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Help us release "Non-Euclidean Spaces", our new album based on Cthulhu Mythos, featuring Arjen Lucassen & Edu Falaschi.
Help us release "Non-Euclidean Spaces", our new album based on Cthulhu Mythos, featuring Arjen Lucassen & Edu Falaschi.
Help us release "Non-Euclidean Spaces", our new album based on Cthulhu Mythos, featuring Arjen Lucassen & Edu Falaschi.
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"NON-EUCLIDEAN SPACES" by ANTHROPIA

01 - Strange Aeons (00:55)
02 - The Melancholy Of R.C. (07:32)

03 - Silver Twilight Lodge
(07:29)
04 - The Part Of Them In Me
(09:45)
05 - Unknown Kadath
(02:55)
06 - Seeds Of Decay
(05:52)
07 - When The Stars Come Right
(07:35)
08 - Crawling Chaos
(06:22)
09 - The Snake Den
(06:35)
10 - Lost In Time And Space (06:02)

11 - Fuoco
(04:00)
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12 - Credits (05:24)

Hugues LEFEBVRE - Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
Nathalie OLMI - Vocals
Yann MOUHAD - Electric & acoustic guitars
Julien NEGRO - Bass
Damien RAINAUD - Drums

Guests:
Arjen Anthony LUCASSEN (Ayreon, Star One): Narration on all tracks
Edu FALASCHI (Almah, ex-Angra): Vocals on track 9
Laurent TARDY: Piano on track 4
Pascal ALLAIGRE: Guitar solo on track 9

All tracks composed, written and arranged by H. Lefebvre except :
-tr. 5, 6 & 8 composed and arranged by Y. Mouhad, written by Y. Mouhad and H. Lefebvre
-tr. 3 composed by H. Lefebvre and Heitor Villa-Lobos (© Max Eschig Soc. (un catalogue des Editions DURAND S.A.)), written and arranged by H. Lefebvre
-tr. 11 composed by Roland Dyens (extrait de Libra Sonatine de Roland Dyens © Editions Henry Lemoine / Auvidis-Naïve), arranged by H. Lefebvre

Mixed and mastered by Damien RAINAUD, Darth Mader Music, Los Angeles. 

Artwork by David DEMAREThttp://moonchild.cgsociety.org

Produced by ANTHROPIA.

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Founded in 2003 by Hugues LEFEBVRE (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars), Anthropia first records a 5 songs demo before becoming a solo project in 2004. The band's style can be described as power prog' metal, inspired by bands like Symphony X, Megadeth, Pain Of Salvation, Ayreon, Dream Theater, etc. The project ultimately takes shape in 2006 with its first album, out on the reknown american label Magna Carta: "The Ereyn Chronicles, Part 1".

"A Question Of Honour": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyQVTaiBFew

With the help from Damien RAINAUD on the drums, and thanks to a very warm welcome from the press (especially "Album of the month" in the french issue of Rock Hard magazine in December 2006), Hugo teams up with Nathalie OLMI (vocals), Yann MOUHAD (guitars) and Julien NEGRO (bass), in order to perform the album live during a series of live concerts. The band will play notably at the Tomawok Festival in Nice, will open for the british band Magnum at the Trabendo in Paris, and will perform a few showcases in a handfull of FNAC shops in France.

"Lion Snake", live at the Tomawok festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIwxGTkXzYI

In 2009, the band releases its second album: "The Chain Reaction", mixed by François MERLE, guitar player from MANIGANCE, and mastered by Tommy HANSEN (Helloween, Pretty Maids, ...). Kevin CODFERT from ADAGIO is also appearing as a guest.

This album, with higher composition and production standards, is out on ADARCA RECORDS, a record company founded by the band, and garners even more accolades from the press ("Album of the month" again in the french edition of Rock Hard magazine in April 2009).

Recording memories from "The Chain Reaction": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF-vjb3V_Mg

The band finaly records in 2010 an unplugged showcase in order to release its first live album: "Acoustic Reactions". The concert is captured on film and integrally available on Youtube.

For our third recording, we have gathered powerul artifacts, have set up deadly weapons and packed some holy water in order to journey far and deep into the troubled waters of the Pacific Ocean. There, we have found the darkest of inspiration...

"Non-Euclidean Spaces" is indeed an hommage to our favorite author of all times, H.P. Lovecraft, and to his famous Cthulhu Mythos. The album, which title references to the impossible and cyclopean architecture that the writer held so dear, revisits themes featured in the universe of his novels and short stories, developing an original scenario of its own.

Howard Philips Lovecraft
Howard Philips Lovecraft

We will follow the footsteps of Randolph Carter who, in order to retrieve his dreaming faculties which will allow him to travel through time and space, will have to face Great Old Ones threat while the stars are starting to align. The album is comprised of the following songs, for a total duration of 71 minutes (which is the stantard time needed to summon a Hound of Tindalos... Usually...):

01 - Strange Aeons (00:55)
02 - The Melancholy Of R.C. (07:32)

03 - Silver Twilight Lodge
(07:29)
04 - The Part Of Them In Me
(09:45)
05 - Unknown Kadath
(02:55)
06 - Seeds Of Decay
(05:52)
07 - When The Stars Come Right
(07:35)
08 - Crawling Chaos
(06:22)
09 - The Snake Den
(06:35)
10 - Lost In Time And Space (06:02)

11 - Fuoco
(04:00)
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12 - Credits (05:24)

Two guests of honour have participated in the recording and helped us breath life into the Mythos and the adventures of Randolph Carter - let's just say that their place next to the Great Cthulhu is more than secured now !

- Arjen Anthony LUCASSEN (Ayreon, Star One), is the narrator on the whole album. https://www.facebook.com/ArjenLucassenOfficial

- Edu FALASCHI (Almah, ex-Angra), lent his voice on the track "The Snake Den". https://www.facebook.com/edufalaschi.officialpage

In order to give this disc a little something else, and let's face it because Herbert West threatened us with obnoxious atrocities if we didn't, the classical guitar has a very special role throughout the album. Fans might recognize an anthropian version of the magnificent "Fuoco" from Roland DYENS, as well as the "Etude 11" by brazilian composer Heitor VILLA LOBOS.

Regarding mixing duties, our very own drummer Damien RAINAUD has worked around the clock to give the songs the best sound possible, paying hommage to the Great Cthulhu himself (and believe us, catching a Fungi from Yuggoth in order to sacrifice it is not a task for the faint-hearted). Mixing was done at Logan MADER's (Machine Head, Soulfly) famous studio: the Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles.

The breathtaking artwork was drawn by David DEMARET, who has, among other things, worked for the "Call of Cthulhu" card game by Fantasy Flight Games. Needless to say that the guy had to book a few flights to R'lyeh in order to reproduce the architecture in the most faithful way.

https://www.facebook.com/DavidDemaretofficial
http://moonchild.cgsociety.org

In short, as you can see, we put on a big spread of shoggoths in order to propose the best album possible ! "Non-Euclidean Spaces" will be available in digital format from the 15th of March 2015, coinciding with the anniversary of our master Lovecraft's untimely death. If the campaign is successful, we will do our very best so that the physical copies of the disc will also be out around the same time.

The musical industry has deeply changed during the last few years, and AdArcA is a very small label with limited budget. So we thought a lot about it and opted for a fast and effective solution that will allow YOU to get the album as soon as possible: "crowdfunding".

But what is "crowdfunding"? In short, it is kind of a preorder campaign. People wishing to buy "Non-Euclidean Spaces" will have a month to make a purchase, and if the number of orders is high enough, the project will be launched! Budget has been studied to the smallest details in order to manufacture 1000 copies of the album, the goal not being earning money from it but allowing you to hold one of them in your hands the soonest possible. We are still really fond of the CD medium and think it has some good years ahead of it. We wished to bring this album to you, which we are really proud of in every aspect, in a physical form. "Crowdfunding", in this manner, is definitely the best solution today.

Without the support of a big record company, it is nowadays a very difficult and expensive task to release an album - and we are not talking about some of the members' recent visits to the asylum in Arkham, which has brought some more complications. A lot of money and even more time was invested in this project, and the album's budget has reached nearly 13.000 $: buying gear for the recordings, mixing, mastering, artwork, two-way tickets to R'lyeh and a magnificent collection of Elder Signs carved into Deep One's bones.

Here are the different pledge options we are offering you

If you choose the "LOVECRAFT", "HASTUR" or "CTHULHU" levels, you will be able to add some more goodies, please refer to the "OPTIONS" section below.

1 - You will receive a digital copy of "Credits", the single from our new album.

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2 - You will receive a digital copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" shortly before its release.

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 3 - EARLY BIRD - LIMITED TO 20 - You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces", as well as a digital copy shortly before its release, and a FREE CD of your choice ("The Chain Reaction" or "Acoustic Reactions"). 
(shipping included for US and France ! )

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 4 - You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release
(
shipping included for US and France!) 

OPTIONS - If you choose this level, you can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to your package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section below.

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 5 - EARLY BIRD - LIMITED TO 10 - You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release + the 3 first Anthropia CDs : "The Chain Reaction", "Acoustic Reactions" and "The Ereyn Chronicles" + a t-shirt to choose from our entire store : http://www.adarca.com/store/shirts.html

Please send us a message - "Contact Me" at the top of the main page - to tell us the design/size of the t-shirt you want. Please note that all t-shirts offers are subject to stock availabilities.

(shipping included for US and France!)

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 6 - LIMITED TO 3 - You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release, and the members of the band (2 to 4 depending on schedule) will personally deliver it to you in order to listen to it in your company.
Only for people living between Menton and Cannes (France)

OPTIONS - If you choose this level, you can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to your package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section below.

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 7 - LIMITED TO 3 - You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release, and our drummer Damien will personally deliver it to you in order to listen to it in your company.
Only for people living in the Los Angeles (USA) area.

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 8 - LIMITED TO 3 - THE FULL PACKAGE !!! You will receive:

- A physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release

- the 3 first Anthropia CDs : "The Chain Reaction", "Acoustic Reactions" and "The Ereyn Chronicles"

- A t-shirt to choose from our entire store : http://www.adarca.com/store/shirts.html
(Please send us a message - "Contact Me" at the top of the main page - to tell us the design/size of the t-shirt you want. Please note that all t-shirts offers are subject to stock availabilities.)

- A limited tour poster from "The Ereyn Chronicles" as well as a few otther goodies

- Members of the band (2 to 4 depending on schedule) will personally deliver it to you and will bring the game "Arkham Horror" in order to fight Great Old Ones with you during a crazy afternoon.

Only for people living between Menton and Cannes (France).

OPTIONS - If you choose this level, you can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to your package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section below.

----OPTIONS----

For "LOVECRAFT", "HASTUR" and "CTHULHU" levels only. 
Options are not accumulative, please choose 1, 2 or 3.


Again, please note that shirts are subject to stock availabilities. You will find below the different designs and sizes we propose for these options. Don't forget to SEND US A MESSAGE  - "Contact Me" at the top of the main page - in order to secure the shirt you prefer!

The initial goal we fixed is 2000 $. It will help us manufacture the album, pay the postage fees and the Kickstarter margin. Everything else has already been taken care of, so it is the final step in the release of "Non-Euclidean Spaces" !

The first stretch goal is at 3540 $. It will allow us to transform the regular cristal case in a beautiful digipack.

The second stretch goal is at 4000 $. For every purchase of at least one copy of the new album, you will receive along with the regular digital copy a multi-track version which will allow you to isolate the tracks you want, or play directly with the band.

The last stretch goal we would like to reach will allow us to make a vinyl copy of the album. This goal is set at  8000 $. The album will be available in a triple coloured vinyl, and a specific mastering will be done in order to propose the best sound possible. If this stretch goal is successful, people who chose a CD copy will be able to switch to the vinyl one, or buy an extra one if they want.

----Pictures copyright 

"Non-Euclidean Spaces" artwork by David Demaret ; Band picture by Irokkoi ; Arjen Lucassen picture by Lori Linstruth ; Edu Falaschi picture by Danillo Facchini ; Pledge backgrounds by MrZarono ; Pledge tentacle by Emma Wright ; Arkham Horror logo © Fantasy Flight Games. 

Risks and challenges

"Non-Euclidean Spaces" is now in its last production phase. Recordings are done, artwork is finished, only a few little details are still in the works. Every obstacle has already been overcome and we are now at the end of the road!

The physical release of the album is only waiting for the success of this campaign. With your help, "Non-Euclidean Spaces" will be in your CD player as soon as possible to pay tribute to Howard Philips Lovecraft !

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    You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces", as well as a digital copy shortly before its release.

    You can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to this package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section on this page.

    (Shipping included for US and France!)

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    "R'LYEH" level - EARLY BIRD

    You will receive :
    + A physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces", as well as a digital copy shortly before its release
    + the 3 first Anthropia CDs : "The Chain Reaction", "Acoustic Reactions" and "The Ereyn Chronicles"
    + A t-shirt to choose from our entire store : http://www.adarca.com/store/shirts.html

    Please send us a message with your pledge to tell us the design/size of the t-shirt you want.

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    You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces", as well as a digital copy shortly before its release, and the members of the band (2 to 4 depending on schedule) will personally deliver it to you in order to listen to it in your company.

    You can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to this package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section on this page.

    Only for people living between Menton and Cannes (France)

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    "KADATH" level

    You will receive a physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release, and our drummer Damien will personally deliver it to you in order to listen to it in your company.

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    "CTHULHU" level - THE FULL PACKAGE !!!

    You will receive:
    + A physical copy of the album "Non-Euclidean Spaces" as well as a digital copy shortly before its release
    + the 3 first Anthropia CDs : "The Chain Reaction", "Acoustic Reactions" and "The Ereyn Chronicles"
    + A t-shirt to choose from our entire store : http://www.adarca.com/store/shirts.html
    + A limited tour poster from "The Ereyn Chronicles" as well as a few other goodies
    + Members of the band (2 to 4 depending on schedule) will personally deliver it to you and will bring the most Cthulhu-oriented board game of all times, in order to fight Great Old Ones with you during a crazy afternoon (see details on the page below).

    Please send us a message with your pledge to tell us the design/size of the t-shirt you want.

    You can add some goodies (albums, t-shirt) to this package. Please refer to the "OPTIONS" section on this page.

    Only for people living between Menton and Cannes (France).

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