With the help of all you backers we have raised the funds to bring Kosmischer Läufer Vol 1 to vinyl with over two weeks of the kickstarter left to go. As a thanks to you and to hopefully get a few other people involved we have set a stretch goal of £1,750. If we reach this amount in the remaining time you will all get an upgrade to 180g VINYL. Cheers.
Edit: 28th July: We made it! Heavy, heavy vinyl on its way.
It is just over a month since Unknown Capability Recordings released Kosmischer Läufer Volume One as a digital download. In that short time the release has garnered a lot of praise and created no small amount of discussion. The one question we have been asked the most, (well, the second most asked), is where is the VINYL?
Like you we want to get Martin Zeichnete's looping, driving, beeping, churning, analogue, motorik, athletic epics onto vinyl where they belong.
As a nascent independent record label producing a run of vinyl without knowing how many we will sell could send us to the poorhouse. We think Kickstarter is the best way to make sure supply equals demand, to get you involved from the start and to offer you some really nice limited edition extras.
The record will be professionally mastered for vinyl, pressed on 140g pure virgin vinyl with full colour labels and the full colour sleeve will be printed on premium heavy card that is FSC certified as sustainable. Even if we do go on to do further pressings the artwork of this first limited run will remain unique.
Every vinyl copy will come with a free digital download of the full album. We will also have these cool extras:
- 3 exclusive high quality A6 Kosmischer Läufer artcards.
- Press only promo CDs (of which only a very few were sent out)
- Both of the above in the full package.
- Even if you just pledge 4 quid for the digital download of the album that money will go towards the vinyl fund.
ARTWORK AND EXTRAS
WHAT WE WILL SPEND THE MONEY ON
If we reach the £1,500 target approximately £1000 will go on production of the albums and the artcards. The rest will go towards postage, packing and fees.
WHEN DO I GET MY MITTS ON THE WAX?
The artwork and the extras will be ready to go as soon as funding is reached. The record plant estimates turnaround at about 3 to 6 weeks and we will get posting as soon as we receive delivery. Apologies to our rest of the world friends for the additional postage fee but the postage prices in the UK have increased a great deal recently.
If you get involved please share, tweet or shout at your friends and allies so we can make this happen.
Zeit Zum Laufen!
Drew McFadyen. UCR, Edinburgh. July 2013.
REACTION TO KOSMISCHER LÄUFER VOLUME ONE
MOJO MAGAZINE- 'These space rock symphonies are exceptional'
SPIN MAGAZINE - 'A goldmine of tightly-wound Krautrock and trippy electronic fantasias'
DANGEROUS MINDS - 'It all pulses, drones, and bleeps like the Krautrockers that inspired Zeichnete, but feels even more like a transmission from a lost universe'
Risks and challenges
There may be some very minor changes to the artwork up to the end date but this will only be to improve the finished product. There will be a change to the running order of the tracks to fit on the vinyl.
Barring some convoluted chain of events involving exploding vinyl, disappearing aircraft, sinister Illuminati mail carriers and a Melanesian island cargo cult we're pretty confident we can get the product to you as described and in the time frame we hope for. Good luck to us all!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (28 days)