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Unwoman's 7th Original Album, War Stories. Cello, vocals, synths & beats. Literary feminist overtones. Instrumental version included.
Unwoman's 7th Original Album, War Stories. Cello, vocals, synths & beats. Literary feminist overtones. Instrumental version included.
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(live photo by Audrey Penven)

It's been three years since I put out an original album, eek!! I had a spell of writers' block, and then I had a baby, all the while maintaining an active patreon full of mostly cover songs. BUT -- there are definitely enough original songs now to make a gorgeous album, with 8-10 that I've already written and 2-3 more. 

This is my first original album since the Patreon, and it will be interesting to turn these songs I felt pressure to put out quickly into a cohesive album. I suspect some of these songs may end up as bonus tracks. Regardless, I will need to spend a good deal of time re-recording vocals and fixing mixes. Being entirely self-produced, I am able to make things almost perfect, for the ideal presentation of every song.

What do I need all this money for?

• $7,000 CD/vinyl/shirt/sticker pressing

• $1,000 mastering (both for CD and vinyl)

• $600 photography

• $6,000 living expenses while I do all the re-recording, mixing, graphic design, etc, and miss a few Patreon song opportunities to get this done

• $1,400 marketing budget

Risks and challenges

I've had about a dozen successful kickstarters, and always hold myself to extremely high standards as far as satisfying backers. Custom rewards like songpoems sometimes take an extra few months, sometimes international mail takes a long time, and the vinyl for The Fires I Started was WAY later than I'd wanted it to be, but otherwise I've been great at sticking to my promised schedules.

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    Full album download

    Full album download of War Stories

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    Full album download plus instrumentals

    Full album downloads of War Stories & War Stories Instrumentals

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    Unwoman bumper sticker

    Unwoman bumper sticker + downloads of War Stories & War Stories Instrumentals

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    War Stories CD

    Lovely digipack CD of War Stories & bumper sticker

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    War Stories on Vinyl

    12-inch record of War Stories, bumper sticker, and download.

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    • Download of War Stories & War Stories Instrumentals
    • Unwoman bumper sticker
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    Fascinator or hat worn by Unwoman

    One of my smaller hats or fascinators, as worn onstage. First to pledge will have first choice. All super cute.

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    • Unwoman bumper sticker
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    Unwoman hoodie & CD

    Black zip-front hoodie with Unwoman logo on back. Unisex small thru 3xl.

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    • Unwoman bumper sticker
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    Complete USB Discography

    Shiny crystal flash drive (8 gb) with Unwoman logo and red LED, includes complete discography over 24 hours of music.

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    • Unwoman bumper sticker
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    Ambient remix of any source material

    Send me any source material, get a smeary haunting dark remix of any length you like, in the style of my other solo project, No Little Sparrow https://nolittlesparrow.bandcamp.com (does not include me securing you permish for someone else's copyrights, so personal use only in that case.)

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    Casual songpoem

    Send me your words (original, public domain, or with permission from a friend) and I'll make a quick n dirty demo-quality song!

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    Bay Area House Concert

    Any day or night, a concert at your house! Greater Bay Area, from San Jose to Sacramento to Santa Rosa. Farther away is negotiable, please write for a quote. If you have a specific date in mind, please confirm before pledging booking@unmediated.net

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