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Original Post, Feb. 2 2012:
Greetings friends, family, and curious strangers!
We are Silver Machine, a Space Rock band from Asheville, NC. What we have here is the product of literally hundreds of hours of painstaking work, and we need your help to share it with the world. The hardest part is behind us- we've recorded the album and done everything necessary to prep it for release, but in order to spread these space gospels they will need to be professionally mastered and then physically replicated. If we meet our goal, we will be able to not only put an album into the hands of every person who supports us on this campaign, but also into the hands of hundreds of radio DJs and music publications the world over.
We are very proud of the work we've done on this album, and very excited to share it with you. The music you heard in our pitch video above is the album's title track, "Symmetry", and if that wasn't enough for you here is another taste:
You may be interested to know that all of that music was performed live, on the fly. No laptops or midi triggers, no fancy post-productions tricks, just 4 guys with their instruments and some analog effects. While our music is often categorized as "electronic rock", there aren't any sounds in our mix that couldn't have been made 50 years ago. Central to our sound, as you probably noticed, is the theremin, which features prominently throughout the album.
This album is more than just a collection of songs- it is a concept album in the vein of early Pink Floyd, a symphony of sound, a journey from start to finish that we truly can't wait to take you on.
from outer space,
UPDATE: Feb. 9, 2012:
Hello Space Travelers!
We are both thrilled and humbled beyond words that in the first week of our campaign you have brought us past our initial goal of $1,500. This means that the project will move forward as planned, and everybody who pledged their support will receive their rewards. Thank you, from the bottom of our silver little hearts! As a token of our appreciation, we have added a "T-Shirt" incentive at the $40 pledge level, and everyone who has already pledged above $40 will receive a custom Silver Machine T-Shirt free of charge. We made these T-Shirts ourselves, just for you!
Our bare minimum needs to move forward with this project have been met, however there are other objectives for us to tackle. We have set a new goal of $2,000 that will help make this project even better than we had originally planned. Meeting this goal will enable us to:
- Bring in an outside producer to oversee the final mastering of this album.
- Achieve a higher standard of quality on both the bonus CD and DVD.
- Invest more into the promotion and distribution of this release.
Every single pledge contribution to this campaign will be invested into the project, and with three weeks left to go there really IS limitless potential! Much love,
UPDATE: Feb. 20, 2012:
Once again our hearts have been warmed by the outpouring of support we've received from you, our friends, our family, and our fans. We've passed our secondary goal and the album is being mastered this week so that we will be able to ship it as soon as the Kickstarter campaign has concluded! We can't begin to express how excited and thankful we are to be able to move forward with this project as planned. There are 10 days left in this campaign, and rather than rest on our laurels we're going to raise the bar again for one final push:
Phase III: Vinyl
What is it? A vinyl pressing of Symmetry's 3-song promotional EP ("3P")
How? $3,500 in pledges
For whom? EVERYBODY.
Wait, what? That's right! If we meet this new goal, we will be able to provide a vinyl EP to every single person who pledged to this campaign. That means we need to raise another $1,500 in the next 10 days. This will cover costs of lacquer mastering, machining, and pressing of the "3P" to vinyl, packaging, and shipping to every single person who has made a pledge to this campaign.
As further incentive, United Record Pressing is going to offer up a FREE TEST PRESSING to every contributor who pledges $50 or more. A test pressing is the generic reference copy that they will send to us for quality control before moving forward with our order. If you pledge(d) $50 or more and we meet our new goal of $3,500, they will make a special test pressing for you, too! We hope that you're as excited as we are to hear this album on vinyl. History has shown us that 10 days is more than enough time to raise $1,500 for a project so fun as this one, so let's do it again! Sincerely,
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