What is Lost Sunset?
Since then, music from the album has been licensed for film and television and we've enlisted some very special guests from Miami and abroad.
Legendary Nigerian musicians, Akintayo Akinboro and Oyemade Oluwaseun Kabir, from Femi Kuti’s Positive Force Band, rocked some serious percussion. Suenalo’s, Juan Turros, added raging baritone sax and sultry flute. Randy Singer conjured the spirit of vintage spaghetti western films with his harmonica.
As the band leader, Lost Sunset connects the dots through every musical project I’ve ever been involved with and is a total game changer for Gold Dust Lounge. It's more ambitious and expansive than anything we've done before. From punk rock to jazz, acid surf and spy movies, exotica, afro-beat, ambient, and film noir. It's literally a soundtrack to imaginary films of your own making.
How can you help?
The recording is almost finished. We have a few more tracks to complete and then we’ll send it off for mastering and manufacturing. We’d like to make CDs and records and of course, the album will be available for download as well. But there’s one thing keeping us from realizing this project. Money.
Being an “independent” artist really just means being “completely dependent” on your fan base as opposed to a record label. Record companies often budget as much as $100,000.00 for marketing. We’re looking to raise a minimum of $15,000.00 to finish paying for studio time, mastering, and musician fees. Money raised will cover the cost of manufacturing the CDs & records and will be used to hire a great publicist to promote the album to key media outlets. Funds raised will also pay for the rewards associated with this campaign - the artwork, prints, t-shirts, stickers, etc., as well as the postage necessary to deliver them to you.
We need your help!
Remember, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition. If we don't raise the entire amount of our goal, your money will be returned. . .and we'll be sad :(
Please be as generous as you can.
We are ever grateful for your support!
Russell & Gold Dust Lounge
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Risks and challenges
The greatest set-back I could possibly imagine for this project would be the occurrence of some type of grave injury, illness, death, or some other debilitating circumstance that would either prevent or severely delay me from being able to deliver the goods within the estimated time frame.
Occasionally production delays occur. If that happens, we'll manage towards the situation and look for the best possible resolution. Of course we'll communicate any such circumstances with you, our contributors, in a prompt fashion.
I pride myself in honest and transparent communication. You can count on me for up-front, direct communication regarding the Kickstarter campaign & subsequent production & delivery process.
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