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I'm writing my fourth Horsebeach album and I'm hoping to continue my independence in the creative process.
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Hello friends,I need your help! 

A little bit about me

For those who are new here, I'm a musician currently based in Tokyo (normally Manchester, UK) and Horsebeach is a musical project of mine that I've been working on for about 5 years now. Like many things it started off as a tiny bedroom project but with the encouragement of some close friends I scaled things up and started writing with purpose. My music is always deeply personal and each album is a very specific time in my life, dealing with issues via music and hoping people on the other end can also feel what I feel when I write.

I've managed to somehow pull together 3 albums so far. You can listen to previous material here :

http://horsebeach.bandcamp.com

For a quick breakdown I need funding for:

- Recording studio time 
- Manufacture of LP and CD
- Merch manufacture (t-shirts/totes/etc)
- PR

The main thing here is independence, I write, record and produce all of the material and I release on my own label. Maintaining Independence is important to me as it allows full creative flow from start to finish, the freedom makes a difference and I think people who have followed me from the beginning can appreciate this and hear the results. Unfortunately being an independent musician means that sufficient money is never a thing so thats where you come in.

I would like to release my fourth album. I've got most of it written and artwork is ready, prepared by the wonderful Stefan Jovanović but one main problem I usually face getting my music out to people is the capital upfront, this limits things like nice manufacturing, merch and even some decent PR so this time round I'd like to get a good head start. 

I'm aiming for a release in Jan/Feb 2019 

I'm currently living in Japan so I don't have access to my home studio back in the UK. So part of this kickstarter will fund renting a recording space to get it all recorded and mixed. 

Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to sharing what I've got! Ryan x

Risks and challenges

Of course there are always challenges, the main risk here would be a delayed release date as anyone who has worked with Vinyl pressing plants will know, they often get very busy and things get pushed back. This isn't too much of a concern though as I've done this many times and I hope I've planned enough ahead to make things run smoothly.

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