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Help fund the digital re-release/re-building/re-mastering of Christ Analogue's 1997 album "In Radiant Decay."
Help fund the digital re-release/re-building/re-mastering of Christ Analogue's 1997 album "In Radiant Decay."
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ABOUT THIS PROJECT - 

Eighteen years ago I started an electronic/industrial band called Christ Analogue. I thought we were, and still think we were, a punk band with electronics and a strong focus on emotional connection, individuality, and personal strength. 

In 1997, we released our second and most definitive record, In Radiant Decay.

We were a very determined band, toured constantly, and ultimately found ourselves distributed by Universal Music. While that was cool at the time, the label this was done through (Re-Constriction) went out of business soon thereafter and the band broke up when I moved to New York only months later. Since that time, the record has been shelved. It's not available digitally anywhere, it's not on iTunes, and was never promoted outside of a very small window in 1997-8. It is a forgotten record. In my life, I've had literally hundreds of people tell me how influential the record was to them.  While I don't actively promote the band anymore, and haven't done much since a brief 2003 "comeback," I strongly feel that this record should be available through modern outlets and not forever lost.

THE GOAL - 

I’m starting this project with a box full of old DAT tapes and no DAT machine. The album was recorded with live analog synths and an 8 track Digidesign system, backed up to DAT tape. There were a lot of submixes and bounces to make it all work. For full disclosure, I have NO IDEA what is on these tapes. Ideally, I load them up, capture all of the original tracks, call a friend to replay the bass or guitar, and mix. I can promise, with absolute certainty, it will not be quite that simple. In the worst case scenario, I will be re-doing entire songs trying to capture the spirit of “back then.” The idea is to create/re-create the record with a modern aesthetic while keeping the core of the original album intact. I’m a decent producer, and feel more than able to meet whatever challenges lie ahead in reincarnating what I did 15 years ago but I will need to purchase gear from 1996-7 to make it happen. Currently I work producing bands, making music for advertising, and running a recording studio in Chicago. With your support, I will be able to shift my focus entirely towards this project. This release of In Radiant Decay will be digital only although I will be talking to a couple labels, should there be a demand for a new physical pressing.

I've had supporters approach me about new material, re-releasing old material, shows, etc. for years. Here’s your chance to help make that a reality. 

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    Pre-release download of the album, 2 weeks before the "official" release.

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    Everything listed above + special thanks in the credits of the digital release PDF artwork (and any physical release that may happen in the future.)

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    Everything listed above + an exclusive “In Radiant Decay” T-shirt designed exclusively for this kickstarter project.

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    Everything listed above + an mp3 download of album outtakes, extras, and a new track written and recorded exclusively for this kickstarter project.

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    Severe Memorabilia. This reward level includes everything listed above + a generous handful of behind the scenes swag. Contact sheets from our original 1995 photo session. Photos from our first show in 1994. Unused album artwork. Old beat up tour laminates and backstage passes. These are all original items!

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