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Consciousness - A Multi-Dimensional Journey of Mind and Music
Consciousness - A Multi-Dimensional Journey of Mind and Music

 

And virtually everywhere else!
And virtually everywhere else!

 

 

     

30 seconds of your time could make the difference in growing the awareness of Consciousness. Hit one of the buttons below and tag a friend who is ready for a whole new kind of music experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music should take us on a journey.   

   

Our favorite albums growing up could take us places…  The music took its time, brought us in, and literally changed our lives forever.  Some of our best memories were with a pair of headphones and an open compact disc, completely focused on the music and album artwork.  

But things change.  

We love our phones and unlimited streaming… like A LOT!  But as technology has advanced and given us access to every song ever written, we’ve lost our focus. As fans, we've gotten caught up in "passive listening" because it's so easy for us to become distracted. And as artists, it's harder now, more than ever, to get through to people.  

Your boys in I-Exist
Your boys in I-Exist

Immersive listening.

But what if there is a new type of technology that is powerful enough to silence all of our notifications and messages - and take our entire consciousness (see what we did there?) to the next level??

Enter… VIRTUAL REALITY!  

When in VR, you are transported to a different place. “Presence” is the moment when your brain is convinced that it is somewhere else.  So combine that with another incredibly powerful medium… like say, MUSIC… and what would you get??

This thought was the beginning of a three year journey for us, starting from nothing.  We’ve taught ourselves how to code and develop, completely obsessed with the idea of taking listeners to an entirely new place and giving them something brand new to experience.

"Hmm should I listen on vinyl or dive into a deep, alternate dimension?"
"Hmm should I listen on vinyl or dive into a deep, alternate dimension?"

But now we need your help!

It's an incredible feeling being here, three years later, with the ability to create with a whole new set of tools and technologies.  We've dug in and made it this far, but now we need your support to continue development. We feel confident that we can deliver on our vision of a fully immersive music experience, but we need to know that the world is ready - and we need the funds to finish the job.  

VRNirvana.org

We're stepping into the future, but we don't want to go there alone! Surely there are musicians and producers out there just like us who would want to create a similar type of VR experience for their own music.  And honestly, we are tired of being locked up in a cave for years on end… WE WANT TO COLLABORATE!  So we are building a new website called VRNirvana.org to share tutorials, scripts, and creative ideas with the rest of the world.  Who knows what we might be able to create together??  

The Celestial Dither
The Celestial Dither

Conscious Instruments  

As we started building out the 3D world of Consciousness, we began thinking about the experience of the listener.  How much freedom would they have?  What if they had control of the music?  What if we could create instruments for the users to play - and what if they were designed in a way that couldn't exist in the "real world"?  This is the Celestial Dither, 1 of 8 playable instruments.

The future is bright!
The future is bright!

The Matrix Trilogy

Describing the idea of a virtual reality concept album can be pretty confusing if we aren't careful.  So we've made this Kickstarter video in a way to gently introduce people to the idea.  But if we're being fully transparent, we have even bigger ambitions. If fully funded here, we plan on creating a full trilogy of Consciousness albums; Vol. V - VII... all tying together in a similar fashion to our Humanity Vol. I-IV album.

We're focusing on Vol. V for this fundraiser, but when the world is ready for the next chapter, we'll be ready too!

Past - Present - Future
Past - Present - Future

Now is the time!

It's so easy for us to recall the past - and everyone is familiar with the history of music and technology.  We all know about how we've come from vinyl records, to 8 track tapes, to cassette tapes, to compact discs, to MP3 players, and now today with unlimited streaming services on our phones.  It's pretty amazing when you think about it!

But... have you ever thought about what comes next?

After our smartphones give way to the next big thing...  what comes next?  How will we experience music then?  Have you ever stopped to think about it??

Now of course we can't completely tell what the future holds, but what we can do is make the most of what is already here today - and when you stop to take a look around at the world we are living in, it's pretty incredible!.

This is our way of leaving a mark on the history of music... and by joining us now, you can leave your mark on it too.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Can Help Out By Sharing Consciousness With Your Friends!  

Like what you've seen so far? Don't just keep it to yourself, feel free to share this project with all of your closest people!  

The more people who are conscious of Consciousness... well you get the idea :-)

We can't do this without you!

 

 

 

 

We fulfilled these orders for our crowdfunding campaign in 2014... and now we're ready for more!
We fulfilled these orders for our crowdfunding campaign in 2014... and now we're ready for more!

 

Risks and challenges

This isn't our first rodeo. We've successfully launched crowdfunding campaigns in the past and fulfilled every order. Maybe you were one of those early supporters? If so, thank you!

With any type of software development, there is always a risk of running behind schedule or shipping late. After hundreds of VR prototypes and demos, we feel confident about delivering on schedule. But if some type of delay were to occur, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.

Throughout the year, we hope to give our Kickstarter backers early VR demos. But since some platforms are more "open" then others, only certain headsets may be able to receive them. We'll try our hardest to get everyone a taste of Consciousness as soon as we can.

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    JOIN THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUS

    You're helping us create a new musical future! We'll update you with news as we continue to develop Consciousness and you'll also gain exclusive access to VR demos and music throughout the year.

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    DIGITAL MUSIC

    The full Consciousness album in digital MP3 format sent to you WEEKS before the official release. (plus the rewards above)

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    COMPACT DISC

    A physical CD copy of Consciousness. (plus the rewards above)

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    VIRTUAL REALITY

    The full Consciousness experience on your VR platform of choice. (plus the rewards above)

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    EARLY BIRD ULTIMATE PACKAGE

    ($5 off for the early birds!) This is the one you want! A physical CD copy of Consciousness, a limited edition poster available exclusively through Kickstarter, and a gnarly set of I-Exist stickers! (plus rewards above)

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    ULTIMATE PACKAGE

    This is the one you want! A physical CD copy of Consciousness, a limited edition poster available exclusively through Kickstarter, and a gnarly set of I-Exist stickers! (plus rewards above)

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    THE CONSCIOUS COLLECTOR

    Get the limited edition I-Exist T-Shirt available exclusively through Kickstarter in addition to having your CD and POSTER both SIGNED by the band. (plus rewards above)

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    VINYL COLLECTORS EDITION

    A limited edition print of Consciousness on vinyl to celebrate the past, present, and future of music and a handwritten message from the band. (plus rewards above)

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    THE ARTIST

    A collector's edition art book documenting the evolution of the Consciousness world in VR (plus rewards above)

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    THE DEVELOPER - CREATOR VIP

    A one-on-one Skype conversation with you and the guys about music and/or development. Also an invitation to our private Slack channel for an open line of communication. (plus rewards above)

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    THE PARTY ANIMAL

    You and a friend are invited to the private Consciousness listening party in Indianapolis. Memories will be made, music will be played, realities will be explored! (plus rewards above)

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    • Consciousness Art Book
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    CREATE A CONSCIOUS INSTRUMENT

    Help us imagine, name, and design one of eight playable instruments in the world of Consciousness. The Celestial Dither made an appearance in the Kickstarter video... what would you create? (plus rewards above)

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    DAY IN THE STUDIO

    We'll fly you out to Indianapolis and bring you into our studio for a day to check out some unreleased material and maybe even collab on a track! Your Kickstarter T-Shirt, Poster, CD, Vinyl, and Art Book will all be signed in person by the band... followed by a big group hug!

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    THE ANGEL LIST

    Your name will be printed in both the physical and virtual albums along with the main page of VRNirvana.org. We'll get you backstage to any concert we ever play... and will obviously love you forever!

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