UPDATE: Chrome, the first single available for FREE download
Exciting, exciting news. The masters are finalized! Alan Silverman of Arf! Digital is a badass mf'er, and the album sounds truly awesome. AWESOME! (Do I sound excited?!?!)
So, to help give the end of this Kickstarter campagin a final push, I've uploaded Chrome, the first single to soundcloud, and made it available for a free download (if you look at the soundcloud player above there will be a button to download). The rest of the album will be available for download tomorrow night at (and after) the Album Listening Party @ CULTUREfix
Please share with your friends! I'd like to try and get as many backers for the $10 album download and $25 Limited Edition CD as possible before the Kickstarter ends at 1:30 pm on Thursday August 17th!
UPDATE: Album Listening Party!
Please join me for the first ever public listen of my new album, "Nathaniel Miller & The Visitors vs. The Drones From O.N.L.Y.W.H.E.R.E."
When: Monday August 13th @ 7:30-9:30
Where: CULTUREfix, 9 Clinton St, NY, NY
We'll be taking photos in an "Become An Abductee" photo booth that will appear as part of the liner notes of the limited edition CD, playing the record straight through for the first time ever, and if you like what you hear, you'll be able to walk away with the album for your listening pleasure downloaded onto your device of choice with just a $10 donation to my Kickstarter campaign. (the event is totally 100% FREE, the album is...not :) )
You can hear clips from the record and see some of the artwork here:
But those clips are not final masters. I just got the masters back from the engineer and they sound AMAZING.
So come out and hear the album in it's final form, drink and party with us, take a photo as an abductee. You'll get to meet some of the amazing musicians involved in making this record and you'll be able to purchase the album and actually get it to listen to!
Hope to see you there
David Miller Weintraub
Now, onto the story.........
These are a sample of the collected sonic musings of patient No. 153, Nathaniel Miller. Since he was found, his first words seemed incoherent, unrelated, and quite frankly certifiable. It took some of the orderlies years to notice that there was a thread of a story that wove through his babbling, drawing, and writing. Once they brought it to my attention, I started cross referencing what he was writing along with some of the symbols that he has drawn. You can read some of his lyrics in the update section (tab above).
What I found was beyond comprehension: That the Visitors and their war with the Drones of O.N.L.Y.W.H.E.R.E. are just quite possibly real. That his claims to be genetically encoded with the means to save us from a future so bleak as to render myself and the few others I've shared my findings with mute, might also be...true.
The doctors here are convinced that Nathaniel is delusional. If only that were something I could know for sure. They talked me into making the above video, that features some of the music from the album still in production, in hopes of collecting enough backing to finish an album of Nathaniel's songs. They think that when he hears the completed work and presumably remains powerless he can be cured and return to the outside world. But if even a portion of what Nathaniel claims is true, our only hope is to help him finish his album and gain his powers. He may be the only one who can stand against O.N.L.Y.W.H.E.R.E.
(The more I look into this the more I start to wonder if I belong in here myself...except that I am beginning to wonder if the doctors themselves have already been infiltrated by the Drones.)
The album that will either cure his delusion or empower him to save us all, "Nathaniel Miller & The Visitors vs. The Drones of O.N.L.Y.W.H.E.R.E." is in production but still needs some things to happen in order to finish it. In helping produce this record for Nathaniel I am asking all of you to buy stuff...tangible things such as digital downloads, CDs, t-shirts. Also listed are blocks of time for working with me either in my massage therapy bodywork sessions (www.bodyworksdw.com) or in guitar lessons (www.earworksdw.com).
The album is very close to completion, but still needs to be mixed, mastered, and packaged. At the minimum, it is absolutely vital to gather the material into a tangible format that can be handed to Nathaniel and played back to him. If this appeal has stirred your hearts, fears, and hopes and more is given, we can produce a video of one of Nathaniel's songs, as well, and reform The Visitors to engage in live band performances of the material. Either it will help reintegrate him back into society or it will amplify his powers in the fight with the Drones. I'm no longer sure which prospect scares me more...
With few exceptions, the rewards listed to the right normally cost the value of the reward. Nathaniel in one of his more coherent moments was adamant about not asking for simple donations. Something about, "not giving in to the mindset of O.N.L.Y.W.H.E.R.E..." I don't really understand his reticence myself, so I included in a few donation based album credit rewards in case some wholly charitable people want to help without rewards.
Please help. There isn't much time left.
- (30 days)