The image above is a VIDEO, please click to watch!
I've been The One Mouth Band for a dozen years now, and I've had the idea for this project even longer. Both of my previous solo CDs were live a cappella recordings of covers, originals, and improvisations. Now I'm finally ready to produce the full-length, multi-tracked, all-original, and all-organic album that I've wanted to make for years.
This project is called "Could Love" after the call-to-arms, polyrhythmic, jazz track that closes the album. Every song that's a part of it is about also about love, and comes from the last few years touring and writing new songs with my live looping pedal. It shows pop, rock, soul, funk, jazz, blues, and latin influences. But I need your help to make it a reality.
I've received awards & acclaim for my performances, which have taken me all over the world. Yet as an independent musician, finances are always a challenge. Luckily, I've been able to do computer work to pay the bills. I self-financed my last CD, and I'm putting just as much of my own money down on this one already. With your contribution, you are creating:
- more time for me in the recording studio
- more songs on the CD
- professional editing & mixing
- high-quality mastering
Because of the way Kickstarter works, I don't get anything until that $5000 minimum is reached. Any additional funds donated over and above that will be used for creating/improving the CD packaging and promotion of this project.
Of course there are some nifty-gifts listed here for you at different pledge levels for encouragement (including an immediate download of the rough mix of one track). But really you're getting a lot more than that. You're giving a unique and independent musician the chance make an album that we can both listen to with pride for years to come.
I am ever-grateful to my family, friends, and fans for all your support. I look to you again now to please help me take this project to the finish line and out into the world, with love...
No, it is a rough mix version. That means that it is mostly done, but NOT what will appear on the final CD. I plan to re-record the lead vocal and change the levels of some of the background parts. I will do this before making it available for all contributions of $5 or more, but it's all I had to use in the video when I made it. The version on the CD will also undergo a process called "mastering", making it slightly different (and even better!) than the MP3 download available in February.
I was just having fun. $33 as in an old 33-1/3 vinyl record, $45 like a 45 record, $78 etc. Don't worry, you can contribute whatever level you want, not just what I set. Feel free to make up your own number, individual and unique like a snowflake...
Everything listed at pledge levels under $100 is what I'm referring to as the ALL THE GOODIES package. I did this to make it easier to describe the pledges above $100, all of which include said goodies.
ALL THE GOODIES are:
+ advance MP3 download of pre-mastered single "So Simple, So Beautiful"
+ MP3 download of full "Could Love" album 1 month before release
+ signed & numbered limited edition hard copy of CD of "Could Love" when released
+ "100% Organic Human Music" live CD (2005)
+ "Done Waiting" CD with The Irrationals (2009)
+ MP3 download of full "One Mouth Band" album (2003)
+ MP3 download of "One On One" EP (2010)
+ a thank you on Facebook / Twitter and the good vibes that come with every pledge :)
If you think one of the classifications below works better, please tell me and I'll happily change it...
http://../discover/categories/classical%20music… http://../discover/categories/country%20&%20folk… http://../discover/categories/electronic%20music… http://../discover/categories/hip-hop… http://../discover/categories/indie%20rock… http://../discover/categories/jazz… http://../discover/categories/pop… http://../discover/categories/rock… http://../discover/categories/world%20music…
YES! You can still get in on a good thing at http://OneMouthBand.com/contribute/. I can't add you as an official backer via this website, but if you make a contribution and include a note about which pledge level you'd like to join, I'll make sure to smuggle you the essentials all the same.
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