My name is Gia Margaret and I’m a musician/songwriter from Chicago, IL.
For the past several years I have been writing, recording and sharing music with you all on various platforms of the internet. For some time now, some of you have asked me when I was going to release a full-length record. I’m finally at a place where I feel ready and eager to do so.
But...since I want to make physical copies of the record and am releasing it independently... I’ll need a little help from my friends!
I have cultivated a collection of unreleased songs that are ready to be recorded. I have some old demos as well that I’d love to re-record. I want preserve a the lo-fi sound that you’ll often hear in my work. However, I have also been experimenting with electronic beats/drum machines, sampling, synths and rediscovering my natural inclinations on the piano. I want to incorporate all of these elements onto the record and I’m excited to share all sides of my music with you. I also have a handful of my favorite musicians who have agreed to contribute their talents to this project as well. (Some include: Arthi Meera, Brendan Losch, John Morton, Doug Saltzman and a few others I can’t yet mention.)
I’m planning on producing this record myself, however, I will need the help of a sound engineer to ensure higher quality recordings that are suitable to be pressed to vinyl. *Additionally, some of my software and equipment is not strong enough for a project this large. I’ll need to replenish some of the things that continually crash/are falling apart and will create obstacles.*
Pledge money will go towards:
** A Sound Engineer (Nick Papaleo... who is awesome.)
**Updating my Computer/Recording Program
**Studio Time (My intention is to do as much as I can at home. However, there will be occasions where I will need to get into a real studio. Ie: For drums/piano/other louder instruments.)
**Graphic designer for layout and design of the cover.
**Kickstarter fees and shipping costs for some of the rewards.
If this is something you want to be apart of and have been waiting for from me, please consider pre-ordering the album or taking advantage of some of the other neat rewards being offered. Your support is so appreciated and you will be the reason this record exists.
If you can’t donate and you still want to contribute: Share and spread the word!
Thank you again in advance! I couldn’t do any of it without you and wouldn’t have even gotten this far without your kindness and encouragement.
(Ps. A special thank you to Daniela Andrade & Alain de Courtenay for helping me film the kickstarter video above! And to Jessie Winslow for helping me with the finishing touches!)
Risks and challenges
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