Funded! Stretch Goals Below!
I love Christmas. Maybe I'm a corn-ball (I am) but it seems like it's that time of year when everyone is just a little nicer to each other. There's something a little bit magic about that. I love giving presents, getting together with family and friends, and drinking gallons of eggnog. And, more than anything else, I love the music.
I also love electronic music. I love the work of Perry and Kingsley, Raymond Scott, Wendy Carlos, and Bruce Haack. I love the music in every video game I've ever played on a C64 or NES. There's something magical and pure about music that is created with only electricity. There are no clunky human hands to get in the way of the sound that originated in a musician's brain making the trip into yours. It's a special kind of sharing.
For a long time now I've been thinking about making an album of Christmas music in my own style of electronic weirdness. I want to make something that's totally crazy, but still has all of the heart that these classic, sometimes even ancient, songs demand. Well folks, with a little help from you, this is the year I do it.
Who am I? Musically speaking, I'm the creator of the Enemy Mind soundtrack and of Glad Thing, the world's only (as far as I know) album created with only a Korg Kaossilator 2. I've also made music for a bunch of games, a few films and played in a few bands. I've been making music, in one form or another, for over 20 years. Some of it resides at RainbowKittten.com
Why do I need you? Well most of all, I just want you to listen to it. The reason I embark on any artistic endeavor is to connect with other people. I can't just connect with myself, not in public anyway. Also, there are practical concerns. I've had some equipment failures and my home studio is a little lacking. I really want to make this awesome and that means I'll have to buy a few things first.
If that all sounds good to you, I'd love to have your support. Any level of support will get you the finished album and I've got some pretty amazing rewards at the higher tiers too. I don't actually remember what they all are because I filled that part out days ago, but I'm willing to stand by them. Why not?
Thanks for reading this all and have a Merry Christmas, or a happy holiday, or just a damn fine winter... whatever you're into.
$250 - Break Even - I'll recoup the kickstarter and amazon payment fees that I should have thought about before setting my goal :|
$320 - Wider Digital Distribution - I was just planning on doing a bandcamp release but with addition resources I will get thing on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, you name it.
$420 - Physical Media - I'll get this made into a nice fancy cd with liner notes and everything. People will be able to buy it and rip it to mp3 and stow it permanently in their homes for archival purposes.
$1000 - Live Performance - I'll find a place that will let me play and I will perform this music live while we all have a few drinks and even more laughs. If you're in town, you're invited! You can even get on stage and sing. Yes you!
Risks and challenges
There's a slight chance that I won't be able to get this whole album done in time for Christmas, although I've created more music in less time than this, so I'm not too worried about it.
If this does go long I'll send out whatever I've got by the first of December and finish up for next year. So long as Christmas keeps happening every year, this sounds like a good back-up to me.
There's also a chance you just won't like the album. Stranger things have happened. If you let me know that you've listened to it and didn't like it I promise I will be approprietly sad.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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