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Five albums of original music. All with corresponding recipes! Enjoy the taste of music.

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The Project

My Kickstarter Project embodies the ideas of putting food recipes together with music. This involves the production of 5 albums. Each album is accompanied by its own booklet of recipes. The recipes are designed to describe the music through the cooking/preparation processes and the taste of the food. In this way, one can cook to the music and also enjoy a recipe catered to the mood of that particular album.

Prismatic Mantis
Prismatic Mantis

As we are all aware, time is of the essence. Project funding ends on December 2nd. If I do not reach the funding goal, this project will not get finished. I need your collective support to share this with you! 

Expenses include: 

  • Packaging and assembly of CD's/Cases/Recipe Booklets (500 copies of each album)
  • Mastering 
  • Copyrights

I am not raising money for a tour. This money is not going to gas or other indirect expenses. All funds go directly to the project components. To the product of the project's intention. And it all goes back to you when you receive your backer reward!

The Wonders of Music and Food Combined

Pumpkin Omelette
Pumpkin Omelette

Some albums /recipes are specific. Some are templates for interpretation. A culinary template is created for one to cook with aspects of surprise and imagination, this allows for a multi-sensory experience. 

Musical devices (such as melodies, composition, arrangements, dynamics, timbre, etc) are translated by the food through temperature, texture, taste and food properties. All of the recipes you will see & prepare for yourself are designed to have nourishing & healing qualities. These foods not only taste amazing but also give the body the nutrients and energy it needs to feel great. High energy music will be complimented with powerful superfood bars & energy elixirs. Music with unique layering, textures & polyrhythms are described through layered dishes & unique food combinations (i.e. chocolate and cayenne or curry and baked fruit).

Inspiration

My passion is in creating original music and sound. I absolutely LOVE it and always find myself taking on new projects! I find myself inspired by the spirits of nature, science and my life experiences.  I am a guitarist currently living in New Paltz, NY. I combine influences from rock, jazz and world music. I have been playing music for over 15 years and have been recording my compositions since 2005.

To be able to fully manifest this project to my vision would be the capstone on the past several years of this devoted exploration. To share my knowledge and creativity with those who feel inspired by it, only inspires me more.

Music 

Rehearsal at Divine Shakti Center
Rehearsal at Divine Shakti Center

All music is 100% independently produced by myself and with the help of a handful of creative and amazing people.

The albums can be described musically and through food as follows:

Prismatic Mantis - Swordz of Troof 

Cool, Smooth, Elements of Improvisation, Precise at times, Full & Rich.

Prismatic Mantis - Within the Veins of Space

Meditative, Reflective, Rejuvenate, Laws of Nature (Fibonocci Sequence, The Harmonic Series, Polyrhythms) Mathematical, Freedom, Complicated-Easy Listening, Gentle, Curiosity and Exploration.

Prismatic Mantis - Ancient Astronauts

Friendly, Warm, Spiritual, Feel-Good, Narrative/Vocal Elements, Diverse, Love and Color.

Prismatic Mantis - Deja You

Improvised, Free, Displaced, Imaginative, dark colors, Smooth but includes fierce elements of tension, openness, Letting go, Surrender to Control, Unknown Outcome, Entering Uncertainty.

Curious Boy Feelings - The Sunglasses Burglars of the East, from the South, with Plans to Go North

Intense, Precise, Mathematical, Texture, Layers, Gritty, Haunting, Power, Soothing Melodies, Fire, Eclectic, Diverse.

Music will be available on disc and in downloadable .mp3 and .WAV formats. 

Each album will contain artwork, liner notes and cooking recipes that coincide with each album. All of these creative expressions are 100% independantly produced by myself and a handful of amazing & inspiring people.

The Music / Food Connection

We understand our communion and connection with food. It is a cornerstone of our living experience. It's wonders are full of amazing nutrients and properties that help us heal and grow. In the realm of sound, music is that which words cannot point to. It is one of the highest forms of human expression. We are constantly surrounded by sounds of music & vibration. As we learn more about sound as a foundation of all life, we can celebrate its potential to expand the human experience. Together, music and food both provide deep levels of nourishment, a potential for high states of joy and an experience for all of us to share together. Make a contribution to support this vision and effort!

In deep gratitude and appreciation, thank YOU for all of your love & support!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

In the spirit of transparency, here's an idea of some of the obstacles I have encountered during the journey of this project.
This project has been a real joy and amazing experience for me thus far, however, I must tell you, its extensiveness is very demanding. My work is entirely in my own hands. 100% of its to-do's get done by making my own deadlines and creating goals for myself.

Challenges:
Restringing the 58 strings on my hammered-dulcimer. It takes over 12 hours to restring and tune + another 3 months to get it's tuning to settle and stay in tune for more than 15 minutes!
Getting artists & resources together for recording sessions/photos/artwork design/rehearsals/recipe creating and exploration.
The Line 6 guitar pedal I use often and rely on has recently just stopped working!
The Risk of this project:
What I am doing is unique and is different. The music isn't made for radio, its made for the heart. It is not written, recorded and mixed to sound like every other artist. The recipes are not quick microwavable meals, they take portions of time to prepare. With that said, I want this to be available and compatible with as many varieties of alternative listeners and food enthusiasts as possible. The quality of the music and the food will be of my highest priority. It is my intention to create something completely original and of extremely high value.
All of this takes time. I never settle for less than my vision. I create and explore all facets of this project until I feel that they have penetrated some new unexplored realm. It means a lot to me to create original work that will last as an artifact in time. Its potential as an emblem of the creative process an individual can bestow upon the collective. Here's to the love of artistic expression. Cheers!

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