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New sound, dream team, and backer army raised $30,051! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. We're now mixing!
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Jane Lui • SURRIJA • Fourth Album

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Hello world, it's Jane. Unbelievable how time flies. It's been nine years since my last album and I'm finally coming out with what I believe to be my best record to date. I've spent two years developing these songs and recruited geniuses Sophocles (co-producer), Maxwell Gualtieri (co-producer), Albert Chiang (co-writer) to bring them to life with phenomenal players in tow, including Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, David Bowie, Ed Sheeran..). I took a much needed break after my last record and honestly didn't know if I had another album in me (more on this at the end). When I felt the songs again, I hopped on a plane to Barcelona, locked myself in a room for three weeks, and material came rushing through. During these Barcelona sessions, I deliberately wrote away from my normal tendencies to hatch an evolution. I CANNOT WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR IT.

An entry about my room in Barcelona.
An entry about my room in Barcelona.

THE MUSIC

Half the songs were written to six Picasso paintings of his lovers. I was never an avid Picasso follower, but no one escapes the fascination 'cause he's everywhere in Barcelona. The deeper I went with his love history, the uglier it got: jealousy, abuse, misogyny. He manipulated them to stop creative endeavors of their own and even pitted them against each other. Behind the ovation he receives, little attention is ever paid to these women. So the paintings are a jumping-off point to give voices to Marie Therese Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot, and Sylvette David (not a lover). 

Majority of the other half are about my dad. He died in 2009 but I feel like our relationship is still changing. There was a lot of emotional trauma with him. My grieving process has been strange and a long scenic route. I think these songs are some of those scenes.

Still deciding if these are the final song names but here is the full list!

  • Barcelona 
  • Minotaur
  • Sylvette 
  • Dora
  • Gilot 
  • Semibelieve
  • Turnstile Hostile
  • Nothing Love 
  • How Do I Say
  • Mercy Street (Cover of Peter Gabriel). have you read the lyrics to this?!
  • Hidden track!

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Demo of how a song has changed over the years, still a rough cut by the end here:  

Main room where we worked. Maxwell and Sophocles.
Main room where we worked. Maxwell and Sophocles.
And a few days here. Maxwell in the 90's.
And a few days here. Maxwell in the 90's.

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THE TEAM

L to R: Sophocles, Albert Chiang, Surrija, Maxwell Gualtieri
L to R: Sophocles, Albert Chiang, Surrija, Maxwell Gualtieri

What creative gentlemen. They each hold very special powers and it's been pure joy to discover this record with such thoughtful minds as co-pilots. Completing the sound are some top-notch hold-onto-your-crotch players including my hero Matt Chamberlain on drums! I have loved his work since I was 5' tall with braces. I think I died of joy that day. Matt's work. 

Sophocles  Co-producer, engineer, sound specialist. Meticulous, has great taste, and enjoys all the technical parts of recording that I can't stand. A fantastic musician in his own right, he has composed music for theater, film, dance, video games, opera, television, art installations, and the concert stage. 

Maxwell Gualtieri  Co-producer, noise maker brain, guitarist, puns-on-caffeine connoisseur. You know that kid who's happy alone on the couch with his gameboy? It's Maxwell but with a handheld synth modulator two inches from face and headphones on. It'll be quiet for a while, then Max enters with "Here plug this in" and it's GOLD. His new coffee company, Joules & Watts, will be roasting some SURRIJA blend coffee bean for this campaign!

Albert Chiang • Co-writer, creative guide, bassist. A generous careful listener and constant collaborator with the rare pastoral ability to see people for who they are. Great sense of details and broad strokes. Most of our sessions consisted of him on pen and notebook while I sat at the piano. Songs popped out and we made production demos that I'm excited to share. I am deeply grateful to have found such rhythm with partner full of Yes's.

Surrija • Co-producer, artist, keyboardist, whatever works. Surrija is a song from second album, also a girl I met a long ago. She was 10 yrs old, of Thai and Dutch descent, out with her mom to see music. We started talking about life - she was childlike but far wiser than her age suggested. I hoped to be like her when I grow up and decided to take on her name last year as a reminder.

A little montage of this Matt unicorn:  

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THE NITTY GRITTY: BUDGET & GOAL

I'm so proud of the brains, talent, and choices made on this record. Creative integrity is through the roof at every session. It has the highest production value to date!!! Here are the main expenses - it's not everything but certainly the big ones:

  • Production/Studio: $5000
  • Mixing/Mastering: $4000
  • Talent: $9550
  • Manufacturing CD packages, Posters: $4000
  • Publicity: $8000

NOTE: It adds up to to $30,550. This campaign is for $25,000. That's because I saved up the first $5000 and am in this with you.

Detailing.
Detailing.

REWARDS!!

I love making things by hand, which ends up being more work. But it's more fun this way! I am stoked about these rewards. Remember, everything can be adjusted - preferences, dietary restrictions, or custom gift requests for someone else - I'm here to help. 

  •  THE MUSIC! All CDs are signed to whoever you want with pretty liner notes to have and to hold. Or download of the album before it's released into the galaxy.
  •  Backer updates: Kickstarter-Live video sessions, studio footage, production sneak peeks, backstories, and of course you can ask me things.
  •  PDF of my notebook: phrase lists, mind maps, musings, photos, everything: this is a glorious mess but so am I, letting it all out for you to see.
  •  Rough Drafts: Some of these songs sound nothing like the original. We have scrapped and restarted some because they didn't feel right. It's a mild heartbreak but they always end up better. I am grateful for our openness to destroy and reconstruct.
  •  Baked goods/Surrija blend coffee beans: I bake and am pretty good at it (see Fig. 8). Either cookies or turrón depending on where you live. International shipping will probably get turrón since it stays fresh for longer. Limited run of SURRIJA beans!
  •  Random Box of Stuff: I hoard a lot of paper, art, small memorabilia, stamps etc., and am actually looking to let go of a lot of it, they are ready for good homes!
  •  Lithograph art with handwritten lyrics: Kickstarter-only artwork! Once the music is ready I will post all lyrics. You are welcome to pick a song or I will choose one for you.
  •  Video sessions with me or with whole team: Talk to me one on one, or all of us about anything. We're happy to share process or just derp out with you.
  •  Lunch with me (& Dashi): LA folks - if you pledge within January, Dashi says she's happy to do this before we leave at the end of the month! SF Bay/Portland - we'll figure out a time during the year, though Dashi may/may not be available!
  •  Custom Songs: A live take playing/singing, dedicated and uploaded to YouTube. Covers: Happy to try different languages. Written for you: I'll learn your story before writing!
  •  Live-streamed Concerts: old songs, covers, let me know ahead of time and I'll do them!
  •  Holiday House Concert 2019: Plan ahead! Surprise your friends! Originals, covers, holiday songs, if you have requests I'd be happy to dust things off.
  •  Permanent VIP & Executive Kickstart Producer credit: A spot on my guest list for the rest of time. This includes plays, musicals, with backstage access!!!!

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Fig 8: Some of my work - cookies for Thanksgiving, Almond & Dried Mango Turrón for Christmas.
Fig 8: Some of my work - cookies for Thanksgiving, Almond & Dried Mango Turrón for Christmas.

THAT'S IT! JOIN US!

I am floored by the yes's and excitement surrounding this record - no label, no execs, just you and your support letting me do what I do best. Please share this campaign and tell the world you're supporting independent music. I will shout your names from a rooftop somewhere. PUT ME TO WORK!

Thank you Thank you Thank you from the bottom of my heart thing.

Love, Jane

Dashi and the human. Lunch with us.
Dashi and the human. Lunch with us.

 Past works: LUIELAND - YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

Electronic Press Kit for everything I do.

Some past works, including previous Kickstarter-funded music video Southern Winds - Winner Best Music Video at Dublin Web Fest 2016.

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Epilogue for the extraordinarily curious.

1) During the break, musicals seemed like a natural thing to try. And it was. But I didn't expect it to inform my songwriting so drastically. In fact, it was on projects where I was purely acting, no music contributions to lean on, that I steeply gained a new sense of humanity. I care about music, so fear of failure and risks are all wrapped up in it. But with acting, I don't have skin in the game and really flailed around 'til I learned to tread water my way. It's a group activity that forced me to drop control, gain courage, empathize, and make bold choices at every rehearsal. Doing a play while producing the record this fall, I found myself saying things that all boiled down to "I don't know but YES I want to try it" in both rooms.

2) A day in Barcelona: 7a wake up to gas tank delivery to residents by knocking their rings against the tanks. Instant coffee. eggs & bagel. Work from 9-12p: sit at keyboard playing with topic for the day. Phrase list, zoom recorder, laptop with tabs open to rhymes, thesaurus, Spotify, and pages of whatever I was researching. Lunch for an hour ish. walk to market across the street for baguette and marshmallows. Back to work 130-5p. Then 3 mi warm-up walk to the water, run for about 3 mi, walk back. Stop at park to see elder men play games. Make dinner, check news, in bed by 10p. I loved this.

The best airbnb host Pere returning my keyboard on MOPED. Left top corner is my market.
The best airbnb host Pere returning my keyboard on MOPED. Left top corner is my market.

3) I've had great luck and good friends who helped me get here. Phone calls, coffees, late night meets, extra retreats, or just bumping into you on the street. THANK YOU. Nothing goes unnoticed and you are all part of the reason I am here. In no particular order: Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Sean Miura, Tuesday night Cafe and Team, Tamlyn Tomita, Daniel Blinkoff, Paul Dateh, Andy Lowe, Melissa Polinar, Goh Nakamura, Priscilla Liang, Abe Kim, Chucky Kim, Daren Mooko, Greg Friedman, Danny Morledge, Marvin Yueh, Minji Chang, Amy Lew, Aunt Gloria & Uncle Michael, Uncle John & Kat, Bri, Louis Brazier, Steve Ellington, Aaron Bowen, Steph Johnson, Rob Thorsen, my CRB and Vietgone families .... THANK YOU, - Jane.

Risks and challenges

Challenge:
On Jan 26, I'm heading to Ashland, Oregon, to work at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 9 months as actor and musician. There's some time pressure to finish tracking, but the main challenge lies in knowing what the remote workflow will look like once I can't be here for post-production in person. So I'm giving the record some extra time to ensure quality and successful process before releasing this summer!

At OSF, I'll in a show called "Cambodian Rock Band" by Lauren Yee, with a phenomenal cast that has become family. The show is heading to a few other cities after OSF, and I'll be taking all my gear with me to play in these towns.

POSSIBLE STRETCH GOAL - 7" or 10" VINYL!
Some of the lower frequencies in our songs won't show up on vinyl, so it is best heard on CD or digital formats. But there's a select few that would live happily as vinyl and I would love to make that happen.

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    ALBUM DOWNLOAD & ROUGH DRAFT OF 1 SONG!

    A download of the album before it's released and draft of one song from Barcelona writing sessions for BACKERS ONLY. It's crazy how much they've evolved from the first drafts, I LOOVE where they are now and will share one of these humble beginnings!!

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    SIGNED ALBUM, ALL ROUGH DRAFTS & DEMOS!

    A signed copy of the album with liner notes. Rough drafts and demos (MP3s) of ALL songs from Barcelona sessions (2016) & co-writing sessions (2017). My place was being renovated in 2017, dudes with saws working just a plastic lining away made it on the demos and I freaking love it. We're all building something, y'know? HEAR IT TO BELIEVE IT! This level includes album download.

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    THE NERDY NOTEBOOK COMBO

    This is for those who want the nitty gritty: PDFs from two notebooks containing handwritten lyric drafts, phrase lists, mind maps, musings, thoughts, research notes, chord changes, drawings.. unchanged and in all its messy glory. You'll see my method of confronting with demons. This includes 2 signed albums, handwritten card with polaroid, all rough drafts (MP3s), and album download.

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    ALBUM CREDIT & FANCY FEAST COMBO

    You want to get involved and have a broader Jane experience? You'll get EVERYTHING from $75 level PLUS YOUR NAME CREDITED in liner notes! (or you can gift this), and I'll BAKE FOR YOU - depending on shipping location, either a batch of fantastic cookies or turrón (aka torrone: contains nuts, dried fruits, sugar, honey, egg whites)! Got diet restrictions? Don't forget to tell me in the survey. This level includes everything from $75.

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    THE ARTS & LETTERS COMBO

    Signed & numbered limited edition lithograph with lyrics of one of my songs handwritten onto the artwork - custom requests welcomed. I will contact all lithograph pledgers once the music is ready and you get to pick the song for the artwork. (artwork approx 11"x17", exact size to be determined). Includes everything from $100 level, including baked goods!

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    SING WITH ME

    YES. Great for those who live in the digital world while wanting the experience! We will make a video singing together on apps like SMULE (duets) or ACAPELLA (multiple parts/frames). I will post this on my Instagram feed and tag you on it. You're welcome to post as well! This level includes the following digital rewards. IF YOU WANT - I'LL SEND YOU SIGNED ALBUMS! Check out this video on ACAPELLA app with my friend Bobby: https://bit.ly/2LFjkQx

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    THE PHONE CALL GREAT TALK

    Talk to me! I've enjoyed these very much in the past. One-on-one, tell me what you've been up to on google chat, skype, or phone for 45 mins. Note: This level includes everything from $125 level, including food item!

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    FULL TEAM POW WOW

    Talk to all four of us on my production team! Sophocles (co-producer, engineer), Maxwell (co-producer, engineer, guitar), Albert (co-writer), & I will do a video chat with a small group on Google Hang or Skype (with up to 3 pledgers at a time) for ONE HOUR! We'll tell you whatever you wanna know - surprises, accidents we kept, hardest parts, snacks, or my total inability to be punctual. Maxwell will have dad jokes on cue. This level includes everything from $125, including food item!

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    LUNCH WITH ME (Ashland-only)

    *NEW LUNCHES ADDED* I'll be in Ashland Oregon working as an actor/musician for 9 months! It's close to the state's southern border, 5-6 hrs drive from SF and Portland, or 15 mins drive from Medford Airport. I'll buy you lunch in my temp hometown and comp you into my show if it's not sold-out!! Talk life, get you a sneak peek of audio and designs, or maybe I can hand you the whole package in person. We have til mid OCT to do lunch before season closes. Dashi's presence depends on date/time. This level includes everything from $125. Pledgers are responsible for all travel, lodging, and personal expenses. Great for those already planning for Oregon Shakespeare Festival! But if you've never been, it's an absolute OASIS and one of the top regional repertory theatres in the country. website: osfashland.org

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    COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE

    Spanish? Portuguese? Canto? come at me. I'll cover a song of your choice, dedicated to you (gifts ok!), with shout out and name on video, uploaded to YouTube (we'll agree on song choice to ensure no creepy songs)! I will CALL YOU on the phone to thank you. If you want - this level will include everything from "ARTS & LETTERS COMBO" EXCEPT baked goods! Let me know in the survey.

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    PRIVATE LIVE-STREAMED CONCERT

    Split this with friends, gift it, or have it all to yourself! Let me know in advance if you have specific requests, I'll actually practice for this. This is THE BEST WAY for me to do a concert next year because I'll be pretty stationary in Oregon doing a show for months. We can chat, have a vitual tour of my apartment, maybe meet some of my fellow cast mates! This level includes DIGITAL REWARDS below. And If you want, I'll send you SIGNED ALBUMS!

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    WRITE YOU A SONG

    I'll send questions, get your story, write you a song, and provide MP3 and video of me playing it. If you have lyrics, I'd be happy to collaborate! Gift it, dedicate it, we got this. This includes all following DIGITAL REWARDS! Happy to send you signed CDs if you'd like!

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    PERMANENT VIP

    WOW. This is through-the-roof incredible. You will be credited as EXECUTIVE KICKSTART PRODUCER on the album, a permanent spot on my guest list for any show I do, with backstage access! This includes plays and musicals (up to 5 performances per year). I'll send you a HANDMADE SECRET PRESENT you'll want on your bookshelf forever. Dashi and I will call or Skype to thank you. This level includes all following rewards with 20 signed CDs and 5 lithographs (more copies ok!). Travel not included.

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    THE HOLY MACKEREL SPEND A DAY

    HOLY MACKEREL!!! I'll travel to wherever you are, hang out, get dinner, meet your friends, talk life, play Connect Four, do a house concert, etc., and spend a good day! You can request any additional rewards listed. This will most likely be scheduled for July or December when I have freedom to travel elsewhere. I WILL MAKE IT WORK! Safety precautions and travel restrictions may apply - If you live in the boonies I will likely require burly bodyguard dudes to come along!

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    TYPEWRITTEN LETTER, POLAROID, & WRITE ME

    I will send you a typewritten letter with a polaroid from my travels, with a self-addressed envelope so you can WRITE BACK!! I'm spending months away from home next year and selfishly welcome all warm correspondence!! This level includes rewards from above.

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    RANDOM BOX OF STUFF FROM MY WORLD

    This was probably the most popular item from the last campaign. I will send a USPS flat rate box (5-3/8" x 8-5/8" x 1-5/8") or similar size, of random things I hoard: stickers, paper, art, drawings, polaroids, musings picked up from travels, with thank you card. Includes signed CD, album download, all rough draft MP3s.

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    ALL 4 ALBUMS & 12oz SURRIJA COFFEE BEAN!

    Signed copies of new album plus all "her earlier stuff", including Making of Goodnight Company CD/DVD set, and thank you card. Current Co-Producer Maxwell Gualtieri is a coffee freak who sorts beans by hand for his specialty coffee company, Joules & Watts!! He asked me questions, we taste-tested, and this SURRIJA blend is a flavor I dig. 12oz Whole bean booya. I have a small number of my first album Teargirl left that I burned and packaged myself, they deserve good homes! This level includes download and rough drafts.

    Includes:
    • Signed album with liner notes
    • All previous albums
    • 12oz. SURRIJA coffee beans
    • Album download before release
    • All Barcelona Session & Co-writing demos
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    LUNCH WITH ME & DASHI! (LA only)

    Dashi & I will buy you lunch at my favorite little place in town, you can ask me things, talk about life, enjoy her well-trained company, get an audio sneak peek or maybe I can hand you the whole package in-person!

    Includes:
    • Lunch with me & Dashi (LA folks only)
    • Credit on album
    • Lithograph w/ handwritten lyrics (Kickstarter only)
    • Signed album with liner notes
    • PDFs of notebook, phrases, musings
    • All Barcelona Session & Co-writing demos
    • Homemade turrón or cookies
    • Handwritten card w/ Polaroid
    • Album download before release
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    LUNCH WITH ME! SF Bay or Portland only

    Hey locals of SF Bay, Portland Oregon, or cities or close by! I'm spending months in Ashland (Oregon) next year, about 5-6 hrs drive from SF and Portland. I will buy you lunch at my favorite little spot at either of these places. Talk about life, get an audio sneak peek, or maybe I can hand you the whole package in person. Dashi's presence depends on time/date, but you know I would love to have her along. This level includes everything from $125! Pledgers are responsible for all travel and and personal expenses.

    Includes:
    • Lunch with me!
    • Lithograph w/ handwritten lyrics (Kickstarter only)
    • Credit on album
    • Homemade turrón or cookies
    • Signed album with liner notes
    • PDFs of notebook, phrases, musings
    • All Barcelona Session & Co-writing demos
    • Album download before release
    • Handwritten card w/ Polaroid
    • Your name listed on JaneLui.com
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    PRIVATE HOLIDAY CONCERT 2019!

    A holiday concert for you and your friends at your house!! Travel is included along the US West Coast states only. If further away, additional airfare may apply. There's a 2-week window in December when I'm free, so I can only do two concerts, but all for the love of MUSIC! I'll be free This level includes all following rewards, 10 copies of the CDs, and I'll bring more good stuff with me!! Safety precautions and travel restrictions may apply - If you live in the boonies I will likely require burly bodyguard dudes to come along!

    Includes:
    • Private Holiday Concert
    • All Barcelona Session & Co-writing demos
    • PDFs of notebook, phrases, musings
    • Lithograph w/ handwritten lyrics (Kickstarter only)
    • 10× Signed album with liner notes
    • Album download before release
    • Your name listed on JaneLui.com
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