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Mice on Stilts set out to record their sophomore release and first full length album entitled 'Hope for a Mourning'
Mice on Stilts set out to record their sophomore release and first full length album entitled 'Hope for a Mourning'
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Kia Ora e te Whanau

Over the past three years of my life I have had the pleasure of getting to know seven individuals along the most wonderful journey…

This band is everything to me. Aside from the love of my family and friends, this band and the music we craft is the reason I get up each day. Everyone in Mice on Stilts has become an incredibly important part of my life; my best friends.

Mice on Stilts are an 8 piece collective based out of Auckland, New
Zealand. Last year we released our EP 'An Ocean Held Me' which was generously funded by the help of our friends. We have ridden the success of the EP through and through with shows across New Zealand, selling out of physical copies, humbling local & off-shore reviews If your interested please check out our page on Progarchives which features a good handful of reviews -http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=44552) and recently opening for YES at Aotea’s ASB theatre.

So we consider it our privilege to reveal the next chapter in the Mice on Stilts story; “Hope for a Mourning”. 

We are nearing completion of the recording of our first full length 'Hope for a Mourning'. It’s current state is in several hard-drives of raw recorded files: take after take of electric & classic guitar, vocals, drums, bass, sax, synth, trumpet, trombone, vocal effects, viola,  cello, pianos and even a choir has united for this project. In need of the mix and master process, our next steps are completely dependent on people who enjoy the music we make. This album simply cannot be produced without your contribution. Yes, the album is very close to being finished, however we cannot release it without paying for it.

“Hope for a Mourning is a snapshot of the last year of my life. In essence it’s my experience as a human being over the course of 8 poetic movements. These songs are the product of interrogation; namely of myself as well as reflections on people I love and the interactions we all have with the world around. 

My hope for these songs is they can do some good in this world.

My “prayer” even, is that the listener can find sound that enables them to feel something, anything.

I guess we just have to let them go and I’m sure they will
find their own way, as will we.

There is literally nothing else I would rather do than continue to create with these guys. Traveling further and further down the rabbit hole and see where we end up. Take a risk and jump into the unknown together.

And that is our invitation to you. Support us and enjoy a bit of this madness as a partner. 

The release show:

Our intention once this album comes out is to play a launch show for the album in a small theater equipped with the arsenal of the choir as well as you’re favorite guys on stage playing a 90 minute set with an intermission in the middle. 'An Evening with Mice on Stilts' if you will.

Please note this is the minimum amount we need to get this album out.

Thank you for taking the time to engage with this kickstarter campaign, its much appreciated.

Arohanui 

Risks and challenges

Getting 8 individuals together on a regular basis to do anything is a massive challenge in itself, so we are well prepared to tackle any hurdles that may arise.

We have already booked in all studio time required and just need to organise manufacture of physical products once the funding has come through.

If we are successful in this campaign fulfilling these rewards will be our first priority.

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    Ticket to the album release show (which will be in Auckland, NZ in mid 2015) plus download the album a week before official release.

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    Limited edition album artwork on A2 poster. Includes download of the album a week before official release.

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    Hand written lyrics of the whole album plus a personal thank you note from the band. Download the album a week before official release.

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    Hope for a Mourning book which includes lyrics, poetry, photos and artwork that has been specially put together by the band to reflect the themes of the album. Includes download of the album a week before official release.

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    Personal thank you video from the band. Includes a download of the album a week before official release.

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    Live song cover - We will play a song of your choosing at on of our shows. Please note that we mainly play in Auckland although we will be touring at least the north island so please get in touch with us in this interests you.

    Includes HFAM book plus a download of the album a week before official release.

    Please note, we wont cover the following due to the length:

    Rush - 2112
    Pink Floyd - Echoes
    King Crimson - Larks Tongue in Aspic

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    Ultimate fan package:

    CD of HFAM, poster, book and ticket to the album release show (Auckland, NZ). You will be included in the album thank you notes and have a personal thank you video from the band. Includes download of the album a week before official release.

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    Ultimate fan package (with CD):

    CD of HFAM, poster, book, CD and ticket to the album release show (Auckland, NZ). You will be included in the album thank you notes and have a personal thank you video from the band. Includes download of the album a week before official release.

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    House show (Auckland - unless organised otherwise with the band in advance), we will play a 45 min set at a house party. Details to be organized with the band and host.

    Includes HFAM CD and book plus a download of the album a week before official release.

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