Who Am I?
Hi! My name is Dyani and I am raising money to fund the mastering and a portion of the marketing fees for my debut album 'UNDER', set for release early next year. I have been working on this album for the past two years and the unmastered version is finally finished. It includes exclusively original production, my own vocals, and saxophone/bass clarinet contributions from a dear friend DIN//VOID aka David Elkin-Ginnetti. Here is a description of the project:
On the debut concept album, 'UNDER', Dyani Douze works in the underground electronic tradition of sonic myth-making to resurrect spiritual tradition, ancestral memories, generational trauma and healing. Through the allegory of a deep dive into the sea, 'UNDER' journeys through layers of fear, loss, grief, shame, relief, empowerment, and serenity. With this album, Dyani hopes to inspire deeper connection to the aquatic rhythms that fuel our existence.
Why I need your support?
In order to prepare for my album release, I need to get the album mastered which costs money. I've received an estimate from an amazing mastering engineer who I'm planning to work with. I'll also need to pay for other immediate costs including album art collaborators (photography and graphic design), web site design, and merch (exclusive 'UNDER' T-Shirts). Down the line, I'd also like to get the album on vinyl, and having it mastered will be a critical step to getting there! See a breakdown of my immediate budget below:
Immediate Budget Goals (needed in 33 days!)
$300 for 2 songs to get mastering process started
$1500 to get remaining 10 songs mastered
$500 for album art (photography + graphic design)
$400 for album website
$300 for merch
Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter!!! Anything that you can spare helps me to continue making the music I love and get it out to as many people as possible. In the meantime, if you would like to follow me on social media and stay up to date on my progress there, you can use the links below:
Risks and challenges
As an independent musician, the biggest hurdle in bringing any of my creations to life is funding. I have taken a risk by dedicating my life to this work. This music has helped me to heal, and my belief in the power and value of music is why I feel it must be shared. Your contributions will get me one step closer to putting this project out into the world!
As for the rewards - the only way you won't receive what you've ordered is if I don't meet my target (at which point you won't be charged anyway).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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