My dad died on 16 March 2011. His body had battled emphysema for years. After complications caused by a bout of pneumonia he finally succumbed. In the aftermath of these events I turned to my piano for solace and escape. The resulting record attempts to address the emotions experienced during the 7 days between his death and funeral. In collaboration with Ed Hamilton (Dead Light), who brilliantly tapped in to my experience and emotion, and with contributions from Christoph Berg, this record is about, and in memory of, my dad.
Facture records released the record as a beautiful limited edition CD but I'd love to be able to offer a vinyl version of the record given how much the album means to me. The art work used for the CD release, by Todd Umhoefer (Old Earth) will be included in the rear cover art but new cover art will be used for this release. The image is by Spencer Tweedy, son of Jeff, who years ago kindly agreed to let me use his picture and recently confirmed that would still be ok. Whilst I could not use it with the CD release, I fully intend to use this image now as the front cover art, as it captures everything I wanted to say through the music.
I am initially only looking for enough money to produce the vinyl. However, if I raise a lot more than my target I will use it for promotion and marketing purposes.
I am excited to offer a range of rewards to thank you for supporting this project/ambition and really hope you take the time to support me on this journey. If you'd like to hear the music, you can here:
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge in this project is raising the money required for the vinyl. Once that money is raised, I have no concerns about delivering the project. Running my own record label, I am well experienced in creating and delivering vinyl releases and understand the timescales involved in the delivery of projects.
With regards the unique piano compositions proposed as part of the rewards - I work at home on my own piano, with a recording set up that will suit this kind of reward. While creating the work will be time consuming, I am fully confident that I can meet such a challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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