Barton - The album!

Be part of the final phase of the Barton album. It's already recorded and needs your help to take on the world...

Project visual Barton - The album!
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10/19/2015
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Barton - The album!

I recorded the first Barton album on my own in 2012 and although I'm very proud of it, I realised something was missing. Other people. These other people to be precise...

 

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Jérémy Morice, Karim Benaziza & Vincent Guibert

 

So after arranging the songs with producer Vincent Guibert, into the studio we went with a bunch of songs I'd written whilst living in Australia for a year. If the songs sound bigger, that's because Australia is bigger than almost anything else and also because I felt like writing songs inspired by the music I'd grown up listening to. That big warm sound that came from west coast America in the 70s. Steely Dan, The Eagles, Rickie Lee Jones and co that I occasionally hear echoes of in modern day artists like Josh Rouse & John Mayer to name but two.

 

So that's how 4 guys ended up in a disused water mill in the Angers (France) countryside last July recording songs inspired from the other side of the world and another era. It was stupidly hot. There are no photos of me because I wore practically nothing the whole week. Karim (drummer) wore so little I could sell the few photos I have of him on ebay for a substantial amount. Now there's a possible funding angle...

 

Somehow, despite the heat we managed to record 11 songs. All of us playing live in one room with the amplifiers expertly tucked away in distant corners by our diligent sound engineer Olivier Fournier.

We loved how it sounded straight away and at the end of the week came away safe in the knowledge that a great album was taking shape. Over the next year we added more guitars, brass, extra guitars, piano, Hammond organ, a few more guitars, female backing vocals and arrived where we are now. One last push...

 

Over the next 6 weeks I'll be releasing short videos of us playing the songs live in the studio. Follow us on 

Facebook or Twitter to see them as soon as they're released. Here's the first one... 

 

 

Teaser video filmed Live in the studio. Episode 1 "Everything is better than before". Full length version without talk over to follow...

 

Allocation of funds

The songs were written, demoed, rehearsed then recorded by a bunch of very talented people in various locations at various times of day & night. Up to this point we have funded this project ourselves. Now we need YOUR help for the last part so this album we've put heart and soul into over the last few years can finally exist in the outside world.

 

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- We need to mix the album, so it sounds as great as we know it to be.

- We need to master the album so it sounds even better! (Mastering is a final technical stage in a recording chain. A bit like applying the varnish to a painting)

- We need graphics & design work so the album stands out

- We need to press CD & vinyl copies so you can all marvel at the amazing graphics and hear the album!

 

For this to happen we need 6000€ (Euros)

 

- Album mix: 3000€

- Album mastering: 1000€ 

- CD & Vinyl pressing: 2000€

 

 

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Any (incredibly generous!) funding over & above 6000€ will be used for promotional videos.

Choose your reward

€5

I send you my favourite song from the album "Something this bright should explode" as a digital single (MP3 format) right NOW! & thank you on Facebook.
  • 1 backer
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€15

I send you the 1st Barton album in digital format (MP3) NOW! You'll then receive the NEW Barton album in digital format (MP3) upon release.
  • 3 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€20

I send you the new Barton album on CD and in digital format (MP3). The 1st album (MP3 format) will be sent to you NOW!
  • 4 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€25

I send you the new Barton album on CD, signed by myself & the band. The 1st album (MP3 format) will be sent to you NOW! You also receive the new album in digital format (MP3) upon release.
  • 13 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€35

EARLY BIRD OFFER!!! Reduced price for the first 20 kiss bankers only. I send you the new Barton album on vinyl, signed by myself & the band. The 1st Barton album (MP3 format) will be sent to you NOW!! You also receive the new album in digital format (MP3) upon release.
  • 10 backers
  • Availability: 10/20
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€45

I send you the new Barton album on vinyl, signed by myself & the band. The 1st Barton album (MP3 format) will be sent to you NOW!! You will also receive the new album in digital format (MP3) upon release.
  • 7 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€120

I will give a 1 hour Ukulele/Guitar or drum lesson to a person of your choice anywhere in the Paris region, London region, New York (end september) or Melbourne (xmas). You also get the whole Vinyl & MP3 album package from the 45€ pledge (N°6).
  • 2 backers
  • Availability: 3/5
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€250

I come and give a solo acoustic concert at your home. This is limited to the Paris region, London region, New York (end september) or Melbourne (xmas). Please get in touch to discuss dates... You also get the whole vinyl & MP3 album package from the 45€ pledge (N°6).
  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 9/10
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€500

I come and give a solo acoustic concert at your home and cook you a meal. Indian curry's my speciality - invite the whole neighbourhood! Only joking... This is limited to the Paris region, London region, New York (end september) or Melbourne (xmas). Please get in touch to discuss dates... You also get the whole vinyl & MP3 album package from the 45€ pledge (N°6).
  • Availability: 2/2
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

€1,000

Anything from solo concerts to concerts with the whole band are possible. Or maybe you had something else in mind? Surprise me... Get in touch and we'll work something out!
  • 2 backers
  • Estimated delivery September 2015

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