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About this project

Queuelbum is a debut music project by Serge Bulat. The time-inspired album is an experiment in instrumental music, visuals, philosophy and conceptual art.

I am very proud to present you the first track from my upcoming album and the music video “Walker” directed by Michael Rfdshir! Enjoy!

Enterqueue:

Hello and welcome to Queuelbum – a shifting realm of sound, visual art and philosophy; your ultimate race against time and limitations. The experience requires maximum involvement: challenge your imagination and be willing to break the rules of logic. Use your imagination - this is the only force that fuels evolution. Get ready for the journey!

Q-message:

Thank you for showing interest in my campaign. I’m delighted to present this music project to you and hope my incredible experience will become yours as you delve into q-realm.

Queuelbum is an experience music project based on philosophical aspect of time. While being a 100 % instrumental work, it was paired with visual arts and narrative prose, to explore the subject of time and its relativity. The project splits into two parts; representing contrast between two different worlds: seen and unseen, real and unreal, past and future, and the struggle to glue the opposites together.

The subject of time and my strong desire to bridge past and future is what makes this concept hold/whole. Music is that bridge... and, in its own way, a device for communication. Through sound you can access a distant memory - an episode from your or someone else’s life, relieve, piece it with the rest of the puzzle, learn a lesson or two; and if you are lucky, -  create a new one.

It’s my belief that through art you establish the contact with past or future self, and then see that big picture. Even though it takes an effort to accomplish that and, more importantly, fully understand how time works, - the reward is priceless… and ironically timeless. I hope you’ll join me on this quest and together will arrive at the destination.

The q-machinery:

Serge Bulat working on Queuelbum
Serge Bulat working on Queuelbum

14 exciting months of making the album turned into a self discovery journey. Like any work of art, the project was inspired and triggered by life itself; by things I can or cannot understand, all circling around the grand subject of time.

Time has an enormous effect on us: measuring our lives and altering our day-to-day activities. As we fear time, and particularly, the lack of it, we tend to perceive it as an enemy. There is never enough time to live, love, enjoy and experience… although rushing the clock isn’t the right thing to do. I tried to find a balance between “loving” and “hating” time and incorporate it into music. Luckily enough I had the opportunity to document this process within my tracks.

Musically songs are surfing between genres: trip hop, down tempo and ambient electronica. Spontaneously, the project developed and adopted a specific blend, which, you and I can call “Q”; it followed and constantly broke its own rules.

Michael Rfdshir filming nature for the Walker video.
Michael Rfdshir filming nature for the Walker video.

The album turned into something bigger when I joined forces with filmmaker Michael Rfdshir. It expanded into its own universe… becoming multi-dimensional and obtaining visual and poetic bodies.

With your help the project extends its reach and gets even more interactive. You become a part of the project and the project becomes you… therefore both sides experience a transformation. I very much hope you’ll find Queuelbum enjoyable and explore all its dimensions.

The journey is you. Mission:

Your contribution to the project makes you a companion, or in q-terms a Traveler. Along with our eternal and sincere “thank you”, you will receive what we value the most: our creation. Through exclusive gifts and packages you will experience the “q world” in all it can offer (from exclusive tracks, remixes, videos, to photo art, your own portrait and an intimate conversation with us and so on…). And remember, the more people believe in something, the bigger and real “it” becomes. Join the q-movement!

Factoid:

  • Queuelbum: A Musical Journey
  • Subject: time 
  • Objects: q15 and q25 
  • Theme: connection/communication between q15 and q25 
  • Structure / Sub Themes: duality
  • Chapters: past and future 
  • Album: chapters mirror themselves 
  • Tracks: all musical pieces have a double 
  • Collision: the center reflects both experiences 
  • Navigation: center piece points in both directions: to inception and the end 
  • The Journey: loops at the final track 
  • Shift: last song becomes the first one 
  • Continuity: time creates worlds within worlds 
  • Queuelbum: a complex communication device/ a soul mirror 

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Serge Bulat - Red Shift Motel

Listen and enjoy this exclusive version of "Red Shift Motel" track!

https://soundcloud.com/serge-bulat/serge-bulat-red-shift-motel-continuous-q-mix                 

Join the q-movement! Like us on social media:

facebook.com/sergebulatmusic

instagram.com/sergebulat

instagram.com/michaelrfdshir

Risks and challenges

The album is completed and will be released regardless of the outcome of this campaign. It is our strongest desire to deliver it to you. With your generous help we can take the project to the next level and present it in the best way possible.
We would love to achieve the following:
1: Master the album
2: Physical release it (replicate and print CD to showcase the sound and art-work in its full potential)
3: Distribute and promote the project.

Expenses:
Mastering $1500
Disc manufacturing: Replication and printing of CD $2250 (1000 copies, including shipping)
Distribution and basic promotion: $1000
Kick Starter % $250+.

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    “Piece of the puzzle”. Your contribution builds a tunnel between past and future.

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    “Traveler”. The tunnel now exists in all dimensions. Locate the q-cosm, traveler!
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    “Q15”. You’ve located the q-cosm! Take the tunnel to get there or be observed by those in the q-world. The choice is yours...
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    “Q25”. Welcome to the space “in between”. Here is your grand view of past and future.
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    “Enterqueue”. You are in the q-world now. Remember: being present in q-cosm and altering it leads to your very own transformation.
    Q25 package (all the above) + an Exclusive q-Portrait of you, traveler. One of your photos will take a q-transformation, resembling album's art work.

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    “Q-matrix”. Every exit is indeed an entrance. The spiral of time takes you to all possible realities, creating worlds within worlds.
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    “Bifurcation: Direction B”. Time is a friend in an enemy disguise. This master of trickery creates a multiverse of probabilities. Time transforms ordinary things into wonders, bending and interacting with its reflection. You are the maker of your own reality.
    Q25 package + a custom remix of any track from “Queuelbum” – you pick!
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    $300. “Bifurcation: Direction A”. The ones who understand the true meaning of time can receive and decipher the signals. In doing so, they architect their own “observing space”.
    Q25 package + a q audio-visual experience.
    Send us a minute long audio message and we will make a unique q-style audio/visual piece for you. Now you plant a seed of your own universe and watch it evolve.

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    “A One”. When zooming out the world we hear the universal silence. Ordinarily, our biggest questions float somewhere in that soundlessness. And… sometimes, we get an answer... The ones who take a chance, who rise above all senses and share, expecting nothing in return - receive all-access to the “Why file”; therefore, architect our collective past, present and future, uniting all and becoming one.
    Q25+ You and Your project. We will bring life to any of the stories you want to share with the world, deliver a unique song/short film/artwork and release it as a limited edition project. You will be credited as a producer and your photo will be in the booklet. The exclusive hand-made art by Michael Rfdshir will accompany your special CD.
    We and, ultimately, time itself will thank you in the future you create.

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