KURMÅ / First album

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KURMÅ / First album

<p><strong>KURM&Aring; </strong>is one of those musical projects that is difficult to put in a box, and always in motion. A meeting between spiritual and intuitive music, rock, lyrical, blues&hellip; Inspired by the Kirtans, this formation of 5 musicians explores new musical spaces where musicians and the public, together, open up new horizons of freedom and creation.</p> <p>After 4 years of collective experimentation and improvisation, <strong>KURM&Aring; </strong>has decided to go to a studio to promote its music further: recording of <strong>our very first album in February 2021</strong>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691950/7f08634d-37ff-4028-ad38-9ffdc7d02d54.png" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h2>Who&rsquo;s KURM&Aring;?</h2> <p>The band was first formed by <strong>Samuel </strong>(harmonium, vocals, guitar, percussion), originally from Belgium, <strong>Gabriel </strong>(guitars, lapsteel, synthesizers), from Quebec, and <strong>St&eacute;phane</strong> (guitars, handpan, vocals). They met each other thanks to yoga that they&rsquo;ve been teaching together for a long time, and then turned this meeting into a musical collab in 2016.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691956/8e9ed6d5-1548-403c-a973-08514fe81488.png" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691958/1271e721-ebda-4e42-b5a9-8fd4c3d6be7f.png" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691959/5c1db425-cd46-4943-b554-6bd9f6d0b82f.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>They spontaneously understood each other musically and that quickly led them to compose original songs, then to host evenings of mantra chants in Lyon&#39;s yoga studios.</p> <p>In 2020 the group is growing (yeah !!) and now welcomes <strong>Lou </strong>and <strong>Antoine</strong>, singer-bassist and talented percussionist.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691965/e871fe8d-97ca-4330-95a2-f220ed990b99.png" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691966/987c4882-7eef-4acf-b04e-b6d1dbc8abf0.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>For this <strong>album project</strong>, KURM&Aring; is accompanied by <strong>Michael Cobb</strong> and his cello, an international conductor who brings extra magic to our music.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691975/1d74c532-fba7-4abf-ae87-e1822161e60a.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>This first opus is created in collaboration with a <strong>choir of twenty people</strong> from our community, led by<strong> the choir director Mariette Wilson</strong>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/694723/30f36180-5ce4-419b-91ff-54e3683709a2.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>And to help KURM&Aring; take off, <strong>Kim-Lan</strong> joined the adventure as our manager: first the album, then concerts and an upcoming tour!</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691985/86524649-5f96-443c-9a0d-13afebf39536.png" width="100%" /></p> <hr /> <h2>From improv evenings to studio recording</h2> <p>This album recording project has been maturing for a year now: the goal is to rearrange the different compositions by recreating the vibratory intensity of the evenings in order to transcribe it in the studio <em>(with a whole choir, oh my!)</em>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/692006/76565d36-49ac-4adf-890d-9067b2aa177d.png" width="100%" /></p> <p><strong>Kirtans come from a moving musical tradition.</strong></p> <p>Here, the fourth wall does not exist, the audience is not the audience: it is an actor, singer, dancer, explorer. It is one with the musicians. That&rsquo;s precisely where the inner flight of each one takes place, which goes from the depths of the earth towards the distant cosmic frontiers. In this exchange, this spontaneous collective creation experience, KURM&Aring; finds inspiration - during those improv evenings that soon became a musical and vibratory laboratory.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/691996/ac4751ff-d910-481f-a246-6d4899285590.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>This musical project is therefore photographic: we want <strong>to capture this living, abundant, sensitive experience</strong> on a medium - like a photographer who captures the light emanating from his or her subjects. This project intends <strong>to show and share these open and liberating musical spaces</strong>.</p> <p>In order to allow you, at home, when you want it, to live this vibrant spark.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/692007/b6df6c2e-ab94-42b2-855b-15c878e1be1a.png" width="100%" /></p> <p>With your precious support, we will be able to make our music shine and share even more this musical approach rooted in the care, the well-being and the opening of the heart!</p>

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Before everyone !


  • 50 contributions
You get a HUGE thank you from all KURMÅ by e-mail + a link to download the album in high quality, to vibrate at home in preview!

Estimated delivery: March 2021

Our very first album in your hands


  • 82 contributions
You get our album (signed by the band members!), so you can listen to it wherever you want!

Estimated delivery: April 2021

What KURMÅ listen to


  • 36 contributions
You get 2 signed albums + the top 10 albums of each member of the band To listen to us and to those who inspire us !

Estimated delivery: April 2021

Even more autographs


  • 13 contributions
You get 2 signed albums the top 10 albums of each member of the group + a signed score To play some chords in harmony with us !

Estimated delivery: April 2021

Your name next to ours in the booklet


  • 7 contributions
You get 2 signed albums the top 10 albums of each member of the group a signed score AND you'll have the pleasure to see your name in the thanks pages of the album booklet!

Estimated delivery: April 2021

To listen... and to frame KURMÅ


  • 3 contributions
You get a signed album the top 10 albums of each member of the group a signed score + a limited edition of a linocut print inspired by the universe of KURMÅ (numbered and signed) For your ears AND eyes pleasure !

Estimated delivery: April 2021

One special at home concert


  • 3 contributions
You get a signed album + KURMÅ comes to play at your place! (travel expenses not included) (but we can bring you your album in person!)

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