For all of you who supported Kirtan Wallah, our last album 4 years ago, your gracious generosity and love blew us away. It not only allowed us to make our first self-released album, without the control of a record label, it supported and inspired us to start working on this new album for all of you.
We have already begun recording these new (and some familiar) melodies at the favorite Avatar Studios in New York City. Now it's time to get them mixed, mastered, album artwork created, and manufactured to share with you!
About the album
This album, engineered and mixed by Jay Messina and co-produced with KD, will be released by Krishna Das Music label in the late fall of 2017.
This time KD sat with all musicians in the room together (rather than with overdubs) except for the choir - so it has a really nice live feeling.
Stay tuned for updates from the musicians and sneak peeks at the songs. Without giving too much away, these new chants are coming alive as you read this.
In order to make the offering as best as we can there are many costs involved to do this and that's why we are here. This campaign on Kickstarter is in lieu of taking money from a record company. The funds we raise will go directly toward professional engineers,, our awesome musicians, mastering fees, artwork & design, CD manufacturing costs, and legal/production/management staff. Your partnership supports this entire process and will bring the album to life!
So please join our project for whatever feels right and together we will make this happen.
A note about rewards
You will only be charged once this campaign is fully funded. At that point you will receive a message asking for details, like the size of T shirt you need, your shipping address etc.
Also please note that ALL backers will get an MP3 version of the album in addition to the reward they choose.
How does Kickstarter work?
If Kickstarter is new to you... here's some information that will help you participate:
Kickstarter provides creators like us with a platform from which we can raise funds to make our projects happen by the direct support of people like you.
We have listed several several "rewards" on the right side of this page. If you choose to back this project, you will need to set up an account and click on the green button to the right of the video that says "back this project". After this, you can either select a level from the reward list or you can enter your own amount in the box provided. If you want to pledge an amount in between two levels you can do this - we will consider the amount above our preset level as a donation. We sincerely appreciate every dollar contributed here. Funding on Kickstarter is all or nothing. This means in order for us to receive the money pledged to this project we must meet or exceed our funding goal within the funding period. If we are not able to do this ... we don't get anything at all.
A project can be over-funded too. If this is the case we are given all the money pledged. Our funding goal is considerably less than the total cost for this project. If we exceed our goal, these additional resources will go toward the total budget and making everything about this album even better and perhaps additional projects in the future that we haven't thought of yet!
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Risks and challenges
We have released 17 albums and books so far. To date, we have not had any major delivery issues. We are totally confident that our experienced team will see this through. For this new album we are using the same trusty studios, professional producers, engineers and musicians that have worked with us in the past. We have applied for and received the required permits for the tracks.
Every now and then there are delays in the mixing and mastering processes. This could add a little time to the schedule, maybe a couple of weeks. Also, sometimes KD gets new music ideas and inspiration while in the recording studio and we may need to add a day or two here. We have allowed for these possibilities in our scheduling and hope to stay on track with our release date in Fall 2017. If there any unforeseen delays this could become Spring 2018. We have considered all the rewards offered carefully and do not expect problems in getting them to you around the estimated delivery date we have noted. As a backer, you are our partner. If there are any issues along the way, we will be sure to keep you updated.
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