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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 15 2018 9:00 PM UTC +00:00.

The DrystonesBy The Drystones
First created
The DrystonesBy The Drystones
First created
£971
pledged of £800pledged of £800 goal
55
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 15 2018 9:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Apparitions: (n) false or strange appearances, such as ghosts, illusions echoes, and myths.

t-shirt artwork
t-shirt artwork

This is the theme of our album and it describes how the album relates to the musical traditions of the past; breathtaking instrumentals break boundaries but sound strangely familiar. Songs tell old tales of a distorted new world. Through the lens of our new music, we view folk as a lingering phantom of forgotten ways that still haunts our modern thinking...

We have been performing together for nearly eight years. In that time our music has got more ambitious. Our last album was recorded three years ago, and now we want to go to exciting new places, and break through to bigger audiences with something different.

Come with us and help us bring our bold new creations to the UK folk scene and beyond. We hope this album will surprise and entertain you, and maybe even leave you questioning whether it was all just an illusion...

Album Cover
Album Cover

Risks and challenges

This will be our third crowd funded album, and the first two went off on time and without a hitch. We have recorded most of it already, and reviewed it with our producer Will Lang. We are happy that we can move into the final stages of mixing and mastering, printing and promoting. That's where you can help. We can do all of this with money we have saved from the previous albums, but to do it well and get it in front of the people that need to see it/review it etc we need a bit more than we have!

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    Apparitions Download

    Download of the Apparitions Album (MP3 format) and digital copy of album artwork/liner notes

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    Apparitions CD

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    T Shirt With Album Artwork And Download

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    Black Baseball Cap

    If you have seen us live you will have seen Ford's baseball caps. Well we have come up with our own baseball cap!
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    Cover Video and Digital Download

    We will do a cover version of any song or tune of your choice. We will video this and send it to you. We love doing these, so don't be afraid to challenge us!
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    Your Very Own Folk Tune And Download

    Either Ford or Alex will compose a unique tune to your commission, which may get incorporated into one of our sets!
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    House Concert Bundle

    We will do a house concert for you for up to about 15 guests. We can make this fit round your evening plans at a date we agree.
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