Jay Tholen to record Sermon; his first studio LP. Avant-Pop with a pinch of Zeuhl.
I have written a dorky prog rock album. Help me record it and I'll make you some music, colorful art, or maybe even an original computer game!
What in the world are you doing?
Begging strangers for money until I have enough to record, package, and promote a new record! Kickstarter.com seemed like a great place to start. Kickstarter assists creative people in their endeavors by providing a simple way for projects to gain traction through an online pledge system. Simply put, you fund my project, and I send you neat stuff in return.
What will the record sound like?
A schizophrenic collection of avant-pop songs set before, during, and after the Apocalypse. Ukuleles in 7/8. Stylophone fugues. Mellotron washes. Analog synthesizers. Yelping. Screeching. Did I mention the seventeen minute song cycle?
Where exactly is the money going?!
The entire minimum amount, $1,800, will go towards the recording, mixing, and mastering of the album. My band is made up entirely of friends who are generously donating their time and skills, so any funds exceeding the exact end cost (after replication and packaging) will be split up among them.
Here's a breakdown:
$1,800 = The basics. Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and minor online distribution. Cheap duplication with jewel case and single page insert.
$2,200 = Allows for a limited run professional CD pressing with an actual booklet instead of an insert.
$2,700 = I'll be able to properly promote the album, including interviews, reviews, and advertisements. The musicians helping me out will get almost everything above this level.
$1,000,000 = If I somehow get an incredible surplus of cash, I'll find a tailor and get a costume made so I can reverently copy Peter Gabriel in his glory days.
Note: I know I put the wrong end date in the video. Whoops. :(
Note 2: Can't edit it now, but the $12 pixel art portrait reward isn't included at higher levels. However, if you choose the drawing reward you can substitute it for pixel art if you want.
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