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A four song vinyl 7" EP by Terri Moeller. Cool new songs with warm, melodic vocals and a strong rhythmic sense. Yeah!
A four song vinyl 7" EP by Terri Moeller. Cool new songs with warm, melodic vocals and a strong rhythmic sense. Yeah!
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Hi everyone! Here goes:

I've always wanted to put my solo work onto real vinyl. Something small and beautiful and collectible.  There is so much music in the world, I want mine to be special sonically and visually. And if you grew up listening to vinyl, there is something about making a record of your own songs on vinyl. It's a dream come true, in some ways (I think I said that in the video up there too. It is!) I have about a dozen new songs, and I've chosen my favorite four - the four I think are the best - for this 7" EP!

Care is being taken all along the way to meet that high standard of presenting this music in a way that's small (in a good way) and beautiful and collectible. I am recording in a super cool studio in Seattle (Crackle & Pop) full of great sounding tube equipment. And the guy at the board, Matt Brown, is someone I know and trust from working with before. He "gets" what I am trying to do with these recordings... it feels like a team, and helps make sure we are always moving forward when in the studio. And I am incredibly fortunate that Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering in Boston - who does work for people such Bon Iver and Arcade Fire - believes in my music enough to make himself available to master the EP for me at a truly "indie" rate. Very grateful!

The vinyl will be 70g weight (most 7" records are usually 40g - you'll feel a big difference!) The jacket will be full color, on extra heavy stock. The pressing will be a numbered edition of 250 copies.  

The funding for this project will go toward the mixing, mastering and pressing of this 7" four-song vinyl EP, and to cover a bit of the rewards materials cost - the bonus disc, etc. I am paying for all the recording and tracking already (and I don't expect a Kickstarter campaign to reimburse me, I gotta keep investing all I can in this!)... so the total is what mixing, mastering and pressing will actually cost. Friends have helped a lot to make what I think are some super-special rewards for this (I hope you agree!) and I am pretty excited about those too. 

I'll also be using "backers only" updates to sharing news, video, work in progress, and other things from the end of the campaign all the way up to the release of the 7" - which backers will all get before it's "official" release, of course. So things will start coming to you even before the vinyl 7" (and whatever other reward you chose) shows up at your door! And every reward will arrive with a personal hand-written thank you card to the recipient. (Hey that could be you!)
 

I'm so happy and excited to be doing this. Jump on board and be a part of this with me! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle I encountered when I did a Kickstarter project two years ago was not knowing how much work it was going to be to make all the rewards... while working on a full length CD itself. Experience is a good thing... this time the rewards (the special lathe-cut records, etc) that could be done in advance are already in hand and just need to be personalized! This leaves me the time I'll need to fulfill the custom rewards (cover songs, etc.)

The writing and recording is also done... I waited on starting this Kickstarter campaign until I was truly ready to start it, and had done as much recording beforehand as possible. What's left is to mix and master four songs, and then have the record pressed! If anything goes astray during that process, I've built time into the project to take care of it, either myself or friends who know each and every part of the process. If anything, I may have even gone overboard in preparation this time... but it's a good feeling to know you are on track and have already done a lot of the planning and the work!

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    Digital download of the EP. I can either postal mail you the download code inside a groovy hand-made thank you card.... or just email it to you if you don't think waiting for the card sounds more fun. Your choice... you don't even have to decide now, you can tell me later!

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    The four-song 7" EP! Heavyweight black vinyl in a beautiful full-color jacket. Your download code will be lovingly tucked inside the jacket too! (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    The four-song 7" vinyl EP with download card, plus a bonus disc! Here's what the bonus disc is:

    "Live in the Perch" is a live set I recorded in my attic recording space. I sat down at the keyboard and played a full live set, mixing old songs, new songs (and really really new songs I still need notes for!) and some surprises. I made that recording into a limited run CD, and it comes in very nice packaging.

    Note: sights and smells of the perch not included due to format restrictions, although my cat Orbit does make a cameo ... or two... on the recording.
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    The 7" vinyl EP "Deluxe" Version - it has a 16 page booklet! (If I were U2 or Sheena Easton or someone it would be a hardback book... but since that is not the case, it will be handmade and assembled /stapled myself.) Includes song lyrics, photos from recording, collage, and other related writings and images to accompany these songs. One thing I can guarantee is I'll do it on nice paper with a heavy color cover and a good stapling job. Also, I apologize in advance for my handwriting. Plus the "Live In the Perch" bonus CD, of course! (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    The "White Hot Farfisa" single-sided black vinyl 7" record is here! And there is only one! Even I won't have one! This is the "SUPERMONO car radio edit" and was hand-cut using a vintage record lathe. You want this :-) Plus the 7" vinyl EP and the "Live in the Perch" bonus CD. (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    The "Back Catalog Bonanza": The four-song vinyl 7" EP, the "Live in the Perch" CD, both my Terri Tarantula CDs, and "The Transmissionary Six: Songs 2002-2012", a great collection of all the best TM6, fully remastered. That's a vinyl EP plus *four* CDs - and that includes shipping in USA!

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    A 5" lathe-cut, single-sided vinyl single of my new song "Love The Rain". I recorded a special version of the song, and Matt Brown did a beautiful "Disinterested Five Inch" mix. Only four of these exist; each one is unique, as they were cut in real time onto virgin vinyl on a Neumann record lathe (the sound quality is really superb.) If you take a look at the photo of me up there, I'm holding one of these. They come in very nice packaging that will be custom decorated (by me!) and then dedicated to you on the record's inner label! :-) Plus the four-song 7"vinyl EP with download, and the "Live in the Perch" bonus CD! (Includes shipping in the USA)

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    My song "Long Gone Summer", which I finished too late to put on my last CD... remixed by Oscilloscape.. and cut onto an extra thick 7" dubplate. Only three were cut, each in real time on - get this - the original MOTOWN Neumann VMS-70 mastering lathe. This track will will be available nowhere else (not even digitally... this is it!) They are in really nice heavy chipboard packaging with a full color insert, and covers custom decorated (by me) and dedicated (to you.) Plus the four-song 7" vinyl EP with download card and the"Live in the Perch" bonus CD! (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    The "Gentle Reader" single-sided lathe-cut clear vinyl 7" record! Four were made, each cut in real time by a real person on a vintage (stereo!) record lathe, each inside a really nice package that I will further customize to you. Plus the 7"vinyl EP and the "Live in the Perch" bonus CD! (Includes shipping in USA)

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    "The Daredevil Way", Animals at Night Remix (thanks Graig Markel!) on a nice heavy single-sided lathe-cut 7" record! Four of these were made, cut in real time by a real person on a vintage stereo record lathe. They come in a custom sleeve (that I will further customize to you.) Plus the four-song 7" vinyl EP and the "Live in the Perch" bonus CD! (Includes shipping in USA)

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    A 7" *PICTURE DISC* of my version of the Mekons' "Ghosts of American Astronauts", cut on a vintage record lathe! One of my favorite songs of all time, this is an edition of three, recorded and cut for this project with the **personal permission** of Jon Langford (yes, I'm still swooning.)

    This recording will be available nowhere else (not even digitally.) Plus the 7" vinyl EP and the "Live in the Perch" bonus CD. (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    I will record the cover song of your choice, and send it to you. Now that's one of a kind! This was a *really* popular reward when I did a Kickstart two years ago. Most inspired song choice was "Hello" by Lionel Richie... I loved recording that one. Go ahead and pick my new favorite! Plus the 7"vinyl EP and "Live in the Perch" bonus CD! (Includes shipping in USA!)

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    Your own personal living room concert. I will pack up my keyboard and stuff and come and play a private concert at your house for you and your friends. I'm housebroken and tidy. Come on, you know you wanna throw a downtempo party. We can arrange a date and time that works for both of us. This also includes the 7"vinyl EP and "Live in the Perch" bonus CD. Note: if you are not in the greater Seattle area, contact me first.

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    The Personal Song In the Personal Box. Ok. I will write a song for you on the subject of your choice. (As long as it is not offensive.) You give me some details, and I will go from that and write and record the song. I will put it on a CD, which will go in a really nice square wooden box (custom made to hold a cd, it even has the "hub" in it, and a magnetic clasp) and decorate the box to go with the theme of the song (likely with acrylic paints... but the song content and name will dictate what I do. Could be something totally different!) Writing "personal" songs is actually pretty challenging if you want to put enough time and care into it to make them really good, and I enjoy the challenge of it, but to make sure they are special I am limiting this reward to two only, so I can put plenty of time into it. This would be beyond one of a kind. Well maybe there is no such thing. Ok each would be one of a kind. Perhaps this would be an occasion gift for someone? As a birthday gift it beats a sweater. And of course you would also get the 7" vinyl EP and the "Live in the Perch" bonus disc. (If you are getting this as a gift for someone else, that is really thoughtful, so I will send you two of those sets so you can have one and and give the other with the gift. No wrestling with your conscience on who gets those... you are covered!)

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    "The Amazing Box of Amazing". Trust me... if the kind of stuff listed above sounds good to you... one of a kind TM-music related items and experiences... a whole bunch of them... well, this is the full monty. Hand delivered if you are in the Seattle area. *There is only one of these* and will include items unique to this that you don't see above.

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