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Support the new LP by Blue Sausage Infant: a dose of psychedelic drone/noise/spacerock called "Negative Space." Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 3, 2011.

Support the new LP by Blue Sausage Infant: a dose of psychedelic drone/noise/spacerock called "Negative Space."

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Chester Hawkins (aka Blue Sausage Infant) speaking:

The next release (Negative Space) will be a vinyl LP in the tradition of Europe's krautrock and heavy-space epics of the early 1970s, blended with 21st century modern experimental music. It will contain sprawling carpets of sound that will appeal to admirers of Faust, Cluster, early Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel, (Coil? Legendary Pink Dots? Who knows?). This will be BSI's first vinyl release after 25 years of cassette and CDR releases, so I'm insisting on the best presentation: heavyweight virgin vinyl manufacturing, expert mastering, and beautiful package design.

For the music, I'll be joined by drummer Michael Shanahan, who also appears in the last release (Flight of the Solstice Queens), guitarist Jeff Barsky (aka Insect Factory), and master percussionist Jason Mullinax (aka Pilesar). It's still being recorded, but the chemistry is magical and the result promises to be an outrageously satisfying blast of head music.

BUT HERE'S THE RUB: We need your help to finance the project. I'm a lifelong record-collector junkie and "Negative Space" is an attempt to give back a little to the world of vinyl.

So, at the very least, use Kickstarter to pre-order your copy of the album and get your name in the credits. But also consider a higher level of support ... Christ, baby, look at all that SWAG! Posters, limited CDs of album remixes, private-release DVDs, signed test-pressings, and ultimate whatnot!

THE POINT IS: The album won't be done without your help. So please support this example of truly independent and highly charged music.

The good folks at Furnace MFG will be handling the pressing & manufacturing, and judging by the quality we've seen from them (Mastodon releases, etc), we're expecting great things...

NOTE: After release, the album will not be distributed digitally but those who pledge here WILL receive digital files in FLAC and MP3 format in addition to the vinyl.

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    12 backers

    A copy of the LP before the release date and your name listed in the album credits.

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    6 backers

    All of the above plus a 12x18 poster featuring the album's cover art, on 100lb glossy stock & UV coating. High quality print. Lovely stuff.

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    2 backers

    All of the above plus an exclusive CD of album remixes not available elsewhere.

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    7 backers

    All of the above plus a CD reissue of the first Blue Sausage Infant cassette (Trance Warfare, originally released 1988 on Gauze Tapes, reissued on Megalomania in 1989)... long out of print and not available elsewhere.

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    1 backer

    All of the above plus DVD of recent tour footage, extreme light-show abuse, documentary perversions, etc...

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    2 backers

    All of the above plus signed test-pressing of the LP (limited supply)...

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    0 backers

    All of the above plus... hell, if you're willing to go this far, I'll think of something.

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