About this project
We are big long now and we are raising funds to master and press our debut album to vinyl. About three years ago big long now’s migration west from New Hampshire began. All three journeys occurred independently at different times, and for different reasons, but we found each other in Oakland and began writing and playing music together about a year ago. Sean (guitar) and Jimmy (bass) began composing the music for the album about two years ago, and spent a year searching for the right drummer. It wasn’t until Jimmy’s longtime friend and drummer Matty decided to head west that big long now was formed.
Upon Matty's arrival we began expanding ideas and writing the music recorded for this album. As a three piece, the elements of Sean's compositions combined with Matty and Jimmy's long history playing together made for a smooth cohesion. The conception of this project was something special for Jimmy and Matty because after years of making free-form noise in basements; Sean's compositions inspired them to get serious about composition, and Sean was stoked because he had the rhythm section to set his ideas in motion. The past year has been lots of fun writing and playing this music, but we are very excited about making this next step in our creative process.
We are currently putting the final touches on the mixing process at Tiny Telephone studios in San Francisco, with Sound Engineer Jay Pellici. We chose Tiny Telephone due to its increasingly rare analog recording format that we felt would capture our sound on a more natural and unprocessed medium. The tracking for the record was captured without the chop, cut, and rearrange capabilities of modern digital recording. Which we think is a more honest expression of our music. The downside is that we discovered it is quite a bit more time-intensive, which also bore its burden on our finances for the project. We have already spent $7000 of our day-job earned money to track and mix the record.
We are asking for you to help us carry our project into its final stage by mastering and pressing the album to vinyl that will capture the same element of quality we recorded the album with. Your funding will help us complete this project that we have worked so hard on and believe in. We want to give the listener a really awesome representation of our record. Thank you so much for your time and ears.
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