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Help your favorite progressive experimental bass duo release their very first vinyl
122 backers pledged $6,713 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey folks—Julie here! Wow, it's been a minute since we've done one of these campaign thingies... what has happened (besides the constant touring of the world and such)? Well we've continued to inspire each other and have written lots and lots of music, inlcuding last year's LP "From Two Balconies." But there has been another concept album secretly in the incubator for 6 whole years—longer than EchoTest has even been in existence.

Some of you might stop me here—wait, who is this EchoTest?  In short, it's an unlikely band from two continents, founded by two bass players known for their work in the progressive rock community—Julie Slick (yours truly) of the Adrian Belew Power Trio + Crimson ProjeKct and Italian musician Marco Machera, who has played with Paul Gilbert and Chrysta Bell in addition to opening up for Marillion.  The sound we create has been described as groovy, melodic, beautiful and evocative. Sound good? Ok, let's continue on with the nitty gritty...

Despite what our silly little video conveys, the music from the spectral "Daughter of Ocean" is actually fully recorded and mixed, thanks in part to the ongoing support from my bandcamp VIPs... I highly recommend checking that out, as I'm offering a sweet free level-up reward deal to all of my subscribers.  Despite this amazing support, we still need a little bit more to be able to fund the manufacturing in physical formats, and since this is an album we consider to be truly special and grandiose, it deserves to be printed on high quality vinyl—our first (and maybe last) release on this medium.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign, and we greatly appreciate your contributions!

Love,

Julie

PS—yes, that is some of the actual music from the album in the video, so if you like it, why not help us out?

Risks and challenges

Since the music is fully mixed and the artwork is almost finished, we are hoping to have the album available for download before Halloween (it's also quite spooky and this is why we're setting this as our personal deadline). Since we are planning to have the CDs and vinyls pressed overseas, realistically this may take an additional few weeks... we will try our best to have these in your hands by the start of 2019. This album has taken 6 years—we want it out in the world as much as you do!

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    A digital download of the album in high quality format.

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    Signed Limited Edition CD

    Still have a CD player in your car? This might just be the package for you—help us manufacture our album in this surely soon-to-be-collectible-by-future-hipsters format.

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    Signed Limited Edition Vinyl

    Babies first wax release! This record runs a whopping 60 minutes, so our goal is to press a very limited amount of double 180g LPs (on blue vinyl if we can raise enough)—a medium that will surely benefit our drop tuned bass-centric compositions.

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    The Dariush Deluxe—Skype Session

    Who is Dariush? He's an awesome, totally supportive fan who really wants to jam with Mar—I mean requested that we offer 60 mins of Skype time with either of us.. . you could have a bass lesson, Marco could teach you some Italian, or Julie could give you some cooking tips... it's up to you! (But keep it reasonable and polite, please). At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Hand-drawn Recipe by the Kidnapped Chef

    We all know that Julie loves to cook and draw—why not enjoy a sensory trifecta by owning a souvenir you can feast with your eyes and mouth, as well as your ears? At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Julie, Marco, or Ale Play on Your Song

    Just what it sounds like! Got a new track that needs some sick bass or drums? Contribute at this level, and you're welcome to send it our way for collaboration. At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Echotest Plays on Your Song

    Get Echotestified! Just like the last package, except you can get ALL THREE of us on a track. At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Julie and Marco Make You a Song

    Send in the clowns! Julie and Marco write a lot of music, why not have us write you a song of your own? At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    We promise we don't bite! Have one of us perform a solo concert in your home or other private location. Travel expenses are not included and will be discussed (as well as scheduling the concert) after you pony up for this reward. At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Julie + Marco House Concert

    OG EchoTest! Hear our stripped down, loop filled sonic soundscapes from the comfort of your favorite chair. Travel expenses are not included and will be discussed (as well as scheduling the concert) after you pony up for this reward. At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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    Reviews include "Holy s*** this is the best thing I've heard in my living room." It might get loud... it might get Italian... it might get totally freaking awesome. Travel expenses are not included and will be discussed (as well as scheduling the concert) after you pony up for this reward. At this tier and up you can choose between receiving the music in physical form via CD or that sweet double vinyl we mentioned earlier.

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