February 17th, 2019. That was the first day of tracking for my second solo full-length album. A quick aside... it's awfully strange to call it a "solo" album, as I certainly couldn't have gotten it done without a great deal of help. Patrick Himes, the engineer/producer. Brian Hoeflich, professional drummer extraordinaire. The other guitarists, vocalists, pianists, violinists, etc who are on the album: Eli Alban, Dustin Booher, Blair Breitreiter, Thad Brittain, Chris Corn, Ken Hall, Kent Montgomery, David Payne, Nathan Peters, Tim Pritchard, TINO, Tod Weidner, Heather York. That's an awful lot of help for a "solo" album.
(I digress again. This doesn't count the folks who helped out on songs that didn't make the album, but that I still plan on releasing. I'll be thanking them all by name in the future, you can take it to the proverbial bank.)
Where was I? Oh yes. February 17th,2019. Notice how in that first paragraph, I wrote the words "gotten it done"? Yes, February 5, 2020 was the last mixing session. The album is tracked. The album is mixed. A release date is in the future. It is without a doubt my best work to date. Wanna know what it's called?
Anxious Inventions & Fictions
That's a lyric from one of the songs. Would you like to hear it on vinyl? I would surely LOVE to press it to vinyl.
It turns out that you, yes you, can help to get this album pressed to vinyl. I am launching a Kickstarter campaign to offset the expense of pressing vinyl. It essentially functions as a pre-order... if you are interested in hearing my new album on vinyl, by all means, select a campaign reward that includes your very own copy of Anxious Inventions & Fictions. There are a few different rewards that include the physical record. For one of the rewards, I'll list your name in the liner notes expressing my deep gratitude for all the world to see. I have five disposable cameras (remember those?) full of exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the recording process... I haven't even seen these photos... those are possible rewards as well.
What if you don't have a turntable, but still want to help? Well, one of the rewards is for a digital download of the album. What if you just want to wait until the album is on Spotify or Pandora or Apple Music or YouTube? Well, if you would like to support the effort of getting the album pressed to vinyl for other folks out of the kindness of your heart, there is a donation level for that. Every little bit helps, you know.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform. If we reach the funding goal, then I'll be able to get Anxious Inventions & Fictions pressed to vinyl. If we do not reach the funding goal, nobody will be charged for any of the pre-orders, and the album will not be pressed to vinyl.
If you didn't already click on the link above to go to the Kickstarter campaign, why not click it here to visit my pre-launch page? The campaign goes live on Wednesday, March 25. Please share with all of your music-loving friends. Let's press some records!!!