wear. Told from the viewpoint of a mask-wearer. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 6, 2011.

A music video that deals with love, loss, growth and the masks we wear. Told from the viewpoint of a mask-wearer.

About this project

This Kickstarter is for a Welder music video of the track "I Still ", off of my upcoming album "Florescence", which is set to be released Sept 26 2011. The album is a self funded project that's being released on my own independent record label: Ancestor.

Some of you may know me from my releases on Ninja Tune, Warp and Ancestor as my other music persona "Eskmo." Last year I was lucky enough to be able to work with director Dugan O'Neal, award winning cinematographer David Myrick and FX guru Brandon Hirzel aka BEMO on a video for my track Eskmo: "Cloudlight." As it was our first time working together, we've been so grateful for the buzz surrounding the piece (which recently passed over 1 million views on youtube) but more importantly for the numerous responses we have gotten from people who have shared their own individual reflections and connections with the video.

With "Cloudlight" we set out to make a piece that was movingly personal while at the same time touching on universal human metaphors and concepts. With your help, we hope to do it again with Welder.

I'm truly excited about the prospect of working with this amazing team again. O'Neal, Myrick and Hirzel have recently created videos for TV On the Radio (Interscope), Ellie Goulding (Polydor Ltd) and The Glitch Mob among others. They have garnered praise from American Cinematographer, Rolling Stone and Origin Mag (attached below). As I've gotten to know them better through working together, I can honestly say they are deeply intentional, massively creative individuals and I couldn't picture working on this project with anyone else.

Light+Dark, Loss+Gain, Love+Longing, Human Nature and Towering Archetypes are the name of the game for the next piece. We have developed a truly special vision for this Welder video and I hope you can help take part. 

Best,
Brendan (aka Welder + Eskmo)

Welder: "Florescence" Album out Sept 26 (features "I Still") (Photography by Siouxzen Kang)

Dugan O'Neal

David Myrick

On location for "Cloudlight" video

Rolling Stone article featuring the TV On the Radio video

On set shooting TV On the Radio video

Ellie Goulding: "Starry Eyed" video

Eskmo: "Cloudlight" video

TV On the Radio: "Will Do" video

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    7 backers

    Hand drawn digital scan of a Welder smiley face thanking you for your support.

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    35 backers

    Welder smiley face + Digital download of Welder: "Florescence"

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    About $25 USD

    21 backers

    Welder smiley face + Digital download of Welder: "Florescence" + Bonus track Welder: "Animals" not released on album + Exclusive hi res Wallpapers from Welder: "Florescence"

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    6 backers

    Welder smiley face + Digi Welder: "Florescence" + Welder: "Animals" + Hi res Wallpers + Digital download of Ancestor Bundle (every prior release ANC001, ANC002, ANC003, ANC004) + Digi copy of Welder's 2007: "Bamboo Snow" + ESKAMON (Amon Tobin + Eskmo) sample pack + Unreleased Welder track "Up and Down" (2008) + Bonus Unreleased Eskmo track: "Amphibian" (Glitter version)

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    About $100 USD

    7 backers

    Welder smiley + Every digital download pack and unreleased track above + Bonus exclusive unreleased Eskmo track: "Pacific" (2009) + Copy of the video + 2 guest list spots to any Welder or Eskmo show at a venue or club, Spring or Summer 2012 tour included

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    Welder smiley + Every digital download pack and unreleased track above + Copy of the video + 2 backstage tix to any venue show, Spring or Summer 2012 tour included + Signed Limited Edition Double Gatefold 180 gram Vinyl of Welder: "Florescence" (VINYL WILL SHIP IN OCTOBER)

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Welder smiley + Every digital download pack and unreleased track above + Bonus exclusive unreleased Eskmo track: "Pacific"(2009) + Copy of the video + Limited Edition HAND SIGNED TO YOU DIRECTLY Vinyl (VINYL WILL SHIP IN OCTOBER) + 5 backstage tix to any show, Spring or Summer 2012 tour included + Special thanks credit on the video + I'll send a written postcard from my next tour (Europe) directly to your mailbox.

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    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Welder smiley + Every digital download pack and unreleased track above + Bonus exclusive unreleased Eskmo track: "Pacific"(2009) + Copy of the video + Limited Edition HAND SIGNED TO YOU DIRECTLY Vinyl (VINYL WILL SHIP IN OCTOBER) + 5 backstage tix to any show, Spring or Summer 2012 tour included + Executive Producer credit on the video + Handwritten postcard + Tour photos in your mailbox + Pre- show dinner for you plus 1 friend with me, my treat, next time I make it to your city for a show. (Will need to be planned obviously)

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Funding period

- (30 days)