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The "Monument" EP Album

Written, performed and produced by Paul Gabor, accompanied by The Guitars Fauntastic, The Hippie-Zombie Choir, The Paul Gabor Orchestras and distinguished friends.

This is rock music, evoking the moods and sounds of the sixties, enhanced by the use of symphonic orchestration and several unique forms of expression.

Paul Gabor and The Orchestras, live at the Pecs International Airport Inaugural Concert
Paul Gabor and The Orchestras, live at the Pecs International Airport Inaugural Concert

“Monument” differs from most standard music projects. It has a vision; an overall concept, a message, a theme: the passing of a generation and era that has had a profound impact on the whole world, The Sixties. A sentiment that’s shared by a few hundred million people; a prospective audience long neglected, available and welcome.

My band The Funny Fools (credited by many as "Europe's Greatest Sixities' Band") in front of thousands
My band The Funny Fools (credited by many as "Europe's Greatest Sixities' Band") in front of thousands

The music is visual by nature; ready for a following video-version. It has a written story; it’s movie-friendly. It has a well-planned continuation: full album; following albums; full catalog. This large-scale vision is similar to that of the concept of Star Wars – in music.

My band "Science Fiction" at CBGBs (me, with the Three-Neck).
My band "Science Fiction" at CBGBs (me, with the Three-Neck).

The EP is essentially ready. It's ready as a "glorified demo" - as it was designed to be. The project's goal is to elevate an already great music product to fully professional levels and make it available for large audiences. This will take the best talent, best production techniques and technology, combined with a lots of work. It will also take financial support. My trust in winning it is firm, thanks to Kickstarter and to backers like you.

Paul Gabor in concert
Paul Gabor in concert

My musician / producer role is long-established. In addition to fronting seminal bands in renowned circles ranging from large concert halls in Europe to the hallowed stages (like Max’s and CBGB) of New York city, I have also completed full-scale studio productions for major record labels (Universal Music among them) in high-end environments.

Artistically, this project is more substantial than most; it’s a show of styles, interpretations and actual characters (somewhat like Sgt. Pepper’s with a very different theme). I created it. I will produce it.

The finished record will be released as “Monument – the EP”. Its performer will be The Paul Gabor Orchestras – with featured guest artists added to the credits.  (A different artwork, in tune with the main themes, is presently on the drawing board of graphic artists).

In addition to a roster of top session musicians and guest artists I invited a junior symphonic orchestra and a multi-drums unit. The doors are open for other participants.

The Paul Gabor Junior Philharmonic Orchestra live in concert, Hungary
The Paul Gabor Junior Philharmonic Orchestra live in concert, Hungary

Young and junior musicians’ participation is, and will remain, another aspiration of this project, establishing a future continuum. This will create a fresh, new dimension and expand its reach to younger audiences across wide geographic and cultural areas.

Strings section Cellos.
Strings section Cellos.

VIDEO: The whole progress, all the in-house, behind the scenes action, all participating stars’ antics, will be captured on video. Editions of this footage will be available to our sponsors. Entertainment guaranteed!

LIVE: The album will be performed live and the progress will be accessible to you as we go. At the moment I can only say that the concert(s) will faithfully reflect upon a certain word “Monument”, and will commence with a gala performance in the New York Metropolitan area, late fall, 2017.

A project on this scale is demanding in work-effort and expenses. I will do my best to keep spending down – and make up for it with an extra amount of work and expertise of everyone involved without compromising the goal: a Fauntastic EP record.

 THANK YOU

The Producer - Paul Gabor
The Producer - Paul Gabor

 

The Artist - Paul Gabor
The Artist - Paul Gabor

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Risks and challenges

HIGH FUNDING: that’s when it gets more and more exciting. With funding reaching higher levels, the caliber of our guests will increase; the sky is the limit.This is a dynamic process: growing together, influencing each other. If the project is elevated to a higher dimension our response will be in kind, and, accordingly, the rewards will increase on multiple levels. In this “different ballpark” scenario the “we will not disappoint” becomes a mild understatement.

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