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A progressive-pop masterpiece, utilizing retro and modern sounds, riddled with bombastic harmony, searing guitar, & virtuostic synths.

Greetings To All!

We (Henk Bol and Ky Fifer) have jointly created this kickstarter page so that our musical efforts will see the light of day. Please help us produce this internationally created work!

A Brief History of the Project from Ky's perspective:

"Enjoy It While It Lasts" is a project I became involved with through a great website called V-band. I had done a few vocals through this site for various people, when I met this great guy Henk who asked me to sing on a few of his songs. As it turns out Henk is from from the Netherlands (Holland) and shares many of the same influences as I do. He and I worked on a few songs together on the website (over the internet... we've never met in real life. Gotta love technology!) and we were very happy with the results, as well as reception we received from our peers on the site.

Henk had already started work on an entire album so he asked me to add my voice to the rest of his music and "Enjoy it While It Lasts" began to take on a life of it's own. We managed to finish a very professional sounding record with the help of some very stellar musicians from all over the world, and many of us have never even been within 100 miles of each other!

It's been a very exciting process, collaborating over such a long distance with so many great musicians. I’ve gotten to contribute by writing harmony arrangements, melody lines, and some lyrics as well... but the final word goes to Henk on all tracks so he gets most of the credit. The style is most easily defined as Progressive Pop, with lots of rock influence... but the project isn't done just yet! We need your help to make sure it gets heard!

Please Read on and pledge what you can! Any amount helps!

Now, a word from Henk:

Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page. 

I am humbled and thrilled to be able to share that after writing so many songs over the last several years, I am in the process of releasing my second solo album. With your generous support, I’ll be making this new album independently of record label funding. The video you see above is recording footage from all the songs on this project and I think it's a pretty good representation of the music on the album. We had so much fun making this record, I hope you enjoy it.


About the Project:

In 2006, under my middle name “Philhelmon”, I began undertaking a very large-scale music project. The music immediately took on a slight progressive rock sound, but might more fittingly be called progressive pop. This particular musical work, ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts,’ is very inspired by interactions that I’ve had with many of you, the wonderful people in my life. In a way it’s a collaborative effort between all the people and events that have had an impact on me. This idea of inspiration and collaboration also leads me to feel very fortunate that I live in a time where the power of the internet can open doorways for working with such a wonderful cast of national and international musicians. 

I'm so honored that these awesome instrumentalists, vocalists, and lyricists all contributed so much to this album. It’s a dream come true to witness a labor of love such as this as it develops in the way this project has. Thank you all! I had a awesome time collaborating, composing, emailing, producing, and engineering this project with you!

What’s Left to do?

As recording process nears completion I need to start figuring out production details. There are all sorts of printing and duplication details to work out, as well as the mixing and mastering process. These are crucial elements that are very costly!

I can't count how many times I've been asked, "When is your new cd coming out?" It’s very encouraging to know that so many people are interested and want to hear what I’ve come up with. Many people aren’t aware of the fact that making an album independently is very expensive. The project, including the talented musicians, recording costs, expenses, production costs, post-production, studio equipment, CD design, artwork, printing, graphics and disc-making companies that are making this all have to be paid.

How You Can Help:

All my friends, my community, and my fellow musicians have inspired and collaborated with me as I’ve taken this journey. I now ask that you help me complete it.

My goal is to raise $ 2,000 in 40 days which will help me pay for mastering and the duplication costs. I’m asking you to pledge what you can. Any amount is helpful. Think of it as pre-ordering your cd! I’ve come up with some incentives that I’ve associated with the differing amounts of money that can be pledged… but please know that ANY pledge, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and will in fact help me achieve my dream of having this record produced.

What’s the Risk?

There is absolutely none. A unique aspect of Kickstarter is that after you make your pledge, your credit card can only be charged after we reach our target goal. This guarantees you'll only be contributing toward a project that is actually going to happen.

Here is another video we made for you to see, it's called 'Dance the Night Away'.

Thank you all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StxRTKAcgEQ&list=PLD6FEE570710DAC7D&index=1&feature=plcp

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    You receive the official CD with booklet and a bonus DVD with videoclips, songs, and outtakes that didn't make it to the album, and a digital download of the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts' before it's official release. Also included will be a limited edition poster of the album cover as well as a personal 'thank you forever' note. Postage included.

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    You receive the official CD with booklet, a bonus DVD with video clips, songs, and outtakes that didn't make it to the album, and a digital download of the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts' before it's official release. You’ll also receive a copy of my first solo album 'Different Places - Different Faces', a postcard from me, a limited edition poster, and a personal 'thank you forever' note, as well as your name in the thank you liner notes on the CD. Postage included.

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    You receive the official CD with booklet, a bonus DVD with videoclips, songs, and outtakes that didn't make it to the album, and a digital download of the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts' before it's official release. You’ll also recieve five copies of “Enjoy it while it lasts” as well as a copy of all the albums I’ve contributed to. You also get the booklet in LP format, a postcard from myself, a limited edition poster, and a personal 'thank you forever' note. Your name will also appear in the liner notes on the CD. Postage included.

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    $700 - This is so cool! You will receive the original 'Sontronics STC-2' microphone that Ky Fifer used to record his awesome lead vocals for this CD! There is only one available of course, but in case there are two pledges of $700, the second microphone is my personal 'Sontronics STC-2x' which I used to record some of the backing vocals. You will also get 7 official CDs of ‘Enjoy it while it lasts’ with booklets, copies of all the albums I’ve contributed to, a bonus DVD with video clips, songs and outtakes that didn't make it to the album, and a digital download for the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts' before it's official release. There’s more! You’ll also get the booklet in LP format, a postcard from myself, a limited edition poster and a personal 'thank you for ever' note as well as your name in the liner notes on the CD. Postage included.

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    You’ll get a mini karaoke performance at your home by our lead vocalist Ky Fifer (Sorry, only if you live in the USA, Oregon Portland area, 60 mile radius). You receive 12 official CDs of “Enjoy it while it lasts” with booklets, a bonus DVD with video clips, songs, and outtakes that didn't make it on the album, and a digital download of the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts' before it's official release. Also included are copies of all the albums I’ve played on (there are five!), the booklet in LP format, a postcard from me, a limited edition poster, a personal 'thank you forever' note, and your name the liner notes on the CD. Delivered at your home by Ky (dependent upon location) or mail (postage included).

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    You will receive a one hour personal acoustic concert by our lead vocalist Ky Fifer with his vocal group WILSON, FIFER, & ROSE as well as the Red Top Medusa album (written and recorded by Ky) brought to you by him (Sorry, only if you live in the USA, Oregon-Portland area, 100 mile radius). Plus you get 12 official CDs of ‘Enjoy it while it lasts” with booklets and a bonus DVD with video clips, songs, and outtakes that didn't make it to the album, a digital download of the whole album 'Enjoy it while it lasts', before it's official release. Also included are copies of all the albums I’ve contributed to (there are five!). In addition, you’ll get the booklet in LP format, a photo, a poster, a personal 'thank you forever' note, and your name in the liner notes on the CD. Delivered at your home by Ky (if in Oregon, USA) or by mail (postage included).

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