About this project
Over the past year or so, I've been writing and slowly recording a fresh batch of songs. With the money raised from this campaign, I'd like to get these songs professionally mixed, mastered and then released as a physical CD as well as on iTunes. This Kickstarter thing lets us join forces to release this collection of songs together.
Matter is a collection of songs written about the need many of us have to do something meaningful with our lives, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to leave a mark. In short, we want to matter. These songs touch on the despair of feeling alone, lost, or stuck as well as the hope that comes from friends, family, and God.
To listen to some of the rough mixes of these songs check out www.myspace.com/dandeitrich
The recording process is happening at the Music Box in St. Joseph, MI, a sweet little studio/rehearsal space run by the super-talented Mike Koch. I am usually my own engineer, that is, I set up the mics, run the cables, hit record, yell at myself to go get myself a latte, etc. Though this is, I guess, a "solo project", the guys from my band, Johnny's Little Rocketship have added healthy doses of awesomeness along the way.
The mixing will be done by Scott Bozack of Big Gig Productions. Mixing is the critical process where each individual instrument or vocal track is pumped through ancient, magical boxes with glowing radio tubes and dials that go to 11 and then set at just the right volume and place within the song. Scott mixed the last Johnny's Little Rocketship album and I'm pumped to be working with him again.
If funds allow, the EP will be mastered by Glenn Brown in Lansing Michigan. Like Scott, we worked with Glenn on the last Johnny album and he's pretty legit. Mastering is where all of the complete songs are sent through similar magical glowing boxes and brought up (or down) to the same volume level. This is also when the songs are set in the particular order you will hear them on the EP.
After mixing and mastering, the final product will be shipped to Disc Makers to be turned into a beautiful, shrink-wrapped CD (click the link for an example: http://www.discmakers.com/products/DP400.asp)! Artwork for the EP is being wrought by my good friend, Matt Geiger.
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