We're closing very soon! So we'd like to mention the pledges that will disappear as soon as this campaign is over:
Living room concert in Mantus home, September 28th...£35
2 VIP tickets for the Islington Assembly Rooms show, May 18th £200
'Digging the Underground Volume 2' exclusive download album £10
'The Colours Started to Sing again' with 2 exclusive remixes only available if you pledge here.
Have a look below for each of these. Or read on...
You won’t have heard of any new Transglobal Underground material for a while, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been very busy behind the scenes. In fact, we’re recording a brand new album for release next year - but we need your help.
Over the last decade we’ve released a series of albums under our own Mule Satellite label, and have distribution and manufacturing networks for our releases. But the actual work on writing and recording takes time, and these days the Transglobal family is pretty far-flung. We’ve therefore gone off the road for a while, have been preparing initial ideas, and want to put them... and the artists involved... together from May onwards.
On board for the album we've got:
Plus a few other guests tbc.
So, we’re launching this Kickstarter campaign. To make it happen, we’ve opened up the Transglobal storage unit and have been digging through our dusty storage boxes to find some real surprises for long-term fans.
If you take a look at the rewards, you'll see we've got a few choices as a thank you for your support. There are, of course, plenty of ways to preorder the new album - whether you prefer CD, digital download, or limited-edition numbered vinyl. It will be released early next year, and we'll keep you posted on how it's all going between now and then.
We've also got a brand new 3-track CD - entitled 'The Colours Started To Sing Again' - that's almost ready for release; featuring Natacha Atlas for the first time in a while, it's going to be released publicly after this Kickstarter, but backers will be the first to get their hands on it. Plus you can also get your hands on two Kickstarter-only remixes from that EP. The other main exclusive will be a download-only album, Digging the Underground Volume 2, of unreleased tracks that will only be available as a reward on this campaign.
If we get past £5000, we're planning to:
- £5500: record an additional track with Natacha Atlas
- £6000: record an additional track with Dub Colossus
- £8000: bring in some extra mixers and engineers to help us get the album really polished
- £9000: recording in Paris (we'll tell you why this is special once we hit our first funding goal!)
Risks and challenges
Recording an album can be a tricky business - getting together all Transglobal artists, collaborators and technicians in round about the same place at round about the same time takes a lot of planning. In 2018 we toured with both the current line-up of TGU and the Original Members lineup featuring Natacha, Inder Goldfinger and Dubulah, and we want the new album to feature everyone from both line-ups. That's why we're allowing plenty of time to get this done. Everyone involved wants to make it work, and we're all seasoned professionals so we know what it takes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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