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For my first full-length album, I need the perfect album cover. I'm renting an amazing replica Apollo moon suit, which will also star in a video.
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The suit is fully funded! Amazing!
Thanks for all your support.
There's no limitation on the amount that can be raised for the project. Any further funds will go directly towards mastering the album (which will cost as much, if not more than this suit).
The album should be done in a few weeks, and the video will happen this summer.

I'm an electronic musician in NYC. After years of one-off tracks, I'm completing work on my first album. It's best described as space inspired lounge music meets lounge inspired space music.
The album is 12 tracks long and will be distributed completely free digitally.
Since the only visual element of record distribution left is the album cover, I'm going for the perfect image. I found this image online, and fell in love with it.
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2004/writers/pete_mcentegart/10/22/ten.spot/tx_spaceman.jpg
It's almost perfect. My aim is to recreate this photo, using myself and a nord modular synthesizer instead of a baseball glove. (This composite is crudely mocked up in photoshop in the picture you see above) The hurdle is that renting a replica Apollo moon suit costs $1500. That is the goal of my fundraising project.
The minimum rental is a week, so of course we'd also use the suit to shoot a music video. I have professional cinematographers on board, and we have access to all the equipment we need at no cost, save the space suit. We'd be making a video to the track "memories of home" an early mix of which can be heard here
Memories of Home
It will feature striking landscape shots around NYC with the spaceman intercut with performance inside of an awesome synthesizer space ship cockpit, full of synths, knobs, buttons, and blinkenlights, all shot in huge format on a RED camera.
My website is www.tylerwalkermusic.com
Thanks for visiting.
Go spaceman!

Here is a picture of my two Apollo moon suit LEGO spacemen, only 1 is available through rewards.

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    Every penny counts. For the price of an iPhone app that makes dirty sound effects, you can back a real artistic endeavor!

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    A high quality download of the finished record in the fancy-pants format of your choice (wav, FLAC, lossless, etc) The full album will be completely free at 192kbps, but audiophiles know the real action is in HQ. You'll also get the album before anyone else. This will be the same as buying from your favorite digital retailer, but better! I'll also provide an HQ version of any track on my website. To the archives!

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    A real, honest to goodness copy of the record on compact disc (google it, if you forgot what that was) Only 100 will be made. I'll sign them, too if you like. You'll also get the fancy-pants downloads. (Add $10 for intl. shipping)

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    Same as $25, but you also get an amazing LEGO spaceman! These dudes are the real deal and all have a cool space helmet and jetpack.

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    A beautiful 12" x 12" glossy print of the finished album cover art. Suitable for framing or the perfect size to paste over the cover of a crappier LP! Autographed if you like. ($10 extra intl.) Downloads are also included.

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    12x12 glossy photo, album on CD, HQ downloads, and LEGO spaceman! Amazing value!

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    THE ELITE BARON AND BARONESS GOLD CIRCLE ELITE CLUB! All above rewards, plus your name will be forever imprinted in the credits of the video featuring the moon suit and on my website. This reward doesn't come with a fancy hat, but I presume you already have one, or will get one to cement your status as an elite patron of the arts.

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    I'll write you a song. For realsies. Any topic, any genre, anything. Want an egyptian flavored cowboy ballad cover of the Mr. Belvedere theme song? Done. This is far lower than my normal rate for custom compositions, so don't miss this opportunity. Let me and my computer make your dreams come true.

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    Space pals forever! I have only have 2 incredibly rare Apollo moon suit LEGO spaceman figures. They were only ever in one LEGO set, and almost impossible to find. They have the awesome huge backpack and life support system decals just like the real suit! I will give you one of them, ensuring that we will be inextricably linked in the universe forever. This reward is only available to one person. (is it you, space pal?) All above rewards also included. (spacemen are picture in link at bottom of post)

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