Choose to Find's second album Songs Without Words has been in the works for 3 years now and it is almost finished. We decided to produce and fund this record on our own to retain creative control over the music and sound. We have spent countless hours at many studios toiling over sounds, parts, arrangements, and hundreds of other minute details to craft as close to a masterpiece as we can.
When we set out to record this album, we wanted to capture the group as we sound when we perform live. Because of the unique instrumentation we employ, this task is a more daunting challenge than one might expect. The acoustic piano by nature is relatively quiet compared to Colin and Andy's amplifiers, not to mention G. Maxwell's huge drum sound. This required some very creative recording techniques. Thus, we enlisted the help of a couple of fantastic engineers: John Shipp (Aerosmith, Electric Light Orchestra) and Rafi Sofer (James Taylor, Juliana Hatfield). We spent weeks tracking drums and piano in big, beautiful rooms, percussion in a large high school auditorium, bass with fat, old tube amps, and piles of guitar amps, old and new, at several funky locations.
Through the process of producing Songs Without Words, the collection of songs evolved into a really intriguing piece of art worthy of repeated listens. We have been able to achieve sounds that have surpassed our expectations and we are incredibly excited about getting the record out to our fans. This is where you come in...
We are now at the mixing stage. After that is mastering and finally, replication. Mixing will cost $2100, mastering is $1300, and replication is $1600. We're hoping that you can help us reach our financial goal of $5000 within 60 days to complete the final stages of Songs Without Words. With your assistance, we might be able to get the record finished before 2012 gets here, which would put the record in your hands very soon.
We are truly grateful for your support. Thank you!
-Todd, Colin, Andy, and Max
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