Between writing Alone Rewinding and doing all I can to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Water & Solutions, I've been digging through ALL the boxes. In the process, I've discovered a bunch of Far music that I hadn't heard in years, or maybe ever -- songs and versions of songs that I can't remember writing, playing, or hearing. It definitely felt like I was listening to some of these recordings for the first time. 20-ish years in, it holds up well. Some of it feels especially magical to me, like when new-Dad me sings about Hannah in the song I used for this project's video. The first time I heard it, I actually got chills.
Far was pretty on fire during the making of Water & Solutions; perpetually touring, moving fast, trying to figure out who we were as individuals and as a band. Most of this music will be from around that time, in celebration of the anniversary and all. That said, I'm also using this project as a great excuse to finally release all the other unreleased Far stuff from before and after Water & Solutions. So many people have asked for different recordings over the years. This project is about putting it all together, preserving and presenting it as well as possible, and getting it to anyone that wants it -- all in the most personal way possible.
As you'll see, I've got some simple options for vinyl, custom clothing, handwritten lyrics, house shows, and Unique Recordings... and really it's just about sharing this rediscovered music, and letting go. One way or another, please be a part of this, and help me spread the word to anyone that ever loved Far. Thx for listening to and living these ideas with us.
Questions, thoughts, anything? As always, say hi anytime at jonahmatranga.com
ps - Since a few ppl have already asked about adding handwritten lyrics to their Bonus Vinyl Combos, and for some goofy reason the machines won't let me create new rewards right now, here's an easy DIY way: If you want handwritten lyrics with the Bonus Vinyl Combo or the Unique Recording level, just add $18, and let me know which tune when I send the survey around at the end of the campaign. Any levels above that, you get 'em anyway, so yay.
Oh, and the survey will have easy ways for you to tell me what color, size, and cut you want yr shirt to be, too.
I love making this stuff with you!
Risks and challenges
I've been doing this for a lonnnnng time now, so I feel real solid that I'll follow through, and I hope you do too. The music part is in process already. Shirts are usually simple. Vinyl pressing can be a pain sometimes, always seems to take longer than planned, but I always work it out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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