Tuesday, June 12, 2012

double CD and kickstarter campaign



We're delighted to announce the forthcoming double-CD release, "let the waves carry us", which is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/266611053/bell-monks-double-cd-project

The campaign features a ton of great rewards, ranging from just $5 for digital download of the release up to $100 for bell monks to cover any song of your choice!

This CD is the culmination of our year-long recording project, for which we recorded 2 songs a month throughout 2011 as a sort of challenge to ourselves both to produce a ton of music and also to try different recording ideas, equipment, and approaches to writing.

As the year ended, we contacted some friends to remix their favorites, and we were able to get some great musicians to work on them, among them Dutch-based composer and electronic musician Henry Vega, Cycling 74's Gregory Taylor, environmental sound artist Erik DeLuca, and festival organizer and all around crazy character Mark Snyder, among others.  The results have been pretty great.

In the coming days, we'll be posting some sample remixes along with pictures and more info about the campaign.  The campaign runs through June 24 at 6 PM (Central Time in US).  The CD is only pressed if the campaign is successful, so we're hoping to have a great run!

thanks for your support
 - jeff