Here's what Service Unicorn sounds like:
Why Kickstarter?Help SU Produce/Package Their First Official EP:
1. Service Unicorn is a one-man analogue synth pop band based in Nashville, TN.
2. The primary funding goal is to raise enough to fund cd & vinyl
duplication/packaging for this inaugural EP.
3. The stretch goals, thereafter (anything beyond the basic $2500) would greatly aid in ultra-mastering the heck out of this EP to analogue tape and allow the synth to shine forth into your ears in ways you never new it could. In addition, Service Unicorn would use these additional funds to (hopefully) cover other fine details, such as music publishing fees, college radio station promo packages, fun band collateral for
Yet another sound sample:
The Full Story-ish:
Echoing a musical heritage that can be traced to legends from the past such as Human League, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, New Order, Erasure, and Joy Electric to name a few, a fellow like Chris would be more at home in a place like Europe, where synthesizers glimmer in smoky night clubs and people speak in wildly beautiful accents. But no, he had to settle in Nashville, TN., North America (nothing against guitars, harmonicas or mandolins, perfectly fine instruments, all). Point is, Chris refuses to walk away from his love of analogue synth melody craft due to his distressing geographical situation. This is where you come in, O, thou noble project backer. This is your opportunity to help Chris take what would otherwise be an essentially "make-believe" EP, probably un-mastered and burned to a pile of cold, blank, lifeless compact discs, and transmute it, by way of monetary alchemy and the sheer goodness of your heart. Transmute it, that is, into a fully mixed, mastered and beautifully packaged release (Chris has a BFA in graphic dezign, so there,) fit for both cd and vinyl. There's no telling what Chris might do with ample funds, or where stretch goals* might take Service Unicorn (*see stretch goals above for a few ideas) But for now, let's stick to the fundamentals: there's an EP to be recorded, and it needs to be done right. Help Service Unicorn realize this vision to the fullest (and simultaneously help to sprinkle a bit of synth pop into the twangy soup that is Country Music U.S.A.)
*Very special thanks to Rob Beckham, without whom, Service Unicorn would have no Kickstarter video to show for itself.
Risks and challenges
The songs themselves will not disappoint! The primary risk/challenge for a project like this would be the production/manufacturing time. Once fully funded, a production/writing/recording schedule will kick into gear that I will be personally responsible for and accountable to (no dilly-dallying!) and updates will be sent out regularly. Aside from that, I will do everything in my power to see to it that both cd and vinyl duplication are on track for their estimated delivery dates by making personal contact with said duplication companies, and ensuring a steady line of communication with persons therein from start to finish. If any rewards go mistakenly un-fulfilled or lost in the mail (as in, primarily, the CD or vinyl 7") I will see to it that the reward is sent again!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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