Rai Kamishiro wants you to tune in to Cor Leonis a musical space-time adventure about robots, digital goldfish, and quantum mechanics.
To show our appreciation to everyone who's donated, all supporters will get a mixtape of Karl's new album, Animatic.
We really appreciate the support we've seen from everyone. We are independent artists, so it takes a lot of time for us to raise the capitol we need to push an album out the door. Without your direct support, it would be another year or two before we could release new music, if we could even release it at all.
I know we're asking a lot of people in these economic times, but we're not expecting everyone to pitch in hundreds and hundreds of dollars. We're asking that if you like our sound, to pre-order our next album so that we can make it happen.
Hi, I'm Rai Kamishiro.
My cohort Karl Olson and I have been making music about nerdy subjects for quite a while now, and we need some help to get out newest album Cor Leonis out the door!
Why are you doing a Kickstarter Project?
I've spent the last 5 months writing and recording full time, but due to some recording issues, we need to get some proper studio time in.
We're hoping to raise money to get new equipment, pay for recording, publishing and distribution. We're putting a lot of our own money in to this, and just need a bit more help to get it funded.
What will any extra money be spent on?
If we manage to miraculously raise $5000 more than our goal, we want to make a music video. We've been tossing around some ideas, and I'm hoping to make something shiny and sparkly and ridiculous :>
Less than $5000, and we'll spend it on getting booths at various anime and game conventions, so we can meet any local fans and try to get our music out there.
I don't understand this Japanese! What is your album about?
The album focuses on subjects that are near and dear to my heart, like quantum mechanics, robots, space, video games, and some specific math functions.
We've also got some pretty cool guests lined up such as Klopenpop, MC Frontalot, Ultraklystron, and other surprise guests.
I can't say too much more without outright spoiling the album for you, but it's going to be amazing~
What cool goodies can I get?
We've got some pretty nifty keen incentives on the right for people who support us, and we're open to hearing suggestions if there's something in particular you'd like to see as an incentive from us~
Where can I hear your musical thingbits?
You can hear it here, at www.raikamishiro.bandcamp.com
Well, one of the things we're going to do if this project succeeds, is to completely remaster Electric Sheep. In addition to new cover art, we'll be remastering/changing some of the tracks and re-recording many of the songs.
Both Karl and I think that Electric Sheep is a good album, but we want to fine tune some parts of it to make it an AMAZING album :>
Because writing your own article is discouraged, and no one else has cared enough to write me an article yet. :>
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You're awesome! You'll get an advance download of a song from Cor Leonis.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and a free digital copy of Cor Leonis, 1 week before everyone else in the world! You'll also be able to name drop your status as a contribute to Rai, and incur several overly enthusiastic high fives.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and 1 poster signed by Karl and Rai that will be exclusive to Kickstarter supporters. It will be some sort of nifty shot of us with green LED sunglasses, and exclusive because Karl is unfond of photos unless he is breaking tablets.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and a signed physical copies of Cor Leonis and Electric Sheep. I will probably also scrawl all over your physical cd and include notes of "Rai Kamishiro thinks [Insert Name Here] is Awesome!" Just imagine, all of your friends will be really jealous of that Insert Name Here guy.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and a digital download of a Cor Leonis remix album, which will include English lyrics for many of the songs, and switched Japanese/English lyrics for bilingual songs. Karl promises to fill it with WUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUBWUB goodness and Rai promises not to fill it with jokes about your mother.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and an 8-bit perlers of Rai and Karl, and a number of Rai Kamishiro buttons, and some Rai Kamishiro trading cards that you can brag to all your friends about being super rare. Seriously, there's probably only like, one in an entire box or something.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai will call you and personally thank you. If you are not home at the time, she will probably leave some sort of odd, babbling message and try again. Please do not get abducted by robots in the meanwhile.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai will send you a notebook with hand written lyrics for a song on the first page to fill you with inspiration for your own music or artwork or getting back to school work, and hopefully you won't stare and make bitchy comments about how terrible Rai's writing is.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and we will record a personal voice mail message for you to use. All of your friends will call and perhaps be a bit jealous. Perhaps more mystified to when you became a Japanese girl, but also jealous. We may also take liberties with your name and make up interesting nicknames that your friends can start calling you.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai Kamishiro will record a catchy chorus or 8-bars of potential gibberish for you to use in your own project. :> I'll even use my robot voice if you like.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, we will send you a lyric book of the Japanese and English lyrics of both Electric Sheep and Cor Leonis. And now when your friends ask you what that crazy Japanese shit you listen to is, you can whip out your booklet and give them a lesson in Rai 101.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai will send you an octopus bling like the one she wears whenever possible, and you will be able to show off your bling with me at shows. It is perhaps a small dream of mine to look out on to an audience showing their cephalopod appreciation. In addition, Rai will buy you a drink of the coffee sort or alcoholic sort, depending on taste and/or age.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai and Karl will induct you on the great Japanese tradition of Karaoke'ing, in either Seattle or Vancouver. It will be a fun filled night of mostly on-key medley of various genres of music. If you are physically unavailable, we will find a way to ustream it and take requests somehow, through the power of modern technology.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai and Karl will cover a song of your choice, call or Skype you to perform it live, as well as send you an mp3 that you can play at your leisure. The sky's the limit to what you can get us to cover, and I for one am all for making Karl sing some fantastic moe shit.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, and Rai will send you the matching blue star scarf to the pink star scarf seen on the Cor Leonis cover, and a Rai Kamishiro t-shirt. We can be twinsies, yay!Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, Rai and Karl will ship out in the western Washington / Vancouver area to do a private concert in your house! Depending on time /kitchen availability, Rai will also make you Japanese curry.Estimated delivery:
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All the above perks, Rai will design and make a custom hoodie for you to wear, and we will send you a pair of reasonably nice headphones signed by Rai and Karl. In addition, should we ever make any music videos, you will not only be among the first to view it, if you are able to make it to where we are shooting, we will make sure you have a reasonably nifty-keen spot in it.Estimated delivery:
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Holy shit, you have just funded Cor Leonis. You will get every single perk we've mentioned on this page, plus Executive Producer credit on Cor Leonis, get multiple free copies of any current and future Rai Kamishiro albums, you will be on the permanent guest list to any show Rai books, a goodie bag filled with all the Rai merch you could hope for and some that you're not sure what to do with. Also, Rai and Karl will probably constantly send you free shit and emails with early drops of music. We will also bring up your name in conversation as one awesome crazy mofo to all our cool rapper friends and our hot female and male friends so they can admire your awesomeness. Should you come to a live show, we will name you from the audience and embarrass you by singing of your praises and getting the audience to slow clap for you. You can even come on stage and dance if you like. In addition to this cyclone of merch, love, and nerdy things, should we gather the money to make a music video, you have first dibs to be the mysterious person doing cool shit, whether it be being a slick yakuza boss, a hero bitch slapping the villain, or simply to be covered in hot sexy ladies/gentlemen, or any other range of fantastic scenarios we can come up with. (Yes we would like to make a video with all of the above.) And to be perfectly honest, if you give us a bigger donation than $5000 and want to know if that will get us to do more ridiculous/amazing incentive style goodies, YES. YES IT WILL.Estimated delivery:
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