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Bei Ru is an experimental multi-genre music producer from Los Angeles, currently working on his 2nd album—pre-order & be a part of it!
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Peace Folks,

I'm extremely excited to share what I plan to be my most definitive, unique, and diverse piece of work yet. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing musicians who performed my tunes with me live at a concert in Los Angeles. In addition to experimenting with various recording and production techniques, I want to be able to incorporate that live instrumentation and energy into my next album. With your involvement and support, we can make it all happen!

Many of you may be familiar with my first album, 'L.A./Little Armenia', which attempted to combine sounds and melodies from vintage Armenian vinyl records with contemporary, electronic sounds and rhythms. This time around, my aim is to push forward and explore even further dimensions of sound in an attempt to create a truly never-before-heard collection of music. 

'L.A./Little Armenia' was recorded and released in a small home studio on a modest budget. With this upcoming album my goal is to go above and beyond what can be achieved through those means, and plan on having collaborations and input from various musicians and professional audio recording engineers. I plan on producing, arranging, and releasing the album by myself without any input or intervention from a record label or corporation, and humbly ask for your support to properly bring the project to life and to be able to share it with as many people as possible. 

There are numerous ways to get involved and be a part of the album from the ground up, all of which are outlined in this Kickstarter campaign, including gift packages available for all donation amounts, most of which are limited edition and exclusive to this campaign. The goal is $10,000.00, which is the minimal cost for recording, mixing and mastering. All additional funds will be used to cover the expenses of promotion and distribution. 

Please check it out and I hope to share the journey and vision with you all. Thank you for the support!

Much love,

Bei Ru

"The sound of a diaspora that settled in Los Angeles, Armenian music filtered through Dr. Dre's The Chronic and underground hip-hop." - LA Weekly

**Any and all questions can be directed to info@beirumusic.com

Little Armenia & Signed Poster by Vahe Berberian
Little Armenia & Signed Poster by Vahe Berberian
Bei Ru Script by CRYPTIK on Limited Edition Laser Etched Wood (Not Pictured)
Bei Ru Script by CRYPTIK on Limited Edition Laser Etched Wood (Not Pictured)
CRYPTIK Eastern Philosophy Limited Edition Poster Series
CRYPTIK Eastern Philosophy Limited Edition Poster Series
ABCNT Poster Pack
ABCNT Poster Pack
HIT+RUN Road Kill vol.1 [CD]
HIT+RUN Road Kill vol.1 [CD]
LA Weekly piece
LA Weekly piece

Risks and challenges

Having worked with musicians throughout the Los Angeles area, I've been lucky enough to have found certain people whose input is not only incredible musically speaking, but also perfectly complements the style and sound that I've been working diligently on creating and pushing forward. The concept and ideas I have for my upcoming album are challenging in every way, but in spite of that I'm extremely excited and confident in pursuing it. In the process, I'm looking to work with certain audio engineers who can help make everything sound as sonically close to what I hear in my head as possible. The difference between an average audio mix as opposed to a quality one can literally make or break the way something sounds, especially considering the addition of live instrumentation. With this in mind, my aim is to create a powerful and imaginative piece of work that wouldn't be possible without these key elements.

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    You will receive a digi-delivered download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + a digital download of Bei Ru's 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix recorded exclusively for Mochilla.

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    You will receive a digi-delivered download of Bei Ru's upcoming album one day prior to the release (Summer, 2013) + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix recorded exclusively for Mochilla. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early-December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive a digi-delivered download of Bei Ru's upcoming album one day prior to the release date (Summer, 2013) + a signed CD copy and digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of Bei Ru's 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix recorded exclusively for Mochilla + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions.

    PLEASE NOTE***The first 10 pledges will also receive a CD copy of HIT+RUN's "Road Kill Vol. 1" featuring exclusive tracks by Bei Ru and many others.
    All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early-December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix recorded exclusively for Mochilla.
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    You will receive a limited edition (of 125) signed and numbered print from Los Angeles based artist CRYPTIK from his "Eastern Philosophy Series", 18"x 24", Black & Gold, Heavyweight Cream Speckletone), & ABCNT ("Revolution", 18"x 24", Matte 12pt Uncoated Cardstock, Printed w/ Archival Ink & Stamped). You will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix recorded exclusively for Mochilla. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early-December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive an exclusive gift pack courtesy of Mochilla including a 'Timeless' box set (3-DVD set of the legendary Timeless Concert Series featuring the music of J. Dilla, Mulatu Astatke and Arthur Verocai; limited and numbered edition of 4,000) + 5-CD set of mixes recorded exclusively for Mochilla by Bei Ru, DJ Babu, Ta'raach, Coleman, & Tropicaza + a copy of DJ Dusk's Rootdown Soundclash DVD + a copy of Mochilla's 'Brasilintime' feature length film DVD. You will also receive 1 of 2 prints by ABCNT ("deClassifieds" & "Lioness", Limited Edition of 50, 18"x24" 4-color silkscreen print on heavy card stock). In addition, you will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album one day prior to the release (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive an exclusive Limited Edition (of 30) Laser Etched Print on 1/8" Birch Plywood (11" x 7") of the "Bei Ru" script designed by CRYPTIK. You will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by January, 2013. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive an exclusive signed limited edition print (of 500) by multidimensional artist Vahe Berberian, titled "Out Of Words" (18"x24"). In addition you will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early-December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will receive an exclusive limited edition (of 10) custom HAND-PAINTED Laser Etched Print on 1/8" Birch Plywood (11" x 7") of the "Bei Ru" script designed by CRYPTIK. In addition, you will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + a digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + a digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix. All items besides the upcoming album CD will be delivered by early-December, 2012. Shipping and handling is included.

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    You will be able to attend a private mastering session for Bei Ru's upcoming album prior to its release. You will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix.

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    You will be able to attend a private mastering session for Bei Ru's upcoming album prior to its release. In addition, Bei Ru will perform a live 2-hour set of his music at your residence (within a 50-mile radius of Los Angeles). You will also receive a signed CD copy of Bei Ru's upcoming album (Summer, 2013) and will also have your name listed as a supporter in the credits for the physical CD release + digital download of the album 'L.A./Little Armenia' + digital download of an unreleased bonus track from the 'L.A./Little Armenia' sessions + digital download of 'Midnight In Yerevan' mix.

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