Liberation Prophecy’s new release: Invisible House
Hi friends, Liberation Prophecy here, Louisville’s indie-jazz rock ensemble. Although there were labels interested in releasing this album, we felt it would be best for the integrity of our artistic vision to release this new album ourselves. I’ve spent a number of years putting together this version of the collective and the music for the new album. Here are the spectacular components of Invisible House:
The perfect band:
Jacob Duncan-composer/alto saxophone/clarinets/flute/Rhodes/vocals
Carly Johnson-Our Lady of Song
Steve Good-tenor saxophone/bass clarinet/clarinet
Michael Hyman- drums
Chris Fitzgerald- double bass
The perfect creative collaborators:
Bonnie “Prince” Billy-Collaborator on “Let’s Not Pretend”
Joe Manning-Collaborator on “The Lazy Mist”
Rachel Grimes- piano magic on “Consolations”
Greta Smith- Collaborator on “Wish I May”
Recorded and mixed by the beautiful and brilliant:
Kevin Ratterman at The Funeral Home
Bob Katz (who has mastered three Grammy-winning albums)
And now we’re ready to get it to you--no muss, no fuss, no label, no rules; just music, love, and beauty. But we need your help!
We are in love with the stories and songs on this new album, and with your help we want to give them the treatment they deserve. This time around we want to collaborate with you, our fans and friends, to take this record to the next level.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The money raised from this pre-sale and campaign will enable us to share this new Liberation Prophecy work. In addition, your financial support will help ensure that this project is properly promoted, and allow us do a CD release tour from here to Boston, out west, as well as pave the way for a European tour. It will also go far to help us bring this great music, artists, and teachers to youth organizations, schools, and colleges.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Over the next fifty days, we’ll give you video access to live acoustic versions of songs from the album, answer questions from fans, take requests, and work with you to make our campaign goal. As a reward for your help, we’re offering a ton of great stuff -- from CD/Vinyl, T-shirts, to trips to New York, live concerts in your own home, and a lot more.
YOU DON'T KNOW US AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT Invisible House SOUNDS LIKE?
Keep an eye on this page for new videos of live versions of the songs and other fun stuff!
Kickstarter fund raising is ‘all or nothing’. We only get the funds if we reach our $12,000 goal. Otherwise, we get nothing. But we're not worried. We're sure we’ll get there!
OUR COLLECTIVE MISSION
We are so excited about this music, and want to bring it to everyone that we can in 2013 and beyond. The band is filled with experienced, prodigious and congenial musicians and teachers. So, along with our mission of bringing the music to the fans, we also have a community-based mission: We want to bring the music and spirit of original and collaborative creativity, songwriting and improvisations, via seminars and concerts, to youth programs, colleges, and schools--locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.
The Music of Invisible House
We can’t wait for you to hear Invisible House. That is why we already released a homemade video for “Let’s Not Pretend” just to give a little taste of the sense of stories, intimacy, and collectivism that we will be sharing.
Biography of Liberation Prophecy by Steve Carter
Liberation Prophecy, Kentucky’s indie-jazz ambassadors have finally returned with a second album, Invisible House, and the news is all good. Saxophonist/composer Jacob Duncan’s astonishing art ensemble has seen the collective transform since the band’s auspicious 2006 debut, Last Exit Angel, but the octet has congealed into a facile, intuitive unit that’s long on virtuosity and musical empathy. This time out, inspirations include John Prine, George Gershwin, Loretta Lynn, Carla Bley, the Rolling Stones, and as always there’s a rare depth of expression—musically, lyrically, and spiritually. Composer Duncan’s collaborations with lyricists Will Oldham, Joe Manning, and Greta Smith are all unqualified successes. “You can hold music too tight, and I realized I needed to let go a little and not hold it so close to my chest,” Duncan admits. “So I got together with three songwriters who I respect as part of that letting-go process...it was beautiful and fascinating.” Imminently listenable and inviting, yet never less than adventurous, Invisible House is a new direction for Duncan and Liberation Prophecy; compared to its predecessor, it’s less avant-garde and more song-oriented, personal and accessible. Guitarist Craig Wagner and trombonist Chris Fortner are band veterans, and they’re joined by bassist Chris Fitzgerald, drummer Michael Hyman, trumpeter Kris Eans and Steve Goode on tenor and bass clarinet. New singer Carly Johnson is a revelation—versatile, tuneful, and with an emotional range that floats from first-person intimate to brassy belting with the greatest of ease. “I think the whole of Invisible House is about the story of where we are, the idea of being; intimate and earthy stories, not so much emphasis on what we’re doing, and more on how we’re being.” Duncan suggests with a quiet laugh. Liberation Prophecy’s Invisible House is waiting for you—the key’s in the mailbox. Come on in.
Risks and challenges
Once we have successfully completed this funding challenge, we will move forward with production of CDs, vinyl records, t-shirts and posters. We will also have a better idea of how ambitious our touring year can be, and you all will be the first to know about our upcoming shows! We're so excited to bring this music to the world.
Keep in mind, this is just part of our funding challenge. With an ensemble of this magnitude, the costs for production, community outreach and gas, lodging and food for 2013 tours will be large. We know 2013 is going to be amazing!! Thank you so much for your love and support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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