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KATA's debut album 'The Rising' is ready for your ears, now all we need to do is press the vinyl. That's where you come in!

Our Plea to You! 

After 2 years of writing and well over a year in the studio, we have The Rising, our debut full length album. The Rising is a 65 minute dark and beautifully moody journey of cinematic musical soundsapes where every second has been meticulously refined to our perfection. From the songs to the performances to the production to the artwork, everything about The Rising perfectly encapsulates KATA at this moment.

The only thing left in our quest is VINYL. For any audiophile, or even just for those who are still in love with the idea of buying and supporting music, and holding a tangible piece of that artists creation in their hands, vinyl is a necessity. That's where you come in. 

Vinyl is not cheap, especially a Double LP. We have already exhausted all of our bank accounts, credit cards and wallets on the recording, mastering, CD production, and video production (yes, there is a video, or rather short film for the 14 minute epic 'Autumnal Reverie', being directed by Mitch Massie. There is also a second video for 'Seisha' likely to happen later this year by Adam Anderson).

So we are asking you to help us raise enough money to get this Double LP into production. In this strange age of music where labels are few and far between, together we will act as record label. We're offering some really fun incentives and I hope you can find it in you to help kickstart this project.

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FUN INCENTIVES >>>>> 

The Artwork and Packaging

Here's a graphic mock-up of the Double LP Gatefold of The Rising that we are asking you to help us create. The layout, design and graphic illustrations were done by Demetrius Antuña and the interior photography was done by Rebecca Antuña.

The Recording, Mixing and Mastering

The entire album was recorded and mixed over an 18 month time period at K St. Recorders, a studio built and run by Matthew and Lance of KATA. Keeping things nice and local, we went right down the street to Capricorn Mastering and got a very nice analog mastering job done by Joe Goodwin. 


Listen To The Rising

Listen to The Rising here, and get this digital download of the entire album with ANY contribution to our campaign. 

Taking on The Business Side of Music

The music industry today is very strange, and without the support of a record label we are investing massive amounts of time on everything from booking to PR to radio to press. We have been working hard to get national exposure of The Rising, and it isn't easy, but it is happening. 

This is just the beginning, and with your help we can help reach another broad range of ears and hearts. Thank you so much for taking a look at our campaign and reading through our plea, we can't wait to start sharing our rewards with you. 

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FUN INCENTIVES >>>>>

Retail Exposure:

SoundCloudBandcampCDBabyAmazoniTunesSpotifyeMusic
Rhapsody

Social Exposure:

FacebookMyspaceReverbnation, Epitonic

Press/Radio Exposure:

San Diego ReaderEpitonic PlaylistCafe Travlr
FM 94.9 San Diego: On Air Guest 7/8/2012

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR FUN INCENTIVES >>>>> 

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    All the previous incentives + PLUS 3 one hour cello lessons from Alia Jyawook, our cellist and professional cello instructor. And your name as producer on the liner notes.

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    All the previous unlimited incentives + plus a 2 hour photoshoot (your choice; family shoot, business, personal, etc..) with 8-10 fully edited digital images with full rights to use, by our vocalist/keyboardist and built-in professional photgrapher Rebecca Antuña (travel expenses not included).

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    All the previous unlimited incentives + 2 full days studio recording session at K St. Recorders with either Matthew, Lance or Demetrius of Kata engineering (travel expenses not included). + Plus, free entry and backstage passes to any of our shows for the next year.

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    All the previous unlimited incentives + 4 full days studio recording session at K St. Recorders with either Matthew, Lance or Demetrius of Kata engineering (travel expenses not included). + Plus, free entry and backstage passes to any of our shows for the next year.

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    All the previous incentives (including the cello lessons, and photo shoot, and 4 days in studio) + and a brand new Kata song written and recorded just for you (you give us keywords, and we will write a song based on your concept and record it and give it to you). + Plus, free entry and backstage passes to any of our shows for the next 2 years. + We will literally bleed gratitude for you.

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    All the previous unlimited incentives + plus a custom website design for your business or personal blog, designed and programmed by Demetrius (this can be worth quite a bit for any professional business owner out there). This could include a small eCommerce site, it could include a custom Wordpress theme, it could include up to a 5 page static XHTML site - in short, you will get more than $1250 worth of a site, plus you get all those other great rewards too.

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    Our minds will literally be blown if you contribute this much to our dream. In return you will get everything mentioned above (including the limited rewards). + Finally, Dexter will give you a hug; not just a hefty pat on the back, or a one arm hug, but a long and loving hug that will leave you feeling like you're the most important person in the world. As a KATA supporter, you are indeed the most important person in the world! (travel expenses may be included depending on location).

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