Chris Carlier is creating Music, Fiction, and Web Content
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patrons

$27
per month
Hello music explorer. I'm a Canadian composer/performer/insane art whatever person.

I went to university for classical saxophone performance (of all things), and have been making music professionally for over 20 years, including countless performances, writing challenging and exciting works for symphonic and chamber orchestra; dark, lovely works for film and video games; and a spattering of other stuff.

I write/perform/produce/record music because I love doing it and sometimes because I'm lucky enough to have people ask me to do it for them!

So here's the thing... a couple years back, I had no significant project going, and I had this great (read: complicated, difficult, time-consuming) idea: I play all these instruments, I know all these different styles, I write all this music...

...completely logical conclusion coming...

I'll create 20 different artists/bands, make up a record label, and do every aspect of it myself.

So I made up bands and artists. Easy enough to say, but these folks may as well be real. They each have some combination of:
  • band/artist name
  • "real" name(s)
  • back story / bio (long, short, and very short versions for different uses)
  • e-mail address
  • website
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Bandcamp
  • Soundcloud
  • Ameba
Not to mention: at least one song recorded per artist. Then there's website development, content creation, graphic design, marketing...

Uh... times 20.

Basically, I’m insane.

Meet some of the artists:


cloudy, with occasional rain
Back in 2003, I came up with this artist/project while living in Edmonton, off of busking and gigs. Being my first foray into electronic music, and already being known for jazz/rock stuff in town, I didn’t tell anyone I was doing this, in case it went south.

I did eventually tell one person, who played it frequently in the coffee shop where she worked, and one other, who DJ’d it a couple times. This was reason enough to put some of it online, which lead to some international attention and offers to play in clubs and a festival in Europe, which was pretty cool - especially for a project that most people who knew me didn’t know I was doing, including the person whose computer I was borrowing to create the music. ;)

When I moved to Regina to go to university, I didn’t have time for this project, and it just kind of fell into disuse… until now. This crazy project has given me a perfect excuse to revive my earliest psuedonym!


GAMEGIRL86
In an effort to keep this project from being a big ol’ bro fest of entities that are all very similar to me, I wanted to branch out on the story side, and be sure to include female artists. This was one of the first I came up with.

Based in Kelowna, Holly Loon, better known by her stage name, GAMEGIRL86, is a chiptune artist who uses various synthesizers and software to create interesting textures within a distinctive 8-bit idiom. She’s an avid Twitter user, who uses social media to offer a glimpse into her home studio, touring life, and… you know… dog videos.

From there we have Pelée (Montreal-based poet/rapper), Blitzkrieg Men's Choir (an international group who tours extensively), Heartstrings (Icelandic drone metal brothers), Helen Hartely (trans woman in Toronto making industrial goth rock stuff), International Saxophone Quartet (a talented group of Canadian and U.S. students), and so many more.

The intention is to eventually release a compilation of music featuring one work from each of these artists, plus any other fun stuff that can be released along the way.

Why Patreon?

As we all know, pro musicians usually make staggering sums of money that make the Rockefellers look like Oliver Twist less money than they spend on their craft.

Remember when I mentioned that all of these entities have some sort of online presence? Most of this is available to me for the low cost of having ads blasted at me, constantly (this is how things like Twitter and Facebook stay free, for basic use). Some of it is costly, though. Web hosting costs money, domains cost money, mixing and mastering each cost big money, operating a "label" account on bandcamp costs money, marketing costs money...

Your support keeps me from ending up living under a bridge to support what is clearly a work of passion for me!

What you can expect from me:

Supporter tiers aside, each month, I'm aiming to have at least one major thing done (one track complete, mixed, and shared, one new artist announced and updated across the web), along with several little things (works in progress, minor updates, etc.

Thank you for dropping by my Patreon page!  I really hope you consider becoming a patron and come with me on this crazy journey.  I hope to be able to give you a glimpse into the life of a half-sane, overly-ambitious music-story-art-thing creator.
Tiers
Audience Member
$2 or more per month 0 patrons

You are cool, because you support music and the arts!


You get:

- patrons-first access to new music

- monthly updates

Sound & Lighting
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

The show would be dull and dark without your illumination.


You get:

- free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

Brass Section
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You are the heart of the orchestra.


You get:
-free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere)

Concertmaster
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

You are the most revered player in the orchestra.


You get:

 -free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere) 

- monthly chat on Dischord (Patreon's video chat tool)

Includes Discord rewards
Conductor
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

You direct the band. It is only with your guidance that the orchestra performs it's best. 


You get:

 -access to any new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere)

- free downloads of new releases (when available)

- monthly chat on Dischord (Patreon's video chat tool)

- a monthly podcast made available only to you

- discounts on merch at Electricloud Recordings web store (coming very soon)

*new* - to contribute directly to the storyline of the Electricloud Recordings artist of your choice. We'll work together to determine what that is (part of a bio, lost recordings, something fun...)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$27 of $40 per month
With this, I'll be able to subscribe to a bandcamp label account, allowing me batch upload, private streaming, ad-free video hosting, deeper stats, and more, for each artist account.

It's important to note that $40 is higher than the cost of a bandcamp label account. This is because I will be taxed to an alarming degree, come tax season.
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Hello music explorer. I'm a Canadian composer/performer/insane art whatever person.

I went to university for classical saxophone performance (of all things), and have been making music professionally for over 20 years, including countless performances, writing challenging and exciting works for symphonic and chamber orchestra; dark, lovely works for film and video games; and a spattering of other stuff.

I write/perform/produce/record music because I love doing it and sometimes because I'm lucky enough to have people ask me to do it for them!

So here's the thing... a couple years back, I had no significant project going, and I had this great (read: complicated, difficult, time-consuming) idea: I play all these instruments, I know all these different styles, I write all this music...

...completely logical conclusion coming...

I'll create 20 different artists/bands, make up a record label, and do every aspect of it myself.

So I made up bands and artists. Easy enough to say, but these folks may as well be real. They each have some combination of:
  • band/artist name
  • "real" name(s)
  • back story / bio (long, short, and very short versions for different uses)
  • e-mail address
  • website
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Bandcamp
  • Soundcloud
  • Ameba
Not to mention: at least one song recorded per artist. Then there's website development, content creation, graphic design, marketing...

Uh... times 20.

Basically, I’m insane.

Meet some of the artists:


cloudy, with occasional rain
Back in 2003, I came up with this artist/project while living in Edmonton, off of busking and gigs. Being my first foray into electronic music, and already being known for jazz/rock stuff in town, I didn’t tell anyone I was doing this, in case it went south.

I did eventually tell one person, who played it frequently in the coffee shop where she worked, and one other, who DJ’d it a couple times. This was reason enough to put some of it online, which lead to some international attention and offers to play in clubs and a festival in Europe, which was pretty cool - especially for a project that most people who knew me didn’t know I was doing, including the person whose computer I was borrowing to create the music. ;)

When I moved to Regina to go to university, I didn’t have time for this project, and it just kind of fell into disuse… until now. This crazy project has given me a perfect excuse to revive my earliest psuedonym!


GAMEGIRL86
In an effort to keep this project from being a big ol’ bro fest of entities that are all very similar to me, I wanted to branch out on the story side, and be sure to include female artists. This was one of the first I came up with.

Based in Kelowna, Holly Loon, better known by her stage name, GAMEGIRL86, is a chiptune artist who uses various synthesizers and software to create interesting textures within a distinctive 8-bit idiom. She’s an avid Twitter user, who uses social media to offer a glimpse into her home studio, touring life, and… you know… dog videos.

From there we have Pelée (Montreal-based poet/rapper), Blitzkrieg Men's Choir (an international group who tours extensively), Heartstrings (Icelandic drone metal brothers), Helen Hartely (trans woman in Toronto making industrial goth rock stuff), International Saxophone Quartet (a talented group of Canadian and U.S. students), and so many more.

The intention is to eventually release a compilation of music featuring one work from each of these artists, plus any other fun stuff that can be released along the way.

Why Patreon?

As we all know, pro musicians usually make staggering sums of money that make the Rockefellers look like Oliver Twist less money than they spend on their craft.

Remember when I mentioned that all of these entities have some sort of online presence? Most of this is available to me for the low cost of having ads blasted at me, constantly (this is how things like Twitter and Facebook stay free, for basic use). Some of it is costly, though. Web hosting costs money, domains cost money, mixing and mastering each cost big money, operating a "label" account on bandcamp costs money, marketing costs money...

Your support keeps me from ending up living under a bridge to support what is clearly a work of passion for me!

What you can expect from me:

Supporter tiers aside, each month, I'm aiming to have at least one major thing done (one track complete, mixed, and shared, one new artist announced and updated across the web), along with several little things (works in progress, minor updates, etc.

Thank you for dropping by my Patreon page!  I really hope you consider becoming a patron and come with me on this crazy journey.  I hope to be able to give you a glimpse into the life of a half-sane, overly-ambitious music-story-art-thing creator.

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Tiers
Audience Member
$2 or more per month 0 patrons

You are cool, because you support music and the arts!


You get:

- patrons-first access to new music

- monthly updates

Sound & Lighting
$5 or more per month 0 patrons

The show would be dull and dark without your illumination.


You get:

- free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

Brass Section
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You are the heart of the orchestra.


You get:
-free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere)

Concertmaster
$20 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

You are the most revered player in the orchestra.


You get:

 -free downloads of new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere) 

- monthly chat on Dischord (Patreon's video chat tool)

Includes Discord rewards
Conductor
$50 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons

You direct the band. It is only with your guidance that the orchestra performs it's best. 


You get:

 -access to any new digital tracks (ultra high quality 24-bit wav files), before they are released to the public

- monthly updates

- exclusive patrons-only photos/videos of works in progress

- music recommendations

- exclusive patron-only bonus tracks (not available elsewhere)

- free downloads of new releases (when available)

- monthly chat on Dischord (Patreon's video chat tool)

- a monthly podcast made available only to you

- discounts on merch at Electricloud Recordings web store (coming very soon)

*new* - to contribute directly to the storyline of the Electricloud Recordings artist of your choice. We'll work together to determine what that is (part of a bio, lost recordings, something fun...)

Includes Discord rewards