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Ensemble Mik Nawooj, a revolutionary Hip-Hop/Classical act drops a new single about break-up & the dramas that ensue.

UPDATE: 5/6/2012 Pt. 2

WE'VE RAISED THE GOAL AMOUNT!! ANY AMOUNT OVER FROM NOW WILL GO TOWARD THE PRODUCTION OF THE MUSIC VIDEO.

THANK YOU ALL & KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!!

UPDATE: 5/6/2012

UPDATE: 4/26/2012

UPDATE: 4/19/2012

::ABOUT THE PROJECT::

Ensemble Mik Nawooj's new single, This is Why, is a hilarious parody of bad break-ups. Working with Bay Area indie Hip-Hop icon, Do D.A.T., and Reto Peter (engineer for such bands as Green Day & Black Eyed Peas), EMN promises the awesomest song possible in the entire solar system! 

And possibly the galaxy!!

The instrumentation of the song includes piano (JooWan Kim), drums (Valentino Pellizzer), bass (Rob Woodcock. Yes. That's his real name.) and multi-layered choir of Christopher Nicholas (We will clone lots of Chrises and shrink them to fit in a vocal booth).

The music has been written, lyrics are done, musicians are awesome & totally down, an incredible engineer is on board. Now, we just need $$$ to make this all happen!

Any contribution that exceeds the funding will be going to: Our vacation to Hawaii. Just kidding. We will use it to make the music video & our End of the World performance on December 21st (The end of the world date according to some interpreters of Mayan Calendar). 

Lastly, the song will be utterly and completely acoustic. No electronic instruments. Nada. None. Zero. Un-fucking-plugged. 

Word.

::ABOUT THE GROUP::

Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN)  "defies such categories as jazz, classical, and hip-hop" (Oakland Tribune), is "ambitious" (The New Yorker), and "breaks established boundaries between genres and styles" (SF Examiner). NPR praised it by saying "nobody has ever attempted anything like this on such a large scale, or with such sophistication".

Keep in touch with us, talk to us, find out what we do day to day, ask us about the progress of the project or just say hi!

EMN twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/miknawooj

EMN tumblr: http://ensemblemiknawooj.tumblr.com/

Great Integration facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreatIntegration

EMN facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/ensemblemiknawooj

EMN bandcamp: http://miknawooj.bandcamp.com/

Golden Fetus Records (our record label): http://goldenfetus.com/

FAQ

  • Into our Swiss account!!! Nah, it goes to our sweet engineer (for tracking & mixing), musicians, studio time, mastering (will use separate engineer), cover design, production of the CDs, and music video (if we raise more than our goal amount).

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  • Totally. The guy is single as a dollar bill!! Ladies should totally ask him out!!! He also has a car, so none of that walking bulls#$@!!

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  • Is the sky blue? Hell yes!!! Go out with him AND dump him on the first date!! This is the second best reward. EVER!!

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  • It all depends on the result of this kickstarter campaign. If we raise enough, no. If we don't... I really don't have any idea. I think you should ask Chris about it when you go out with him.

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