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A 180g Double LP release of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" coming to Nanobox Records for Record Store Day April 2013

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.

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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:

Electro Harmonix Pulsar Stereo Tremolo Pedal available, straight from Baird's pedalboard to yours for a $200 pledge [only 1 available]
Electro Harmonix Pulsar Stereo Tremolo Pedal available, straight from Baird's pedalboard to yours for a $200 pledge [only 1 available]
The original album cover artwork for the first Claymation album “The Dolphin Key”, by artist Veronica Reichelt [$400 pledge, signed by Baird & Veronica 1 available]
The original album cover artwork for the first Claymation album “The Dolphin Key”, by artist Veronica Reichelt [$400 pledge, signed by Baird & Veronica 1 available]
The original album cover artwork for the first Claymation album “The Dolphin Key”, by artist Veronica Reichelt [$400 pledge, signed by Baird & Veronica 1 available]
The original album cover artwork for the first Claymation album “The Dolphin Key”, by artist Veronica Reichelt [$400 pledge, signed by Baird & Veronica 1 available]
A one of a kind Baritone Telecaster guitar, 27.5” scale and tuned to B [$1000 pledge, 1 available]
A one of a kind Baritone Telecaster guitar, 27.5” scale and tuned to B [$1000 pledge, 1 available]

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 Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

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    a thank you note for supporting the release of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" direct from Baird Buchanan.

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    reward #1 plus a digital download of Claymation "Mourning Rituals".

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    A handcrafted copy of "The Dolphin Key" for your $20 pledge. Only 3 copies are available.

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    reward #1 plus a hand signed copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" 180g Double LP delivered directly to you. Shipping is included, both domestic and international.

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    reward #1, #2 & #3; receive a personal thank you from Baird, a digital copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" and a signed copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" 180g Double LP delivered directly to you. US Shipping is included.

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    reward #1, #2 & #3; receive a personal thank you from Baird, a digital copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" and a signed copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" 180g Double LP delivered directly to you. Free US shipping. In addition a 1 hour Skype guitar lesson with Baird. How awesome is that!

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    reward #1, #2 & #3; receive a personal thank you from Baird, a digital copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" and a signed copy of Claymation "Mourning Rituals" 180g Double LP delivered directly to you. US shipping is included. In addition a 1 hour Skype guitar lesson with Baird. How awesome is that! Finally, Ironweed "Your World of Tomorrow" 180g Gatefold LP, Summoner "Phoenix" 180g LP and Mental Chaos "We Don't Die, We Multiply" 180g LP will be included in your shipment.

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    Previous rewards plus: Here we have my Electro Harmonix Pulsar stereo tremolo pedal straight from my pedal board to yours!!! I will miss this as it definitely is a unique tremolo and can even add some ring modulation type sounds at more extreme settings. This pedal was used all over Mourning Rituals and The Dolphin Key. It will come signed by yours truly as a way of saying thank you for your pledge and for being an awesome human being in general!

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    rewards #1-6 plus: The original album cover artwork for the first Claymation album “The Dolphin Key”, by artist Veronica Reichelt, can be all yours for this generous pledge!!! No it’s not a print, it is the real deal and it even has a secret to tell. While I was recording The Dolphin Key at Warming Room Studios, Veronica was actually with me in the live room working on the cover the entire time. It’s tough parting with this, but I know it will find a good, well deserving home. The album cover is roughly 12” x 12” and will come framed and signed by both Veronica and I.

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    rewards 1-6 &! Last but not least, the guitar that every Claymation recording over the past year has been made with can be yours for this top pledge. This is a one of a kind Baritone Telecaster guitar, 27.5” scale and tuned to B. The guitar has Seymour Duncan Five Two pickups with an upgraded after market bridge and electronics. It originally started its life as a Vintage Modified Squier by Fender, but the only original parts left from that guitar are the tuners and the body, everything else was upgraded. The entire Mourning Rituals record was written and recorded with this guitar and I’ll even leave my sweat stains on it for character. Help me put out this awesome vinyl and own the instrument that made it, thank you!

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