Latest Update: We're excited to see this thing slowly becoming a reality - Here are the first snapshots from the actual design of the DNA Website! Watch the website tour video below • Design by Hello Monday:
This has been a longtime dream, to develop a platform that allows access to the pieces that make up a song. I've often felt that a song has more dimensions than just the 'final product', and I've never had the platform to unfold these dimensions.
I'm embarking on this journey with the award-winning digital agency Hello Monday. Together we'll work toward redefining the way music is presented in the digital space.
Through the DNA Website you'll have access to the different sounds inside the songs, as well as the places, people, and stories involved in the making of the next j.viewz album throughout a 10-month experience.
This breakdown of the songs will allow users to not only access the pieces inside a song, but in certain instances also:
- Upload your own files and influence the album's DNA
- Download individual components and use them in your own songs, or tweak them and upload your version back to the site
- Download Remix Files and create your own version of songs
When the DNA Project is complete, we'll have a new kind of an album, one that you can reach into and trace each song back to its origin.
I need your support to make this happen!
Here are some of the rewards. See the full list on the right ->
- Pre-order the album and receive immediate download of every new song as soon as it's ready (about once a month). It's a bit like a subscription to j.viewz, with monthly treats!
- Download High-Resolution Audio (24bit/48kHz. It's roughly 10 times "extreme quality" on Spotify, and above iTunes or CD quality)
The DNA Website will offer the songs exactly as they sound in the studio.
Limited edition CD + The Digital Album (see above)
The package will be made only when the album is done, so there’s no photo of it.. but it will be at least as nice as the ‘rivers and homes’ Grammy nominated package:
The album will be released on an 8GB custom Flash Drive, packaged in a Deluxe box and preloaded with the entire j.viewz catalog in High-Res Audio format:
As soon as the album will be ready - we’ll get together in a private listening party in New-York. Just you and me, hanging out, playing song by song and sharing the stories behind each song (stories that are now ahead of me, but will hopefully be interesting enough to share over some fine snacks...).
Location & exact date will be announced privately towards the end of the Project.
A special one for the Israeli backers! We’ll celebrate the release of the album with an exclusive show for Kickstarter-supporters in Israel.
Only us, on an exclusive night with a live j.viewz show & an afterparty. Location & exact date will be announced privately towards the end of the DNA Project.
This will be the first opportunity to hear the new album LIVE. and with the 2015 edition of the j.viewz live band!
This album will leave footprints (in the real world...)
One-of-a-kind items from the making of the album will be sent out to people around the world. It could be a Boarding-Pass from a trip to a recording session, an undeveloped disposable camera, even a piece of equipment I used.
Each package will include a private personal letter with the story of the item.
Your heart will be the metronome of one of the songs in the album.
All you need is an iPhone (or a friend with one), we'll send you instructions on how to record it so we can process it properly.
No two versions of this song will sound the same. Your version, including the sound of your heart, will be sent to you as the song is released.
- Your name & picture will appear on the DNA Website, along with your version.
- It will be available for others to listen/download (unless you prefer to keep it private).
You can add each of these items to any reward:
- Simply add the amount on the left to your total pledge
- Email your Kickstarter receipt to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This album will be written & produced in real-time, so it’s hard to know where it will go musically. That’s an essential part of the concept behind the DNA Project; the songs will be as new to me as they are to you.
The musical essence of j.viewz on the new album will not be too far from previous releases though:
A FINAL THOUGHT..
And who knows, in the future the DNA Platform may be available to everyone. Imagine being able to access the DNA of an album like Sgt. Pepper's for example..
But for now, I'll stick to the original plan of making a new j.viewz album.
*Details about Schedule, Budget, Plans - in the FAQ below
Risks and challenges
Together with the fulfillment and web-development teams, we've crafted a schedule that we feel very confident in. We expect to deliver a beautiful real-time experience which will result in a beautiful album, all in the given estimated delivery dates. However, unknown factors may delay manufacturing of rewards or album completion. If for any reason we do run into any delays, we'll be completely transparent with you and communicate with you throughout the entire process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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