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A Place Glowing a Brilliant Red is a satirical contemporary jazz and groove album about the decline of a Martian civilization of humans
A Place Glowing a Brilliant Red is a satirical contemporary jazz and groove album about the decline of a Martian civilization of humans
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A Place Glowing a Brilliant Red is a retro futuristic contemporary jazz satire by Mak Murtic, featuring the Mimika Ensemble, the Croatian National Television Jazz Orchestra and Maja Rivic. The album combines elements of radio drama, sci fi, contemporary neo soul and avant garde jazz, but touches upon other styles as well.

The story follows a technocratic near future civilization that transform planet Mars from a barren planet to a green haven. In the style of multigenerational sagas, we follow a set of events that shape this land. in the first event, the Martian banks collapse and we see the civilization slowly vanishing in post apocalyptic ruins, yet as we follow the story, the Martian culture breaks into serfdoms and tribes, de facto entering a Middle Age period, having folk stories, legends and myths. In the last Act, millenia into the future, they reconstruct their society, and a sort of capitalist new liberal society emerges. Does this end well ? Find out !

Please check some of the music on soundcloud.com/makmurtic with the album preview and a few free downloads, as well material from other projects.

We are releasing this as two separate projects, one with our main band Mimika and a version with the Croatian National Television Jazz Orchestra that we had the opportunity to work with and make special arrangements for them.

Still, this is purely a DIY project and we need your help to make it amazing!

We have completed the album and the artwork and are ready to have it printed on vinyls and CDs, promoted and have it heard more broadly.

So we are asking you for small contributions to make these final set of steps possible;

- Pressing the vinyls for the Mimika version of the project (We believe that when listening to vinyls people have a tendecy to listen to full albums, tunes and solos, rather than curiously skip through, and this being a radio dramaesque project, we think this will be the best medium for such an album)

- Printing a small collection of CDs for the Mimika version (for the radio) and a larger number specifically for the Big Band part of the project (as this is something that the broader audience and radio hosts will be able to listen to)

We hope we contribute to your travels through space dear Earthlings!

Follow us on Facebook.com/Makmurticensemble, Twitter.com/MakMurtic and www.makmurticensemble.com 
Thank you for your help!

Risks and challenges

There could be some production delays but essentially the whole project is only one step away as everything (recording, production, mastering, artwork, barcodes...) is completed.

If such things happen, you will be notified and your cds, vinyls and charts will be sent as soon as possible.

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    A composition made specifically for you!
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    A private gig with our 8 piece ensemble with the London area. (Followed by some fun times!)

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