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Dylan Carlson of earth,major solo project lp/cd/dvd/book "Falling with a Thousand Stars and Other Wonders from the House of Albion"
Dylan Carlson of earth,major solo project lp/cd/dvd/book "Falling with a Thousand Stars and Other Wonders from the House of Albion"
361 backers pledged $35,389 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Dylan Carlson 2 days ago

      @ Chad and all the other generous backers: A number of things changed or fell through over the course of bringing this to a conclusion. The use of the Albion press was particularly frustrating, as the people who control it failed to get back to us. Artwork failing to be delivered. Scheduling with other musicians, etc. It has been quite a learning experience, and i realized i would have to get it done on my own, with the unflagging help of my lovely and supportive wife, Holly. I have been helped by Clyde Petersen, Rogier Smal, T.R. Roosien, Kyle Hanson, and my new management, Cathy Pellow. The music is the same on the cd and the lp and on the film. The field recordings were not really usable, due to sound quality. Thank you for the kind words, Chad. Notification will go out when the next part is being mailed (the dvd/cd) just completing final touches on the packaging and looking to get it out in early december. Thanks again for everyone's patience and understanding. drc

    2. Creator Chad Sutter on November 17

      Dylan: The music and sound quality on this release are incredible. I really love it, although I'm curious to know if you recorded any music like the initial Kickstarter pitch hinted at: guest vocals, folk-songs re-imagined. Will the CD version have different music? Was the original plan scrapped? Any info is appreciated and thanks again!

    3. Creator Chad Sutter on November 17

      My clear sleeve is completely split on the bottom so it won't hold the record at all (not a big deal) but the actual vinyl sleeve has a minor split-seam on top. The black, numbered inner-sleeve has a 1" split. I would like a replacement cover if possible. If not, I'll live :)

    4. Creator Sean Hall on November 17

      My cover (printed cover, not PVC slipcase) is also split along the top...

    5. Creator Dan Temmesfeld on November 14

      My outer cover is split at the top (the album cover, not the plastic sleeve).

    6. Creator Jack Simms on November 11

      Hi Dylan - in my case, it's the printed cover that is split, not the PVC sleeve.

      If a replacement was available that would be awesome!

    7. Creator Dylan Carlson on November 11

      to the backers that received a copy with a seam split, are you referring to the clear pvc slipcase, or the actual printed cover? if it is the printed cover some replacements are available. please let me know which one it is drc

    8. Creator Jochen Summer on November 11

      any info when book/dvd will be done?

    9. Creator Marty Blanket Ingels II on November 10

      @Jack Simms - same problem. Both top and bottom seams split wide open. Hopefully there were extra covers made, because I'd like to get a replacement. Also, I'm assuming the cd/dvd/book will be arriving later?

    10. Creator Jack Simms on November 10

      My vinyl arrived today - stoked to get it. Not so happy about the 1.5" seam split in the sleeve. Anyone else have this issue?

    11. Creator Alan Stephen on November 10

      Great to hear these are finally getting to backers. Just waiting on the cd/book.

    12. Creator russell ewins on November 8

      Vinyl dropped in yesterday.

    13. Creator Oren Siegel on November 5

      Hi Dylan,
      Just wanted to say I received the LP today. Thank you!

    14. Creator Sven Nienaber on September 21

      I'm happy when it's done. Then BYE BYE KICKSTARTER. No support. Over three (3) !!!!! years.

    15. Creator Jarkko on September 21

      @erkembode, are you serious? Over 3 years and lack of updates? Thats allright with You? I'm happy for Dylan when He gets this project ready.

    16. Creator erkembode on September 21

      Hey Dylan, don't listen to the haters.

      & haters: Patience is a virtue.


    17. Creator Chris Purdie on September 19

      Fantastic, can't wait to see/listen to this at last :D

    18. Creator S D on September 15
      In case this project page disappears. Take/save screenshots of all your interactions.

    19. Creator Sven Nienaber on September 12

      Feb. 12 ... 2012 !!!! More than 3 1/2 years now ... not bad!

    20. Creator Chris Purdie on September 10

      C'mon Dylan, when's this baby gonna drop!??!

    21. Creator Sven Nienaber on September 10 it time "to use this provision"???

    22. Creator RemA on September 8

      Reward > Creator accountability

      When you back a project on Kickstarter you enter into an agreement with the project creator as described in our Terms of Use. This agreement requires creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.

    23. Creator RemA on September 8


    24. Creator Jarkko on September 4

      What's going on now?

    25. Creator Sven Nienaber on August 19

      Where are the "more frequent updates"???

    26. Creator Jochen Summer on June 28

      you will get an email to confirm your address...

    27. Creator Oren Siegel on June 24

      Hi Dylan,

      I read you wrote we should post on kickstarter for address change confirmation, as it's been 3 years... Where should we send the current address information?



    28. Creator Alan Stephen on June 15

      OK, so I spent some time with Dylan on Saturday night and we talked a bit about the Kickstarter. He's really conscious about how it's gone and the delays; the simple answer is that he hadn't really considered just how time consuming it would all be outside of the music. Very apologetic and, as per the last updates, he is just going to ship everything out as soon as it turns up (which should start soon). There should also be more frequent updates too.

      Unfortunately I forgot to ask about address confirmation.

    29. Creator Sven Nienaber on June 10

      And I think we all deserve a little extra goodie ... for our patience ...

    30. Creator Sven Nienaber on June 10

      I'll get excited when I get the stuff ... this whole thing (incl. Kickstarter & their way of support) is a mess ... I'm happy when it's done.

    31. Creator Jamie Bridges on June 9

      Ye of little faith...

    32. Creator Peter on June 5

      I don't want to act like the others - I understand them though.
      An update would be appropriate.

    33. Creator Sven Nienaber on June 2

      @RemiA ... a shitstorm???

    34. Creator RemA on June 2

      Or Twitter/FB?

    35. Creator Sven Nienaber on June 1

      All the people who supported this "project" should contact Kickstarter ...

    36. Creator Jarkko on May 31

      there must be something we can do? is my hard earned money flushed down the toilet with this bulls**t project!!!?!?

    37. Creator Sven Nienaber on May 29, 2015

      this is also my last kickstarter project! There is absolut NO support from their side! And Mr. tried to contact him through FB but it seems that the message function is OFF now. I left a message at his main site

    38. Creator RemA on May 28, 2015

      This is just getting ridiculous. I've lost a lot of respect for Dylan Carlson with this thing as I cannot think of a worse thing to do than take the people that care for your music for a ride. I certainly will not support him in the future. As for Kickstarter.. Never again.

    39. Creator Sven Nienaber on May 23, 2015

      ? ? ? N E W S ? ? ?

    40. Creator Sven Nienaber on May 12, 2015

      I can just laugh (like a weirdo...)...

    41. Creator Jarkko on May 11, 2015

      Yes, some news would ne nice. But I doubt there will be any.....

    42. Creator RemA on May 11, 2015

      Any news?

    43. Creator Sven Nienaber on April 15, 2015

      Heeeey ... an aswer by Dylan through FB:

      currently awaiting test copies from the vinyl pressing plant. I'll be sending out a more detailed update via kickstarter once we have those.
      thanks for your continued patience.

    44. Creator Sven Nienaber on April 8, 2015

      Their answer:

      Hi Sven,

      Travis here with Kickstarter support--thanks for reaching out and taking the time to bring this to our attention.

      We do our best to give project creators the freedom and support necessary to bring their new and exciting ideas to life. This often means that when projects launch on Kickstarter they’re in the early stages of development. While we encourage creators to communicate regularly through this process, it’s important to remember that each of them will approach this differently. In most cases, this may be the first time that a creator has the responsibility of communicating with a large support community. Still, we expect that creators will make every effort to complete their project as promised and keep backers updated along the way. We also hope that backers will remain understanding as everyone learns through this process.

      I’ve reached out to this creator and offered our assistance. My goal is to open the lines of communication and encourage them to update more effectively moving forward. You should continue reaching out to them on your end as well. Through this joint effort, we’ll be reminding the creator to check in.

      Thanks for being a thoughtful backer and member of the Kickstarter community. I hope you hear more from the project creator soon.


    45. Creator Sven Nienaber on April 8, 2015

      I contacted KICKSTARTER again.

    46. Creator Guillaume Faurel on April 8, 2015

      What's happen ????? more than three years without informations, any release .....

      KICKSTARTER = first time and never again

    47. Creator Sven Nienaber on April 2, 2015

      @RemiA ... yeah, it seems so :( I tried to contact Mr. Carlson through different channels ... NO response!

    48. Creator RemA on April 1, 2015

      @Sven : they can't do anything, are not liable for anything etc...

    49. Creator Sven Nienaber on March 28, 2015

      I'm wondering that Kickstarter is doing nothing about this situation...

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