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Kolm's debut album titled 'Umbra' explores different stages of the shadow.
Thank you! Umbra has been funded! If you did not get a chance to pre-order via kickstarter, you can still sign up for our email list and you will be notified when our new public pre-order goes live.
Thank you! Umbra has been funded! If you did not get a chance to pre-order via kickstarter, you can still sign up for our email list and you will be notified when our new public pre-order goes live.
138 backers pledged $7,976 to help bring this project to life.

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*** UPDATE: The $75 Artist package has an added $16 shipping by mistake. Please note that the shipping is free and we will refund you $16 if you select this reward. ***

ABOUT OUR ALBUM

Kolm materialized in the city of Los Angeles with the idea to create music with no limits in sound and art exploration; traversing across genres to find a unique voice with which to take ourselves and our listeners on a musical journey.

The outcome was a group of songs that explored different states of the personal and collective shadow or unconscious aspects of our personalities. Through our personal journeys we have come to realize that facing inward into our darkness in an inescapable path we must take if we want to reach the light or truth.

Suitably, this album will be titled 'Umbra'. The umbra is the fully shaded region of a shadow and is usually referred to when the earth or moon are experiencing the total phase of an eclipse. 

We tell our story audibly through a blend of surreal atmospherics, heavy and grooving bass lines, layered guitars, hypnotic drums and percussions adhered by melodic vocal patterns and harmonies. We tell our story visually by conspiring with artists. As a band, we value collaboration with artists we admire. For the album we enlisted artists Daniel Martin Diaz and Stephanie Inagaki to bring their individual visions to further articulate our musical ideas and concepts; adding a deeper and richer dimension to the album.

Years ago we tracked a three song demo EP where we established our sound.  Now we aim to create a polished version of our vision.

Entheotheosis

On the end of 2017 we released a video cover of Stranger Thing's main theme song.  This can give you an idea of our sound. 

Stranger Things

WHAT ARE YOU FUNDING?

As far as our progress goes, we've already done the hard parts. The songs have been written and tracked, song titles picked, concepts decided and album artwork directed. Your funding will contribute to our final production stages which will include mixing, mastering, artwork, CD duplication, vinyl pressing, packaging and distribution. Not to mention that it will be supporting an independent economy through a virtuous cycle that contributes to the crafts of artists, engineers, printers, and small businesses that we are working with for this project.

By eliminating the middlemen, in our case corporate record labels, we're putting artistic expression, ownership and accountability back in the hands of the actual artists.

Below is a breakdown of where your money will be allocated to:

Once funding is complete backers will receive regular updates on the progress of our album production so you can see week by week what the money is being spent on.

REWARDS

Here is what's in it for you:

  • $10 -Digital download of album "
  • $25 (option 1)- CD, stickers, buttons, digital download of album, guitar picks 
  • $25 (option 2)- T-shirt, stickers, digital download of album 
  • $50 (option 1)-Tshirt, vinyl, digital download 
  • $50 (option 2)- T-shirt, CD, stickers, digital download 
  • $75 (option 1)- mystery box of curiosity, stickers, digital download
  • $75 (option 2)- signed art print (4 to choose from)stickers, digital download [IMPORTANT UPDATE: Shipping is free in the US and $16 International.  We accidentally have it the other way around but kickstarter will not allow us to update it at this point]
  • $100- T-shirt, stickers, signed print, vinyl, digital download, CD, guitar picks or signed drumsticks 
  • $500 -Receive Giorg's Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty that was used in the album
  • $500- Private show with drinks for you and 3 friends at our studio in Los Angeles, Ca

ARTIST PACKAGE OPTIONS

Chet Zar - "The Crimial Witch" 8x10 (Left) Stephanie Inagaki - "Hope and love" 8x10 (Right)
Chet Zar - "The Crimial Witch" 8x10 (Left) Stephanie Inagaki - "Hope and love" 8x10 (Right)
Abhi Thati - "Medicine Man" 11x7.5
Abhi Thati - "Medicine Man" 11x7.5
Tas Limur - "The Conjuring" 14x11
Tas Limur - "The Conjuring" 14x11
Kolm 'Haeckel' t-shirt
Kolm 'Haeckel' t-shirt
Mystery box of curiosity
Mystery box of curiosity
Giorg Yela's Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty guitar
Giorg Yela's Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty guitar

WHO WE ARE

The band is Giorg Yela (Guitars/Vocals/Electronics), Tas Limur (Bass) and Mikal Baker (Drums/Electronics). 

It was very obvious to us early on that our aural transmutations were worth pursuing. And since the early stages of our friendship and music making adventures, we came to realize a shared interest in not just eclectic, seemingly disparate genres of music (ranging anywhere from progressive rock and jazz to electronic and world ethnic styles), but also a love of visual art and its capacity to be woven with music to create something moving and unique. For live shows visionary and CGI artist, Abhi Thati, contributes his visuals through projections that go hand in hand with our musical performance.

Other shared interests that relate to our creation process is the study of geometric symbolism and how it reflects in nature's re-occurring patterns and cycles as well as the collective unconscious and its effects on thought processes and dream states. As a band we have desired to express ourselves and immerse our listeners on a journey with these ideas through rhythmic and melodic compositions.

Tas Limur being a fine art photographer and Giorg Yela an Art Director have given the band the advantage of being self-sufficient in terms of creating designs and imagery to be used in the band's content for the website, social, merchandise, and video. And also to pursue other creative projects such as curating art/music shows, music videos and various other art projects.

Kolm has performed at various shows throughout Los Angeles and Southern California since 2010; released a self titled EP in 2011; and released a video performance of the 'Stranger Things' theme song in October 2017. And now in 2018 we are finally ready to release our first full length album!

FOLLOW US

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Risks and challenges

The album is near ready but to get into production and into your ears we have to hit our goal of $6,500. Our challenge is to keep our fans engaged in the campaign and to get that attention of contributors who are not familiar with our music. If we do not reach our goal, all of the money will be returned to our backers. Every dollar and share counts for this campaign!

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    Digital Package

    Receive a digital download of 'Umbra'

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    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
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    CD Package

    Receive a CD and digital copy of 'Umbra' along with some extras

    Includes:
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Sticker
    • Kolm buttons
    • Kolm guitar picks
    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
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    Haeckel Package

    Receive a Kolm 'Haeckel' t-shirt and digital copy of 'Umbra' along with some extras

    Includes:
    • Kolm 'Haeckel' shirt
    • Sticker
    • Kolm buttons
    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
    • Kolm guitar picks
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    CD + Haeckel Shirt Package

    Receive a CD + Digital copy of 'Umbra' and Kolm 'Haeckel' t-shirt with extras

    Includes:
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Kolm 'Haeckel' shirt
    • Sticker
    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
    • Kolm buttons
    • Kolm guitar picks
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    Vinyl + Hackel Shirt Package

    Receive a Vinyl + Digital copy of 'Umbra' and Kolm 'Haeckel' t-shirt with extras

    Note: vinyl ships in August

    Includes:
    • Vinyl copy of 'Umbra'
    • Kolm 'Haeckel' shirt
    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
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    Mystery Box of Curiosity

    6"x4” handcrafted wooden box filled with curiosity specimens, antique, taxidermy, oddities. Every box is unique and full wonders.

    Includes:
    • Digital download of the album
    • Sticker
    • Kolm buttons
    • Kolm guitar picks
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    Artist Package

    Choose 1 of 4 limited art prints. There are only 5 of each print available.

    Includes:
    • Chet Zar - "The Criminal Witch"
    • Stephanie Inagaki - "Hope and love"
    • Abhi Thati - "Medicine Man"
    • Tas Limur - "The Conjuring"
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Sticker
    • Digital download of the album
    • Kolm buttons
    • Kolm guitar picks
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    Gold Package

    Receive everything in the first 5 reward tiers plus a limited edition archival print of the album artwork.

    Note: vinyl ships in August

    Includes:
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Vinyl copy of 'Umbra'
    • Kolm 'Haeckel' shirt
    • Sticker
    • Archival print of album artwork
    • Signed Drumsticks
    • Kolm guitar picks
    • Kolm buttons
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    Private Listening and Dinner

    You will be invited to a private listening of ‘Umbra’ before it’s release in downtown Los Angeles with an amazing city view and complimentary dinner.

    One guest per pledge. Pledger responsible for transportation.

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    Guitar

    Receive Giorg Yela's Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty that was used in the album.

    Includes:
    • Giorg's guitar
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Kolm guitar picks
    • Sticker
    • Digital download of the album
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    Private Show

    You will be invited to come to a private show for you and and a friend at our studio.

    You are responsible for providing your own transportation to Los Angeles, CA.

    Includes:
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Sticker
    • Kolm guitar picks
    • Digital download of the album
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    Music Video Package

    Kolm creates a stunning music video of your band performing an original pre-recorded song. You provide location in Los Angeles or surrounding area. Details discussed with backers individually.

    Includes:
    • CD copy of 'Umbra'
    • Sticker
    • Kolm buttons
    • Kolm guitar picks
    • Digital download of the album
    • Artwork for computer and mobile device backgrounds
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Funding period

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