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(The "Too Long; Didn't Read," ultra condensed version of the LSD Orchestra Project Description)
The LSD Orchestra Project is a crossover album and performance project that combines the talents of local Seattle rock musicians and local Seattle classical and symphonic musicians. The video tells it pretty well so please watch the video for the whole story!
For more info about us, please check out the links below:
And our previously released music is for sale here:
Now the details.
We are Late September Dogs and we are a Seattle rock band that is trying to do things a little differently, so we started The LSD Orchestra Project.
While arranging and composing the songs that make up our third LSD album, we decided the addition of orchestral instruments would be the best way to communicate the theme of the record. We came to the conclusion that we needed to add a classical layer to the story--the story of the ebb and flow and crescendo of a relationship. We approached Bradley Hawkins,
a cellist who has performed with many Seattle area orchestras who, after much discussion and collaboration, became interested in not only performing, but also in arranging and scoring the music for chamber instruments—which he did, for three songs.
With the first round of funding, we recorded basic tracks (drums, bass and guitars) for ten of the LSD Orchestra Project songs, recorded a string section performance for three of those ten songs, and fully completed one song (which involved recording all instruments and vocals (including strings and choir), mixing and mastering). You can hear the single "I Am Not Proud" in its completed form in the Lyric video here:
We have assembled an amazing team to help us finish this album, and the money we raise will go to paying these incredible artists and engineers for their time and work.
The project musicians so far include the Late September Dogs Band members (Liz Teisan, lead vocalist,
and Dan Teisan, lead guitarist (songwriters); Jay Smith, rhythm guitarist; Lui Williams, drums, and Jeff Eason, bass); classical Pacific Northwest symphony musicians (Brad Hawkins, cello; Mitchell Drury,violin; Heather Bentley, viola); the Seattle Women’s Rock Choir (including Jamie Nova, Jackie Farrar, Jesica Lancaster, Katrina Lorme, Stephanie Smith) guest singers Glenn Cannon, Chris Spillman, Chris Forry and Nick Carlson; and engineers Sean Walker and Ian Sheridan.
We also intend to record full brass, piano and percussion sections, these additional musicians will be hired as needed.
We understand that we are not the first rock band to want to work with classical musicians in this way. At the independent level, however, it is a rare and difficult thing to accomplish successfully. We would appreciate the opportunity and would love your help!
Our goal: $12,000 is the absolute minimum we need to finish the album; $20,000 is our stretch goal, and $30,000 would help us to promote and publicize so we could continue performing at a larger scale
(Note to those who helped us with our first round of funding, we havent forgotten about you! When we finish the album, everyone who contributed will be getting all the neat stuff we promised you!)
Risks and challenges
Once we are funded, we are faced with the challenge of coordinating this large group of talented people. We know its going to be rough to get all of these talented people in one place going in the same direction and it could take longer than we think, but most great things do, and we are hoping to make a great thing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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