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One thought becomes a note, a note becomes a chord, a chord becomes a chorus, the chorus a song, and they all fulfill an album.
One thought becomes a note, a note becomes a chord, a chord becomes a chorus, the chorus a song, and they all fulfill an album.
114 backers pledged $5,947 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE:4/23/2016

CAN WE REACH $7,500?

We have hit our first goal!

However, we aren't stopping there. A great album deserves great treatment and there are still higher goals we can achieve! For each goal achieved, we're unlocking a new reward for those that have already contributed. Check below to see what we hope to accomplish from here as well as what new rewards will become available!

INITIAL GOAL: $5,000

We’ll make an entire album with the quality of our current radio single, INHALE / EXHALE! This includes: booking a great studio, mixing and editing by Jeoff Harris, and mastering by Dominic Maita.

UNLOCKED: ALBUM WILL BE MADE!

FLEX GOAL ONE: $7,500

Time, care, and ultimate quality… These funds will be used solely on bringing in a producer, and being able to use some state of the art microphones and equipment in our recording process. The amazing thing about this is with this step we can absolutely produce a product that will make ears perk up and bring deep warmth to your soul when you hear it. This step really is a game changer for the project.

UNLOCKABLE: additional shirt - same design or one we already have for you or perhaps a friend. For $50 backers and above!

FLEX GOAL TWO: $10,000

We need a music promotion firm to get our CD heard on the radio, place stories in blogs and papers, and to help us share “Photovoltaic” with a much larger audience. A proper budget with  PR firm can make the difference of being a local success or a national success. This is a huge step in our career!

UNLOCKABLE: Custom photobook of Hydrogen Skyline with rare photos of the band at live shows and during photo shoots, album art, and detailed histories from the inception of HS in 2011. For $100 backers and above!

FLEX GOAL THREE: $12,000

We want to make a full-blown MUSIC VIDEO for our next single! It will cost about $2,500 to make a themed video for one of our songs – this would really be a big help guiding our career further as many artists careers are shot forward through YouTube, Vimeo, and other video hosting sites!

UNLOCKABLE: TBA

FLEX GOAL FOUR: $15,000

We want to put this record out on vinyl! It will be our first musical project to be on vinyl, and we’d love to share that moment with you! As you know, vinyl records are making a major comeback for music lovers around the world and we would love to add this project to that musical collective. Once this goal is reached, all our contributors in the $100 and above brackets will have a vinyl record put into order for them and shipped when completed!

UNLOCKABLE: Vinyl Record added to all contributors who pledge $100 or more!

Everything helps. This job is not easy. The business is unforgiving, and it takes a LOT to be successful. Please join us on this journey! We are so grateful for your support!

OUR PURPOSE

We love music. We love what music means to the human mind, heart and soul. We love how music conveys thoughts, emotions, stories, history, culture, and art – from the simplest chord to the most complex symphony. We love that music can inspire deeper thinking, that it can motivate action, that it can make a good movie fantastic, and smooth out a rough day.

Music enhances lives every day. Music has enhanced our lives in this band. And in a sense that is what this project is about. Enhancing lives through our music and paying it forward for all the music that has enhanced our own lives over the years.

So, this project is fairly simple at its most basic level. We have a dream to make music that enhances lives each and every day. We have written some of our best songs in the history of this band recently, and we believe these are the songs in which to build the next level of our career. Now it’s a matter of getting these songs out to the world in every way possible! Check out everything you can on the page to see how you can create a connection through music. Make a pledge and let’s bring this project out into the world!

WHY RAISE FUNDS VIA KICKSTARTER?

We don't make music to make money, we make money to make more music. Our ultimate goal is to be the best musicians/band that we can possibly be. Money buys the time to be able to create and make music to share with others full time. In music industry terms, this is similar to what some would call a publishing deal. Only we’re signing a publishing deal with YOU, our fans and supporters!

Risks and challenges

With all projects come challenges and a lot of times there are unavoidable setbacks. The most likely setback would be in the form of time - which entails when we can get the album 100% complete and into your hands. Our focus is to make sure any setbacks are very minor, and utilize our five years of experience in this band to minimize risk. We'll accomplish this by keeping you as the backer well informed of progress, keeping to a very strict timeline with our producer, and by ensuring all our products are completed within the expected time frame.

With your help, we can accomplish the rest of these things! And, at the end of the process, hopefully you'll find something you can love and value waiting for you! A note, a song, a show-- whatever it might be!

We love these songs as much as anyone can love anything, and we hope in some fashion these songs will enhance your life when they get to your ears!

Thanks for being being a crucial part of this process.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    || DIGITAL ALBUM DOWNLOAD ||

    Your download of "Photovoltaic" (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).

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    || CASSETTE TAPE ||

    Limited edition Photovoltaic album on cassette!

    You read that correctly! Cassette tapes may not be available in your local Apple store, but we think they're cool and for a lot of collective music lovers they are making a come back! We will have a very limited quantity for Kickstarter contributors only manufactured by a replication company complete with album art and casing

    + Digital Album Download (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).

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    || SIGNED FIRST EDITION CD ||

    Signed limited first edition Photovoltaic album on CD!

    This CD will be a first round limited edition for Kickstarter backers only. It will have alternative artwork and album covers, and will be signed by the entire band!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
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    || YOU PICK TWO ||

    Take your pick of two items between a new Hydrogen Skyline shirt, Photovoltaic on cassette, or Photovoltaic on CD. Can be any combination of the two that your heart desires, plus you will get some additional gifts!

    + Decals/Stickers.
    + Hydrogen Skyline wristband.
    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).

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    || GUITAR LESSONS ||

    Two full and fun filled hours of learning or jamming guitar with Mark! Choose from the basics of guitar, learning new technique, or playing your favorite songs!

    Lessons can be held in person at Mark's office in Colorado Springs or via Skype!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    || HANDWRITTEN LYRICS IN CUSTOM FRAME ||

    Asher will hand write her lyrics to your favorite Hydrogen Skyline song on 12" x 12" designer cardstock. Norman will then build a custom frame and set the lyric sheet in resin so it will be well protected and suspended!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    || NO STRINGS ATTACHED ||

    Want to donate but don't really want a reward? That's totally okay and we love that you care so much! We'll still send you the digital album prerelease, and cannot thank you enough!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!

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    || PERSONAL SONG/VIDEO FOR YOU ||

    We'd love to write a song about something dear to you and record a personal video of us playing it for you!

    We'll get some details from you like what you'd like the song to be about, some lyric ideas you may have, and a mood or emotion you'd like to highlight. As a band, we'll spend a good amount of time ironing it out and then we'll record you a video of us performing it. Hell, we'll even record a rough studio version and send you the file - so you'll have the video and song for your collection!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
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    || RENDITION OF YOUR FAVORITE SONG ||

    You pick a song you love and we'll record our version of it for you at our home studio!

    SPECIFICS: song will be under 5 minutes in length and will be recorded as our own artistic rendition. We're totally up for a suggestive challenge, like turning a folk song into a dance song or a metal song into a pop song! Let's make this fun!

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    || CUSTOM SIGNED BLACK GUITAR ||

    We have only ONE custom signed black Ibanez Gio guitar. This guitar has been a part of the band since 2011 and has not only been played at shows and recorded on previous albums, but it has also gone across the western US on tour with us. We are parting with it for the very special cause of it finding a home where there's someone who loves music and is willing to support us through this campaign!

    Don't delay, once it's claimed, it's gone for good!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
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    || ACOUSTIC COLORADO HOUSE SHOW ||

    We'll come to your house anywhere in CO and play an acoustic set for you and your friends! We'll bring the gear, you provide the environment!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).
    + "You Pick Two" Reward.

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    || LIVE COLORADO CONCERT ||

    We'll set up a show in a Colorado venue near you and play a full set live for you and as many friends as you want to invite! If you'd like, we'll also book other bands to make it a full night of fun and music!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).
    + "You Pick Two" Reward (X2!).

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    || YOU DIRECT OUR MUSIC VIDEO ||

    We make a full thematic music video for any song of ours that you want using your ideas, concepts, designs, and also including cameos of you if you are in the CO area when we are shooting!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premier).
    + "You Pick Two" Reward (X2!).

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    || JOIN US FOR A DAY ||

    We fly/drive you out to Colorado Springs for a day of being part of the band! You'll join us in studio and help us as we record one of the songs for the new album. We'll have a videographer recording documentary style footage of the entire hangout for you to commemorate. We'll take you to lunch and dinner at our favorite local spots and put you up in a suite at the Antler's Hilton (4 star).
    Lastly, we'll send you home with an exclusive merchandise package!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).
    + Exclusive merch package (which includes "You Pick Two" items).

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    || NATIONAL PERFORMANCE ||

    We'll fly out to anywhere in the continental US to perform at a venue near you! We'll also book other local bands you may want to see or we'll join an existing show at a venue near you! We'll get you 30 VIP passes for yourself and friends, hang out with you before and after the show, and leave you with an exclusive merch package!

    + Thank you selfie from the band. We'll take a selfie of us with a personal thank you note and email it to you. All selfie pics will be used as a collage in our special edition album artwork!
    + Digital Album (released to Kickstarter backers weeks before the world premiere).
    + Exclusive merch package (which includes "You Pick Two" items).

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