Hello again everyone,
Thanks you all for your pledges and reposts. 20 days left and $1535 to go! Getting close...
I have some great news about the project. Every pledge made from 12/31/2009 on will be matched by a private backer, and your reward will correspond to that doubled pledge. For example, if you pledge $5, the private backer will pledge $5 and you will be able to receive the reward for the $10 pledge. Just select the $5 reward and I will make a note of it. It's a win-win situation.
***ABOUT THE PROJECT***
Since the release of LEYODE's "fascinating tininess...", in 2007, I've been doing remixes and compiling songs for a solo record under the name HAMACIDE. The record is done, and I am hoping to self release it in early spring of 2010. Being that I will have no label backing for this record, I am asking people to pledge money towards the release in exchange for free rewards. Essentially, my donors will be my label.
I need to make $4000 by January 31, 2010. According to my calculations, this is the bare minimum I would need to get this project off the ground and running for a spring 2010 release. To cut costs, I have decided to make it a digital only release. The $4000 will go towards mastering the record, promo things (such as artwork, website, etc), but mainly towards publicity/press. Any money that is left over will go back into additional publicity/press and possibly into pressing some limited vinyl! If pressing vinyl becomes a reality, I will add it to the rewards section.
***ABOUT THE RECORD***
Still untitled, the album is a collection of 13 tracks. Some instrumental, some with vocals, some in English, some in Japanese. It is a mishmash of genres ranging from hip hop to folk to classical.
REITO of Easel Japan
Jared Turinsky of Ubeat Records
Kyle Rasche of Chain of Lakes
Lindsay Powell of Skyblazer and Festival
Sasha y Malia of the Public
and mixed by my bud, Grammy Award winning engineer, Matt Shane
***LOOK OUT FOR MY EVIL TWIN***
If you google my name and an older Japanese guy with an album called "Yusuke Sings The Blues" pops up, THAT IS NOT ME! Here are some links to some of my previous works. None if it is blues...
LEYODE is a project I did with Laurel Wells 2 years ago. It was put out on Eastern Developments Music here in the states and on Easel Music in Japan.
***ABOUT THE "REWARDS"***
I have offered a few things in the "rewards" section page. I don't have much to offer aside from what I do as a musician, so I hope you enjoy them as a symbol of my gratitude.
HAMACIDE and independent music thank you for your time and your support.
- (57 days)