Debuut-CD Zura Zaj
Debuut-CD Zura Zaj
Zura Zaj (https://zurazaj.bandcamp.com/)
Guitar: Gowaart Van Den Bossche,
Violin: Lieze Van Herzeele,
French Horn: Jonathan Baltussen
Music: Gowaart, Lieze and Jonathan
Zura Zaj started in 2009 when we met through the Ghent University Symphony Orchestra, and started to create our own music ourselves.
We also created our own rehearsal format: cooking + eating + rehearsing.
From 2 to 7 October 2017 we went into the studio together, more specifically Boma Studio in Ghent with Geert de Waegeneer as a technician.
In November - December 2017, Jonathan worked on the editing and mixing of the recordings.
The CD was mastered by Uwe Teichert from Elektropolis. In February 2018 we found the label homerecords.be willing to release the CD.
The artwork of the CD was designed by Justina Česnauskaitė.
The release of the CD is on May 8, 2018.
On May 12 we will give two performances at the Bomfestival (more info)
The release concert of this CD is on 25th May 2018 in the Begijnhof Church St-Elisabeth in Ghent.
The first CD of Zura Zaj undoubtedly evokes images of travel, of nature, grandeur, (re) birth, ...
We opted for a total concept, and for this we replaced all our old titles with new ones.
Small obstacles (for our fans: this is the old name of the song that is now called "Alight")
The CD is released as a 6-piece digipak with artwork by Justina Česnauskaitė.
Reviews of this CD can be found here:
Allocation of funds
This crowdfunding helps us to finance the recording and release of our first CD. Up to now all the three of us have paid all invoices. With this crowdfunding we hope to be able to pay a large part back. The goal for this crowdfunding is 1000 €, but if this amount is exceeded we can also pay the rest of the costs with the rest of the money, and this will ultimately ensure that we will be able to make the next CD much faster. This time we will not let you wait 10 years!
4000 € (Crowdfunding + own funds)
The recording (1850 €)
We played a whole week in Bomastudio for the recordings (36 hours in total)
Jonathan did the editing and mastering for free, I estimate about 50 hours.
Subsequently, the recording was mastered by Elektropolis. This is the very last episode in which a few things are technically and soundly optimized, but it is also very important for us that an external ear also listened to the recording.
The artwork (300 €)
Because our CD was a total concept, we first let Justina Česnauskaitė listen to the entire album, and then make sketches about the concept of travel, infinity, sea and birth. After we have perfected the concept together, we now have an artwork that, in our opinion, makes it completely worthwhile to buy this CD as a CD, and not digitally.
Contribution to the label (1686.25 €)
The time that labels financed a CD release itself is unfortunately over. Nowadays it is the custom that services are provided at a certain price. Homerecords has the CDs pressed and provides distribution, promo and - especially - the name of the label. For this we paid a contribution of 1686.25 euros.
Interested in making a contribution?
All support is welcome!
All funds are transferred to the personal account of Jonathan, and is completely and only used for the funding of this project.
Thanks for your attention.