Dressed to regress in a shorter length feature, John Oven inter-acting with company via internet, computer, phonograph, song,'n story.
Dear Friends, Family, and Internet public:
I am asking for your support to help finance the first 7" single in a series of projects under the title, "John Oven". The first project, "Over 'Master's (the) Past'",
explores the process, implications, and variety of interactions of/with
time, documentation, and social structure. Through the practices that create, surround, and destroy
this record (and its affiliated literary and visual context,) I intend
to help create this thing as if it were a self-reflective subject.
One side of this record will include a song, "Our No Regrets", while the other side will include another, "Don't Kill Themselves". Here are computerized instrumental versions of both songs.
Note: these aren't the recordings that will be on the
record/mp3, the finished product will include live-recorded instruments
(drums, guitar, piano, vocals.) Here's a little snippet of what to expect:
With a screen-printed (chipboard) cover, the 7" will be sandwiched in the middle of an illustrated calender for the 2012 year. I am intending to make 500
copies. 75% of the funds will be going to the production of the record
itself (united record pressing) while the remainder will be going to
packaging, ink, supplies, and shipping.
MP3 funders will receive a PDF form of the art, insert, and calendar.
Rewards and such:
am hoping that the "rewards" that I'm offering seem reasonable.
Personally, I enjoy puzzles, special recipes, drawings, songs about
people, t-shirts, and biographies--I figured that you would too.
More details, What I am trying to do with this project:
In occurrence and observance with the present “occupying” of
Wall St., and the actions and circumstances that have led up to it, I have come up with the idea to rework a
semi-fictional entity, “John”, who/that can be thought of as a
doll in this case, that will be put into a dollhouse, or context,
of our current market/societal/cultural workings. The practice of
this record's making, such as the construction of documented
sound and ideology structures, the publication, and its funding, are intended to be
interactive with, and reflective of, each other.
In the sleeve of every 7" I would like to put a "check-in/check-out" slip. The owner, if they feel like it, will put their name on a line next the date and place they purchased it. The traded, misplaced, or stolen record will reflect its history of owners. The calendar will have room for markings and comments of significant (world, international, local, personal, etc.) events.
The material put to vinyl won't be laid out in the same way as it will be when presented digitally. Both will be interactive in their own regards. Yes, it's a novelty... but it will be fun, I prommmmmissssssse.