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Cave Dwellers is the latest double CD release of electronic, ethno, ambient, gamelan, Hindustani music from Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig
Cave Dwellers is the latest double CD release of electronic, ethno, ambient, gamelan, Hindustani music from Loren Nerell & Mark Seelig
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Mark and Loren first met at the Soundquest Fest music festival in Tucson, Arizona, in 2010. Both were participating as solo artists. The two decided at the last moment to try playing together during Loren's set. It went over well and people afterward suggested that the two should collaborate together some more.  They decided that it was a great idea and started  working on what became the album ‘Tree of Life’ to much success.  

Now, for the past year Loren and Mark have been working on their follow up to ‘Tree of Life’ called ‘Cave Dwellers’. It is over two hours of droned, atmospheric, world music that explores the depth of your imagination, taking you on a journey through our oldest known habitats, the caves of our ancestors.  Loren and Mark would like to make you curious and enlist your support for our Kickstarter Campaign, to see this album to it's completion. Please consider making a pledge to manifest ‘Cave Dwellers’ into musical reality.

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign together. It’s an interesting experiment nowadays to put out physical CDs because of all the changes in the music industry. Since we’re excited about ‘Cave Dwellers’ and we want to make sure and get it out to you, we have kept our goal comparably low to increase chances.

Kickstarter will fund this campaign if we reach the $4500 goal, so each and every one of your pledges makes a difference. No matter what you feel like contributing, it helps make this album happen, and we are confident that you’ll like what you will receive for your pledge.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for what we've created over the past 30+ years. We look forward to making this double CD ‘Cave Dwellers’ happen together with you.

Thank you, Loren & Mark

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    Digital download of Cave Dwellers

    Get a digital download of the entire new Cave Dwellers double CD release.

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    Early bird CD release

    Get an early copy of our two CD album Cave Dwellers, in a six panel digitpak, plus a digital download of the album. (CDs shipped to Europe will be delayed until the end of the year).

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    CD plus one Soundquest Fest download

    Get a signed copy of our new CD Cave Dwellers, plus the download of the album, plus a download of either Loren's or Mark's concert recordings from the 2010 Soundquest Fest where we first met. These concerts have not previously not been released and are being offered for the first time here for your enjoyment.

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    CD plus both Soundquest Fest downloads

    Get a signed copy of the CD, plus the download of the album, plus both concerts of Loren and Mark from the 2010 Soundest Fest where we first met. These concert recordings have never been released and are being offered for the first time here for your enjoyment.

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    All of the above plus one older CD.

    For this amount you get a signed copy of the new CD, plus the download, plus both Soundquest Fest recordings, plus one CD from either of our back catalogs, your choice of artist and title.

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    New CD plus one each old CDs.

    You get a signed copy of the new CD, plus the download, plus both Soundest Fest downloads, plus one CD from each of our back catalogs, your choice of titles.

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    New CD plus LP

    You get a signed copy of the new CD, plus the download, plus both downloads of our Soundquest Fest recordings, plus any one CD from either of our back catalogs your choice of tile, plus the vinyl edition of Loren's first album Point of Arrival, plus the download of that album.

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    New CD with two older CDs

    This donation gets you a signed copy of Cave Dwellers, plus the download, plus both downloads to Soundest Fest, plus two CDs from both of our back catalog, your choice of titles

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    Quick Access Transit Analysis

    New double CD plus the download, plus both downloads to Soundest Fest 2010m plus a 30 minute reading (via phone) of astrological transits as analysis of your current life phase
    (requires date, time, and location of birth).

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    Gong sound bath recording

    With this you get the new CD, plus the download, plus the Soundquest Fest downloads, plus a recording of an improvisational Indonesian gong sound bath from Loren. This was suggested by people who were interested in the live performance but who are too far away to see it in person. This will be a live recording approximately one hour in length, and will not be available in any other way.

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    New CD & any 4 older CDs & downloads

    You get a signed copy of Cave Dwellers, plus the download, plus both Soundquest Fest downloads, plus any four CDs from our back catalogs, your choice of titles, plus all of our back catalog albums as digital downloads.

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    New CD plus Transit Analysis from Mark

    You get the new CD, plus the download, plus the Soundquest Fest downloads, plus a personal 60 minute astrological transit analysis from Mark.

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    CD plus gong sound bath

    With this you get the new CD, plus the download, plus the Soundquest Fest downloads, plus an improvisational Indonesian gong sound bath from Loren. Most gong sound baths use non-tonal gongs, Indonesian gongs have specific tones so this will be a different experience. Loren will bring his gongs and metallophones to your location (within driving disitance of LA, provided you have a large enough space) or will perform for you over the phone or via Skype.

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    Both gong bath and transit analysis

    You get the new CD, plus the download, plus the Soundquest Fest downloads, plus both the astrological transit analysis from Mark, and the improvisational Indonesian gong sound bath from Loren.

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