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A Christmas Album Featuring Classic Favorites In A Modern Electronic Style.
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The Project: Help Milocraft publish a new Christmas album featuring classic carols in a modern electronic style.

The Status: 12 songs are ready for vocals and mastering.

The Goal: $5,000 for vocalists, legal and licensing fees, publishing and distribution, packaging and artwork, and promotional costs.

Hey everyone, this is Milocraft. I'm creating a Christmas Album that features classic carols in a modern electronic style. I NEED YOUR HELP to get this album out there for people to enjoy.

During the Christmas season I enjoy collecting different Christmas albums in unique styles. I love making new discoveries, where timeless carols are transformed into something special and new.

I am a fan of different genres of electronic music ranging from musical pioneers such as Depeche Mode and Erasure to current genres like Epic-House, Dub-Step, Trip-Hop, and Synth-Pop. I realized it is a shame there is not more modern electronic Christmas music out there. That’s where Epic Carols comes in!

Epic Carols is all about exploring the process of applying cutting edge technology to translate ancient carols into a fresh experience for our time.

The album features an eclectic and sophisticated collection of carols dating from the middle-ages to the mid-1800s. The goal is to re-invent these Christmas carols with a modern twist.

The album starts off with a tribute to my favorite holiday film: “It’s a Wonderful Life”. The song is a mash-up of “Hark the Harold Angels Sing” and “Auld Lang Syne” with a special surprise at the end.

Another lesser known song, "The Coventry Carol", dates from the 16th century. This haunting lullaby refers to King Herod's infamous "Massacre of the Innocents".

I am very happy with the song selection. It celebrates some lesser known gems and features a few popular favorites.

Picture yourself grooving to these tunes in your car while buzzing around town to do your last minute Christmas shopping.
Picture yourself grooving to these tunes in your car while buzzing around town to do your last minute Christmas shopping.
Play it on your stereo while you kick back in front of the fire and enjoy some hot cocoa.
Play it on your stereo while you kick back in front of the fire and enjoy some hot cocoa.
Put on some big beefy headphones and bask in the holiday vibes.
Put on some big beefy headphones and bask in the holiday vibes.
If you have little kids, crank it and watch them dance!
If you have little kids, crank it and watch them dance!

This album makes a wonderful Christmas gift for your friends and family. Brighten their holiday season by pledging a donation of $95 or more to give additional signed and gift-wrapped CDs to them. We will send an email requesting the names and addresses of everyone you would like to include. The CDs will arrive in the beginning of December so they can enjoy it throughout the Holiday season.

Stephanie has been singing for almost 30 years. She loves harmony, and music is an important part of her life.  At 17 Stephanie sang with the Seattle Opera for their performances of Mozart's "The Magic Flute".  She also sang with the St. James Cathedral Choir "Opus 7" for one tour to Barcelona, Spain.  Since graduating she takes every available opportunity to sing, but mostly she is just singing at home for her four beautiful daughters.

Andrea Kellerman enjoys singing and is excited to be part of this project.

Epic Carols is the culmination of years of preparation, planning, savings, learning, and practice. I have invested a fortune in gear and software, and spent countless hours banging on my MIDI keyboard, tweaking knobs, and pushing pixels.

The album is nearly finished. I have 12 songs ready for vocals and mastering.  I’ve done all of this without any clear idea of how to publish, distribute, and market the final product, but I have been so enamored of the idea that I pushed forward anyway.

Thankfully, Kickstarter was created. Now you can help me get this music into your hands.

Despite my investment and work, there is a still a significant cost to finishing the project. Your pledge will go towards the final steps to publish the album, including:

  • Paying vocalists
  • Legal and licensing fees
  • Publishing and distribution
  • Packaging and artwork
  • Promotional costs

Treat yourself to a new musical experience this holiday season.
I hope you enjoy the album. Thanks for your generosity, and...

                Have a very Epic Christmas!

$10 PLEDGE REWARD

MP3 Download. MP3 Digital Download of the Epic Carols Album including the PDF Sleeve Art

$15 PLEDGE REWARD

Uncompressed Download. FLAC or WAV Digital Download of Epic Carols Album including the PDF Sleeve Art (For you audiophiles out there!)

{+ MP3 Download}

$25 PLEDGE REWARD


Signed Gift Wrapped CD. A Signed Gift Wrapped CD of Epic Carols Album

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download} (Outside of U.S. add $3)

$40 PLEDGE REWARD

Backer Credits. Your name will be listed in the album liner notes as an "Epic Backer".

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD} (Outside of U.S. add $3)

$95 PLEDGE REWARD

3 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs. We will mail 3 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs as Christmas gifts to some lucky people on your gift list. We'll ask for the names and addresses and mail it to them by the beginning of December so they can enjoy it throughout the season. Don't have the addresses now? No worries, we'll ask for it later. Get your shopping done early!

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$120 PLEDGE REWARD

5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs.We will mail 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs as Christmas gifts to some lucky people on your gift list. We'll ask for the names and addresses and mail it to them by the beginning of December so they can enjoy it throughout the season. Don't have the addresses now? No worries, we'll ask for it later. Get your shopping done early!

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$200 PLEDGE REWARD

Christmas Bash Release Party!! Receive 2 tickets to the release party in the Seattle area (All ages welcome ,non-alcoholic). You will get a 1 month notice of the date so you can plan your calendar. You are responsible for all travel expenses. {+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$300 PLEDGE REWARD

10 Album Digital Download: Miles & Friends - Anthology, The Early Years.  It contains all the songs and comedy sketches I created and collaborated on with some of my favorite people from the years 1986-1993. My formative years (age 17-25) were rife with the creation of music and other audio projects. I composed, performed, sang, recorded, and mixed a lot of music. I must mention that a lot of credit goes to all the creative cohorts I had over the years. Available in MP3, WAV, and FLAC formats.

  • 1. Treasure Trove - Songs: My best songs.
  • 2. Music To Live By - Instrumental: My best instrumental music.
  • 3. Ditto : Red Rock Shock :The only actual "album" I ever made, together with Brian Peterson. It is in mono due to our lame recording tools, but the songs are still quite good.
  • 4. Savory Samples - Instrumental: Music created with the use of sampled music and vocals. It's good.
  • 5. Snack Pack - Musical Comedy: Funny songs!
  • 6. Bag O' Laughs - Comedy Sketches: Various comedy routines ranging from high to low quality in every form of measurement.
  • 7. Sonic Studios - Instrumental: Pieces that are interesting to me, but probably not to you.
  • 8. Ditto - Red Rock Shock - Instrumental: Instrumental versions of the album music. The songs are in "stereo" as opposed to the original mixed album.
  • 9. Guest Lectures - Cameos: Songs created by friends and family, not me.
  • 10. Seeds of Genesis - Instrumental: Not the best, but I still get a kick out of them.

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$400 PLEDGE REWARD

Track stems to remix the music. I'll give you the track stems of 2 songs off the album for you to remix. If you choose, I will include your mixes on my next Christmas album: Epic Carols II (This will only happen if I can get the funding to create the second album).

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$500 PLEDGE REWARD

Your Request. Milocraft will produce a Christmas Carol of your choice for inclusion in his next Christmas album with an explanation of your request in the album liner notes. Milocraft will ask for your input on the style and arrangement. Milocraft retains all rights to the final piece. (I will definitely make the music and share it with you. Putting it on the new album will only happen if I can get funding to create the second album)

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

$750 PLEDGE REWARD

DJ for your private Christmas Party. Live in the Seattle area? DJ Gutorski (of Seattle fame) and Milocraft will personally DJ your Christmas party for 3 hours. The set will feature "Epic Carols" and other Christmas favorites. You must book the date 1 month in advance and live within an hour drive from downtown Seattle. No Sundays please.

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs, 2 Release Party Tickets} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

Spinning for Seattle's night scene, DJ Gutorski has performed in many clubs such as Heaven's, J&M Café, Down Under Tia Lou’s, as well as Private Parties and Weddings
Spinning for Seattle's night scene, DJ Gutorski has performed in many clubs such as Heaven's, J&M Café, Down Under Tia Lou’s, as well as Private Parties and Weddings

$1,000 PLEDGE REWARD

Executive Producer Credits! Thank you so much for helping to spread the cheer to everyone. Your name will be featured on the back of the album as well as a special thanks in the liner notes. Also, enjoy dinner for you and a guest with the Milocraft in Seattle. In addition, you receive 4 Release Party Tickets. You provide all travel expenses.

{+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs}

SPECIAL THANKS

Wyatt Germer for Video Production

Brandy Stone for Photography

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    10 Album Digital Download: Miles & Friends - Anthology, The Early Years. It contains all the songs and comedy sketches I created and collaborated on with some of my favorite people from the years 1986-1993. My formative years (age 17-25) were rife with the creation of music and other audio projects. I composed, performed, sang, recorded, and mixed a lot of music. I must mention that a lot of credit goes to all the creative cohorts I had over the years. Available in MP3, WAV, and FLAC formats. See the details in the "Pledge Rewards" section of the project page.
    {+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

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    Track stems to remix the music. I'll give you the track stems of 2 songs off the album for you to remix. If you choose, I will include your mixes on my next Christmas album: Epic Carols II (This will only happen if I can get the funding to create the second album).

    {+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

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    Your Request. Milocraft will produce a Christmas Carol of your choice for inclusion of his next Christmas album with mention of your request in the album liner notes. Milocraft will ask for your input on the style and arrangement. Milocraft retains all rights to the final piece. (I will definitely make the music and share it with you. Putting it on the new album will only happen if I can get funding to create the second album) {+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

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    DJ for your private Christmas Party. Live in the Seattle area? DJ Gutorski (of Seattle fame) and Milocraft will personally DJ your Christmas party for 3 hours. The set will feature "Epic Carols" and other Christmas favorites. You must book the date 1 month in advance and live within an hour drive from downtown Seattle. No Sundays please. {+ MP3 Download, Uncompressed Download, Signed Gift Wrapped CD, Backer Credits, 5 Additional Signed Gift Wrapped CDs, 2 Release Party Tickets} (Outside of U.S. add $3 + $3/Gift CD with a non U.S. address)

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