With your help we can record and release Tartar Lamb 2, a new composition by Toby Driver featuring members of Kayo Dot.
Tartar Lamb 2 is like the sound of a whale swallowing a comet, spouting a cloud of ice from its blowhole, and the shards raining down and slicing up your face.
This piece is a sequel of sorts to the acclaimed 2006 Tartar Lamb debut 60 Metonymies, the modern electroacoustic quartet that took the world by storm. This time around, Toby Driver has fashioned himself a modern winds epic of immense proportions that features members of Kayo Dot plus clarinet deconstructionist Jeremiah Cymerman.
The Plan: In 2009 we were able to record and self-release maudlin of the Well - Part the Second thanks to an experimental fan-funded donation drive. We had such a positive experience with this that we've decided to try it again, this time using Kickstarter.com as a way to manage the donation process and to provide backers with some really great rewards for their support.
Our goal is to raise $6,000 dollars to cover studio costs, travel, a modestly sized vinyl pressing of the finished album, and the processing/shipping of your sweet, sweet rewards. We'll then create a Tartar Lamb 2 website similar to Part the Second where TL2 will be available to all for free streaming. We'll also use this site to sell digital downloads, LPs, t-shirts, and other TL2 related media.
Music like ours can be a tricky thing to bring to the marketplace, and a donation drive such as this is a great way to secure the level of financial backing we believe this project calls for. We're really proud of this piece and want to give it all the attention and effort it deserves! And of course, if we can't meet our goal, then it's back to the drawing board, so please give this project your thoughtful consideration! We can't make it happen without your support!
The Rewards: One of the more exciting things about this venture is the opportunity to get some really cool things into the hands of some really cool people.
Everyone who donates will get access to a high quality digital download of Tartar Lamb 2. We'll also be producing a limited edition hand made CD-r of the album, available exclusively as a part of the donation drive. If you've been exposed to the Kayo Dot - Live in Bonn CD-r, then you know how seriously we take our CD-rs. And of course what we're really excited about is the vinyl pressing of Tartar Lamb 2. We plan on devoting a lot of time and energy into the creation of a truly beautiful and unique artifact for this. You will not be disappointed!
We're also planning a homemade DVD of the Tartar Lamb 2 recording process, featuring behind the scenes footage, live recordings, and all sorts of secrets! We're really excited about this!
There's also some great things in the works for larger donations including invitations to a VIP only NYC area release/listening party, incredible CD packages featuring TL2 collaborators, free admission to future shows, and some amazing original album artwork created by Toby Driver! See the side column for all the details! Jeremiah may even cook you a lamb dinner!
Also: Backing this project will give you access to some really awesome backer only updates over the next few months. We plan on posting a lot of great music, art, and information about album progress. Should be cool!
And just so you know what things are sounding like, here's a demo of movement 2 recorded live at McCarren Hall in Brooklyn, 3/19/2010.
(photo: Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A high quality digital copy of the completed Tartar Lamb 2 record. Also: our undying appreciation and gratitude for your support of new music!
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A CDR copy of Tartar Lamb 2 in a signed, customized sleeve. (Don't worry, it's gonna be classy, honest) A high quality digital download. TL Sticker. And your name listed on the "Thank You" section of the TL2 streaming website.
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A signed copy of the Tartar Lamb 2 LP on delicious vinyl. The CDR copy of Tartar Lamb 2 in a signed, customized sleeve. TL Sticker. Your name listed on the "Thank You" section of the TL2 streaming website.
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A signed copy of the Tartar Lamb 2 Vinyl LP. A stunningly beautiful and figure-enhancing Tartar Lamb t-shirt featuring art by Toby Driver. The signed TL2 CDR. TL Sticker. Your name listed on the "Thank You" section of the TL2 streaming website.
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A signed copy of the Tartar Lamb 2 Vinyl LP. The stunningly beautiful Tartar Lamb t-shirt. A special homemade behind the scenes DVD of the TL2 recording process. The signed TL2 CDR. TL Sticker. Your name listed on the "Thank You" section of the TL2 streaming website.
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Things are heating up. You'll get the signed copy of the Tartar Lamb 2 LP. The stunningly beautiful Tartar Lamb t-shirt. The homemade DVD. The TL2 CDR. TL Sticker. And your name listed on the "Thank You" section of the website. Then come more CDs: A copy of Tartar Lamb "60 Metonymies". Jeremiah Cymerman's 2007 release "Big Exploitation". And Tim Byrnes' underground hit "Hazel-Rah" CDR. Whoa. You'll also get a special invite to a VIP only listening party of the Tartar Lamb 2 record when it's released. It'll be somewhere in NYC. It'll be a whole lot of fun.
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
You are awesome. You're getting the signed LP. The beautiful t-shirt. The DVD. The CDR. Stickers. The works. Then EVEN MORE CDs: Tartar Lamb "60 Metonymies". Kayo Dot's "Blue Lambency Downward". Jeremiah Cymerman's "Big Exploitation". And Tim Byrnes' "Hazel-Rah" CDR. Insane. And don't forget about the VIP only listening party. You're invited too. We're also putting you on the guest list to any Tartar Lamb or Kayo Dot show of your choice, just give us a heads up. You'll also be listed in a "Special Thanks" section on all physical copies of Tartar Lamb 2 in addition to the streaming site.
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
Incredible. The signed LP. T-shirt. DVD. CDR. Stickers. You'll even be listed in a "Special Thanks" section on all physical copies of Tartar Lamb 2 as well as on the streaming site. We're going to send you a ton of CDs: Tartar Lamb "60 Metonymies". Kayo Dot's "Blue Lambency Downward" & "Choirs of the Eye". Jeremiah Cymerman's "Big Exploitation" & "In Memory of the Labyrinth System". Tim Byrnes' "Hazel-Rah" CDR & The Friendly Bears' classic "On Oceans, Light, and Sleep". A million dollar value. You're coming to the VIP listening party. And you're on the guest list to the show of your choice. Seriously. Also: and this is huge, you're going to get a piece of original Toby Driver artwork used in the TL2 LP.
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You're getting everything we can possibly give you. The signed LP. T-shirt. DVD. CDR. Stickers. You'll be credited prominently as a "Patron" on all physical copies of Tartar Lamb 2 as well as on the streaming site. We're going to send you a copy of pretty much every CD any of us has ever been a part of. You're a guest of honor to the VIP listening party in NY. You've got a "golden ticket" to any show that any of us will ever be a part of for the rest of time. You're also getting your choice of original album artwork. And if you can make it to NYC, Jeremiah will make us all a delicious dinner of "roasted lamb shoulder rubbed with rosemary, garlic & anchovies in a fig reduction and root vegetable puree." Seriously, let's hang.
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You're getting everything listed above at the $1000 level, with the added knowledge that you are the one getting the original Tartar Lamb 2 LP cover artwork. There can be only one!
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