Mystic Tape Deck is a creative collective of several notable Boise musicians and artists working together to create what we feel is a monumental and unique series of immersive products centered around a mythological being of our own design.
In short, we aim to produce unique and collectible products you can be proud to own and support.
This is essentially a pre-sales campaign, rather than an open ended "raise as much as we can" campaign. Each pledge toward a perk is considered a pre-order for the product.
We have released some rough mixes on our SoundCloud, but every song has since been remixed and mastered. The first two songs below are more representative of the final sound.
You can check out the demos here:
What We Need & What You Get
Our first product is a 48 page perfect-bound 6"x9" book, printed on quality 80# glossy paper for the inside pages, and a gloss coated 100# stock cover.
This first edition of the book will include:
- A paper-jacketed CD carefully attached inside the back cover, containing a 16 song concept album which serves as a companion to the book.
- A download card for a high quality rip of the songs in the portable format of your choice.
- Brilliant color plates of original artwork accompanied by the lyrics and credits for each song
- Books will ship in high quality 2 mil E. Gerber clear mylar bags to preserve their pristine "hot off the presses" condition
- The first 25 out of the box are a special, limited, signed and numbered edition, making them über collectible!
If we somehow fail to raise the modest sum required by this campaign, your money will be refunded to you. This is an all-or-nothing effort to get our project funded and off the ground, and we will accept no outcome other than complete fulfillment.
Where many musicians find themselves struggling with the particulars of a rapidly changing online music industry, we see an opportunity to create and deliver affordable specialty products designed to stand out among a sea teeming with independent do-it-yourself producers all delivering in the same failing or niche formats of yesterday.
While we are not a band in the strictly traditional sense, we are highly skilled, creative, and experienced musicians and artists working together under a common theme to create something new and interesting for you to enjoy, and this is ONLY THE BEGINNING. We have many, many more ideas up our collective sleeve and hope that through achieving success with our initial efforts, we are subsequently empowered and encouraged to keep producing additional products aimed at both casual listeners as well as diehard collectors of musical and artistic oddities.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean they can't help:
- Share our campaign with all of your music and art loving friends across all social media channels, and remember to use the Kickstarter sharing tools for the best results!
And that's all there is to it.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges we face are primarily fundraising concerns, with some additional logistics which we are actually uniquely qualified to overcome.
There is not much precedence for this sort of thing in the world right now for us to point to and say "here is an example of someone who did this exact thing, and it worked for them."
Despite this fact, we feel it is a risk we can handle with relative ease, with many years professional experience in graphic/assembly design combined with almost a century of collective experience making music between us.
The single biggest hurdle for us at this point really is just about raising the money to get started with our first release.
And that is where you can help the most. Your donations support the efforts of truly independent and do-it-yourself musicians and artists, and that should feel good. You are helping to bring something new and interesting into the world which might never exist without your interest and support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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