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Help us put our first album, Chipsurf Pipeline, onto a 7" single or 12" LP!
Help us put our first album, Chipsurf Pipeline, onto a 7" single or 12" LP!
43 backers pledged $1,040 to help bring this project to life.

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Chipsurf Pipeline is our first album and represents the melding of the surf and chiptune genres into a new genre we have simply called chipsurf. Part of what makes this album special is that sound. To that end, we thought it would be fantastic to release the album on vinyl - both to pay homage to the vintage styling of both chiptunes and surf; but also because, well, just the idea of hearing chip-music and surf guitar on vinyl is hauntingly intriguing.

We decided to try to approach this in a realistic way. Our minimum goal is to be able to press a 7" single and we think that, with a little help, we can do that. If we end up getting a lot of help, we will do a full 12" LP instead. If we somehow surpass that, we will add fancy things like colored vinyl, limited edition t-shirts, or maybe a chiptune EP on a real NES cartridge!

We think our fans should have a say in what comes out of this as well. So anyone who pledges support to the project will be able to vote on which two 2 songs make it on the 7" single, or any songs (totally 18 minutes per side) for the LP should we be able to press an LP instead. Votes are based upon pledge amounts, so the more you pledge, the more your votes count!

We think it's an exciting and awesome project and we hope you do too! That said, regardless of whether you opt to participate in this project, we want to say a heartfelt Thank You to all our fans for your support!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Thank you for your support! For your contribution, you will have an opportunity to help shape the project by voting on which songs you want to be on the 7" single or 12" LP.

    This reward stacks such that the more you pledge, the more your votes count. So if you really really want a song on the single or LP, you can pledge more to have a bigger say in the results!

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    Receive a digital copy of the album, Chipsurf Pipeline

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    The above, plus a signed copy of the 7" or 12" LP

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    The above, plus a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing.

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    The above, plus our first (and so far only) dub-plate we have ever had made, optionally signed with a personalized message. This will go to the individual that offers the largest contribution above $100.

    The dubplate was cut at Aardvark Mastering and contains The Genesis Machine on both sides. One side is at 33 1/3 RPM and the other is at 45 RPM so that we could compare the sound of an LP with a 7" single.

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    The above (minus the dub-plate), plus access to the master copies of Chipsurf Pipeline in Ableton Live Pack format and our permission to use them for non-commercial remixes or derivative works (so long as we are credited somewhere).

    Note that we cannot distribute the VSTs used but they are freely available and if there is enough interest, we can mix down the tracks that would have otherwise required them.

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