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An 11 track album showcasing our newest material; self-penned tunes, original songwriting, contemporary covers. Forward-thinking folk.
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Hey! We're Gnoss - a four-piece Scottish folk band based in Glasgow- and we're absolutely ecstatic to announce that we've begun recording a full-length studio album. We need your help to bring it to life!

We have spent the last few years experimenting with our music; dipping in and out of different genres, writing our own material and stepping away from what we've done before. Our goal is to bring you something different, a sound built from the tradition whilst facing a slightly different direction. Expect to hear brand new original material as well as some of our favourites from gigging over the last year.

We feel that our careers as musicians and as a band have reached a stage that it would be very hard to progress with our goals and aims without a full length industry standard album to take on the road with us. We want to make an album of the highest quality, cutting absolutely no corners in order to take our music and our career to the next level. 

This 11-track album will be recorded by Gus Stirrat (Fat Suit) at his Glasgow studio 'Solas Sounds, the same studio we recorded our 'Brother Wind' EP in last year. We had a great time in the studio then and knew it'd be the place to get the sound we're looking for. We have Ross Ainslie (Treacherous Orchestra, Ross & Ali) as our producer; he'll be helping us push that sound out of its comfort zone and back again. We couldn't be more excited to be working with such a fantastic team.

You can help make this happen by supporting our project financially in exchange for a bunch of perks (signed album copies, music lessons, house concerts - we've looked out a bunch of stuff!) OR just as importantly by sharing the message and telling your friends! We're looking at this as the next step in building a community around our music - spreading the word about what we do goes a really long way.

Here's what we're expecting the album to cost, what we're asking for YOUR HELP with

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Studio Time - Recording (Studio, Engineer, Producer, Guests) - £4,500

Studio Time - Mixing (Studio, Engineer, Producer) - £2,000

Mastering: £500

Duplication (making the product) - £2,950

Design and Artwork - £550

Promotion and Advertising: £1500

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In all, the album will cost around £12,000 - we plan to cover this cost through a combination of your funding + our own money that we've set aside over time. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated!

If you've got any further questions, comments, or jokes about any elements of this Kickstarter than please get in touch! Our email is gnossmusic@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you.

Our journey over the past year has been a total joy and it's all thanks to all of you that have supported us this far. We can't wait to see what the next year holds!

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Risks and challenges

We really appreciate everything you can give. As students/recent graduates we are looking to use this album as a launch-pad for our careers. If we don't manage to meet our target then we will not get the money raised and will have to delay the production and eventual release of the album until we have gathered the money. The option to pre-order the album is a great way to help as you are helping us to bring forward the launch of an album by getting it early rather than us hassling you to buy it at a gig.

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    A Brilliant Donation

    A much appreciated donation towards the production of our album.

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    Digital Download

    An instant download of our new album available on its launch day in April 2019

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    Double Digital Download

    Digital Downloads of the New Album on it's release and our 'Brother Wind' EP too!

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    A Physical Copy of the Album

    A physical copy of the album shipped to you in time for the release date in April 2019.

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    EARLY ACCESS Signed Physical Copy

    Listen to our new album before ANYONE ELSE! We'll ship a signed physical copy to you TWO WEEKS before the official release date. Digital download included also.

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    Sheet Music, Lyrics and Chord Charts

    One for the musicians - send in time for Christmas! A download of all the sheet music to the original tunes on the album as well as lyrics to the original songs and all the hand-written chord charts from the tracks

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    We'll Teach You Something!

    A 1-hour lesson with any member of the band on any of the skills used to make the album happen; fiddle, percussion, flute, whistles, guitar, songwriting, tunewriting, hoolahooping - you name it and we'll try our best to teach it!

    Lessons will take place in Glasgow or via Skype. Travel can be arranged but an extra donation would be required.

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    Exclusive Digital Media Bundle

    Shipping can be a pain! Instant download of our new album two weeks before its launch date with exclusive digital photobook AND digital download of our Brother Wind EP. Everything Gnoss you could ever want.

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    Cover Song of YOUR CHOICE

    The four of us will cover your favourite song, uploading an HD video to our social media channels for all to see.

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    A Tune For You

    Our resident tunesmiths - Graham and Connor - will write a tune for you, named BY you and will post a hand-written manuscript to your door. A PDF version of the tune will also be emailed to you. Perfect to mark a special occasion!

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    The Ultra Funder Package

    You've made a huge contribution to the creation of our album and we'll make sure everyone knows of our gratitude. This couldn't have happened without you!

    - Your name written in the album's liner notes.
    - Signed physical copy of the album two weeks before its launch date with personal hand-written note of thanks.
    - Instant shout-out on our twitter!

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    House Concert

    The four of us will come to play a concert for you in your own living room, kitchen, wherever you'd like us! Feel free to request material too - this is your concert, not ours.

    Concert length of anything up to 90 minutes. If you live outside of the UK (or anywhere particularly hard to reach) then extra funds to cover travel would be required.

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    The Gnoss GLifetime GPass

    We'll make sure you get free access to any Gnoss gig you want to until you die or we break up. Race you!

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