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Arbré 2019 EP

A brand new EP written by James McCurley and produced by Gabriel Wilson at Feng Sway Studios in Vancouver, WA.

Arbré 2019 EP

A brand new EP written by James McCurley and produced by Gabriel Wilson at Feng Sway Studios in Vancouver, WA.

$296
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 31 2019 6:22 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 31, 2019

About

The Vision

Way before anyone else was involved, I had the idea for this EP on a run in the fall of 2017 in Richmond, VA. What's happening in my head is what always happens in my head (for the worse, almost always), I'm cycling through concepts or bits and pieces of stories that make me want to write. I started to think back to the first time I really played the drums, like a couple years of practicing and performing in, when I could sit down and get what was in my brain to just happen.  It was flight. I remember the contact and wavering air between wood and metal and this energy under my hands, what it felt like to have this small agency in conjuring that. 

And something about that memory or that thought just brought every other aspect of a project to the forefront of my mind - I could see the general arrangement, themes for the lyrics, number of songs and a thousand other things I was now desperately trying to type into my phone. 

I even knew the personnel wanted, which is where it got scary. 

The People  

My name is James McCurley, and I've been creating, producing and releasing music for the better part of a decade now. I've listed some highlights from my work in the 'Background' section below. 

Gabriel Wilson has produced a number of projects that mean a great deal to me (and many others of course), including Mercury and Lightning by John Mark McMillan, You Make Me Brave by Bethel and others. He Also Co-founded RMA which is an "anti-label" that's built solely on the principle of equity for artists. He has produced multiple Billboard #1 albums and can write circles around me, but couldn't be more humble and gracious about it. 

This idea, along with Gabriel's expertise is a uniquely powerful opportunity, and one that I  believe in completely. 

Along with us will be Jason Benowitz, who has pushed me into this idea every day that I've been scared of it or intimidated about the prospect of crowdfunding - he has worked with artists like For King & Country and Jesus Culture, and will be helping us in the studio to build a proper live show and to build the synth world we'll be living in. He has been behind this project from the day of that run in the autumn of '17.

The Background

I've been fortunate enough to play in or direct a couple projects that I love and am still proud of. Vertica, which is a Progressive/Alternative Rock band that started as a basement project with some wonderful and gifted friends - due to a small group of passionate supporters, garnered #2 Prog Album of 2015 from Classic Rock Magazine (UK). More recently I've been working in a solo project called Black Pages, which has received press in the US and has been featured on global playlists like Dynmk.

Selected Press for Vertica & Black Pages:

Risks and challenges

This budget reflects the bare minimum we would need for the recording, mixing and mastering of 4 new songs along with the cost of production. Naturally, that doesn't leave a lot of margin but we couldn't have more faith in the project and what's been coming together of the past year.

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