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A 14-track blues, roots rock, and Americana singer/songwriter album, both as CD and download, with meaningful, poetic lyrics.
A 14-track blues, roots rock, and Americana singer/songwriter album, both as CD and download, with meaningful, poetic lyrics.
70 backers pledged €3,227 to help bring this project to life.

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Das Material ist geschrieben, Instrumente und Gesang aufgenommen und alles nach Stereo abgemischt. Man könnte denken, damit sei ein Aufnahmeprojekt fertig. So einfach ist es aber doch nicht, denn dann kommen weitere Menschen ins Spiel, die für ihre Arbeit bezahlt werden müssen. Der Mastering-Techniker muss aus den verschiedenen Songs ein großes Ganzes schaffen, der Grafiker muss eine Idee fürs Cover entwickeln und ausführen, die CD muss gepresst, das Cover gedruckt und alles verpackt werden, bevor das Album den Kunden erreicht. Mastering wird ca. € 700 kosten, Grafik um € 1.000, Druck/Pressung um € 800, die GEMA um € 700. Also entspricht der Minimal-Kickstarter-Betrag von € 3.000 knapp den erwarteten Kosten und ich freue mich über alles Geld, das zusätzlich hereinkommt..

Um all dies leisten zu können, zähle ich auf Eure Hilfe und Vorbestellungen, um mir die Finanzierung zu erleichtern. Ihr erhaltet 13 Eigenkompositionen und einen "geliehenen" Song, die sich in einem spannenden, vorwiegend akustischen Klangbild zwischen Folk, Blues und Roots-Rock bewegen. Hört mal rein!

The material is written, the instruments and voices recorded, everything is neatly mixed to stereo. Usually you'd think that's the end of a recording project, but not so much so, because here is where other actors come into play that need to be paid for their work. The mastering engineer needs to make the different songs on the CD into a cohesive whole, the graphic designer needs to come up with an idea for the cover and execute it, and the CD must be pressed, the covers printed, and the whole thing packaged before it can be sent out to the customer. Mastering will be around € 700, graphics around € 1,000, printing/pressing around € 800, licensing around € 700. So the minimum Kickstarter amount of € 3,000 is just under the bare-bones expenses incurred and I'm grateful for any money that is generated above the cutoff limit.

In order to handle all that I'm counting on your help to give me some pre-orders to make financing this process easier for me. You'll be rewarded with a great-sounding product of 13 originals and one "borrowed" tune that fuses folk, blues, and roots rock into a cohesive, acoustic-driven whole. Take a quick listen.

A lyric sheet for the album can be previewed under http://www.amelieprotscher.com/media/When_Language_Was_Innocent-Lyrics.pdf

This album is dedicated to Kim Hyung-tae, without whom its creation would have been impossible.

The personnel on the recording is:
Ain't Seen A Dime At All: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic, electric & bass guitars, organ. Anni Müller, drums.
Jet Black Cadillac: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic guitar & bass, mandolin, piano. Anni Müller, drums.
When Language Was Innocent: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic guitar & bass. Johannes Henschel, cello
Jeremiah's Song: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic guitar & bass, mandolin, piano. Anni Müller, drums.
Legacy of Shame: Amy Protscher, vocal, 12-string, electric & bass guitars, organ. Anni Müller, drums.
Ghost In This House: Amy Protscher, vocal, guitarra portuguesa, piano, fretless bass. Kat Baloun, harp. Anni Müller, drums.
We Shall Stand Before The Throne Of Our Lord: Amy Protscher, vocal, electric & bass guitar, organ. Ray Blue, tenor sax. Anni Müller, drums.
It's Our Time: Amy Protscher, vocal, electric guitar, acoustic bass, piano. Anni Müller, drums.
Surrender: Amy Protscher, vocal, 12-string guitar, chromatic harp.
Pulse: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic, electric & bass guitars, organ. Anni Müller, drums.
Scarecrow: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic, electric, baritone & bass guitars, banjo, mandolin. Kat Baloun, harp. Anni Müller, drums.
Stotesbury Mines: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic guitar & bass, accordion, drums.
When Your Train Comes Through: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic, electric & bass guitars, banjo, piano. Kat Baloun, harp. Anni Müller, drums.
Serenade: Amy Protscher, vocal, acoustic guitar, acoustic organ. Johannes Henschel, cello.

Risks and challenges

Weil die Aufnahmen bereits erfolgt sind, besteht kein nennenswertes Risiko. In der Vergangenheit bin ich nicht größer als Sängerin hervorgetreten, war aber Produzentin vieler erfolgreich abgeschlossener Aufnahmeprojekte. Es besteht also kein Grund zur Sorge, dass ausgerechnet dieses fehlschlagen sollte.

Since the recordings are already in the can, there are no significant risks involved. I may not have stepped out much as a frontwoman in the past, but I've worn the producer's hat in many recording projects, and brought them to fruition, so there's no reason to fear this one will fail.

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