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The Anatomy of Frank will relocate to the Andes mountains to record their long-awaited album for South America.
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Who are we? 

The Anatomy of Frank are an orchestral, cinematic folk-rock band from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia (USA), and we are working toward a strange dream: to record an album for (and on) every continent on earth. We are: 

  • Kyle Woolard - guitars, vocals
  • Jimmy Bullis - keys, vocals 
  • Max Bollinger - drums, glockenspiel, vocals 

We completed our first continent album last year with the release of North America, a brooding, post-rock-infused saga that touches on every point of the emotional spectrum. The album is dedicated to people and places from the tropics to the high arctic.

What is this Kickstarter campaign about? 

After the very successful campaign and recording of the first continent album North America, the next goal for The Anatomy of Frank is South America—and you can take part! In January, we will be relocating to Quito, Ecuador for 3 months to record this second album. The continent has already inspired some of our favorite songs, dealing with fragile topics like aging and relationships with parents and loved ones. 

It's been hard to hold our cards close to our chest for so long, and we are so, so excited to reveal this music to the world. Support us! We have many exciting goodies to offer, including albums, lyric books, songs written for you, a week's stay in the Ecuadorian farmhouse where we are recording the album, and even a northern getaway to Kyle's tiny house:

Kyle's tiny house in the woods of northern Vermont.
Kyle's tiny house in the woods of northern Vermont.

The costs: 

It turns out that music is expensive, particularly when you combine it with ambitious travel. We will need to raise at least $20,000 to successfully complete this album. $25K is the "happy" goal, which would cover things like shipping and internet fees, as well as more extensive promotion. The minimum costs we need to cover are explained below: 

  • $9000 - recording and mixing 
  • $1200 - mastering 
  • $3200 - pressing CDs 
  • $2000 - pressing vinyl
  • $4600 - promotion 

NOTE: Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform, so we have our minimum set at $15,400. This will cover payment for recording, production, mastering, and printing albums. However, we truly need $20,000 for the project to be a success! Promotion is no luxury: without it, the album will die before it even has a chance to be heard.

We will be moving into our friend's family farmhouse, high in the Ecuadorian Andes, to record the album from January to March 2017. The insanely talented Stephen Cope (studiostudiodada.com, i.a.: Officer Jenny, Bat Manors, Choir Boy) will be joining us to record and mix the album.

The conclusion:

Our goal is to put forth an album that is true to our hearts, our sound, and the music that we have so painstakingly worked on. We look forward to interacting with music lovers from around the globe to make this a reality.

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Wer sind wir? 

The Anatomy of Frank sind eine orchestrale, cinematische Folk-Rock-Band aus den Appalachen (Virginia, USA) und wir arbeiten an einer Traumvorstellung: Ein Album für jeden Kontinent unserer Erde vor Ort aufzunehmen. Wir sind: 

  • Kyle Woolard - Gitarren, Gesang
  • Jimmy Bullis – Keyboards, Gesang 
  • Max Bollinger - Schlagzeug, Glockenspiel, Gesang 

Mit der Veröffentlichung von „North America“ schlossen wir im letzten Jahr die Arbeiten an unserem ersten Kontinentalalbum ab, einer nachdenklichen von Post-Rock beeinflussten Saga, die das gesamte emotionale Spektrum berührt. Das Album ist Menschen und Orten zwischen den Tropen und dem hohen Norden gewidmet.

Worum geht es in dieser Kickstarterkampagne? 

Nach enorm erfolgreicher Kampagne und Aufnahme des ersten "Kontinentalalbums" North America, heißt das Ziel für The Anatomy of Frank nun "South America" – und Ihr könnt dabei sein! Im Januar wird unsere Band für drei Monate nach Quito in Ecuador umziehen, um dort dieses zweite Album einzuspielen. Der Kontinent war bereits Inspiration für einige unserer liebsten Songs in denen es um die musikalisch Auseinandersetzung mit zeitlosen Themen wie dem Altern, der Liebe und den Beziehungen zwischen Eltern und Kindern geht. 

Nun freuen wir uns unbändig, diese Musik klingende Realität werden zu lassen und zu veröffentlichen. Unterstützt uns dabei! Viele spannende Belohnungen warten auf Euch, u.a. das Album als CD und LP, handgeschriebene Textbücher, individuell komponierte Songs , ein einwöchiger Aufenthalt in dem ecuadorianischen Bauernhaus, wo wir das Album aufzeichnen werden und sogar ein Ausflug in den Norden zu Kyles kleinem Haus:

Kyles kleines Haus in den Wäldern Nord-Vermonts
Kyles kleines Haus in den Wäldern Nord-Vermonts

Die Kosten: 

Das anspruchsvolle Projekt erfordert für seine erfolgreiche Fertigstellung mindestens 20.000 US-Dollar – 25.000 Dollar würden die Verwirklichung "komfortabel und relativ stressfrei" machen, denn dann ließen sich auch die Kosten für Versand, die Internetgebühren sowie eine aufwendigere Werbung abdecken. Die zu stemmenden Mindestkosten sind wie folgt: 

  • $9000 - Aufnahme und Mix 
  • $1200 - Mastering 
  • $3200 - CD-Produktion 
  • $2000 - Vinyl-Produktion 
  • $4600 - Promotion 

Anmerkung: Bei Kickstarter herrscht das Prinzip „alles oder nichts“, weshalb wir das minimale Finanzierungsziel auf 15.400 Dollar festgesetzt haben. Dieser Betrag wird die Kosten für die Aufnahme, die Produktion, das Mastering und die Vervielfältigung des Albums decken. Allerdings brauchen wir tatsächlich $20.000 um dieses Projekt zu einem Erfolg zu machen. Werbung ist kein Luxus: ohne Reklame wird das Album gar nicht erst gehört werden!

Wir werden das Album von Januar bis März 2017 im Bauernhaus eines Freundes in den Anden aufnehmen. Dabei wird uns der unglaublich talentierte Stephen Cope beistehen (studiostudiodada.com, u.a.: Officer Jenny, Bat Manors, Choir Boy).

Das Ergebnis: 

Unser Ziel ist es, ein Album zu schaffen, das unseren Sound und die Musik verwirklicht, an der wir so hart gearbeitet haben. Wir freuen uns auf die Interaktion mit Musikliebhabern auf der ganzen Welt, um dies zu realisieren.

Risks and challenges

Because of the focus of this project, we plan on recording and mixing all music during the months of February and March, while we are in South America. We then plan on having the tracks mastered by April and in the hands of a talented publicist by May. We will give it a few months to gather reviews and steam, then hope to release it in September 2017.

We assure you that any delays in the process will be vastly more frustrating to us than they will be to you, so rest assured that we will do everything possible to minimize them.
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Wegen der Ausrichtung dieses Projektes planen wir die gesamten Aufnahmen und das Mixing während unseres Südamerika-Aufenthaltes im Februar und März durchzuführen. Im April sollten die Songs gemastert sein und im Mai dann in den Hände eines talentierten Werbeagenten landen, um die Veröffentlichung des Albums für September 2017 vorzubereiten.
Wir versichern Dir, dass jede Verzögerung uns mehr frustrieren würde als Dich, wir werden alles daran setzen diese so gering wie möglich zu halten.

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