First i would like to apologize for the over optimistic update in September of last year. Having recently secured new management for drcarlsonalbion/earth we had high hopes of completing this project rapidly, and they did not come to pass. The good news is that the music was recently completed at crackle + pop studios in Seattle, some vocals and final mixing and they will be ready to go. The artwork is being collected, the writing nearly completed, and the film about to be edited. In the following days I will be offering all of you exclusive gifts by way of apology and to thank you for your patience. The project will be delivered by summer this year.
Second, to explain why other projects have been undertaken and completed during this time period. Since my return to music, first with earth, then with solo projects and collaborations, I have endeavoured to be humble, honest, and hardworking. This project, in particular, was conceived after overcoming a life threatening medical situation, and a number of extraordinary experiences (super/supranatural) and I wanted to share them with people. I have never been much of a 'planner' and leapt into it, after not being able to interest anyone in backing it, a friend told me about kickstarter. If this had merely been a record (and in retrospect i should have just stuck to what i know best, making a record) it would have been completed a lot sooner. I should have found out more about the costs involved with books and films, but i arrived at a number that seemed reachable, and proceeded. The initial money went to purchasing equipment necessary for the film and recording gear for the environmental sounds, travel expenses for the trip to various sights for both myself and the camera person and initial recordings. Since then I have been working and utilizing my own funds to complete the project. This is NOT a complaint or a request for more backing, It is the reason other projects and tours have occured during this period. I have many things running in parallel and they all go back to the same object of getting music out to you. Once again i thank all of you for your support. drc