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I used one bass to compose and record a multitrack, 10 song storytelling album! Music is supplemented with text and illustrations.

Hi, I'm Todd Matthews and I need your support in independently releasing my debut album, "Uh Oh, Here Come the Pig Mammoths." This project has consumed me for the past two years and I'm so excited to be close to sharing it with all of you! 

“Uh oh, Here Come the Pig Mammoths” is my debut album telling a story about an imaginative young man’s adventures to rescue his brother. Using only my double bass to compose and record all of the audio for the entire soundtrack, I created a layer bass sound world. Each song contains an average of 30-40 layered tracks of plucked, bowed, and drummed string bass in each song to create a wide palette of sounds. Once the tracks were recorded into the computer, I used sound design techniques to further expand the color palette.

I'll be acting as my own record label, so there are thousands of dollars in costs involved with promoting and manufacturing a record release. Not to mention all the costs already accrued by recording, mixing, and mastering the album... I have almost reached the limit on multiple credit cards!

Please watch the video to better understand the scope of the project. If you like the concept and music please consider making a pledge. 

I have many fun and exciting rewards as incentives to pledge. Please check them out and write to me if you have any questions! You will have access to exclusives as my project progresses, as well as receive the album in advance of the release date.

Composing and recording this project has stretched me really far artistically and I feel more creative now in my life than ever! If you want a song for your boyfriend/girlfriend, friend friend, small company, dog, or hamster then I will do it!

Thank you so much for your time and interest!!! Happy Pledging. 

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    A shout out on facebook and my sincere gratitude for your help in making this project a reality!

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    Digital download of 'Uh Oh, Here Come the Pig Mammoths' before the release date, as well as a shout out on Facebook and my website. Digital download contains complete 10 track album plus a PDF of the story and full color illustrations.

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    All of the above, PLUS a signed CD (with illustrated booklet) before the release date + thank you note. International friends please add $5.

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    All of the above, PLUS a 11" x 17" full color poster of one of the 10 illustrations from the album artwork. International friends please add $5.

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    All of the above PLUS a limited edition Pig Mammoth themed t-shirt!! International friends please add $5.

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    All of the above PLUS I will record a 20-30 second LOOP-GRAM for whomever you desire and upload it to YouTube. It will likely be me playing bass, but could also include some of my exceptional music friends! You can share it on your wall for all your friends to see. Custom tailored for you!

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    All of the above PLUS I will write a 1-minute Todd Matthews HOLIDAY Double Bass LOOPING original, record it, and mail you a hand packaged CD or email you the MP3 just in time to put under the tree!!

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    All rewards through $100 PLUS I will write a 1-minute Todd Matthews Original jingle (looping bass myself or acoustic song with friends) record it, and mail you the hand packaged CD.

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    All rewards through $100 PLUS an Original Song by me (2-3 minutes). I will write and record about something from your life that you have always wanted to be expressed in music. I will mail you a hand-packaged CD of the final master.

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