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Sensations in Two Dot

ZINNIA's debut album

Sensations in Two Dot

ZINNIA's debut album

CA$ 5,177
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About

ZINNIA's new album has arrived. 

ALBUM COVER (photo by Jenna Ledger - design by Jon Cardiello)

With blistering synth and driving beats, it is equal parts intimate and fierce.  We've come here to share this new chapter of ZINNIA and to offer the album in its many formats to those wishing to support our art.

ZINNIA's debut album Sensations in Two Dot focuses on moments of doubt - creative, societal, and personal - exploring what it means to hold compassion through the multifaceted grey areas of life. Whether in the isolated town of Two Dot, Montana (population 143) or the buzzing streets of Toronto (population 2.6 million), these nine songs probe the complex, unsettling similarities found in the human experience: the hauntings of unrelenting dreams, tensions and tender triumphs in relationships, systems of abuse threaded through communities, and the search for compassion and visibility in everyday interactions.

Over the past eight months, we've released four singles: Lupins, Bullets, Black Bark Yellow Leaves, and most recently Requiem. Critics have been overwhelmingly kind: https://thisiszinnia.com/press. We toured across the USA and Canada playing festivals and shows which culminated in a wild showcase at POP Montreal, opening for the legendary Shonen Knife. 

On November 18, 2019 the full album will be presented  for the first time in a visually-led listening party: a unique performance at Toronto's Array Space where nine choreographer-dancers will interpret each of the album's nine songs. 

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zinnia-album-release-through-the-prism-of-dance-tickets-76671010055

Four Quadrants of ZINNIA

Risks and challenges

Luckily, the full album is already mastered and ready to print. We've collaborated with artists, photographers and designers who really inspire us to bring you the album in its most beautiful form. We've poured our own funds into the making of this art and though we're proud we brought it so far, we need help to go the extra mile.

There are limits to what an independent band can do in today's music industry. The cost of printing vinyl and getting the music out to the world is prohibitive.

With the added investment of these funds, we'll be able to print this album in many formats (CD and vinyl), get it to the people who want it (you?) and bring it to cities and towns across North America (maybe even Europe.)

We wholeheartedly believe in this album and want it to travel the distance.

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    Postcard + Digital Magic

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    Album Release Poster

    British Columbia artist Cate Currie is designing us a one of a kind poster to commemorate the unique, dance-centric album release for Sensations in Two Dot.

    With interwoven lines full of motion, this will definitely be a thing of beauty that carries the rhythm of nine dancers.

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    Album Release Tickets + Download

    On Monday, November 18 Sensations in Two Dot will be presented as a visually-led, dance-infused listening party at Array Space.

    With this prize, you'll find yourself on the guest list with a download code to the album. Upgrades available for CD or Vinyl. Just ask!

    Check out the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zinnia-album-release-through-the-prism-of-dance-tickets-76671010055

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    CD + Lyric Zine

    Own the nine songs of Sensations in Two Dot captured on a compact disc. Think of this as a miniature shiney record that you don't have to flip over.

    Mailed to you with a lyric zine handwritten in Cardiello's strange, childlike print that was carefully crafted in the 4th grade.

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    Go for the record, Baby!!!!!

    We'll be honest. The vinyl is the real queen bee of this hive. If you are looking for a tactile experience and a piece of art you can add to (or use to start) your collection - this is your prize. Sweet sweet vinyl.

    With gorgeous, almost velvet, photography by Jenna Ledger, design by Jon Cardiello and a lyric sheet insert, we absolutely know you will treasure this piece.

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    ZINNIA T-shirt with Optional Crop

    REALLY FRICKIN' COOOOL SHIRTS.

    At least 50 of these Ts are floating around the USA and Canada - some cropped, some natural, all cool.

    Black and white prints on the softest fabric with a gorgeous design based on Jenna Ledger's photography and Jon Cardiello's design.

    Plus a digital download. Upgrades are possible if you want to add Vinyl or CDs! Just ask.

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    Alright you little matchmaker. Looks like you just want it all.

    Pick two of the following items and make 'em dance.

    1. Poster + Album Release Show (Toronto, Ontario Nov 18 or Helena, Montana Dec 30)
    2. CD
    3. Vinyl
    5. ZINNIA T-shirt

    Includes Digital Download

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    Cookies + Music

    Here's the thing. The Cardiello family beholds a recipe for epic chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that are best raw, but also incredible when baked. Because we are nervous about lawsuits, we are offering the baked variety. This recipe has broken 2 large mixers to date. It's a dangerous undertaking, but worth the risk. PLUS we will include the recipe.

    With this prize, you pick the form of music you wish to own (digital, compact disc or vinyl) and we will send it, along with a poster, 25 cookies, and the recipe TO YOUR HOUSE.

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    The Core of the Song

    A strange and tender-hearted prize.

    You will receive a compilation of recorded couplets detailing the genesis of the songs on Sensations in Two Dot plus a stripped down version of Rachael Cardiello performing each song solo. The songs, at their core, carry quite a different weight.

    Available as either a download code or CD. Plus a copy of Sensations in Two Dot in the format of your choosing (digital, CD, vinyl)

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    Recording Session: Harmony/Viola Mania

    Cardiello is a classically trained violist and seasoned session recording artist (credits include The Wooden Sky, Abigail Lapell, Skye Wallace, and David Beckingham.)

    With this reward, you will provide a song and Cardiello will arrange and record layers of strings and harmonies from her home studio. You are welcome to do whatever you please with these recordings - give them for free on the internet or perhaps make a million dollars.

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    ZINNIA Jukebox

    Have you ever found yourself thinking "Jeeze, I wonder how ZINNIA would sound singing On My Own from Les Miserables? Or Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights? Do you think they could really pull off Afroman's Because I Got High?"

    Well, this is your chance to find out. You chose the song, We will cover it. You'll receive a recorded version that will be singular and unique - just for you.

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    Peculiar Parcels

    Alright you lucky duck. As you know, most of ZINNIA lives in Toronto, but most of us originate from all over the frickin' place. Plus we spend much of the year traveling as is custom in the world of music.

    With this package - we will send you a care-package of interesting, yummy, strange tangible things collected from our homes and travels. Guaranteed are huckleberry taffy from Montana, Parrot chocolate form Helena, music from the Toronto music scene, bumper stickers from Alberta, and pressed flowers from the Rocky Mountains. Intrigued? You should be. It's a mystery box.

    Add to this, of course, a lyric zine and the music format of your choice (digital, CD, vinyl)

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    ZINNIA House Show

    The laziest and best way to enjoy music. You can wear pajamas if you want. You can eat a TV dinner. You could invite 100 people, make them buy tickets, cram them in your house, and make some money.

    House shows are such a beautiful, intimate way to gather communities and share music. We'll bring the PA system and musicians, you provide the space.

    Logistics are dependent on where you live. Most easily possible around Ontario and Montana though we will try our best to weave you into our next tours.

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