Philadelphia/Brooklyn experimental band Normal Love sets out to record its first full-length album in almost four years. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2011.
About this project
Our Philadelphia/Brooklyn band, Normal Love, hasn't released a full-length album since 2007. After tireless rehearsing, along with several instrumentation and line-up changes, we are seeking your financial support in order to fund the minimum recording costs of this record ($1500) by MAY 1st, which will be released in summer, 2011.
A simple $10 contribution will get you a digital download of the entire record. Other prizes include past and future releases, and even trips to a turkish bathhouse for you and yours.
Please watch the video we made in order to catch a glimpse of what this album will sound like. It's quite different from our last record.
If we meet our financial goal of $1500, all funds will go directly to engineer Marc Alan Goodman for recording and mixing, The Bunker for studio rental, and Weasel Walter for mastering. Any funding that passes the $1500 goal will go directly towards Normal Love's recording costs of releases in the near future.
For those of you who don't know our music, here's some info about our band:
++++Since forming in 2005, Normal Love has stood firmly in the zone between feral intensity and rigorous formality. Members are currently based in both Brooklyn and Philadelphia.
Taking cues from a number of influences, NL drew initial inspiration from the sounds of pioneering artists working within the confines of no wave, extreme metal, outsider pop, contemporary composition, noise, oddball punk, musique concrète, early industrial, as well as various modes of free improvisation. At times, Normal Love has even invoked the creative talents of a select few of their unsung contemporaries, challenging them to write compositions of immense depth and complexity for the band.
After a brief performance hiatus, as well as several alterations in personnel and instrumentation, the group's heightened internal focus has both sharpened and unified their approach-- distilling their efforts into a potently severe and aesthetically viscous gestalt (in regards to both sound AND sight). This latest unit is furiously working towards constructing, performing, and recording material which is planned for release and subsequent US tour in Summer 2011.++++
NORMAL LOVE has been invited to perform at The 1st ever Philadelphia Bang on a Can Marathon, Guitar Festival @ The Stone (February 2007), the 1st annual Philadelphia POPPED! Festival (April 2007), and the apogee-esque Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches Festival (December 2006).
Normal Love is:
Merissa Martigoni (vocals/sampler), Jessica Pavone (amplified violin), Amnon Freidlin (guitar/electronics), Evan Lipson (bass), and Eli Litwin (drums).
“Segments of acidic beauty and transcendent force” -Signal to Noise Magazine
“Ecstatic Experimentalism.” -Time Out New York
“This Philadelphia band is the future of music. Buckle up and get ready.” -Music Meridian
“Music that succeeds at being alternately brutal and beautiful, sometimes both at the same time. ” – Stephen Potter (billboard.com)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
One digital download of Normal Love's album, "Survival Tricks."
Pledge $20 or more
One CD of Normal Love's album, "Survival Tricks," which includes artwork by Diana Joy (S&H included for UNITED STATES/CANADA backers) .
Pledge $25 or more
One CD of Normal Love's album, "Survival Tricks, which includes artwork by Diana Joy (S&H included for INTERNATIONAL backers) .
Pledge $50 or more
The CD and Normal Love's "Peel 7"" on vinyl.
Pledge $75 or more
The CD, the vinyl, and Normal Love's debut self-titled CD.
Pledge $100 or more
Both CD's, the 7" vinyl, and a mixtape (cassette or CD) by Normal Love.
Pledge $200 or more
Both CD's, the 7" vinyl, the mixtape, and ONE pass to a selected Turkish/Korean/Russian bathhouse in your city of choice (don't worry, the bathhouse will be a reputable one).
Pledge $350 or more
Both CD's, the 7" vinyl, the mixtape, TWO passes to the selected Turkish/Korean/Russian bathhouse in your city of choice, and a limited run split-cassette of Normal Love and Whore Paint, and a short film featuring members of Normal Love by artist Haoyan of America, entitled "Witchouse."
Pledge $1,000 or more
Both CD's, the 7" vinyl, the mixtape, FOUR passes to the Turkish/Korean/Russian bathhouse, the split-cassette, the Witchhouse DVD, and 1 free copy of ALL future Normal Love releases, FOR LIFE. That's right, you gonna be a Normal Lifer!
- (44 days)