Update 12/23: Welcome SMBC readers! If you've never heard our fantastical music before, listen here: http://theextraordinarycontraptions.bandcamp.com/album/scratch-the-aether
(If you're new to us, have a listen to our first two albums at http://theextraordinarycontraptions.bandcamp.com)
We've written, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered the album all by ourselves. Now comes the time when we need to ask you, dear listeners, to help us with the aspects of album production that we can't do alone: Album art/layout, glass mastering/duplication, revamping our web site (complete with fun easter eggs to discover, possibly involving the names/personae of our backers), producing a cd release show, and music video(!) production. And to show you just how important your financial support is, we plan to share with each of you exactly how your pledge was used to help produce the album.
We've got all kinds of fun, creative ideas we want to share with you all in addition to these fabulous songs we've constructed. The sum we've asked for is modest. It represents to the bare minimum amount of money we expect to use to produce the album. But the more money we have to work with, the more of our fun ideas we can share with all of you! So don't let our modest goal stop you from giving generously. We need and appreciate your support!
We'll start rolling out the incentives in February but be aware that any incentives involving personalized crafted items or media, personal appearances, or planning with backers is going to take a little extra time. But rest assured that you'll hear from us in February about all of the incentives. We promise to get your shinies to you ASAP.
It's been a long, painstaking process to create this album. We've put so much of ourselves into it. We're overjoyed that it's so close to being ready to share with all of you. Thanks to all of you who've come to our shows, checked us out online and otherwise supported us so that we could reach this point. We never thought we'd get this far. We're ever more humbled by the opportunity to share our music with all of you.
With love and our deepest thanks,
Aelus, Dimitri, & Sephora
The Extraordinary Contraptions
P.S. Don't forget to scroll down to see the rest of the backer incentives!
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