Color Theory is creating Music
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Thanks for visiting my Patreon page! I’m Brian Hazard. Yes, Hazard is my real last name.

I’ve been releasing music as Color Theory for over two decades now. Over the years it’s been called synthwave, synthpop, neo-synthpop, modern synthpop, electronic pop, electronica, indie electronic, indietronica, or more precisely, “literary dance pop fleshed out with rich piano voicings.” I've come a long way since being mistaken for my favorite band in the Napster era.

My mission is to create a body of work that you will treasure — songs that connect us to the things we love while reminding us that we're not alone. At the moment I'm working on a dark synthwave album inspired by the early Cure records I grew up on. I guarantee it will sound like nothing else.

You can join me on that mission for as little as $2. Members get at least one new song per month before anyone else hears it, plus a variety of other perks. You'll get immediate access to everything I've ever released here, including tracks you won't find anywhere else.

Your support gives me the space and accountability I need to thrive as an artist. I get to spend more time making music and less time hustling for other work. With the guidance and encouragement of my patrons, my last album took 18 months to create. The previous one? 6 years.

You can cancel or adjust your pledge at any time. Pay in any currency and it will be automatically converted. You'll be charged when you sign up, and again on the 1st of every month.

CD sales are nonexistent. Downloads have slowed to a trickle. You've read how little streaming pays. I don't perform or sell merch. This is the only guaranteed income I receive for my art.

Can you afford to buy a beer or a fancy cup of coffee without stressing over your budget? If so, let's put more of the music we love into the world!

You make what I do possible and I'm grateful for it every day.

Brian.

Tiers
The Theorist
$2 or more per month
  • MUSIC DOWNLOADS. A new song to stream and download every month, in mp3 and lossless WAV format
  • ACCESS TO MY PATRON-ONLY FEED where I post exclusive updates, audio previews, and behind-the-scenes content
  • VOTING POLLS. Help me decide what comes next!
The Completist
$3 or more per month
  • REMIXES. You'll get every new remix! Even the ones only a collector could love.
  • INSTRUMENTALS. Stream and download vocal-less versions of my monthly patron releases
  • DISCOUNTS. Any and all of my releases on Bandcamp can be yours for half price!

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Collector
$5 or more per month
  • PHYSICAL ALBUMS. Receive an exclusive CD every six months containing the previous six month's releases!

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Producer
$15 or more per month
  • SPECIAL THANKS. I will include your name in the credits of new releases!
  • PRIVATE CHAT. A 30-minute chat by Skype, FaceTime, phone, or email every six months

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Colorist
$30 or more per month
  • RANDOM SURPRISES. Wow! You're clearly more interested in supporting me than you are in goodies, but I'll provide a little something extra when the opportunity arises.

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

Goals
165 of 200 patrons
If I reach 200 patrons by the end of the year, I'll press Majesty on vinyl, even if it means losing money!
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Thanks for visiting my Patreon page! I’m Brian Hazard. Yes, Hazard is my real last name.

I’ve been releasing music as Color Theory for over two decades now. Over the years it’s been called synthwave, synthpop, neo-synthpop, modern synthpop, electronic pop, electronica, indie electronic, indietronica, or more precisely, “literary dance pop fleshed out with rich piano voicings.” I've come a long way since being mistaken for my favorite band in the Napster era.

My mission is to create a body of work that you will treasure — songs that connect us to the things we love while reminding us that we're not alone. At the moment I'm working on a dark synthwave album inspired by the early Cure records I grew up on. I guarantee it will sound like nothing else.

You can join me on that mission for as little as $2. Members get at least one new song per month before anyone else hears it, plus a variety of other perks. You'll get immediate access to everything I've ever released here, including tracks you won't find anywhere else.

Your support gives me the space and accountability I need to thrive as an artist. I get to spend more time making music and less time hustling for other work. With the guidance and encouragement of my patrons, my last album took 18 months to create. The previous one? 6 years.

You can cancel or adjust your pledge at any time. Pay in any currency and it will be automatically converted. You'll be charged when you sign up, and again on the 1st of every month.

CD sales are nonexistent. Downloads have slowed to a trickle. You've read how little streaming pays. I don't perform or sell merch. This is the only guaranteed income I receive for my art.

Can you afford to buy a beer or a fancy cup of coffee without stressing over your budget? If so, let's put more of the music we love into the world!

You make what I do possible and I'm grateful for it every day.

Brian.

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Tiers
The Theorist
$2 or more per month
  • MUSIC DOWNLOADS. A new song to stream and download every month, in mp3 and lossless WAV format
  • ACCESS TO MY PATRON-ONLY FEED where I post exclusive updates, audio previews, and behind-the-scenes content
  • VOTING POLLS. Help me decide what comes next!
The Completist
$3 or more per month
  • REMIXES. You'll get every new remix! Even the ones only a collector could love.
  • INSTRUMENTALS. Stream and download vocal-less versions of my monthly patron releases
  • DISCOUNTS. Any and all of my releases on Bandcamp can be yours for half price!

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Collector
$5 or more per month
  • PHYSICAL ALBUMS. Receive an exclusive CD every six months containing the previous six month's releases!

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Producer
$15 or more per month
  • SPECIAL THANKS. I will include your name in the credits of new releases!
  • PRIVATE CHAT. A 30-minute chat by Skype, FaceTime, phone, or email every six months

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

The Colorist
$30 or more per month
  • RANDOM SURPRISES. Wow! You're clearly more interested in supporting me than you are in goodies, but I'll provide a little something extra when the opportunity arises.

+ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS