A Bristol Record

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Bristol sound engineer Ben Capp & DJ Dad pursue their quest for the 'Bristol sound' in a gatefold double vinyl album

by info in Bristol

We did it
On 1st June 2016 we successfully raised £6,735 with 254 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

If A Bristol Record reach their stretch goal of £8,500 they can see this as the first album in a series of Bristol releases, with the long-term aim to document the city’s vibrant music scene throughout history.



Featuring:

RSD // Gorgon Sound // Dr. Meaker // Eva Lazarus // Snareophobe // Peaman

Carny Villains // Babyhead // Zen Hussies // Smerins Anti-social Club // First Degree Burns

Sheelanagig // John Fairhurst // Simon Panrucker // Count Bobo // Jilk

Toyface // Nuala Honan // Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow // Jim Evans

(plus more on the digital version!)

Out - NOVEMBER 2016!

 

A Bristol Record: The idea!

..Bringing together Bristol-centric music, art & culture to fund a pressing of a limited-edition vinyl gatefold album which aims to document Bristol’s music scene throughout history.

'A Bristol Record’ is the collaborative brainchild of sound engineer Ben Capp and Bristolian legend, DJ Dad, aka Jonathan Coles. As the all-embracing name suggests, the idea is to archive a snapshot of a time, place and sound, stamping a 2016 historical record of Bristol's eclectic style and diversity. The two have been involved in the Bristol music scene together and separately for many years and have a mutual love and respect for the diverse sounds of the city. Often talking about how great it would be to capture this on vinyl, they finally decided to turn these early hours, post-gig conversations into an actual thing!

“There’s such a range of artists and styles going on in Bristol and knowone has documented this in an album before. If people attend a festival to see a diverse range of artists, why not do it in an album - especially one which celebrates across the amazing sub-cultures within our city!”  - Ben Capp

 Some of the biggest names in music; Massive Attack, Portishead and Roni Size all hail from the cultural melting pot that is Bristol, but there are many other, established and up-and-coming artists within the city, who lend themselves to this unique sound; Babyhead, Dr.Meaker, RSD, Sheenlanagig & Eva Lazarus are just a few of the artists you will expect to find on A Bristol Record’s forthcoming album.

 

 

 

 "My vision was to draw a big crowd scene to represent all of the diverse people in the city"  

- Anna Higgie

 

So what makes the album ?

We are planning a twenty-track vinyl gatefold double album, with both established and up-and-coming artists around of the city, who are all currently active in the scene. Bristol-based illustrator Anna Higgie, with a portfolio which spans music, fashion and editorial will be designing the limited-edition cover art. She has previously collaborated with the likes of Flying Lotus, Kuedo & Jamie Lidell in the music world delivering interesting concepts, with a flair for combining luminous realism with confident pencil marks. For A Bristol Record’s artwork she wanted to create a crowd scene to represent all of the diverse people in the city.

 

“It’s not just about celebrating Bristol culture and the tradition of collaborative music production - we want to remind people why records are collectable artefacts” - Jonathan Coles

 

Re-discovering music

Jonathan and Ben, recognising the resurgence of vinyl also want to revive the journey of discovering new music through this format. Both the public and the music industry’s increasing reliance on digital has meant that often the organic process of discovering new artists is diminishing. A Bristol Record aims to invite the listener to search out new artists in a more tangible way.

“Online streaming can feel like it dictates what we should listen to next and assumes that most individuals listen one type of music, whether it’s house, folk, funk, reggae, or hip hop. In the offline world, this simply isn’t true. We believe that most people can and do actually enjoy a range of musical styles.”  - Jonathan Coles

 

We have all the elements for a beautifully conceived and produced double vinyl album - we just need you to make it a reality!

A Bristol Record's team have all the elements in place for a beautifully conceived and produced double vinyl album which honours the tradition of collaborative music production in Bristol whilst documenting the current music scene. However, the Crowdfunder campaign is crucial in securing the funding to cover the production costs of the vinyl, to be released in November 2016.

Whats the funding for?

The goal is to raise £6,500 which will cover the vinyl pressing, mastering, artwork, and some initial costs to get the project up and running such as the logo, PR & Marketing. The aim is to recoup their production costs and then split profits 50 / 50 between themselves and the artists. Whilst we do not anticipate any one getting rich, if our plan works we will recoup our production costs and then split profits 50 / 50 between ourselves and the artists.

If A Bristol Record reach their stretch goal of £8,500 they can see this as the first album in a series of Bristol releases, creating snapshots of Bristol sounds. The long-term aim is to document the city’s vibrant music scene over the coming years.

 Help us stamp a 2016 historical record of Bristol's eclectic style and diversity and celebrate the city’s vibrant music scene!

 

Check out some of our Rewards!

 

Make your own track! 1-on-1 workshop with Eva Lazarus 

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

 

 

Limited Edition Anna Higgie full colour Giclee print

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

(THIS IS NOT THE ACTUAL ARTWORK - just an example of her work)

 

Studio Time with Ben Capp - get a days recording in the studio

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

 

Songwriting masterclass with Nuala Honan 

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

 

Vinyl DJ workshop with DJ Dad

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

 

2 x Shambala Tickets

Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Get your name added to our backers wall of fame! Your name will be added to our website supporters page, as a thank you, for helping the project happen.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Digital download of 25 track album + backers wall of fame.

£18 or more

104 of 100 claimed

£18 Reward

[ Early bird ] Double vinyl & digital download (UK ONLY) Limited to 100 only + backers wall of fame.

£18 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£18 Reward

[ Early bird ] Double vinyl & digital download (UK ONLY) Limited to 100 only + backers wall of fame.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£35 or more

4 of 5 claimed

£35 Reward

Vinyl workshop with DJ Dad, double vinyl & digital download.

£35 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£35 Reward

Vinyl DJ workshop with DJ Dad, double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

Drum lesson with Toby Bang (John Fairhurst band), double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

Bass lesson with Jonzy (Babyhead), double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 Reward

Guitar lesson with Kit Hawes (Sheelanagig), double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£40 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£40 Reward

Songwriting masterclass with Nuala Honan (RARE OPPORTUNITY!). Bring work to share and develop (or don't). Bring an instrument (or don't). Any musical style. Plus the double vinyl, digital download & Nuala's LP (CD) 'The Tortoise' + backers wall of fame.

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Babyhead album cover - Stage Invasion. Full colour Giclee print (6" x 36"), double vinyl & digital download

£60 or more

7 of 50 claimed

£60 Reward

LIMITED EDITION Anna Higgie full colour Giclee print (24" x 12"), double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Studio time with Ben Capp. Get a days recording time in Ben Capp Sound's studio! Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Studio time with Ben Capp. Get a days recording time in Ben Capp Sound's studio! Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£250 or more

3 of 4 claimed

£250 Reward

Donation to the cause, double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£330 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£330 Reward

2 x Shambala 2016 tickets (Estimated delivery date: 01/08/16), double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

MAKE YOUR OWN TRACK! 1-on-1 songwriting workshop with Eva Lazarus, arrangement with another one of our artists, and studio and recording time with Ben Capp. Plus the double vinyl & digital download + backers wall of fame.


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