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Ecstatic melody, unimaginable sounds, drumNbassNbells, haunting songs, Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonica, Regurgitated Music Box, Bass siren beats

Dear Friends,

I've been working on my new album, "SONIC NEW YORK -15 Punk Rockers Pounding a Piano Into Junk" The album is turning out to be quite mad and quite beautiful. 18 tracks.

It's all the experimental Sxip sounds you love driven by object melodies, trip hop human beat box, prepared tuba and drumNbassNbells and also some very very pretty songs with guitars and virtual oil drums. Featured tracks are "I Live in New York City", "Asleep on the Subway" and "Ghosts In The Gowanus Canal"

It features allot breath driven beats and sounds -mutant harmonicas, bass siren whistle, triple extended tin whistle, tuba, human beat boxer Adam Matta, the incredible vocals of Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the haunting vocals of Aimee Curl.

Also the beautiful mechanics of The Disc Bell Music Box, Obnoxiophone, Prepared Guitar and tuned ratchet. Rachelle Garniez makes an appearence and Sammy from Project Jenny Project Jan produces a track inspired by Deelite and Blondie, a dance hit called "Dreamland" (Summertime in Brooklyn)

I need to raise $5000 to finish the album, recording, art work, mastering. Then I shop it around to labels or release it myself. Think of this as a gift, with a gift in return, because we all know that CD's are archaic media, like 78s. But I collect 78s, so....

My favorite young designer Caleb Beyers, is doing the design, which includes photos by James Shirey (my father) and Sibel De-Mayo.The art will be beautiful and you will want to hold it.

Limited offers available exclusively to those who pledge.

Cheers, Sxip Shirey http://www.youtube.com/sxipshirey sxipshirey@gmail.com

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    pre-order CD SONIC NEW YORK-15 Punk Rockers Pounding a Piano Into Dust. I'll send you a copy when it's done.

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    pre-order CD Sonic New York and I sign it then draw a little picture on it. (a very nice picture, a dirty picture, I don't know yet) and I send you an mp3 of "Rain on the Roses" recorded live in Vienna!

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    pre-order signed Sonic NYC CD plus you get my last CD plus an mp3 of "Rain On The Roses" recorded live in Vienna!

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    pre-order signed Sonic NY CD plus you get my collaboration with Jason Webley "Days with You" (7inch vinyl, book of poetry and CD) (until I run out, I have about a total of 50), and I send you an mp3 of "Rain on the Roses" live from Vienna!

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    All three CD's (and 7 inch and poetry) including a signed Sonic New York and the mp3

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    You will be a guest of honor at one of my shows and receive not only the CDs in a grand gesture but I will make you a special hat. (a very very special hat).

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    four composition work shops in NYC

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    Private house concert in NYC

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    Private house concert any place in mainland US (I'll need a PA system to play through and I'll need an airline ticket or China Town Bus fare)

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    I'll compose a piece of music for you and record it. (A love song? An entrance theme? A theme song? hell, everyone should have a theme song!)

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    private concert any place in the world. I will also need airline fare to get to your country when it comes time for me to fly.

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    You are a financial producer on the album and will be credited as such. I'll give you all the CDs, I'll do a show for you (plus travel)...Plus I'll bake you a pie. I don't know if I've ever baked a pie but I'll make you a pie.

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    One of a kind mechanical disc music box, created with the incredible artist Gabriel Shaffer. Composition on disc will be one of a kind and never recreated. Shaffer will re-imagine antique music boxes into new art object. When these sell in galleries they will go for 8k-10k. I am VERY excited about creating these. See http://www.gabrielshaffer.com/gallery.html

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    Now come on, tell me what you want me to do! (No, I wont do that) .....well maybe, who's asking?

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