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Be the record label for my next album and help me raise $8.5k in 21 days! Let's do this together!
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133 backers pledged $8,659 to help bring this project to life.

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I’m Rob Gungor and I make music by the moniker of Wilderman.

UPDATE: If you donate now you will get an IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD LINK (for $11 and up!)

IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR BACKERS
IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD FOR BACKERS

If you don’t know my music (hopefully you do!), you may also may know me for the collaborative work I’ve done with Gungor, from my old band OK SWEETHEART, or Do Your Thing (the coffee shop I co-own in Marfa, TX).

In September of 2014, 7 collaborators and I gathered at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX. 

 

 

We recorded call-and-response-style improvisations which were later treated as samples and edited into songs over the following two years.

The result of that process is now a full-length album, Artifice, that needs your help to be released.

tracklist

  • 01. Cog 
  • 02. Nurture Nature 
  • 03. Sea Moan 
  • 04. Feel It 
  • 05. Stop The Noise 
  • 06. Loss of Now 
  • 07. Evidence 
  • 08. Now Reality 
  • 09. Sail Away 
  • 10. Open Space 
  • 11. Human Race

I've poured myself into this album and invested all of my own money thus far, but I need your help to take this thing over the finish line!

I've already hired a publicist to get things rolling - but they will need to stop working if I don't raise more funds. They've done a great job so far. 

Open Space, the first single from the first record, premiered on Cool Hunting. Here’s the video I made for that:

The second single, Cogpremiered on Brooklyn Vegan.

"With Gungor’s emotive voice and the widescreen, rhythmic sonics, there’s an early-’80s Peter Gabriel vibe going on here, as you can hear on album opener, Cog." - Brooklyn Vegan

 

These are the fine, talented humans that helped me create this thing. 

Hugo Nicolson - Engineer (Radiohead, Primal Scream)
Hugo Nicolson - Engineer (Radiohead, Primal Scream)

 

Mckenzie Smith (Midlake, BNQT, St. Vincent)
Mckenzie Smith (Midlake, BNQT, St. Vincent)

 

Andy Stack (Wye Oak, Joyero)
Andy Stack (Wye Oak, Joyero)

 

Michael Gungor (Gungor)
Michael Gungor (Gungor)

 

John W. Arndt (The Brilliance, Gungor)
John W. Arndt (The Brilliance, Gungor)

 

Jeremy Harris (Vetiver, Kacey Johansing)
Jeremy Harris (Vetiver, Kacey Johansing)

 

Andrew Maguire (Hamilton, Vetiver)
Andrew Maguire (Hamilton, Vetiver)

 

Anthony Seck (Shalabi Effect)
Anthony Seck (Shalabi Effect)

 

The money I'm asking for will mainly go to publicity and videos, as a way to help kickstart the awareness of the record.

 

If we raise more than our additional goal I will reach out and let you know that vinyl is available and give you the option of upgrading or swapping your reward.

Wait... you're making scents?!

Yes, it's been something I've been nerding out on as of late... 

I've created 2 scents, Wilderman and Artifice, that you can get in either a perfume spray, perfume oil, perfume solid (in a custom 3d-printed container designed by yours truly) or candle in a custom vessel made in Marfa, TX.

 Thank you so much for your support.

Please don't hesitate to reach out via Instagram (@wldrmn), Facebook (wildermanmusic) or Twitter (@wildermanmusic) and give me your feedback!

Please also follow on Spotify and Apple Music!

For an album preview, checkout my website, wilderman.us.

Much love and sincere thanks,

Rob

Risks and challenges

The risk with releasing these records for me is simply putting out something I fully believe in and truly can say I put my all into. That's scary for me, but also exciting.

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    Any song you waaaant

    Low-key commitment from you
    and karmic high-fives from moi por le support.

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    Digital Download

    Forgo the Itunes, etc. and pre-order a digital download of Artifice

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    Bespoke, Artisanal Haiku

    a haiku for you
    but try not to get murdered
    by killer wordplay

    ps 5 + 7 + 5 = 17
    pps see what I did there?

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    Single Line Drawing of Profile Pic

    I can't promise it will be good, but I can promise it will be a drawing of you by me, and that it will be a gestural line.

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    Digital Download and Scent Sample

    Digital download plus you'll get a sample (2ml) of the scent of your choice: Artifice or Wilderman.

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    10ml Perfume Oil

    Choose from the Artifice or Wilderman fragrance.

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    Sourdough Starter

    Digital Download, Scent Sample and I'll give you some of our famous Do Your Thing starter and give you instructions on how to care for it. (local pickup or you'll pay the FedEx fee).

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    Perfume Solid

    Perfume solid in custom 3d Printed container. Choose from Artifice or Wilderman fragrance.

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    Advice Call

    Call me and I'll give you advice (30 min). Or we can just like talk about stuff.

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    Candle

    8 oz luxury hand-made candle featuring either Artifice or Wilderman fragrance in a hand-made vessel.

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    Skype Music Lesson

    I'll give you an hour lesson in piano, synthesis, engineering, mixing or production.

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    Synth Magic

    I'll add some synth magic to a track for you.

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    Latte Art Training

    I'll give you a personal training in latte art at Do Your Thing in Marfa (local or skype). 3 sessions.

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    Album Credit

    Your name will be featured in the credits and you'll get to choose 1 of any of the under $100 rewards.

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    Custom Fragrance

    Wilderman will make you a custom scent just for you. You will receive both a solid and a roll-on oil.

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    House Show

    I'll come and play a house show for you and friends. If I have to travel to you, you'll cover expenses.

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    Theme Song

    Wilderman will write and record you a theme song, jingle or a tribute song.

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    Logo Design

    3 rounds of comps and art direction by yours truly to make a logo.

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    Executive Producer

    Choose any 2 rewards you like (under $300) and get and Executive Producer credit on the album!

    Plus, I'll be your new biggest fan.

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    Marfa Creative Retreat w/Wilderman

    Come and stay for 2 days and I'll make you a fragrance, cook you food and we'll create something together or go on an exploratory journey. (travel not included, but I will pick you up from the train in Alpine, also - you must be of sound mind and able body)

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Funding period

- (21 days)