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Major Parkinson is making their 4th studio album - the band's most alluring and musically ambitious work so far.
Major Parkinson is making their 4th studio album - the band's most alluring and musically ambitious work so far.
314 backers pledged NOK 123,811 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello everyone. We are Major Parkinson. Our ideas are still bigger than our pockets. So it's that time again. We turn to you for salvation.

The gist of it

We are well underway in completing our 4th studio album. In fact, the recording is nearly done. But on our way here, we've scraped the bottom of the ol' money barrel. And getting from this point to the finished product is still something that involves a huge financial investment on our part. Immediately ahead now lies the final recordings, mix, cover design, printing, promotion and all the music videos we would like to do. All in all, we are looking at expenses totalling up to 22000€/23700$/19000£/200000 NOK from now and until until we release the album September 22nd. And since we're currently focusing all our efforts into making this album as monolithic as possible, your generosity will prove invaluable to us. Simply put, we cannot do this without you. We can make no demands, we can only hope this is something you'd like to help put into the world.

Stitch us together with a needle and a twine, just like a baseball
Stitch us together with a needle and a twine, just like a baseball

The album

So what can we say about the album? Well, we have four new incredibly gifted musicians on board, and there's a buzz within the band that we've never felt before. In this current constellation, no idea is too too musically complex or too out there. With the new members, Major Parkinson has gotten a huge injection of inspiration, and we dare claim this upcoming album is even more uncompromising and adventurous than Twilight Cinema. It's darker, filled to the brim with strange musical landscapes and explorations, catchy and experimental, yet also coherent from start to finish. Two of the songs on the album break the 10 minute limit, which is a first for Major Parkinson. So we have zero doubt that this release will excite both new and old fans. But more than anything, we ourselves are extremely excited to soon release it into the world. 

A big chunk of the album was recorded in the ridiculously picturesque mountain cabin you see in the video (and below).

The rest has been done in our own studio, whilst drum-rec and the upcoming mix and master is done in legendary Bergen studio Duper, with wizards Yngve Sætre and Iver Sandøy behind the wheel. Just like on Twilight Cinema.

Anyway, better than all these big, silly words, here's a few snippets from the recording to give you an idea of what this is all about.

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So, in short, we hope that you find it in your heart to send some green energy our way, it would mean the world to us, and you can rest assured that your faith in us will be repaid in full.

Addendum

Are we missing any pledges? Items, bundles and things you would like to see here? Mail us your suggestions at mail@majorparkinson.com, and we will look into adding them. If you're unable to use VISA/credit card, send us an e-mail/message as well, and we'll try to find an alternative solution.

Risks and challenges

Scenario 1: We don't reach our target.
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The album will still be finished and released in September, but failing to reach our goal in this Kickstarter campaign limits how much money we can put into the design/print process, and it also downscales our PR effort. For instance, it would pretty much guarantee that no music videos will be made.

Scenario 2: We reach our target
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Peaches and cream! The final dash towards the finish line is made about 100% easier for us, and you'll see a full physical release in all relevant formats. We might not do MiniDisc, though.

Scenario 3: We exceed our target
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See Scenario 2. Nothing better. All excess funds from this project will be put towards creating epic music videos from the album. The plans are ready, and you deserve to see those realised.

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    Pledge NOK 60 or more About $7

    Puzzling Pictures

    You get our heartfelt thanks, and we'll e-mail you a picture of a random band member with an item from the lyrics of the new album.

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    Pledge NOK 100 or more About $12

    Digital Early-Bird

    Choosing this pledge will enable you to download the entire new album on the 1st of September, three weeks before it's actually released. Ain't that a sweet thing?

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    Pledge NOK 197 or more About $23

    Paper Scribbles + Download

    In addition to the download, you get a Major Parkinson lyric of your own choosing hand-written by mr. Jon Ivar himself. After donating, send your preferred lyric to lyrics@majorparkinson.com. If you fail to mail us your favorite tale, that entails we'll make the choice for you.

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    Pledge NOK 200 or more About $24

    Shiny disc + Download

    This option grants you the new album in the good old CD format. It'll be shipped your way before September 1st, so depending on the various postal services of the world, that should give you the album well before the actual release date. This also includes a digital download on September 1st, if you're too impatient to wait for the mailman.

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    Pledge NOK 250 or more About $29

    T-shirt + download

    In case you're not big on music in physical format, you can also support us by just buying a t-shirt. This one will be with the album cover design, and will come in a bunch of different styles, both female and male sizes. Details on this later!

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    Pledge NOK 300 or more About $35

    Black sphere + download

    You like big discs and you cannot lie? Then this option is for you. You'll get the new album in vinyl format, shipped on or before September 1st, as well as the super-hip digital download.

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    Pledge NOK 400 or more About $47

    Shiny disc & T-shirt + Download

    This here option gives you the CD, the t-shirt and the download.

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    Pledge NOK 450 or more About $53

    Triple whammy + Album credit

    Choosing this magnificent option makes sure the new album is shipped directly to your home, in both CD and vinyl format. We'll strap the parcel onto the back of the finest mules the Postal Service has to offer, on or before Setember 1st, and hopefully it'll be in your mailbox before the release date. Also includes a digital download.

    Super mega awesome bonus: Anyone pledging this much or a higher amount gets the privilege of being named in the album credits!

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    Pledge NOK 500 or more About $59

    Black sphere & t-shirt + Download

    New addition bundle: Vinyl + t-shirt and digital download. Amount also triggers your name in album credits.

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    Pledge NOK 650 or more About $77

    Quadruple blessings + album credit

    Hey whaddaya know, this sum gives you a CD, a vinyl, a t-shirt with the album cover design and a digital download.

    All of this shipped on or before September 1st. Your name in the album credits also included. More or less the full package.

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    Pledge NOK 950 or more About $112

    The deep pocket program

    All of the above + free entrance to a concert of your choice this fall (tour dates to be announced soon).

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    • CD (ships Sep 1st)
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    Pledge NOK 1,200 or more About $141

    The deeper pocket program

    All of the above + hang with the band backstage before the show!

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    Pledge NOK 20,000 or more About $2,358

    A little song about you

    Since this turned out so well last time. Donating this amount makes sure that we'll write, record and mix a song about you, your life story, or something completely different. We'll agree on the details together.

    Our 2016 single "Pretty Eyes, Pretty Eyes" is actually a result of this very reward in the previous crowdfunding, so check out what happened the last time somebody chose this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GrUZnB5Leg

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    Pledge NOK 60,000 or more About $7,073

    The short movie

    If you donate this amount, not only will you singlehandedly have fulfilled this crowdfunding, you can forever hold your head high knowing that you fully financed an 11 minute music video/short movie for the longest track on this album. You'll of course get to be in the video as well, should you wish to. In addition, we'll send you all the good perks from above.

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Funding period

- (40 days)