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Pressing vinyl records for the forthcoming Mikronesia album "In a River the Color of Lead" on NOREMIXES.
Pressing vinyl records for the forthcoming Mikronesia album "In a River the Color of Lead" on NOREMIXES.
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This Kickstarter is to press, for the first time ever, an album by composer and electronic musician Mikronesia on vinyl record. NOREMIXES is looking to press 250 copies of this album. The entire $2000 goal will go to pressing the vinyl 12" records and printing full color jackets for the record. Now a word from the artist...

Hello my name is Michael. I create music under the name Mikronesia. For over 10 years I've been recording, playing concerts, scorng films and dance, collaborating on interactive sound installations and even creating sonic experiences on smart phones. NOREMIXES has started this Kickstarter to fund the production of my personally favorite and timeless way to experience music: on vinyl record. Late last year internationally renown electronic musician Starkey asked me to release music on his new label NOREMIXES.  

Although I've been recording and producing my music in a number of formats from CDs to smart phone apps I've never done a proper vinyl record of Mikronesia music. I have, for many years, released most of my music as "pay-what-you-want" and in many cases, given the changing landscape of music sales these days, that has meant people downloading my albums for free. Now I'm asking you to be directly involved in supporting the creation and sharing of my music. A vinyl record, unlike an MP3 is a tangible object with a beautiful jacket to hold and look at, it's a conversation piece that sits on your shelf, it's something you can lend to a friend or even leave to your child someday.

Even if you don't have a record player, please consider supporting the pressing of this vinyl LP. Each LP comes with a digital download of the entire album that you can listen to on your computer, iPod or phone and you can frame the jacket. There's great reward levels including a copy of the vinyl record, some exclusive non-album tracks, a download collection of a nearly 16 hour archive of my previous albums, and at the top teir, a private ambient piano concert in your home! Thank for your listening and supporting this music.

This Kickstarter video contains clips from the NOREMIXES Launch video by James Webster, a photo of Pangaea: When The Continents Were One by Melissa Hassey and the Mikronesia video Dwell by Dan Tabor.

Risks and challenges

As this is essentially a pre-order (with lots of great ways to support and interact with the artist - i.e. the in-home private concerts) we do not see any risks with this Kickstarter. If funded we look forward to pressing the album and getting it in your hands in 6-10 weeks. The digital downloads will be send out immediately the week the album is released in March. The in-home concerts will have to be arranged with Michael. If it's within 2-hours of Philadelphia, he'll drive or take public transportation to your house. Otherwise travel arrangements will need to be made.

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    Download of MP3 version of the 20:00 opening track from the album.

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    Digital download of entire "In A River the Color of Lead" album, plus bonus tracks.

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    Signed vinyl record LP 12" record with full color jacket. Also includes digital download. Kickstarter exclusive only will include seven additional tracks from the recording session as bonus tracks.

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    The Mikronesia Archive Package. Digital download of over 16 hours of music (including the 8-hour long sleep music album "Quiescent" and seven other full length LPs from 2006-2014). And the signed vinyl LP of "In a River the Color of Lead"

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    Mikronesia home concert. Within a two hour radius of Philadelphia, Michael will travel to your home and perform a hour long concert of ambient piano+electronic music for you and your friends. If you're outside of the Philadelphia/New York/DC area, travel costs will have to arranged. You must have a piano (any piano, doesn't need to be fancy or that in-tune) at your home for the concert. This package also includes the vinyl LP.

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