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thank you for helping me raise the money to release the EP this september! click the blue button to check out two pre-releases that will be included on the release!
thank you for helping me raise the money to release the EP this september! click the blue button to check out two pre-releases that will be included on the release!
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nansea's independent debut EP release

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UPDATE *** 

lovers and friends, 

we've reached more than 60% of the goal and that's just fantastic! i thank you all so much from the bottom of my melodramatic heart! <3 

i've updated the project site with two new releases that will be part of the EP we're crowdfunding here! hope you enjoy 'another life' and 'fog & quicksand'! 

kisses, 

nansea


i'm raising money to release my first EP with 5 songs. here are more sound bites of what the EP will consist of:  

COMFORT (demo)

INDUSTRIAL DREAMS (demo)

... the money will cover the costs of: 

- studio fees 

285 monthly (x5) = 1425 €

piano rental = 300 €

- equipment for live performances

effect pedals ≈ 275 €

i've been renting space, equipment, and time in the nadel eins studio in berlin-wedding since april this year and will conclude my recordings for my upcoming EP (most likely) in august. to mend the hole in my bank account that this artistic necessity has dug, and to be able to invest $$$ in gear for better live performances, i'm asking you for nothing but a tiny bit of your freshly printed euros. 

The EP will be recorded, mixed, mastered and finally released with the help of friendly musician friends, the people from nadel eins studio, and me! 

Take a glimps at the artwork. It was created by my talented friends André Fau & Bruna Scorsatto. Here's the cover of the second single release preceding the EP:



hounds was my first single release early july this year. listen to it on spotify:  

The release will not only be a wonderful fabulous high quality product of my music that you can listen to whenever you feel like it, but it will also help me book gigs at bigger venues and grow as an artist in general (through applying for festivals, to record labels or booking agencies) ...

That's why your support matters so much to me as a singer, composer, and performer! <3 

performing at donau115 on july 23rd with erik, davit, and stan <3 my absolute favorite show of all time!
performing at donau115 on july 23rd with erik, davit, and stan <3 my absolute favorite show of all time!

THE REWARDS

if you wish to contribute to my project, you're free to choose the sum, of course. However, there are certain tiers tied to certain sums. so you might wanna look into that, too. for example, you'll get two song booklets with guitar tab and/or piano accompaniment for hounds & another life. in this bundle, you'll also receive download codes for all the releases (all singles & the entire EP)

looky  ...

song books

private concert

from a private show for about 20 people
from a private show for about 20 people

SHORT BIO

Nansea (ˈnænsi) is the musical moniker of Berlin-based musician Marek Polgesek. With their music, they create a queer indie/chamber pop sound that goes beyond the traditional singer-songwriter style, while paying tribute to gender nonconforming artists that inspire them. Their sound has been described as a ‘more whimsical Rufus Wrainwright’ and reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and The Irrepressibles. The themes of Nansea's music address their individual experience of the world, with its clashes between hetero-normative constraints, and the incredibly diverse countercultures that arise from it.

Risks and challenges

Renting a studio to record my EP requires a monthly payment of the fees, a lot of planning and coordinating with fellow musicians and others involved. The project is a safe bet, because the majority of the work is as good as done!

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    free EP download

    if you're generous enough to contribute even a little bit, i'll offer you download codes for the upcoming EP!

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    EP download + digital booklet

    for a mere 10€ you'll receive the digital download of the entire EP plus the booklet with photos and lyrics

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    song booklets

    for 20 € worth of your love, i'll offer you two song booklets for my songs 'hounds' and 'another life'. they come with either piano or guitar accompaniment. they come with a download code for both songs, and the EP.

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    Pledge €40 or more About $44

    unused raw material, snippets, remixes

    for a couple of Euros more, you will receive miscellaneous bonus material that haven't made it onto the EP, but might still be interesting for you to hear. May I say that there's a hilarious self-made remix of 'hounds' that's too shy to be published anywhere else?

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    Pledge €70 or more About $78

    limited VINYL edition

    Please note that this tear will only come to life if we manage to raise around 550€ above the set goal, because the costs of pressing vinyl are quite something!

    But! In case we succeed, i'll have a few vinyls pressed with at least two bonus tracks!

    The vinyl will come with an exclusive booklet containing lyrics and song books.

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    Pledge €120 or more About $133

    private concert

    for a mere 150€, i'll offer you a private nansea gig at your house or the venue you'd like to choose. works also perfectly as a gift for a dear friend you'd like to offer something very special.

    due to my live performances i have been described as a "youthful, willowy presence, reminiscent of a young queer donald sutherland in pastel bohemian drag, guitar in hand, oozing quiet, understated charisma as they navigate through a tearful deluge of emotion"

    on top of that, a private concert provides a very intimate and cozy atmosphere.

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Funding period

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