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ShumaunBy Shumaun
First created
ShumaunBy Shumaun
First created
$1,618
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
35
backers
45hours to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 6 2018

About

Greetings everyone! 

We've been working really hard to produce the follow-up to our critically acclaimed self-titled debut album "Shumaun." That first album was done completely DIY and funded directly by the band. It was an honor having drum legends Mark Zonder (Fates Warning), and Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour) perform on it, and even cooler appearing on the front page of REVOLVER Magazine's website, which had a feature on us. The image below displays just a few of the accolades and reviews we received for that record. 

Now it's time for us to "progress" and focus on our sophomore album "One Day Closer to Yesterday." We initially had plans to self-finance this record as well, but have come to a standstill due to lack of funds. We've already spent a few thousand dollars on recording and mixing, but need further assistance to get us over that big hump that musicians always run into while on the path of trying to release an album successfully. This is where you hopefully come in! 

We've snagged the wonderful Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio in France to handle the the mixing. Brett has worked with some of our biggest influences such as Pain of Salvation, and Cynic. The total funds we raise together on this Kickstarter campaign, including what we've already spent would cover the costs associated with recording, mixing, mastering, pressing, artwork, merchandise, and PR. Anything more would allow us to finally shoot a legitimate music video! 

Stylistically, this album is a bit more raw and heavier than our last one. Guitar wise, there are surprisingly a lot of riffs throughout the album. I use the term "surprisingly" because I never really considered myself to be a riff writer, but somehow that's the natural direction that this album took a turn to. Much of the lyrics were comprised from improved vocal sessions that were further refined in order to capture something real and unfiltered. Many of the vocal melodies were spontaneous. I incorporated more vocal harmonies and vocal textures this time around as well. Tanvir Tomal is playing his heart out on this one... you gotta hear him rip! As always, Jose Mora's bass is tasteful, melodic, and technical all at once, and of course you can hear Tyler Kim's guitar textures throughout the album. 

  "One Day Closer to Yesterday" has an underlying concept of love gone wrong.  The album begins with two souls in a state of preexistence bonded by love, and continues after they are both assigned bodies on Earth.  All attempts at a blissful reunion are complicated, as only one of them can recall their state together prior to birth… and yet their connection is undeniable. The album touches on the many real struggles, conflicts, and experiences that romantic relationships might go through... the good, the horribly bad, the spiritual, and terrestrial. 

Track listing:
   Sensus Divinitatis
   The Writing’s on the Wall
   Fear Is
   Nafsi Ammara
   City of Gold
   Central Station
   Prove Yourself
   Go
   Remember Me and I Will Remember You
   One Day Closer to Yesterday

Here is the first single off the new album called "Go."

We are confident that Shumaun fans will connect this record, so you can feel confident on your decision to pledge! :)

As always, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It's because people like you that we are able to do what we do and share our passion with the world at large.  Please spread the word, and if you cannot pledge, please share with someone who might like to.

Much love,

-Farhad

Risks and challenges

There aren't any foreseeable risks involved with your pledge as it relates to us getting the album out on time and to you with the associated merch. The only real possible delays we can predict at this point is getting the cover songs ready exactly when we state we will due to studio time conflicts, and how the writing is coming along for our renditions of songs chosen for us to cover. Rest assured that we will follow through!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DEBUT ALBUM)

    Get a high quality digital download of our self-titled debut album SHUMAUN, including front cover JPEG.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (NEW ALBUM)

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    PHYSICAL ALBUM

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    SHUMAUN T-SHIRT

    -Shumaun T-shirt featuring the cover art of "One Day Closer to Yesterday." (S, M, L, XL, XXXL)

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    PHYSICAL CDS (BOTH ALBUMS)

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    -A physical copy of our self-titled debut album.

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    T-SHIRT + CD

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    SIGNED DRUM HEAD

    -A signed drum head that was used either on the record or live.

    -Shumaun T-shirt featuring the cover art of "One Day Closer to Yesterday." (S, M, L, XL, XXXL)

    -A physical copy of the new album with the option of having everyone in the band sign it.

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    NAME IN LINER NOTES

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    HAND-WRITTEN LYRICS & VIDEO THANKS

    -Hand-written lyrics from a song off the new album of your choosing, (excluding the title track)

    - A personalized video message from the whole band thanking you for pledging.

    -Your name featured in the liner notes of the CD packaging as a token of appreciation.

    -A physical copy of the new album with the option of having everyone in the band sign it.

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    MERCH EXTRAVAGANZA!

    -Physical CDs of both Shumaun releases along with the digital files.

    -Rare out of print physical CD along with booklet containing lyrics of Farhad, Tanvir, and Jose's old band from the early to mid 2000's called Encompass. Consisting of 9 tracks, it's a great way to hear the evolution of our music together.

    -Choice of any TWO Shumaun T-shirts (New Album Artwork, First Album Artwork, and Shumaun "S" Symbol)

    -Shumaun stickers

    -A personalized video message from the whole band thanking you for pledging.

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    ACOUSTIC SONG JUST FOR YOU!

    -OPTION 1: Shumaun will record a cover song of your choice rearranged acoustically! You give us a choice of 5 popular or semi popular songs, (3-5 minutes each) and we'll pick one.

    -OPTION 2: Shumaun will record an original song acoustically with you if you play an instrument or sing, or we will write a song based on a lyrical topic of your choosing, as long as it is not vulgar or offensive... Comedic material is more than welcome! (Collaborations will be executed remotely, unless you are local. We can discuss logistics if you choose this option).

    -Your name featured in the liner notes of the CD packaging as a token of our appreciation.

    -Shumaun T-shirt featuring the cover art of "One Day Closer to Yesterday." (S, M, L, XL, XXXL)

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    FULL BAND COVER SONG

    -Shumaun will record a cover song of your choice with full band instrumentation (electric guitars, bass, drums, synths, vocals). You give us a choice of 5 songs and we'll pick one to Shumaunize, (4-6 minutes max).

    -Your name featured in the liner notes of the CD packaging as a token of our appreciation.

    -Shumaun T-shirt featuring the cover art of "One Day Closer to Yesterday." (S, M, L, XL, XXXL)

    -A physical copy of the album with the option of having everyone in the band sign it.

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    WARMOTH GUITAR USED ON RECORD

    -You get Farhad's beautiful custom chambered Warmoth Strat guitar that was used on "One Day Closer to Yesterday." Some of the specs are listed below, and pics will be provided:
    •Dimarzio pickups included (LiquiFire neck pickup, Crunch Lab bridge pickup, and a Dimarzio single in the middle)
    •Wilkinson Tremolo
    •Alder body
    •Birdseye Maple Neck
    •Sperzel Locking Tuners
    •Signed by the whole band
    •Case Included

    - A personalized video message from the whole band thanking you for pledging.

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