Stretch goal: $3,100.00
Our quote from Pirates Press for the pressing of a 2XLP is $3025.00 for the most bare bones option. Please continue to contribute and make pledges and pre-orders of this record. Each pledge helps us upgrade the pressing!!!!! Thank you.
Project goal: release Claymation "Mourning Rituals" as a double long play on 180g vinyl for April 2013 Record Store Day.
Musician "Claymation" aka Baird Buchanan is a Troy, NY based guitarist/ composer who uses baritone guitars, loops, layering, feedback, drones and pedal manipulation in real time to create ambient soundscapes ranging from the beautifully stark and simple to the dense and obscure.
Claymation released his debut "The Dolphin Key" (TDK) November 4, 2011 on Magnetic Eye [MER007] to critical acclaim; TDK received favorable reviews by Dead Formats, Droning Earth, The Upstate Soundscape, Document10, inclusion in Explorers of the Darkest Depths:Volume 7, Droning Earth: Volume 53, and the Upstate Soundscapes celebration of World Listening Day's "Soundmarks" series.
In addition to positive reviews, the release of "The Dolphin Key" lead to a short film by Brendan Hoyt titled "Sound" documenting Baird's approach to guitar playing; TDK also received airplay on WBNY 91.3fm's "the Upstate Soundscape" and use in a Red Gorilla film production currently being shot in London with a late 2013 release date.
Baird Buchanan released the follow up to Claymation's "The Dolphin Key", titled "Mourning Rituals" with Magnetic Eye's sister label, Nanobox Records. Claymation "Mourning Rituals" (digital version) was released on December 18, 2012 and is Nanobox Records third release.
Due to the 4 tracks of "Mourning Rituals" having a one hour runtime and the additional songs schedule for inclusion on the vinyl release totaling 20 minutes, the vision for this record calls for a double long play to accommodate the length of the full album.
Listen to the track "Grounding Wheel" off Claymation "Mourning Rituals":
Watch Brendan Hoyt's documentary on Claymation's Baird Buchanan titled "Sound":
Photographs of Backer Rewards:
As always, a heartfelt thank you from all of us at Magnetic Eye and Nanobox Records; and from the amazing artists on our labels; Skeletons in the Piano, Purifier, Akuma, Ironweed, Summoner, Mental Chaos, Jupiter Zeus, Origami Horses, The Right Words (of Confucio), Crypto Bass, Viruses, International Mind Magick and Claymation. THANK YOU!
Risks and challenges
Magnetic Eye and Nanobox Records have a combined catalog of over 20 releases and both labels enjoy growing rosters of artists from New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, California, Mexico, France, Italy, Australia and the United Kingdom.
During the past 2 years the labels have become quite familiar with the risks and challenges of releasing artists on handcrafted, cd, digital and vinyl formats. Magnetic Eye and Nanobox Records are confident that this Claymation Kickstarter campaign will be a success.
We are anticipating releasing "Mourning Rituals" will cost more then the funding goal of this Kickstarter Campaign however we decided to keep the funding level of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" at $1,999.00 to assure success.
Raising $1,999.00 will allow us to send the masters to San Francisco's Pirates Press at the end of January/ early February to assure this projects completion and availability for Record Store Day in April 2013.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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