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Mute Forest album #2
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Hello friend. This is Kael Smith of Mute Forest. It's been 4 years since my debut album Deforestation came out and the time has come to take a bold, sonic leap forward with a brand new album. I want album #2 to have a dazzling analog-character and a deep intimate feel. To achieve this, I'd like to team up with super-talented engineer Mike Bridavsky (Magnolia Electric CO, Tortoise, Rivulets) at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN. Mike is the perfect fit to help me realize the full potential of these next 10 or so songs. Recording with such a renowned producer in their studio takes a considerable amount of money. With your support I can cover studio time, lodging and transportation and in exchange I'll reward you with the first copies of the new album, unreleased material, t-shirts, cover songs and more. This will be an intrepid step but I think it will make for a killer record. Let's do it together! 

Update 4.22.19 

New music! This is the first taste of new Mute Forest material. The Riven Sun (demo) will be given exclusively to Kickstarter backers and not released anywhere else. This home recorded version will live on it's own and will be re-recorded for the upcoming full length record. 


This is a new 4 song EP called Scarcities. This Kickstarter exclusive EP features 2 new Mute Forest songs and 2 unreleased Mombi (my other project) songs from The Wounded Beat sessions. It is included in the Mute Forest & Mombi digital bundle tier with a $25 pledge. 

 Scarcities tracklisting:

1. Mute Forest - Dark Waterbird 2. Mombi - False Ribs 3. Mute Forest - Hold On 4. Mombi - More Coal (chilly version)

For those of you discovering Mute Forest for the first time, here's a couple personal favorites of mine. The first is a song called Eat the Skin from my Infinity Pools EP. Released April 7th, 2015 via Lost Tribe Sound.



Pray for Hail is a single I released in 2018 and features static-filled guitar, mutating, dusty atmospherics and filtered harmony vocals. 

Risks and challenges

It's difficult for a small artist like myself to travel far and make an album. But with your help I'm confident I can make an album that we're both excited about and proud of.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    Thank you

    You have officially invested in the making of the new Mute Forest album. A huge thank you for your support! As a thank you, you will receive an early demo of a new song to be re-recorded for the album.

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    Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy

    Thank you for your support! You'll receive a digital copy of Mute Forest - Deforestation

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    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
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    New album digital copy

    Thank you for your support! You will receive the new Mute Forest album digitally.

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    New album on CD/digital

    Thank you for your support! You get the new Mute Forest album on CD/digital

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    Mute Forest digital bundle

    Thank you for your support! Includes digital copies of new album, Deforestation, Reforestation remix EP and Infinity Pools EP.

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
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    2 CD package

    Thank you for your support! You receive the new album on CD as well as Khale - Sleepworks on CD (Own Records).

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    Mute Forest and Mombi digital bundles

    7 digital releases from both Mute Forest and Mombi (Kael's other project) PLUS includes a special 4 song split-EP entitled Scarcities featuring 2 unreleased songs from each artist and is only available here on this Kickstarter! Also includes the new Mute Forest album digitally.

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    New album on CD plus digital bundles

    You'll receive the new album on CD plus the Mute Forest and Mombi digital bundle.

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on CD/digital
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    Mombi T-shirt + digital bundles

    Includes a limited men’s or women’s Mombi t-shirt (please specify type and size) plus digital copies of all listed Mute Forest and Mombi releases including the Kickstarter exclusive 4 song split EP featuring 2 unreleased songs from each artist. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
    • Mombi T-shirt (please select style and size)
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    Signed new album on CD + digital bundles

    Personally signed copy of the new album on CD plus the Mute Forest / Mombi digital bundles. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on CD (personally signed copy)
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    New album on stereo lathe-cut vinyl!

    This will be a limited 1st pressing of the new album on high-quality, stereo lathe-cut vinyl by Little Elephant Lathe Cuts. These Kickstarter exclusive copies will be made to order and have unique artwork to future pressings. You also receive a digital copy of the new album plus the Mute Forest and Mombi digital bundles. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on stereo lathe-cut vinyl LP
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    2 personally signed copies vinyl package

    Includes personally signed copies of both the new album on high-quality, stereo lathe-cut vinyl as well as Deforestation on deluxe 180 gram vinyl. You will also receive the new album digitally plus the Mute Forest and Mombi digital bundles. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on stereo lathe-cut vinyl LP
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation 180 gram vinyl LP
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    One-of-a-kind cover song + digi-bundles

    I will record, mix and master a cover song of your choosing to never be released and only delivered to you. You will also receive the new album digitally with the 2 digital bundles. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album digital copy
    • One-of-a-kind cover song of your choosing
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    One-of-a-kind cover song + new album LP

    I will record, mix and master a cover song of your choosing never to be released and delivered only to you. You will also receive the new album on high-quality, Stereo lathe-cut vinyl. You also will receive the Mute Forest and Mombi digital bundles. 7 releases total!

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on stereo lathe-cut vinyl LP
    • One-of-a-kind cover song of your choosing
    • New album digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You get EVERYTHING.

    You'll receive everything from above, that's right, EVERYTHING.

    Includes:
    • Thank you
    • Demo of new Mute Forest song
    • New album on stereo lathe-cut vinyl LP
    • New album on CD/digital
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation 180 gram vinyl LP
    • Mute Forest - Infinity Pools EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Reforestation remix EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest / Mombi - Kickstarter EP (4 unreleased songs)
    • Mombi - The Wounded Beat digital copy
    • Mombi - Turning Witch EP digital copy
    • Mute Forest - Deforestation digital copy
    • Mombi T-shirt (please select style and size)
    • Khale - Sleepworks CD
    • One-of-a-kind cover song of your choosing
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    Executive Producer title + EVERYTHING

    You have become a major benefactor in this album becoming a reality. This sound life choice has netted you the revered "Executive Producer" title in which your name and title will be printed within all the high-quality, lathe-cut physical copies of the new album. As Executive Producer, you also may pick from any of the other rewards that you like with free shipping worldwide.

    Includes:
    • Title of "Exectuve Producer" on all physical copies of new album
    • Your choice of any or all of the rewards with free shipping
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