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Minibeast would like to release two new albums in late spring 2019. We've already recorded but we need funding for production.
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MINIBEAST ORIGINS.............years of ingesting African field recordings, Mancini noir soundtracks, blurps n' bleeps from 60's academic embryonic moog lps, reverb drenched surfrok, demented religious childrens' songs, stately and serene motorik rhythms from the 70's germans,snarly u.s.gutter psych and feedback from my own guitar, I belched forth a couple of trippy bedroom records, with little intention of ever playing this mutant shit live, but my adopted hometown of providence was just too filled with accomplished noisemakers to avoid that. 

Over the past few years, all those umm........influences[!] were ground up, mixed and baked into the live band that is Minibeast. The glaze on top is a complete disinterest in the boring confines of what is often indie/punk rock.......love of free thought............rhythmic thwack smacking atmosphere and ether.

MINIBEAST NOW

Two complete full on trio single albums are done. Two years of playing with the likes of Wire, Permanent Makeup, Thalia Zedek, the Mesthetics, Kinski, Pere Ubu, Dead Tenants, Ghosts of Sailors at Sea, Service, Mock Identity, Bunnies, Trinary System, Cushing, Gang of 4, the Eyesores, Insect Factory, Holy Cow, Pyramid, Sunwatchers and many more luminaries and mindblowers has made us a tight little unit. The line up has been: Keith Seidel-percussives, Eric Baylies on bass, me doing guitar, samples, keys, yelling, basically anything i can get my hands on. Eric Baylies recently left [perhaps traumatized by the drug like hysteria of the live experience], and bottom monster, Neils Lawhite stepped in. That brings us up to the present. These 2 records might be on our merch table. Who knows? -- Peter Prescott

Here are some long samples of each song:

ISM Vol. SILVER Tracks

ISM Vol. GOLD Tracks

Cover art for Minibeast's ISM Vol. GOLD. By Keith Seidel.
Cover art for Minibeast's ISM Vol. GOLD. By Keith Seidel.

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Last year, Minibeast recorded material for two albums - "Ism" Vols. 1 & 2 - at Distorted Forest studio with Jared Mann. These records will be released separately, each with distinct artwork and cover. However they are intended as a dual-force musical experience. 

"Ism" Vols. 1 & 2 will be Minibeast's third and fourth albums, but they represent their first time in the studio recording as a 3-piece band. Recordings have Keith Seidel on drums, Eric Baylies on bass, and Peter Prescott on vocals, guitar, keyboard, and strange sounds. 

For the turntable-less among us, everyone who pledges $25 or more will receive a free download link to these records.

Recording is complete and we just need to take it to production.

Funding for this project will help cover:

Mastering by Bob Weston, Vinyl pressing at United Pressing, T-shirts, and posters. 

Risks and challenges

Since our last Kickstarter project, Minibeast's audience has grown and we're hopeful that our new listeners will allow for us to fund this expanded, 2-album project. However, it will be challenging for us to meet out $6k goal within 30 days. We're hoping that all of our listeners and many of the people who've come out to see us play live will share and help us fund this project.

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    For the turntable-less among us, back this project at $25 and you'll receive a download link to BOTH records. Please be aware that ANY BACKER with at least a $25 reward is also going to get this same link -- so if you want to do an extra $6 in shipping, consider the other $25 options (either Vol. 1 or 2 of the vinyl, the T-Shirt, or for just $35 + shipping you can get the poster + t-shirt). But if you don't want any "stuff" and just the digital files for both records, this one's for you.

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    NEW! Minibeast "Atmospheres" USB or CD

    Minibeast "Atmospheres." This is one hour of backing soundscapes on many Minibeast tracks, used when Minibeast plays live and to record the album tracks. You can view samples of past Atmospheres in our March 19th project Update. Delivered via USB or CD (depending on your computer). These are truly ambient recordings without bass or drums. LIMITED TO 10!

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    Vols. 1& 2 Vinyl Records

    The ultimate ISM experience. Experience the vinyl records as they were meant to be -- as a two-volume set. This reward has Vols 1 & 2 together!

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    Minibeast Puzzle & T-Shirt

    Without a doubt the goofiest thing we've offered, but you'll get a ~250 piece, 10x14" jigsaw puzzle with Minibeast ISM "GOLD" artwork. (See our 3/27 project update for a graphic). Also includes Minibeast t-shirt.

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    Volumes 1&2, with T-shirt and poster.

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    Drum Lesson with Keith Seidel, via Skype

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    Custom Ambient Track For You!

    Peter Prescott will create and record a custom ambient track for you. You can give him a word, phrase, or mood to get going. The track will be 10-15 minutes long, and a one-of-a-kind composition and recording created just for you!

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    Minibeast plays LIVE

    Minibeast plays LIVE for you. Limited to 1 backer and New England or NYC location. Require a reasonable sound system for whatever space you have us play in.

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