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My name is Ian Narcisi. I would like to create a concept album and correlating web comic. I really would love you to be a part of it!

About This Project: 

After playing with some amazing Chicago musicians for over 20 years, I realized there was always a part of me that needed to write and record my own albums. I recorded my first CD in 2005, followed by several other full-lengths and EPs. Funding for those recordings came out of my own pocket and it was a balancing act to say the least! I enjoyed every penny of it. But financially, I just couldn’t keep it all going, which is what brings me here to Kickstarter.  

I have had this concept album idea in the back of my mind for quite a while now. Originally it was going to be two cd’s, but I condensed it down to one. It will be comprised of material that I’ve been writing for the past year. It will also include my Dec. 2011 single “Come of Age (New Sun)” (watch Kickstarter video to hear most of this song). I’ll be working with same amazing group of musicians that have been with me on all my previous recordings at Studio Ballistico in Chicago, under the brilliant guidance of sound engineer/co-producer Tim Sandusky. 

The theme of the album is the awakening of humanity, a subject that is very important to me. It’s about being broken inside and out, getting to a point where suffering is no longer an option, and realizing the only choice is waking up and evolving out of unconsciousness.

Ultimately, my intention with the concept album is to fuse music, visual art and spiritual awareness. To help make that happen, I’ve asked my friend Samuel Kirkman, an amazing illustrator and graphic novelist based in Northern Californina, to bring this to life visually. He’s going to illustrate the album cover, the CD itself, and an eight page web comic based on the CD. 

You are asking for $25,000 to record an album? 

No, it's $25,000 minus 5% to Kickstarter, 5% to Amazon Payments, and setting aside another 25% for taxes. I will need approximately $17,000 to make this concept album and all the visual art work that goes along with it. This will pay the studio musicians and sound engineer over a span of several months, make it possible to include graphic novelist and illustrator Sam Kirkman's amazing eight page web comic and CD bootklet/CD design which I feel are essential components and it will cover the printing of physical CD’s and all associated original album artwork.

I am looking at the late spring/early summer of 2013 for completion of my concept album. 

Thank you all for giving my musical/spiritual project room to breathe itself into reality. Words really can’t explain how grateful I am!

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    Thank you so very, very much! I really do appreciate this!

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    Your name will be added to the “Special Thanks” section of both my website and facebook music page.

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    Your name in the “Special Thanks” section of both my website and facebook music page PLUS: Advanced digital download of the new concept album. Digital download of album cover artwork by Samuel E. Kirkman (2 JPEGS).

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus…Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013). Choice of either 2006 digital download “Off Purpose (Full Band)” (includes all EP cover JPEGS [photography by Ian]). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/off-purpose-3-song-full-band/id193353890) -OR- 2010 “Phone Call to Infinity” 3 – song digital download (includes all EP cover JPEGS [photography by Ian]). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/phone-call-to-infinity-ep/id411782917). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $3 for shipping)

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus… Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013). 2007 “Niche in Time” 4 – song digital download (includes all EP cover JPEGS [photography by Ian]). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/niche-in-time/id261007869). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $3 for shipping).

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus…Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013). 2009 “Feel No Evil” 5 – song digital download (includes all EP cover JPEGS [photography by Ian]). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feel-no-evil/id313029692). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $3 for shipping).

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus…Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013) 2008 “Weight of the Words” 13 – song digital download (also includes all full –length cover JPEGS [photography by Ian]). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weight-of-the-words/id287224782). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $3 for shipping).

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus… Physical autographed copy of concept album (Estimated delivery June 2013). Choice of either an autographed 2006 “Off Purpose (Full Band)” 3 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/off-purpose-3-song-full-band/id193353890). - OR - An autographed 2010 “Phone Call to Infinity” 3 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/phone-call-to-infinity-ep/id411782917). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $3 for shipping).

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus… Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013). An autographed 2008 “Weight of the Words” 13 – song full – length physical CD (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weight-of-the-words/id287224782). An “18 x 24“ poster of one page from the concept album web comic designed by Samuel Kirkman. (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $5 for shipping)

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    Everything from the $10 OR MORE list plus… ALL MY CD's!!! Physical autographed copy of concept album. (Estimated delivery June 2013). Autographed 2006 “Off Purpose (Full Band)” 3 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/off-purpose-3-song-full-band/id193353890). 2010 “Phone Call to Infinity” 3 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/phone-call-to-infinity-ep/id411782917). An autographed 2007 “Niche in Time” 4 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/niche-in-time/id261007869). An autographed 2009 “Feel No Evil” 5 – song physical EP (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/feel-no-evil/id313029692). An autographed 2008 “Weight of the Words” 13 – song physical full – length (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weight-of-the-words/id287224782). A very special autographed 2005 “Off Purpose (piano and voice)” 7 – song full – length physical CD (photography by Ian). Listen to samples on iTunes! (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/off-purpose/id126956309). A “18 x 24“ poster of one page from the concept album web comic designed by Samuel Kirkman. (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $7 for shipping).

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    Everything from the $500 OR MORE list (all physical CD’s) - PLUS - two t-shirts of your choice from my Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/iannai29). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $10 for shipping).

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    You alone are personally invited to one – full day (actual length of time will vary depending on which day you pick) studio session with me. Lunch and/or dinner (take out) will be on the house. You may be fortunate enough to come when other musicians are recording as well! Travel expenses NOT included. One, half hour personal drum lesson (my vdrums). (Must be living in Chicago Metro area only if you would like me to teach you on your drum kit). Travel expenses not included. Everything from the $1000 OR MORE LIST (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $10 for shipping)

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    You alone are personally invited to three – full day (actual length of time will vary depending on which day you pick) studio sessions with me. Lunch and/or dinner (take out) will be on the house. You may be fortunate enough to come when other musicians are recording as well! Travel expenses NOT included. Everything from the $1000 OR MORE LIST 2 additional t-shirts of your choice from my Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/iannai29) - (total 4 shirts). (USPS first class International: Please pledge an additional $15 for shipping)

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    You alone are personally invited to ALL - full day studio sessions with me and the guys! Lunch and/or dinner (take out) will be on the house each day. Travel expenses NOT included. Everything from the $1000 OR MORE LIST Ian’s very own Vic Firth SD4 Combo battered drum sticks (survived months of touring and studio recordings! Autographed by Ian). Ian’s very own battered snare drum head (survived years of touring and studio recordings! Autographed by Ian). 4 additional t-shirts of your choice from my Zazzle store (http://www.zazzle.com/iannai29) - (total 8 shirts).

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