what are we doing?I am closing in on my goal of writing a song everyday for a year, and what a year it's been. Although I'm not done with my song a day task quite yet, we already have found a very special handful of songs that we have spent time with and perfected and are recording right now, with our good friend ryan spradlin from the local band, 'el toro de la meurte'. The album is basically going to be the efforts of writing a song everyday for a year and spending strenuous efforts in trying to get out exactly what i hear in my head. This album is all about observing the building blocks meticulously and then painting vivid colors all over them.
what do we need from you?
why vinyl? why not cd's?
The answer lies in the difference between analog and digital recordings. A vinyl record is an analog recording, and CDs and DVDs are digital recordings. Original sound is analog by definition. A digital recording takes snapshots of the analog signal at a certain rate and measures each snapshot with a certain accuracy. This means that, by definition, a digital recording is not capturing the complete sound wave. It is approximating it with a series of steps. Some sounds that have very quick or loud transitions,like a trumpet solo or a cymbal crash, may come out distorted because they change too quickly for the sample rate of the digital cd. A cd player takes a cd and converts it to an analog signal, which is fed to your amplifier. The amplifier then raises the voltage of the signal to a level powerful enough to drive your speaker. A vinyl record has a literal groove carved into it that mirrors the original sound's waveform. This means that no information is lost. The output of a record player is analog. It can be fed directly to your amplifier with no conversion. Making the waveforms of a vinyl completely accurate to the recordings we are working so hard on, while a cd would just be a kind of snapshot of our efforts, and since the point of making this record, it to attempt to accurately portray these very specific sounds, we must press the album to vinyl and not even bother with cd's.
so why should you help us?
By helping us you will be apart of the greatest feat of my life thus far. Writing, recording, and publishing a song everyday for a year, and going the extra step by taking what mattered from the experience and displaying it with help from some of the best musicians i know. I'm making the songs, we're handling the recording and mixing, all we need from you is help to put it down on vinyl, and to put it in the hands of all the people who will love these songs the way briffaut does.
what do you need exactly?
We need help paying for the album to be mastered, getting lacquers made for the production/reproduction of vinyl, and lastly the jackets to hold the vinyls and their corresponding artwork. I've been obsessed with vinyl ever since i got my first doors vinyl with my mom years back. It would mean everything to me, to become apart of that family. It's all been figured out, and we know we can do it with $1500.
Risks and challenges
Unlike a recording process, this project is in it's own realm. Since December of last year, every single day without fail, I have written and recorded a song. I have tried my absolute best every time, doing all that I can to make the best possible song every day. Just a few weeks ago, my recording equipment broke, requiring me to order parts that took a week to come. I didn't feel phased for I am in perpetual motion and you do not feel phased whilst in perpetual motion. Immediately I began making video songs instead, and it provided me with a whole new set of obstacles and challenges and things to explore at completely new angles. No matter what happens I am prepared to do anything to complete goals having to do with music. I have proven it everyday, for over three hundred days in a row, and counting.
Along with me is Grant Sabin, of "The Grant Sabin Band" and of Inaiah Lujan's (of the Haunted Windchimes) "Dog Days". He is instrumentally and vocally, one of the most talented people I have ever been graced to know, wether it's on trumpet, dobro, guitar, synth or throat singing.
Alex Koshak of numerous bands, including but not limited to "the Flumps", the "Grant Sabin Band", "Briffaut", and "Mike Clark's Sugar Sounds". A complete necessity to me for his unique way of looking at song building and instrumentation, for his amazing percussion abilities, and much more.
Sam Erickson of the indie award winning band, "We Are Not a Glum Lot", also voted best guitarist at the same awards show. Also an integral part of Briffaut, adding sharp lead guitar melodies that really give the songs the punch they need.
Recording us is Ryan Spradlin of "El Toro De La Meurte", Also winners of numerous indie awards for several years. Ryan is the one who first approached us about recording this album, and it was also his idea to make the kickstarter you're reading right now! He understands sound like no other, coming packed with tips and tricks and advice, insuring the best quality of sound, while retaining a very much needed creative atmosphere.
We come experienced, prepared, ready and able, to make the very best record we can possibly make, all we need is for you to hold up your ears.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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