Amazing! We hit the $2500 mark before January 12th and that means it's Exclusive EP time! To all our contributors and kind folks who helped spread the word, we send you our warmest thanks.
Vieo Abiungo will now be creating that Exclusive Kickstarter Digital EP for Everyone who has contributed. Of course, this is on top of everything else!
For every 25% we raise above our original goal, Vieo Abiungo will create another bonus track to add to the Kickstarter Digital EP. (Now to be 6 tracks instead of 5, due to 125% received in pledges!)
Listen to an Album Preview of the Exclusive EP and two of the Exclusive EP tracks below.
Please keep spreading the word. Every dollar above and beyond our goal will go directly toward making this project more beautiful than we could have imagined!
Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter campaign. My name is Ryan Keane. Andrew Sanchez and I run a small record label called Lost Tribe Sound. At the heart of this Kickstarter project is a breathtaking new album by Vieo Abiungo and Pete Monro, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment.
We believe in music you can hold. Physical releases of music are more than a luxury; album artwork and inserts are (or rather, should be) more than just packaging to be thrown away. Lost Tribe Sound is trying to bring back the art in album artwork. By supporting this project, you’re supporting passionate artists, musicians, and filmographers.
A few years back, We met a musician named William Ryan Fritch, the artist behind Vieo Abiungo. Self taught since the age of twelve, he’s learned to play over forty instruments including cello, piano, flute, and a staggering variety of instruments from around the world.
Since that first meeting, Lost Tribe Sound has produced two full length albums of Vieo Abiungo’s music. Lush, rich, and redolent with tribal rhythms and familiar folk and pop structures, Fritch’s deftly woven music is breathtaking.
The Details - So. What exactly are you funding?
We’re releasing the full length album, Thunder May Have Ruined the Moment by Vieo Abiungo, along with a 20 minute DVD of two films directed by award winning director, Pete Monro (showcasing Fritch’s talent for music for cinema), a 6”x7” booklet of stunning artwork and poetry penned by Fritch, all housed inside a unique case which is styled to look and feel like a weathered, aged book.
The whole album was recorded using analog tape. All of the instrumentation and drumming is played by hand and not the work of some digital programming. If things appear to have an electronic sound it is an illusion, and simply the product of unorthodox recording techniques. William once mentioned to us, it is often his goal to use absolutely real and recorded instruments in unusual ways to at points mimic what many would consider electronic music.
In order to produce this album and its accompanying artwork, we’re asking for your support. Every dollar donated is a dollar that supports independent art, music, and the pursuit of beauty. Every friend you tell about this campaign is another heart working to promote creativity and uniqueness in the world.
Total Production Cost is: $5200.00
The money raised here will help to offset the total cost and allow us to do this deluxe presentation. We are dedicated to making this album accessible to others by keeping the price affordable. We would love your support in underwriting even a small portion of our expenses for this project.
All money above and over the $2500 goal will help to make it that much better. Promotion, posters, t-shirts, stickers, are among the many other extras we could add.
Plus, Pete Monro has another amazing film based on this project we would love to see come to life.
From the bottom of our hearts, we at Lost Tribe Sound want to thank you for your support of our art and music. Any help you can give us in sharing this with others is greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Cover Layout and Poster
Some Interior Imagery from the Book
And The World Is Still Yawning (Kickstarter Reward)
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