NAAL

is creating Postmodern minimal composition ambient and drone music

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Partner!
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$5
per month
Includes:
  • Bandcamp direct download codes to each Phases track as it is released (20 minutes per track)
  • Bandcamp direct download codes to weekly live ambient video game soundtrack improvisation: Casual Sounds (2 hours a week)
  • Private RSS feed to stream both Phases and Casual Sounds tracks whenever you want!
  • Access to Patron-only video streams where I'll break down that month's Phases track(s). These will be archived and only available through Patreon.
  • Access to Patron-only exclusives that may include other live stream content, song remixes, and other behind-the-scenes content
BEEG Partner!
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$10
per month
Includes:
  • All of the Partner! tier content
  • Plus: Bandcamp direct download codes to any additional album or EP releases I have while you are a Patron
  • 20% off all physical NAAL merch, including the Phases physical release

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About

Hello!

My name is Dave, and my music project is called NAAL. I'm a musician and producer from Chicago who has recently picked up everything and moved to Nashville to find a different pace of life, and find out what's next, creatively. And folks, I think I've found it.

"Phases" is a project I've been dreaming up for a long time. I've had the concept and titles in my Notes app for several years. I just didn't know how to make the project move from that note on my phone in to real, actual space. But after talking with some of my friends, planning with collaborators, and crunching the numbers, I decided to step out and, for the first time with this project, take a chance on something really, REALLY big.

I've worked on two projects of my own in the last 6 months: one is the massive, 87 track "shuffle drone" project, Harvey Weinstein Is A Fucking Rapist. The other was a comparatively small collaboration- a Split album with my friend Adam. Both of these projects have helped, in different ways, to push me toward what "Phases" will be: a year long collaborative, long-form ambient/drone project. What does that mean, exactly? Well, I'll break it down.


WHAT IS "PHASES?"

"Phases" is 14 individual long-form (20 minute) drone compositions featuring me (NAAL) and a slew of my friends, released once or twice a month over the next year. The project is based on the lunar calendar, and will feature 14 unique art pieces constructed by my friend and collaborator, Chicago artist Charity Taylor. And guess what? The first track is available RIGHT NOW so you can see exactly what we're talking about!

In the end we not only want to have digital versions of this project, but a physical book of all the artwork, as well as a 4 cassette series as a physical celebration of this massive undertaking. That's where you come in.


WHY PATREON

Take the already volatile life of someone who is trying to work as a freelance artist, then compound that with a massive tornado sweeping through town, followed by a global pandemic. Things, for me, were looking pretty hopeless for a minute, there. However, with the support of my community, the encouragement of my friends, and all the tools I needed at my disposal, I decided to move forward with this project.

My goal here is to generate enough monthly income to be able to pay my visual artist, Charity, for each of her custom pieces. Beyond that, we want to, at the end of the year, be able to produce a limited run (50) of these really cool, physical packages for the album which will include: 4 (!) hand pressed cassettes with all 14 songs included (three 80 minute tapes, one 40 minute tape, which is over 4.5 hours of new music from me!), plus the book with all the artwork (6"x6", 16 pages, 100% recycled material). Patreon's monthly model helps me know I will have reliable funds to pay Charity for her time and work, and the ability to plan for the physical release in 2021. Anything beyond that will help me maintain a sense of financial stability in this uncertain time. We are also planning a gallery showing where we can present the music and original art pieces in a real, live space!


WHAT EXACTLY DOES A SUBSCRIPTION GET ME?

Right now there are just two tiers. Almost everything I will be doing is unlocked with a subscription of $5 a month. But if you choose to go the extra mile by supporting me at $10 a month, I want to make sure there is a little extra to show my gratitude!

$5 tier includes:
  • Bandcamp direct download codes to each Phases track as it is released (20 minutes per track)
  • Bandcamp direct download codes to weekly live ambient video game soundtrack improvisation: Casual Sounds (2 hours a week)
  • Private RSS feed to stream both Phases and Casual Sounds tracks whenever you want!
  • Access to Patron-only video streams where I'll break down that month's Phases track(s). These will be archived and only available through Patreon.
  • Access to Patron-only exclusives that may include other live stream content, song remixes, and other behind-the-scenes content

$10 tier includes:
  • All of the $5 rewards, plus
  • Bandcamp direct download codes to every additional EP or album I release while you are a Paron
  • 20% off all physical NAAL merch, including the Phases physical release
Goals
$169.88 of $220 per month
YEAR 1: At this goal I will be able to completely cover the physical release of Phases on cassette, including the art book!
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