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About this project

The future is uncertain- but what is certain is that music and dance will continue to be integral to our community in the face of adversity. Now more than ever, we need to celebrate our diversity and come together through dance and music.

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Stretch goal: $5000 – NEW ORIGINAL SONG & PARTYTIME!

If we can hit this stretch goal we move forward on making a music video. As a bonus and incentive for YOU - I will write a 6th song, to be produced by St. Griselda’s composer Contricker. Due to timing and logistics, this 6th song may not make it onto the EP, but it will definitely be made available via download to all backers at and past the $10 reward tier. Plus, if we hit $5K, OMG AMAZING and I am celebrating by throwing you an EPIC DANCE PARTY free to backers! This will be in Chicago, and we will experiment with live streaming to see if we can get backers outside Chicago involved. This will be huge!

Stretch goal: $3000 – MOAR MUSIC (GOAL REACHED!)

We are 2 days into our Kickstarter campaign and halfway to $3K! If we hit this stretch goal, we will bump up the number of remixes from 5 to 10!

These five extra remixes will be added to the downloads available to all backers at and past the $10 reward tier. In addition to DOUBLING the number of remixes, Lorelei and Zoog will do a live-streaming Q&A via the new Kickstarter LIVE feature! This will be backer-only, and at a time that can accommodate as many time zones as possible.

REMIX ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

After hitting the $3K stretch goal milestone, we are ecstatic to officially double the number of remixes and announce (in no particular order) the talented remix artists we are THRILLED to be working with!!

  • Seeming
  • Iris
  • The Rain Within
  • DJ Addambombb
  • Stoneburner
  • The Sweetest Condition
  • Digital Gnosis
  • Planet Damage
  • Rude Quasar
  • The Dead Room
  • Go Fight

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THE WHAT:

I am Lorelei. I have recorded, played live, and/or toured with bands such as Angelspit, Velvet Acid Christ, Go Fight and St. Griselda. I debuted on stage at Aftermath Festival in 2015 with Go Fight thanks to the ever-supportive Jim Marcus. Now I am teaming up with Angelspit's Zoog Von Rock to present my 5 track debut release "Banshee" - a luscious blend of dark pop and driving beats. It will also include 10 remixes from renowned artists to be announced soon!

THE HOW: 

I asked Angelspit's Zoog to compose and produce tracks that reflect our shared love of electro-clash like Goldfrapp, new wave like Gary Numan, electropop like Studio Killers, and harsher soundscapes like Skinny Puppy and OHGr. From this idea the dark pop sounds of Lorelei Dreaming were born. 

THE WHY:

I’ve been attending dark dance events and shows since I was 16 and immediately found a place that felt like home, whether it was in Indianapolis or Tokyo. I am extremely passionate about sharing my love of music, dancing, and performance with our small, strong community around the world. The songs of Lorelei Dreaming hinge on mischief, dissent, pushing out ever further, and at times get glibly political. 

 “If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.” –Emma Goldman 

THE WHEN: 

The CDs should be in our hands and able to be shipped out by mid-April, with an official EP release date of May 1st. You will get your loot before or by that date. 

THE $ STORY:

If we hit our goal, this Kickstarter will help put a small dent in the cost of the recording and production, artwork, graphics, and photography already incurred thus far. It is our hope to get far beyond that, and then I will be in the exhilarating position of being able to execute with aplomb on my further goals of strong promotion, quality music videos, and additional professional photography; all the while continuing to work with and hire local artists and furthering all of our collective aims. It would be amazing to reach these stretch goals, but honestly it would be a thrill to hit the baseline goal. If the response is strong, I will create a stretch goal for you! I will create a backer-only party/event stretch goal if we blow past the original goal to thank you for your awesomeness and support! 

www.loreleidreaming.com

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLorelei/ 

Photo from Angelspit's Cult of Fake tour by Thomas Mottl, Providence RI
Photo from Angelspit's Cult of Fake tour by Thomas Mottl, Providence RI

 

Collaboration is at the heart of all I do. Some of the artists already involved in Lorelei Dreaming are:

Album cover design, font and logo design, & T-shirt design: Alison Mackey

Photography for album: 

Amanda Trumbull Photography https://www.facebook.com/amandatrumbullphotography/

Make Up: Leeraz Drillman https://www.facebook.com/BeautyInColorsMakeupArtistry 

Fashion: Zoog Von Rock https://www.facebook.com/angelspitmusic

Amanda Trumbull Photo Shoot
Amanda Trumbull Photo Shoot

 

David Wilhelm (Waxcalibur), who designed this gorgeous custom bracelet offered at select levels as a perk: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Waxcalibur 

Custom-designed bracelet by Waxcalibur
Custom-designed bracelet by Waxcalibur

 

Risks and challenges

I am teaming up with Angelspit's Zoog Von Rock to promote and distribute my Kickstarter. He has successfully delivered several Kickstarters plus runs Angelspit's web store. Zoog and I will deliver on time - I guarantee it!

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    USB pill containing all 10 Lorelei Dreaming tracks, plus bonus albums from Lorelei's other projects. Bonus albums: Angelspit's Cult of Fake, with the song On The List (She's Not) featuring vocals by Lorelei, and the first St. Griselda EP Confusion & Certainty with some extra tracks of newer releases as well. This package will also contain additional posters, stickers, & fun stuff.

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    CD signed by Lorelei & Zoog with a personal thank you! (Please note what name you would like to be addressed by.) Signed album poster (comes folded in quarters), and get the CD with your name listed in the official production credits in the liner notes. Includes all prior digital download perks, and backer-only updates. This package will also contain additional posters, stickers, & fun stuff.

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    Custom-designed bracelet by local artist Waxcaliber (retail value $40, see photos in the Kickstarter story) and signed CD, plus signed album poster (comes folded in quarters). Includes all perks from the Muse level. (For those keeping track at home, that includes a personal thank you, a digital download of the album and bonus tracks, production credit, additional posters, stickers, fun stuff, and backer-only updates.)

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    SIREN SONG OF YOUR OWN

    Lorelei will record vocals for your track. You provide the backing track, lyrics, and direction, or we can collaborate on the sound and feel of the vocals. (Cannot be racist, homophobic, or misogynistic.) Includes all perks from the Muse level, and both the T-shirt and the custom bracelet.

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    Free admission for 2 to the Lorelei Dreaming debut show in Chicago on May 12. Will get a live, personal shout out and thank you from the stage during the show. Plus all perks from the Muse level, and your choice of the custom bracelet or T-shirt. Please note, this is Chicago-specific! You are responsible for your own transportation. (Limit 1)

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