PRE-ORDER Paranormal Strangeness by PLAGUE OF SMILES (Canceled)
Dark, mysterious, foreboding, glitchy electronica, chop, created in Ableton Live. EVERYTHING is in the can awaiting funds.
PARANORMAL STRANGENESS. This is my debut CD release and what would it be - given its title - without a touch of paranormal fun? This is not a contest. It's a paranormal experiment open to the entire world. I have a secret photo. Every day at approximately 3:33 p.m. - I shall don my RED DEATH MASK and stare and concentrate on the secret photo for five minutes and send this image out to the world. This secret photo has never been made public and is not on this or any other page on the Internet. Every person who is aware of the experiment (both believers AND skeptics) is encouraged to mentally tune in to my mental broadcast, pick up the image, sketch it out on paper, then using hashtag #Paranormal post your sketch to Twitter. At the project's end I will reveal the secret photo to anyone who supported this project and the whole world shall see who among us has succeeded at the paranormal skill of remote viewing.
(I hope you realize that if YOU are one such person... you're probably going to be famous. Just sayin').
In addition to the above mentioned experiment we have updates and events planned throughout the entirety of the campaign.
1. We'll present a video on HOW TO USE A QUIJA BOARD to safely contact the dead!
2. We are collecting your paranormal experiences and stories for a future video.
3. My sister's DNA results will be made public during the campaign; if you've been following that story on our website.
4. At the end of the project we will present the MYSTERY PHOTO and the whole world will be able to see IF you have psychic powers or not.
5. Throughout the project you will be able to contact me and ask questions that I will answer through frequent updates.
You can help this project get the audience it deserves. Tell people about it in your social media circles. CHALLENGE your friends to see who among you has the ability to tap into waves of paranormal strangeness and remote view our future. If you actually know someone who is a blogger or in the press ask them to do a story on us. As a person who has had many encounters with paranormal activity in their own life I would be happy to talk to the press and give them my story. Shine a light people!
I have a wide diverse love for music running the gamut from the early jazz of Miles Davis, modern singers like Kimbra, and heavy metal maestros like the spectacular John 5 (best live show I've ever seen!). The instrumental music I make though is hard to describe. I incorporate elements of jazz, heavy metal, hip-hop, and though I play guitar and bass, my key instrument is Ableton Live itself. Many call it Electronica. I like to call it "Chop" because that's what I do. I chop things up, warp them, reverse notes, layer effects, and many times sift through waveforms to find my sounds note by note as Trent Reznor is fond of doing. Think of the music on Paranormal Strangeness as music for the movie in your mind.
As both an artist and a musician I know that physical CD’s mainly appeal to an older crowd so I've worked really hard to bring back the two-punch combination of Art and Music working together. Check out our Add-ons. Once you make a pledge in Kickstarter you can add to it at anytime by hitting the "Manage your pledge" button.
"This is not my first, nor my strangest endeavor!"
A great many years ago I jumped into a Kickstarter project while on the mend from a crippling condition called acromegaly (a form of gigantism which is caused by a brain tumor) and immediately regretted it. I made the wise decision to pull the project before it ended. The stress was so intense it contributed to a heart attack. More surgery, more mending but with a survivor’s attitude I turned something bad into an opportunity. I used my recovery time to record ALL the music and create ALL the art needed to make my debut even stronger than it had been.
What you need to know is that EVERYTHING in this project has already been created. All the Art, Graphic Design, and Music has been sifted, perfected, completed, and archived by me, artist and musician Ken D. Webber, on separate hard drives. All of the financial puzzles have been worked out in advance and calculated into the tier prices so I don’t end up selling myself short. I used my own funds to create test samples in order to find the best manufacturers for my merch. So once this project ends then your orders go into production IMMEDIATELY!
The future of Plague of Smiles LLC is in LICENSING! When I create a CD I make two versions. One is intended for commercial licensing and the other features EXCLUSIVE art/photography created for sale through my website and for things like this Kickstarter. Your signed CD contains exclusive artwork, the faces of my top supporters, no barcodes, and art/design that stays under the roof of Plague of Smiles LLC. That means the CD you receive will be a collector's item produced in limited quantities!
This brings us to my pitch…
I am asking for the bare bones needed to pay for professional mastering of the CD and production. In return, you're going to get some OUTSTANDING music, art, merch, and test out your psychic abilities on the world stage. Can YOU rise to the challenge?! Do YOU have the ability to see through time? We shall see. And, it's entirely possible that YOU ARE PSYCHIC and don't even know it. Wouldn't that be AMAZING to discover?!!
Kickstarter is an ALL OR NOTHING fundraising platform. IF... we fail to reach our goal then no money is taken out of your account and the project disappears. BUT... if we make or exceed our goals, then and only then, on the very last day of the project, is money taken out of your account in the amount that you have pledged. It's as simple as that!
To go the distance in this project, I also have several surprises planned that are also sitting on various hard drives. Should I exceed my funding goals then I will release my "STRETCH GOALS" in a Kickstarter Update. As you can guess, being both an artist and a musician that those stretch goals include a LOT MORE Art and Music!
And to each and every person who supports this project I THANK YOU in advance and hope that you’ll get in on the remote viewing fun. Much love and beauty… Kenneth David Bryon Webber
Risks and challenges
Before getting into the music business I was head of graphic design/advertising for an international railroad company so I've been working with great marketing producers for years. The music and art are already completed and stored on multiple hard drives for backup. The funds from Kickstarter will buy the merch. When it's produced I'll double check the quality, package it up, and hustle over to post office.
I'm pretty sure... I can lick a stamp or two?
And for the rewards where I drive to you, I love road trips and as long as my car is stoked with plenty of LOUD heavy metal, caffeine, and beef jerky then I should arrive safely in your town.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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