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If I were a robot, I'd make love, I'd make music, with you.  Let's be robots together.  ROBOT HEART:  Music from a robots perspective.
If I were a robot, I'd make love, I'd make music, with you. Let's be robots together. ROBOT HEART: Music from a robots perspective.
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REWARD - BOSS RC-300.  Before I picked up Ableton Live 9, I looped with Bertha, my Boss RC-300 loopstation.  Check out the rewards for more details!

* NEW REWARD* DUET AUDIO INTERFACE!  Connect to your laptop and make some tunes, yo.

ROBOT HEART LIMITED EDITION TIN CASE (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE)

*NEW REWARD* Make your own Robot tunes with this Axiom Midi Keyboard!

NEW REWARD!  Robot Heart USB drives!  Check the list of rewards for more details!

WASABI, YO!!!  After a successful USA tour, I am back in the studio with a new EP project - Robot Heart.  As with all of my musical projects, I like to add a theme to the mix - keep an underlying thread going, a unified pulse to the music.  So far, we've done a POP theme, an all VOCAL theme, a TOY theme - and this time, it'll be a ROBOT theme - where every sound on the EP will be made from a machine of some sort, and all songs will be written from the perspective of a robot.  I know, it sounds crazy…but if you know me by now, then you know that I pretty much only do crazy, yo!  I'm so excited about this - I mean, I'm excited about all things music, but after the new year - I really wanted to start honing in on a specific sound - and since a lot of my music has electronic elements, I thought this would be a perfect start to the new year.

This time around - I wanted to do things a little different.  I know it's frowned upon, but I REALLY wanted to give you something the moment you pledged.  So I finished a song on the EP before I started this project - so you can have something to listen to before this project technically ends.  So all pledgers will get a copy of 0s + 1s instantly - because sometimes, instant gratification can be fun.  

Because so many of you are repeat pledgers - I'd say about 70% of pledges come from people who've been with me since POP - I wanted to make a few pledges that'll be specific to this project.  So you'll find a few things that you don't already have (thank god!) in the mix, since a lot of you are incredibly loyal and pretty much have everything I've put out since my first album.  And for those of you who are new to the mix - you've got a lot of catching up to do!  I've included a lot of goodies for you to choose from as well, including things that the veteran Kickstarter pledgers have.  So fear not!  With rewards like a Pig suit, a loopstation, a robot suit - there's something for everyone.

Here's the thing - this career I have - it really is because of all of you who pledge to these projects.  Every cent is used to finish the project - from recording, to duplication, to mastering, to production of the product.  As easy as a record label funded project can be, I choose this one - because I'd rather put out something that I love, something that you love, something we both believe in.  Because that's what music should be - a creation from love.

From the bottom of my robot heart,

I Am Kawehi.

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always risks. I've said it before and I'll say it again - aliens could invade, astroids could hit, glaciers could melt (more) and catastrophes can happen. Should such events occur - even though I feel like I'd STILL probably finish it - there is a risk of me not being able to complete this project. But I've done everything in my power to complete the 4 successful projects before this one - and I intend to do the same here.

I think the biggest obstacle is always shipping - I can't make sure that your packages will arrive. If I could travel to each place and hand deliver them, I would. But should your package get lost in the mail - I always send another one, no matter the cost. A lot of Europe packages tend to take a month to arrive - so please consider that while you wait for your goods. If you'd like expedited shipping - please send me a message and we can definitely figure that out!

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    THANKS, YO! You get a robot high-five for your digital contribution, a digital download of the song in this video, 0s + 1s, as well as exclusive updates on ROBOT HEART here at Kickstarter.

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    ARIGATO, FROM MRS. ROBOTO! You get an instant download of the song from this Kickstarter video, 0's + 1's, and a digital copy of ROBOT HEART before everyone else does.

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    ROBOTS…ONLINE! You get tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0's + 1's.

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    LET'S BE ROBOTS TOGETHER. You get a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0's + 1's.

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    ROBOTS IN KANSAS. You get a signed physical copy of FROM KANSAS, WITH LOVE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0's + 1's.

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    PLUG ME IN, YOU ROBOT. You'll get a custom made ROBOT HEART USB drive with every original song I've released up to date (SFMA, POP, VOX, TOY, FROM KANSAS WITH LOVE, ROBOT HEART), every video of an original song I've made up to date, digital CD artwork for ROBOT HEART plus a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    TAKE A ROBOT EVERYWHERE YOU GO. You get a ROBOT HEART keychain, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    ROBOT MEMORIES IN A TIN CAN. You get a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE deluxe edition of ROBOT HEART - inside the tin can, you'll get a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a ROBOT HEART keychain, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, a signed physical DVD of ROBOT TV (behind the scenes, music videos and more!), a signed insert with never released photos from ROBOT HEART. Plus tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0's + 1's (NOTE: THIS OPTION WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE HERE ON KICKSTARTER!).

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    WHAT ROBOTS LISTEN TO. You'll get an *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER* signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS - a collection of songs that I've covered over the years, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0's + 1's.

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    ROBOT IN A PIG SUIT. You get my pig suit that I wore in "A Pig's Flight", a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    UNRELEASED ROBOT. You'll get a *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER* signed physical copy of B-SIDES FOR CAR RIDES (UNRELEASED TRACKS), a *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER* signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS - a collection of songs that I've covered over the years, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s

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    ALL OF ME, PRE-ROBOT. You get physical copies of all of my original music in one box - SONGS FROM MY APARTMENT, POP, VOX, TOY, FROM KANSAS WITH LOVE and ROBOT HEART, a signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    ROBOTS SING TOO. I'll cover any song you want and make a video for you! Plus a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s. (limit 6)

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    WHEN ROBOTS PLAY WITH TOYS. You get my TOY GLOCKENSPIEL that I used in "A Pig's Flight" signed, plus a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    YOU TOO CAN BE A ROBOT. You'll get my robot suit that I wore in this video, plus reward #7.

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    ROBOT PLAYS KEYS. Take home my Axiom Midi keyboard! I've used this in all of my videos since my Ableton conversion…and I love it! You'll also get a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    ROBOT SINGS LIVE. You'll get a live show, in your living room/party boat/neighborhood watering hole, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s. (Within a 300 mile travel radius. All travel outside the radius will be discussed.)

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    ROBOT LOOPS. You'll get my BOSS RC-300 LOOPSTATION, a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    ROBOT MAKES TUNES. You'll get my APOGEE DUET FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE with custom breakout box! Plus a BUILD IT YO-SELF MINI ROBOT KAWEHI CUBEE, a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART, tickets to the exclusive ROBOT HEART livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and an instant download of 0s + 1s.

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    I'm just messing with ya:). ROBOTS FTW!

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