Basically, like so many others, I am in the process of recording an album. The hook is that I am challenging any interested blogger, reviewer, or critic to essentially act as producer(s)! Think of it as a crowd-sourcing project...
At some point in their life, everyone has read a review of something that made them think such absurd thoughts as "what does that person know anyways..." The truth is, these individuals are usually selected to pass their judgment because they have a great deal of knowledge on the subject.
What would happen if we used that temerity for good? What if these harsh criticisms were lobbied against the work in progress? Hopefully, we'll find out!
If funded, I will reach out to some of my favourite critics and extend the invitation to them to aide in the making of the next album. I want to have their critical input at every stage of the process and find out if their criticisms do indeed make for a better record in the end.
Used to working alone, this will require a great degree of patience and potentially sacrifice (drama!) on my end. On their end, confidence that their critical ear is in tune!
After paying the Kickstarter fees, the money raised is for the obvious- to make the communication, recording, and finally the Coup de Grâce... pressing of a limited edition 180-gram vinyl! As a bonus, the great folks at United Record Pressing have offered to give everyone who donates over the $71 level a free test pressing! See http://www.urpressing.com/kickstarter/ for details.
The only other thing I want to point out is that the prizes are meant to be personal. If you are contributing to this project, I want to put more of my own hard work and personal touch into making something especially for you. Any support you could give will be appreciated more than any handmade trinket could express, but regardless, will serve as a small token that tells you that your support means a great deal to me!
To hear the work being done on the new record up to this point, including talk about the recording, songwriting, and to hear early mixes, listen to the "Wax Nostalgic" podcast found on our website in the audio section:
For the direct iTunes link to the "Wax Nostalgic" podcast, click here:
Feel free to e-mail me or send me a message on twitter, and for any other information on The Aeronautical Legends or to hear some songs please head over to:
Thanks- hope to talk to you soon!
- (42 days)