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Clouds on Strings is releasing an EP and Touring!  We would be very appreciative if you would help us reach our goal.
Clouds on Strings is releasing an EP and Touring! We would be very appreciative if you would help us reach our goal.
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Be a part of the next Clouds On Strings release!  Every little bit helps.  This will be our 3rd completely independent release.  We have songs written and a tour in the process of booking, but need some money to partially cover recording, mastering, duplication and gas costs that are associated with musical ventures.  Even though we have reached our goal, we are still asking for any and all donations because this process is very expensive.  The rest of the money is coming out of our own pockets.  This release will be our best yet, with improved audio, cooler looking artwork, and a much more extensive tour.  If you live on the West coast of the United States, you'll have a chance to see us live.  We'd like to personally thank each and every one of you who donates, in person if possible.  Thank You, and as always, Prog Out!

Tentative Tour Dates! (As of 10/14)

1/5 Chico, CA

1/6 Eugene, OR

1/7 Portland, OR

1/8  Seattle, WA

1/9 Olympia, WA

1/10 Salem, OR

1/11 Medford, OR

1/12 Reno, NV

1/13 Nevada City, CA

1/14 Sacramento, CA

1/15 Stockton, CA

1/16 Visalia, CA (2 Shows)

1/17 Bakersfield, CA

1/18 Oceanside, CA

1/19 San Diego, CA

1/20 Northridge, CA

1/21 Monterey, CA

1/22 Placerville, CA

Technical Details:

The album will have four of our longest, most intricate songs to date, along with a avant-guard intro track using music concrete' techniques.

Basic Tracking will be done at Heirloom Studios with Scott Cory Engineering.  That includes drums, guitars, bass, and vocals.

Additional tracking will be done by at COS House Studios.  This includes the many layers of violin, the more complicated vocal harmonies, keys, and all the cool extras.

If we raise enough money, the keys will be tracked with the real instruments (Hammond Organs, Moog's, Fender Rhodes, etc) at Oragami Lounge with Scott Barwick.

Mixing will be done by Matt Franklin at COS Studios, done the old fashioned way with analog equipment, consoles, tube compression, tape delays and analog summing.

Mastering will be done at TrakWorx Mastering House on the highest of high end analog gear.

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    Advance download of the first single off the new release. Be the first to hear it and get a free lossless copy. (Estimated Delivery is actually November)

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    Everything above plus, the CD or a full quality digital download discounted off the final selling price ($10). CD only applies if you can meet up in Chico so we can give it to you.

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    Everything above, plus limited edition digital download of recorded songs off our un-released album, So-Wil-Le-No. A kickstarter exclusive!

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    Everything above, plus a hand signed copy of every release we've ever made, the last of our first run of stickers, and free admission to a show of your choice.

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    Everything $50 and below, but an advance digital download of our CD if you cant make it to Chico for a listening party. The second we get it back from mastering, you'll get a link to download it And, get THE master CD straight from the mastering studio shipped.

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    The $50 reward, an advance digital copy of the album, plus get your name on the packaging of the CD and on bandcamp. A good option if you can't make a listening party.

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    Everything above, plus create our set list for a show of your choice! The condition is that you give us some time to practice the set (some of the songs haven't been played in a while)

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    Everything above, plus 4 hours labor of any of our band members. Have the disposal of our musical skills/technical knowledge/ or just gardening skills.

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    Everything below $200, plus we will write a song about you (or whatever you want), record it, and give you the copyright to the song to do what you wish with it.

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    Absolutely everything, plus all the multitracks and Logic sessions to our last two albums, Also, get the very first copy of our last two CD's in a nice looking case, taken straight off our wall.

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Funding period

- (60 days)