Thanks to you, our most loyal compatriots, we have reached our $10,000 Kickstarter goal! At 1:17 PM EDT today, a donation by Cathy Peck of Clovis, CA put us over the top.
I'm so very grateful to everyone who pledged their support to this recording. It's incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to record this music and share it with you! On behalf of all of the musicians involved in Secret Society, thank you so much for your generous support.
Just an update on our upcoming activities: tomorrow, Secret Society begin rehearsals for our Brazilian tour. We leave for Brazil on Friday and will be performing June 10 in São Paulo and June 13 in Rio de Janeiro. At those shows, we will perform almost all of the music we'll be recording.
We continue rehearsals when we return to New York, before embarking on our three-day recording session at Avatar Studios in Manhattan -- we are there Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, June 21. These will be three very long, very intense days in the studio -- but that is just the beginning of the process! Afterwards, there will be 150 some-odd hours spent in the mixing studio, shaping and refining the sound so that every sonic element is in its right place. Then comes the finishing touch: we master the album, so that each track sounds blended, consistent with the others, and contributes to a sonically cohesive whole. Meanwhile, Danijel Zezelj will design the artwork and packaging, and complete work on the poster print and Brooklyn Babylon graphic novel. Finally, when everything is ready, we'll send the master CD off to be duplicated and start to gear up for release day.
Speaking of which! Our official release date for the Brooklyn Babylon recording is April 30, 2013. People who ordered digital copies will receive their download links at or before 12:00 AM EDT on April 30. CDs will go out in the mail a couple of weeks beforehand -- we'll make every effort to ensure that you have them in hand by release day.
Again, I truly can't thank you enough! The anticipation is getting intense and I can't wait to share this music with you. You have my deepest gratitude for making all this possible.
Yours most appreciatively,
PS We'd be most grateful if you'd continue to spread the word about the Brooklyn Babylon Kickstarter campaign to your friends and associates. We've met our $10,000 goal, which is TREMENDOUS -- but: this is a massive project, and that amount will only cover a fraction of our total recording costs. We would love for the amazing momentum you have generated to continue, and any additional funds raised help us make a better product -- by renting vintage tube microphones, by having the luxury of more time to spend mixing and mastering, by creating more beautiful packaging and artwork, and so on.
Again, deepest thanks and best wishes!