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Help Chicago-based instrumental group Sioum complete the production of their 2nd full-length album.
Yet Further has been released!  Visit  sioum.bandcamp.com to download the digital version, and click the merch tab to purchase a CD, vinyl, or shirt!
Yet Further has been released!  Visit  sioum.bandcamp.com to download the digital version, and click the merch tab to purchase a CD, vinyl, or shirt!
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Yet Further: Sioum's Second Full-Length Album

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This Kickstarter is meant to help cinematic, prog/post-metal instrumental group Sioum record their 2nd full-length. Previously, we have struggled to record, self-engineer, and pay for all of the costs associated with production and merchandise. Since the release of our first album "I Am Mortal, But Was Fiend" in 2010, we have spent the last almost 6 years preparing new music! Now, we are finally ready to release it.

Yet Further Cover
Yet Further Cover

 We want to provide fans of past, present, and future with the best possible representation of our art. This project is over five years in the making - it's everything to us, and the result of this album release will have a monumental impact on our success and future as career musicians. Recording with a professional audio engineer gave us the opportunity to create a high quality album without any recording or mixing flaws, and saved us an incredible amount of time. Instead of struggling to produce the album ourselves (it took 8 months of labor - day and night - for our first album!), Yet Further took only a few weeks.

(Available right here on our Kickstarter via Soundcloud, please press play to listen to this exclusive track off of Yet Further while you finish reading our story.)

 We have the music. But now we need the means to get the final vision for Yet Further in your hands. Monetarily, this Kickstarter addresses that. It will allow us to produce CDs, vinyl, and t-shirts. Your pledge and a successful campaign will mean producing our merch faster and more efficiently. By safely avoiding considerable credit card debt (that would take months, if not years to work off,) it will instead allow us to launch the album strong.  We'll be able to quickly begin playing shows, setting up tours, and generally focus on promoting the album.

Yet Further T-shirt
Yet Further T-shirt

 Being able to sell CD's and shirts is a costly but necessary tool for an emerging band's ability to support themselves, and the growing resurgence of vinyl sales is a formidable up-front cost to produce (in many situations, vinyl is extremely expensive without help from a label, or without a considerable following.)

Yet Further Vinyl
Yet Further Vinyl

Overall, having access to a recording engineer allowed our music to see it's full, professional potential, and now, subsequent merchandise will allow us the means to continue making music.

Engineering, mixing, and mastering: $3900
The total cost for vinyl, digipaks, and t-shirts: $6,000

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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING:
Shipping costs will be charged in addition to your pledge and tier choice if the campaign is successful. Shipping quotes are from USPS based on different weight categories. 

United States

Yet Further album = $5
Yet Further + 1st album = $7 
Yet Further + shirt = $8 
Yet Further + shirt + vinyl = $8 

International

Yet Further album = $10 
Yet Further + 1st album = $12 
Yet Further + shirt = $22
Yet Further + shirt + vinyl = $22

You can download me if you want!  (Just right-click and choose my destination)
You can download me if you want! (Just right-click and choose my destination)
  • 19 of 22 paintings in "Yet Further Art Catalogue A" remain!
You can download me if you want!  (Just right-click and choose my destination)
You can download me if you want! (Just right-click and choose my destination)
  • 6 of 9 paintings in "Yet Further Art Catalogue B" remain! 
Yet Further Stretch Goals!
Yet Further Stretch Goals!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for us, undoubtedly, is not being successfully funded. The debt we acquire will be substantial, and without the help of our fans, we will have to postpone touring and promotion for quite some time while we struggle to pay off the debt from one credit card to the next.

Another issue that may show up is delays in production caused by errors in the digipak or vinyl manufacturing process. Thankfully, although we would be set back time-wise, we would simply need to report the error, and then wait longer until we had the corrected product.

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    Early-access digital download of Yet Further. This early download will only be available to Kickstarter backers and will be sent out soon after the campaign ends.

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    Includes tier #1, as well as:

    An alternate rendition of the entire Yet Further LP. This electronic version will replace guitar, drums, and even certain keyboard patches with more classic synthesizer sounds. This will be available as a digital download as soon as it is completed.

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    Includes everything in tier #2, as well as:

    A physical copy of Yet Further.

    For all applicable tiers, the album is available either sealed or signed!

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    For this tier only, you will get everything from tier #3, as well as a physical copy of our first album I am Mortal, but was Fiend.

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    This tier includes:

    - A digital download of Yet Further, as well as a digital download of the alternate synth version
    - A physical copy of Yet Further
    - A premium shirt featuring original artwork by Shannon Poehlman, with design based on the themes of Yet Further

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    This tier is exclusively for a limited run double 12" vinyl (with high-gloss gatefold jacket) of Yet Further. This deluxe package will include two vinyls that hold over 70 minutes of music. For all applicable tiers, the vinyl is available either unsigned or signed.

    This tier also includes a digital download of Yet Further, as well as a digital download for the alternate synth version.

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    This tier includes everything from tier #5 and #6:

    - Yet Further double 12" vinyl (with high-gloss gatefold jacket)
    - A digital download of Yet Further, as well as a digital download of the alternate synth version
    - A physical copy of Yet Further
    - A premium quality shirt featuring original artwork by Shannon Poehlman, with design based on the themes of Yet Further

    (Starting with this and all following tiers, we will add your name to a special kickstarter thank you list that will be included with every digital download of Yet Further... forever!)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Complete physical merch bundle:

    - Yet Further double 12" vinyl (with high-gloss gatefold jacket)
    - A digital download of Yet Further, as well as a digital download of the alternate synth version
    - A physical copy of Yet Further
    - A physical copy of I am Mortal, but was Fiend
    - A premium quality shirt featuring original artwork by Shannon Poehlman, with design based on the themes of Yet Further

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    TIER 8.5
    $100 or more

    Includes everything from Tier #8, plus:

    One of 22 original 12" x 12" canvas paintings.
    The paintings are mixed media and were painted by Arthur Zdrinc and Emily Campbell. Each painting was meticulously created to be used as concept art for Yet Further.
    The art will be signed on the back by Sioum and Emily.

    (The process for choosing a piece will be queued in order of pledge received. You may view your options in our "Yet Further Art Catalogue A")

    ***Please scroll down the Campaign section of our KIckstarter to view the "Catalogue"***

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    Includes everything from tier #8, plus:

    Come hang out with us at a Sioum show of your choice. Beyond being put on the list for free access to the show, you will be able to gain access before the venue opens and accompany us during set up and sound check. During the show, join us in the band room for a Q&A, or just hang out!

    *Some restrictions, including but not limited to 21+ show restrictions or specific venue rules may apply. Availability may change on a show by show basis. Backer is responsible for RSVP'ing in advance to ensure availability. Pledge does not include any travel costs.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Includes everything from tier #8, plus:

    - We will write you either an original song or an arrangement of your favorite videogame song! For original music, you also have the option to give us a theme or concept to work with!

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    Includes everything from tier #8, plus:

    We will play a private show for you.

    *If backer requests show outside the general Chicagoland area, an additional travel expense will be required (in order to break even!)

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    TIER 12
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    Includes everything from Tier #8, plus:

    One of 9 original 12" x 12" canvas paintings featured on the album.  The paintings are mixed media and were painted by Arthur Zdrinc and Emily Campbell.  These were meticulously created, and over months of refinement, chosen to capture the essence of Yet Further.  
    The art will be signed on the back by Sioum and Emily.

    (You may view your options in our "Yet Further Art Catalogue B")

    (Also note that "B-005 - Tribulation" is the only painting that is 6" x 6”) 

    ***Please scroll down the Campaign section of our KIckstarter to view the "Catalogue"***

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Funding period

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