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I took a trip to Peru, and an album fell from the sky into my head. Let's make this electronica record together!
I took a trip to Peru, and an album fell from the sky into my head. Let's make this electronica record together!
I took a trip to Peru, and an album fell from the sky into my head. Let's make this electronica record together!
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Closing in on the last 24 hours! Thank you so much for this new beginning!  p+l

JUST ADDED: One of the Two (2)  Free KICKSTARTER-ONLY Bonus Tracks will be a remix byThe Beta Machine (Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl of Puscifer, APC, Ashes Divide).  Expect more to come…..Now…..

Q:  WHAT ARE WE KICKSTARTING??

A:  One killer, groovy, luscious electronica album, entitled "GHOST NOTES"

New Demo Samples January 6, 2015:  

Map and A Light

Golden Wings 

 World Away 

"Mr. Goodnight" (This song was a backer reward from the last Kickstarter {I WILL WRITE A SONG ABOUT YOU}, backer, Andy Goodnight

"Glass Walls" 

"Rain Becomes"

GHOST NOTES BACKSTORY:

I knew I wanted to release an electronica album after VOLCANO+THE SEA. Then, I went to Peru in May this year.  I wrote, walked around by myself a lot during the day, listening to 30 or so track ideas (many from Beat Ventriloquists) and it all made sense.  Their ideas blended so well with mine.  "GHOST NOTES" conception had happened.  The choice was made for me, and I couldn't go back.  With your help, GHOST NOTES will come to life!  We have 12-13 songs. 10 for the album, and bonus tracks.

Here are some samples of a few of our prior collaborations: 

UNFOLDING:

WOLF REMIX:

 LICK u CLEAN REMIX:

They've also done fantastic remixes of Banks, The XX, Thievery Corporation, She Wants Revenge

Beat Ventriloquists
Beat Ventriloquists

STRETCH FUNDING GOALS:

What will i do if we go over the bare-bones funding goal? Well, after i freak out for a moment… then….

  • GHOST NOTES vinyl will get printed!
  • Music Video is already conceptualized, requiring fan participation, as well, to release everywhere, with the intention of sending a message "Don't throw your world away, you're someone to Love."
  • A record release show/party! more music, keep going! The more it blows up, the more to  Inspire, Express and Give. I have another solo album already in the works-a concept album with 10 songs already!  I can't help it. Sorry, not sorry :). 

BREAKDOWN, GO AHEAD AND GIVE IT TO ME:

What happens to the money?

  • 8-10% off for all of my fees (amazon, kickstarter, accountant) The goal money will go to production fees, mixing, musician fees, mastering, photo shoot/album artwork. 
  •  ^^^that goes reallll quick. if we hit $30,000, there will be a music video. 
  • Anything over, will go to realizing dreams:  More shows, merch, administrative costs, visuals…keep the music momentum going. 

THE GOODS:

T-SHIRTS

*note:  Lyric Tee will have album title / font added after Album artwork font is chosen 

Ghost Notes Lyrics Tee by Ksenia+Edward Cao // Wolf Tee
Ghost Notes Lyrics Tee by Ksenia+Edward Cao // Wolf Tee
PSKaufman designed cuff: Lyric "Things that are Forever are Forever Changing"
PSKaufman designed cuff: Lyric "Things that are Forever are Forever Changing"

Handwritten Lyrics on Fine Japanese Archival Paper, Letters to You

Food 

Food is Music. Music is Food.

Photos

If you are getting special never-seen photos from my personal collection, I will let you choose them from Skype.  

THE STUDIO: 

Pre-Production will be at Beat Ventriloquists Studio.  I'll be recording vocals, mixing, sessions, back at the studio of J.J. Blair: 

TEAM

The usual suspects:  Photographer, Brian Bowen Smith, painter, Edward Cao, James Bautista for packaging design.  Static has contributed.  Of course I will wrangle as many more of my musician fam as i can:  I have my sights on Daru Jones (Jack White, Talib Kweli), Jimmy Paxson (Stevie Nicks, Ben Harper), Matt Tecu (Daniel Lanois, Jacob Dylan), Zac Rae (Carina Round, Lana Del Rey, Fiona Apple), and more! 

Brian Bowen Smith Photography
Brian Bowen Smith Photography
Work of Edward Cao, Packaging James Bautista
Work of Edward Cao, Packaging James Bautista

TAILORED OFFER JUST FOR YOU? 

Message me if you have an idea for an specialized offer that you would want, just for you, I WANT TO HEAR IT--MAYBE WE CAN DO IT!!  

(THE MUSIC, THE WHOLE MUSIC, and NOTHING BUT THE MUSIC)

I am approaching this campaign with a moment-to-moment free spirit. The last KS video--wow--how do you top that?   I thought, by doing the opposite. Shoot--straight from the heart--in my living room, direct and personal with you.  What is different this time is that the GHOST NOTES songs are more finished than with the songs at Volcano's launch.   I have some strong concept ideas, but want to let it unfold.  This album came to me fully in ONE DAY.   I want the magic flashes to continue.

TO SUM IT UP: 

I AM SO BLESSED TO CONTINUE. TO STAY INSPIRED--BUT IT's ONLY BECAUSE OF YOU!

THE MORE OF YOU WHO SUPPORT GHOST NOTES here, THE LONGER I CAN DO THIS - WE CAN DO THIS - BECAUSE REALLY, WITHOUT YOU, THERE IS NO "THIS." 

Record Release Party VOLCANO+THE SEA
Record Release Party VOLCANO+THE SEA

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.  I WISH YOU ALL LOTS OF LOVE, 

FD

THANK YOU's :

MY PEEPS: ANI, JIM, JACKALACKA, RON, DONNIE EICHAR, (who made me feel comfortable, was genuinely inspired by the tracks that I played him, and will shoot the next music video), JAVIER ALVAREZ, for creating/editing this DIY iPad video!! JAMES+GENE BAUTISTA (collaborators), J.J. BLAIR, HAYLEY ROSENBLUM, RON GARRETT, DENIKA BEDROSSIAN, JENNA FRASCOTI, STATIC, RUS LAICH, MEREDITH SLOANE, KANA (and Genevieve), JOEY GUERRA, AMBER FARR, TIFFANIE BYRON PHOTOGRAPHY, BRIAN SIRGUTZ, BICH NGOC CAO, EDWARD CAO, LONG NGUYEN, JEN MOLA, JORDI BAIZAN, BRIAN DOHERTY PHOTO, PAUL KAUFMAN, SOPHIA, SVEN (and Knux), JENNIFER A., LIZZIE, LYNN+EDDIE, JOJO+PETE, BIRD, SHEA, BBS, SHIVA, BUNNI, THE BEAVANS, MATT MCJUNKINS, BEAK WING (your love, support, and encouragement is my soul fuel). My early pre-kickstarter producers: CHARLES, JOHN, LONG, RG, CLAYTON... ALL OF MY DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ENCOURAGE ME TO KEEP MAKING MUSIC, AND ALL OF YOU WHO CONTINUE TO LISTEN AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE YEARS—I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU EVERY DAY.

Risks and challenges

I'm a Pro at this. Issues come up, issues get solved. I'll always communicate clearly with you. We got this.

That being said, let's keep the world coming to an end at bay, and you'll have your stuff.

peace and love,
F

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    {LIMITED EDITION SIGNED CD + PIN}
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    •Once these CDs are sold out, they will be
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    {HANDWRITTEN LYRICS}
    •Lyrics of your choice from any song i've ever written on Fine Archival Japanese paper. I will start working on them this month!
    •I would love to know what the song means to you, it helps when i am writing them for you. •ALSO: YOU MAY WAIT until GHOST NOTES lyrics are released to decide!
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    **You will agree to not video or audio record this conversation, it is personal between me and you!

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    ‌•Lyric Leather Cuff designed by PsKaufman
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    {LETTER TO YOU}

    (Inspired by "Letters to a Young Poet")
    ‌•You: Email me a letter of questions, how you feel, sharing things in your life.
    ‌•Me: Thoughtfully and caring handwritten response on beautiful Japanese archival paper. Frame-worthy!
    ‌•CREATIVE SUGGESTION: This can also be me interpreting your feelings of love to someone.
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    ‌•I thought this would be nice after my amazing conversation with Rhea in France (Which I posted on my Soundcloud and here)
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    {TEN (10) SKYPE SINGING LESSONS}:
    For the singer who wants to up their game, personally or professionally. Must be willing to do 10 consecutive lessons, one per week. Need good Internet connection. Email me first, before purchasing. If in Los Angeles, may be face-to-face lessons.
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    {EXECUTIVE PRODUCER}
    •You will be listed as Executive Producer of GHOST NOTES. You, your Company, your PET, or as a GIFT!
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    10 free tickets to live shows (can't guarantee pet if venue does not allow animals).
    ‌•Gratitude SKYPE
    ‌•pick your very own {SIGNED RARE ART PHOTO} during our call
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    {SPEND A DAY}
    ‌•Hang out for a day in LA, from brunch time til dinner. I’ll take you to my favorite spots. Who knows, it may be scheduled around a studio session, meet some of my friends, a hike, a beach trip, and of course–great FOOD.
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    {I WILL WRITE A SONG INSPIRED BY/ABOUT YOU!}

    •<b>I bet you think this song is about you--it is!!</b> We will discuss your life (and/or the significant other, your relationship to them) over SKYPE, maybe a few different times, (maybe even over coffee if we are in the same city), what you are going through, how you feel, view the world, what you have been through, etc. until i feel like I have enough material to write a song.
    •"Mr. Goodnight" was the song written "about you" from the last Kickstarter!!!

    **You will sign away all rights to it. It may or may not have your name in it but it will be released in the way I see fits as “TITLE OF SONG” (inspired by or about (Your Name)) and forever and ever you will have a song written about you or your loved one, by me. I will pay for production, sessions, mixing, mastering and legal. I will play it for you FIRST, over Skype! And thereafter, release it as I see fit. You will receive {THESE LYRICS HANDWRITTEN} on Fine Japanese Archival Paper,
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