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Help Brooklyn-based math rock quartet Marateck release their debut album, TIME IS OVER, to vinyl!
Help Brooklyn-based math rock quartet Marateck release their debut album, TIME IS OVER, to vinyl!
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Marateck's Debut Album - TIME IS OVER

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Hi, we're Marateck. Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter.

Marateck is an instrumental rock band that deals in opposites and contradictions: minimalist vs. maximalist, consonance vs. dissonance, mechanistic vs. humanistic. The result is intense, emotional music played with obsessive, virtuosic precision.

"New York-based math-minimalist quartet channels more than any reasonable listener can handle, but in the most efficient way possible. On a self-titled EP released this summer, Marateck's stripped-down, articulate take on math-rock yields a sense of pointillistic perfection. They're adept at both creating a feeling of space and filling it up, shifting between atmospheric passages and bursts of brutal upheaval." - Emili Earhart, Tone Madison

The band is named after guitarist Jesse Kranzler's great-grandfather, Jacob Marateck, who was sentenced to death four times. In his life, Jacob stirred the pot and created dissonance in times of consonance and sought to create consonance in times of dissonance. 

About Time Is Over:

Time Is Over is the result of over 2 years of writing, rewriting, rehearsing, and honing in on our sound as a band. It was commissioned, in part, by Roulette Intermedium and the Jerome Fund for New Music. This is our first cohesive statement as a band, but it is also a summary of everything this band has done up until this point.

The album was co-composed by guitarists Jesse Kranzler & Brendon Randall-Myers and features additional arrangements from bassist Tristan Kasten-Krause and drummer Mark Utley. The album includes the four songs from our trio EP reworked and re-imagined in a grander quartet setting plus four new songs that show where the band is moving.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Behold The Arctopus) at Menegroth: The Thousand Caves and features synth and keyboard performances from Jeremy Malvin (aka Chrome Sparks.) Album art and design will be done by John Robert Moore.

Now that's a Big Gibby if I've ever seen one
Now that's a Big Gibby if I've ever seen one

Where You Come In:

We recorded the album in the Summer of 2016, but need your help to put finishing touches on the album, the artwork, and manufacture a physical product for you to hang on your shelf.

Where Your Money Will Go
Where Your Money Will Go

We've put together a set of juicy rewards that we hope will whet your appetite and put you in the giving mood. If you don't have the means to donate but would like to support, please share this project with friends or family who might be interested. We want to get this album in as many people's hands as possible.

Risks and challenges

If we cannot fund this project, this album may not see the light of day. We are a fairly young band and do not have the means or the fan base to put this album out on our own yet. This music represents a very specific time and place for this band, so it is very important that we release the music in a timely manner.

We feel confident that, if funded, we will be able to release the album in time for a US tour in July. However, delays with our production plant and other elements outside of our control may impact our delivery date by a few weeks.

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    All aboard the Mark Utley Meme Train

    To show our eternal gratitude, our very own Mark Utley will personally bother you by sending you memes for 2 weeks

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    Marateck EP download

    Immediate download of our self-titled trio EP + the option to be removed from the Mark Utley Meme Train

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    Friends Comp + Marateck EP download!

    Immediate download of a compilation of tunes from some of our nearest and dearest. Includes music (some previously unreleased) from Japandi, Fever Sleeves, TIGUE, Entertainment Law, Space Blood, WITT, Tan Tien, Gliding Body, and many more!

    Also includes a download of the Marateck trio EP

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    Time Is Over Digital Pre-order

    Includes pre-order of TIME IS OVER plus immediate download of our trio EP and Friends Comp

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    BIG GIBBY Poster + Comp & EP

    You know you want it, now you can have it.
    Experience BIG GIBBY in the flesh as a 24X18" heavy stock matte print. (see marateck.bandcamp.com for a picture of the poster)
    Hand numbered edition of 250.

    Features stills from BIG GIBBY (2016) by John Robert Moore (johnrcm.com) & Jesse Kranzler, shot by Julie Congo.

    Faces have melted in the making of this print, so make sure to get yours before all that's left is a steaming pile of wax.

    Includes immediate download of our trio EP and Friends Comp.

    Prints will arrive rolled up in a poster tube unless otherwise requested.

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    GIBBY t-shirt + EP/Comp Download

    Our beloved hero BIG GIBBY sketched by our very own Tristan Kasten-Krause.
    Unisex shirts (XS-XL) in midnight blue. Come grip a sip of this sweet, sweet water while supplies last!

    (see images of this shirt on marateck.bandcamp.com)

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    Score of your choice + downloads

    Hey, you went to music school right? Oh, you didn't? Well don't you want to pretend you did by carrying around a score from the album?

    Start your own Marateck cover band! Scores (PDFs) are available for every song on the album for each instrument in both standard notation or tab.

    Includes Time is Over, Friends Comp, and EP downloads

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    Exclusive: TIME IS OVER Cassette

    Includes 1 of 100 limited run TIME IS OVER cassettes with exclusive art. This is a Kickstarter exclusive and won't be available elsewhere.

    Includes digital download of TIME IS OVER, our Friends Comp, and our trio EP

    Note: These cassettes are not available with any other reward tier.

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    TIME IS OVER VINYL PRE-ORDER

    Here's the one you've all been waiting for. Our album pressed onto bone colored vinyl in a limited run of 500.

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    VINYL & CASSETTE + Live at Roulette

    Includes TIME IS OVER in three different mediums: vinyl, cassette, and digital. Give one to a friend or hoard them all for yourself.

    This reward tier also includes a download of the premiere performance of TIME IS OVER at Roulette in April of 2016

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    Marateck Starter Pack!

    Includes everything you need to be our number one fan: a copy of Time is Over on vinyl, a t-shirt, a print, and downloads of Time Is Over, Live At Roulette, our Friends Comp, & our EP

    Bonus: These items are proven aphrodisiacs so this makes a great Valentine's Day gift (that your significant other will receive 5 months late)

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    The Full Package!

    This reward tier includes scores for the entire album (PDF) + 1 printed and signed score, and everything in the Marateck Starter Pack (vinyl, t-shirt, poster, & downloads)

    Note: With this reward, we assume you will learn every one of these songs and will be available to fill in for one of us if we are ever sick.

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    Private Lesson (NYC area, 1 hr)

    also includes all downloads (Time Is Over, Live at Roulette, Friends Comp, trio EP)

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    Attend Our Release Show

    Includes two tickets to our release show (in NYC, TBA) plus all of the wonderful rewards included in "The Full Package" (scores, vinyl, shirt, poster, and downloads for days)

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    Attend A Rehearsal (NYC Area)

    Want to hear what we're cooking up? Tell us what works and what is awful and laugh at all of Mark's jokes

    also includes all downloads (Time Is Over, Live at Roulette, Friends Comp, trio EP)

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    Thanks in the liner notes

    Ever wondered what it would feel like to have your name in lights? To feel like a *star*? We've wondered the same thing. While we can't offer you fame and fortune, we can guarantee a "oh, neat" from a friend when you show him or her your name in 12-point Helvetica in the inside of our dear album.

    This also includes scores for the entire album, a t-shirt, a print, a record, and more downloads than you could ever want.

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    Marateck High-Brow Party

    PRICE DROP: We are working with Sacramento-based mixologist, Fernando Oliva (of Bottle & Barlow), to pair beverages to each song on TIME IS OVER

    Our very own Tristan Kasten-Krause & Mark Utley (our resident cheese mongers and bassist & drummer respectively) will also be pairing some artisan cheeses to each beverage.

    This party is going to be the personification of "class". The walls between art and cheese will be blurred almost as much as your vision will blur after eight beverages.

    Limited access to ten guests. Party will be in the NYC area.

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    Personalized Composition!

    We will write ~1 minute of music for you. You pick the name and general themes and we will write it and send you the score

    Includes all downloads

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    Private Show

    We will play a private show for you within 300 miles of NYC or (with advanced notice) elsewhere if it is along a tour route.

    We'll play the hits, then we'll either play the misses or play the hits again. Your call!

    You can charge admission to this show and even make money off us! Or we can play to only you while you sit in the bathtub and think about what you've done. The choice is yours and yours alone.

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    BIG DADDY + Pick the Time

    Executive producer (or whatever title you'd prefer) credit on TIME IS OVER. You want a sticker with your face on it on the album? We can easily be bought.

    This backer will have the distinct honor to pick the time on the clock on the front cover of the album? You want to make it 4:20 PM? Of course you do.

    This reward tier includes EVERYTHING you can possibly imagine: records, cassettes, posters, shirts, scores, downloads, kidneys, you name it, you've got it

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