PRE-RELEASE FUNDING CAMPAIGN
Goal 1 is $1000 (see BONUSES below)
(not updated in real-time)
While recording my last three albums there were always a few left over tracks that didn’t seem to fit into the flow, songs that seemed too slow or too fast, too rocking, too stripped back or just too dark for a public airing. While thinking about my next release after finally putting Doom Blues to bed, I listened back over these songs and came to see them as my ignored or neglected children.
After grouping them into a rough chronological order, I realised that there was a journey here that made sense. In a way this album has proved to be the most thematically coherent I’ve made since Shy Ghosts. That album was a series of tales told from a place of loss and hopelessness – born from conversations I had with some of my darkest complexes. This album is a series of conversations with problem children – my inner dissenters and musical terrorist who are unhappy with my musical world and wants to offer an alternative voice, or burn the whole thing down.
I’ve always identified with the outliers and outsiders, feeling like one for most of my life. So it’s no small surprise to think that I would have outsider creations of my own that would manifest in my creative output. This is an album about, and for, those children – an attempt to explore the feeling, sensations and motivations of what it means to dwell outside of the warmth of the village, how it cripples you with its loneliness and how it makes you stronger through the gifts that can arise in solitude. The outsider is not always destined to be an outcast or a pariah. To dwell outside the norm is also the necessary direction taken by any outlier: the seer, the explorer of the wilds; the prophet; the wise.
This album will be released digitally on Good Friday (a day that celebrates the demise of a famous outsider) 10th of April 2020. Physical copies of the album will be available for preorder here on my website and then afterwards on bandcamp.
Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoy getting to know my problem children as much as I have in rediscovering them again.
So please take a look at the rewards below, select the things you want to buy and remember that the money you pledge is helping to keep independent art free and alive. So thank you for your generosity and thank you for your support.
MAKE YOUR OWN PreRELEASE REWARDS PACK
Here's how it works:
- Purchase anything (or everything) listed in the pledge shop below.
NOTE: All prices are a suggested minimum. If your heart and wallet are happy to oblige, you can pledge more than the price you see.
- Once you have placed the rewards you want to claim in your shopping basket, go to the checkout and pay. The money will be deducted from your Paypal account.
- All digital rewards will be delivered when the campaign ends – on or near the 10th of March 2020.
All physical rewards will be manufactured after that time and may take up to a month (at the most) before I send it to you via the glory of the worldwide postage system.
I will keep you informed on how things are going in the Pledger’s only Updates Page. You will receive an email with the password for this page once you have made your pledge.
- NOTE: Prices are all in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
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If the pledge total reaches $1000: Every person who pledged $50 or above will receive a bonus Digital Download containing the live acoustic performances of the songs on the album, sent to them with or after their order.
If the pledge total reaches $2000: Every person who pledged $100 or above will also receive a bonus CD from my discography sent to them with their order.