THOMAS OLIVER'S NEW ALBUM - 'Floating In The Darkness'

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THOMAS OLIVER'S NEW ALBUM - 'Floating In The Darkness'

Project 2016-02-07 17:26:11 +1300

Join me in finishing my new album

FLOATING IN THE DARKNESS

For the past 2 years, I have been working steadily on an album which is to be my first solo album as a singer-songwriter. 'Floating in the Darkness' is a self-produced, full-production album which brings together all of my musical avenues to date, for the first time.

I'm excited by the musical direction of this album; sometimes it's raw and acoustic, sometimes it's heavily electronic influenced, sometimes it's fragile and sometimes it's fat and deep. It really feels to me like the first time I have broken down the walls that divide my various musical facets, and brought all of my influences together. I can't wait to share it with you.

I released “If I Move To Mars”, the first single from this album, back in October and was stoked to see it gain some great traction, with airplay on ZM, The Hits and The Edge, and a place in the Official NZ Music charts for 5 weeks.

Up until this point, I have funded everything myself, and I am stoked to say that 8 out of 10 tracks are finished (recorded, mixed, waiting on a hard drive). The final stages present massive chunks of expense, and my request for your help is specifically to cover remaining expenses so that I can get this album to you and anyone else who wants to have it. Your help would see this album completed and released.

As I said above, 8 of 10 tracks are finished and mixed (half of which I mixed myself). The remaining two tracks have to be recorded and then mixed by a professional mix engineer. I work with a Grammy Award-winning mix engineer in the States, and she kindly gives me a friendly rate because I am an independent artist.

Once those two songs are mixed, the final stage in the musical process is mastering, which is a fairly considerable expense! The remaining costs would be the manufacture/design and the release costs associated with getting the album to you, the listener.

Here is a breakdown of the remaining expenses:

Studio Fees $1250
Session Musician Fees $1250
Mixing Fee (2 tracks) $2000
Mastering Fee (10 tracks) $4500
CD Pressing Costs $2000
Design expenses $2,500
Marketing expenses (minimum) $4000
Total $17,500
(Pledge Me Fees 5% total received)  

 

I have devoted everything I can to this album in the past year, both financially and emotionally. It is the exposition of who I am as a musician right now, and I hope to do you, my fans and my family proud by releasing it.

We've tried to think of something for everyone here! Whether you're simply a fan of my music who wants to pre-order an album, a slide player who wants some new music to play, a skater who needs a new deck, or a host who wants to throw a concert at your house, we surely hope there's something here for you.  

We have 35 days to reach the goal. If the goal isn't reached then we won't recieve the money and you won't be charged.

PLEASE SHARE.

If you would like to help me get this campaign to as many people as possible, I would be very grateful if you could SPREAD THE WORD to all your music-loving friends and family. You could email it on, or share the campaign via Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

Thank you in advance if you Pledge to help me release my next album.  As an independent artist, I can not tell you how much it means to be supported by my fans.

Thomas Oliver
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomasolivermusic
Instagram: https://instagram.com/thomas_oliver_nz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasOliverNZ

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZwD9tfnJ04kM0qgPSMzgy
iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/if-i-move-to-mars-single/id1038648858
 

Comments

Updates 6

Two days until I release my album!

26/04/2017 at 1:13 PM

Hi everyone

At last, my album is out this Friday! Just an update - you'll receive your download code for the album via email on Friday, and rewards are being sent out today! Thank you for your patience. I can't wait to share it with you all. Thank you again for making it possible.

Thomas

Album release date!

21/12/2016 at 2:19 PM

Kia Ora everyone
 
I'm happy to announce to you guys (my PledgeMe supporters) first that 'Floating In The Darkness' will be released on Friday 28 April, 2017.

Tour dates will be announced in February, and I’ll be touring with a brand new band in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and touring solo for other regions and international dates.

Thank you for your patience; we’ll be in touch in the new year regarding your rewards!
 
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and I hope you can be surrounded by people you love.
 
Thank you
Thomas
 

Rewards!

10/08/2016 at 9:25 AM

 I'm stoked to let you know that the album is completely finished! I've made a start on the other rewards as well, and some people have received theirs. For everyone else, the album won't be released until early 2017, so your rewards will be sent out with the album when it is released. My apologies that it's such a long wait! I wish it could be sooner, but it's just the nature of the game - there's a lot for us to do before release!

Thank you again for your contribution to this album. I'm really proud of it and I can't wait to get it to you.

T.O.

Rewards!

09/08/2016 at 6:19 PM

I'm stoked to let you know that the album is completely finished! I've made a start on the other rewards as well, and some people have received theirs. For everyone else, the album won't be released until early 2017, so your rewards will be sent out with the album when it is released. My apologies that it's such a long wait! I wish it could be sooner, but it's just the nature of the game - there's a lot for us to do before release!

Thank you again for your contribution to this album. I'm really proud of it and I can't wait to get it to you. x

Almost there!

11/05/2016 at 10:32 AM

Hello everyone

Once again, thank you for your contributions. I am just putting together the master disc for 'Floating In The Darkness' now, so it's almost finished! I literally couldn't have done this without you. Once I have finished with this mad scramble, I will finially have some time to get in touch with those of you who bought things like guitar lessons and Skype concerts and lunch dates, etc. I look forward to speaking with you soon! -T.O.

Wow!

10/03/2016 at 2:14 PM

 It's so nice to have this campaign underway, and I'm completely blown away by the contributions so far! I can't believe we're already halfway there after just a few days. THANK YOU to everyone who has already pledged. I feel very lucky to have such supportive and passionate fans and followers. -T.O.

    Pledgers 287

    Bernie. Onthecoast
    2016-04-07 19:37:53 +1200

    "Good Luck Thomas , Taking En Zed music to the next level , Luv your Work ,,, Thanks .. \m/ Bernie Onthecoast "

    Joy Wadham
    2016-04-07 17:44:02 +1200

    "Can't wait till the album is out - loved the live show :)"

    Thomas Pieter Boekhorst
    2016-04-07 14:35:57 +1200

    "Keep up the good work mate. Looking forward to hearing it. "

    Isaebella Doherty
    2016-04-07 12:56:47 +1200

    "Love your work mate, so excited to see what you bring out in the future x"

    Sam Goddard
    2016-04-07 12:41:56 +1200
    Josh Pemberton
    2016-04-07 10:03:16 +1200
    Kali
    2016-04-07 09:50:45 +1200

    "All the best , can't wait to hear it ... Kali x"

    Hemiona Walker
    2016-04-07 09:25:56 +1200
    Dan Hayston
    2016-04-07 09:15:17 +1200

    "Looking forward to this bro!"

    Michael O'Donovan
    2016-04-07 08:45:17 +1200

    "That'a'boy Big T. Can't wait to for a copy of the album. "

    Aju Mathew
    2016-04-07 07:54:20 +1200
    Andy McKenzie
    2016-04-07 07:22:06 +1200

    "Happy album release Thomas!"

    Grant Perry
    2016-04-07 07:19:07 +1200
    Chloé Knapp
    2016-04-07 02:07:39 +1200
    Sheila Chisholm
    2016-04-06 21:57:43 +1200
    Felix Nesbitt
    2016-04-06 21:23:25 +1200
    Alex Bush
    2016-04-06 20:40:39 +1200
    Wendy Gray
    2016-04-06 20:23:16 +1200
    Nathan
    2016-04-06 19:48:22 +1200

    "Psyched for this!"

    Chris Desmond
    2016-04-06 19:39:53 +1200
    Georgina
    2016-04-06 19:37:25 +1200
    rocky
    2016-04-06 18:26:00 +1200

    "From the Roberts family. "

    Greg Howie
    2016-04-06 18:09:20 +1200
    Graham Smout
    2016-04-06 17:03:56 +1200

    "Love your music always bro!! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-06 15:30:31 +1200
    James Waugh
    2016-04-06 15:24:40 +1200

    "Go hard bro."

    Sophie Gray
    2016-04-06 15:20:24 +1200

    "Cannot wait!!"

    Sarah Brown
    2016-04-06 15:06:15 +1200
    Brett Linton
    2016-04-06 14:24:36 +1200
    Jarom Hall
    2016-04-06 13:48:29 +1200

    "Shot Tom, ciaahoo !"

    THOMAS OLIVER'S NEW ALBUM - 'Floating In The Darkness'

    Project 2016-02-07 17:26:11 +1300

    Join me in finishing my new album

    FLOATING IN THE DARKNESS

    For the past 2 years, I have been working steadily on an album which is to be my first solo album as a singer-songwriter. 'Floating in the Darkness' is a self-produced, full-production album which brings together all of my musical avenues to date, for the first time.

    I'm excited by the musical direction of this album; sometimes it's raw and acoustic, sometimes it's heavily electronic influenced, sometimes it's fragile and sometimes it's fat and deep. It really feels to me like the first time I have broken down the walls that divide my various musical facets, and brought all of my influences together. I can't wait to share it with you.

    I released “If I Move To Mars”, the first single from this album, back in October and was stoked to see it gain some great traction, with airplay on ZM, The Hits and The Edge, and a place in the Official NZ Music charts for 5 weeks.

    Up until this point, I have funded everything myself, and I am stoked to say that 8 out of 10 tracks are finished (recorded, mixed, waiting on a hard drive). The final stages present massive chunks of expense, and my request for your help is specifically to cover remaining expenses so that I can get this album to you and anyone else who wants to have it. Your help would see this album completed and released.

    As I said above, 8 of 10 tracks are finished and mixed (half of which I mixed myself). The remaining two tracks have to be recorded and then mixed by a professional mix engineer. I work with a Grammy Award-winning mix engineer in the States, and she kindly gives me a friendly rate because I am an independent artist.

    Once those two songs are mixed, the final stage in the musical process is mastering, which is a fairly considerable expense! The remaining costs would be the manufacture/design and the release costs associated with getting the album to you, the listener.

    Here is a breakdown of the remaining expenses:

    Studio Fees $1250
    Session Musician Fees $1250
    Mixing Fee (2 tracks) $2000
    Mastering Fee (10 tracks) $4500
    CD Pressing Costs $2000
    Design expenses $2,500
    Marketing expenses (minimum) $4000
    Total $17,500
    (Pledge Me Fees 5% total received)  

     

    I have devoted everything I can to this album in the past year, both financially and emotionally. It is the exposition of who I am as a musician right now, and I hope to do you, my fans and my family proud by releasing it.

    We've tried to think of something for everyone here! Whether you're simply a fan of my music who wants to pre-order an album, a slide player who wants some new music to play, a skater who needs a new deck, or a host who wants to throw a concert at your house, we surely hope there's something here for you.  

    We have 35 days to reach the goal. If the goal isn't reached then we won't recieve the money and you won't be charged.

    PLEASE SHARE.

    If you would like to help me get this campaign to as many people as possible, I would be very grateful if you could SPREAD THE WORD to all your music-loving friends and family. You could email it on, or share the campaign via Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

    Thank you in advance if you Pledge to help me release my next album.  As an independent artist, I can not tell you how much it means to be supported by my fans.

    Thomas Oliver
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thomasolivermusic
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/thomas_oliver_nz
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasOliverNZ

    Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZwD9tfnJ04kM0qgPSMzgy
    iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/if-i-move-to-mars-single/id1038648858
     

    Comments

    Two days until I release my album!

    26/04/2017 at 1:13 PM

    Hi everyone

    At last, my album is out this Friday! Just an update - you'll receive your download code for the album via email on Friday, and rewards are being sent out today! Thank you for your patience. I can't wait to share it with you all. Thank you again for making it possible.

    Thomas

    Album release date!

    21/12/2016 at 2:19 PM

    Kia Ora everyone
     
    I'm happy to announce to you guys (my PledgeMe supporters) first that 'Floating In The Darkness' will be released on Friday 28 April, 2017.

    Tour dates will be announced in February, and I’ll be touring with a brand new band in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and touring solo for other regions and international dates.

    Thank you for your patience; we’ll be in touch in the new year regarding your rewards!
     
    I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and I hope you can be surrounded by people you love.
     
    Thank you
    Thomas
     

    Rewards!

    10/08/2016 at 9:25 AM

     I'm stoked to let you know that the album is completely finished! I've made a start on the other rewards as well, and some people have received theirs. For everyone else, the album won't be released until early 2017, so your rewards will be sent out with the album when it is released. My apologies that it's such a long wait! I wish it could be sooner, but it's just the nature of the game - there's a lot for us to do before release!

    Thank you again for your contribution to this album. I'm really proud of it and I can't wait to get it to you.

    T.O.

    Rewards!

    09/08/2016 at 6:19 PM

    I'm stoked to let you know that the album is completely finished! I've made a start on the other rewards as well, and some people have received theirs. For everyone else, the album won't be released until early 2017, so your rewards will be sent out with the album when it is released. My apologies that it's such a long wait! I wish it could be sooner, but it's just the nature of the game - there's a lot for us to do before release!

    Thank you again for your contribution to this album. I'm really proud of it and I can't wait to get it to you. x

    Almost there!

    11/05/2016 at 10:32 AM

    Hello everyone

    Once again, thank you for your contributions. I am just putting together the master disc for 'Floating In The Darkness' now, so it's almost finished! I literally couldn't have done this without you. Once I have finished with this mad scramble, I will finially have some time to get in touch with those of you who bought things like guitar lessons and Skype concerts and lunch dates, etc. I look forward to speaking with you soon! -T.O.

    Wow!

    10/03/2016 at 2:14 PM

     It's so nice to have this campaign underway, and I'm completely blown away by the contributions so far! I can't believe we're already halfway there after just a few days. THANK YOU to everyone who has already pledged. I feel very lucky to have such supportive and passionate fans and followers. -T.O.

      Bernie. Onthecoast
      2016-04-07 19:37:53 +1200

      "Good Luck Thomas , Taking En Zed music to the next level , Luv your Work ,,, Thanks .. \m/ Bernie Onthecoast "

      Joy Wadham
      2016-04-07 17:44:02 +1200

      "Can't wait till the album is out - loved the live show :)"

      Thomas Pieter Boekhorst
      2016-04-07 14:35:57 +1200

      "Keep up the good work mate. Looking forward to hearing it. "

      Isaebella Doherty
      2016-04-07 12:56:47 +1200

      "Love your work mate, so excited to see what you bring out in the future x"

      Sam Goddard
      2016-04-07 12:41:56 +1200
      Josh Pemberton
      2016-04-07 10:03:16 +1200
      Kali
      2016-04-07 09:50:45 +1200

      "All the best , can't wait to hear it ... Kali x"

      Hemiona Walker
      2016-04-07 09:25:56 +1200
      Dan Hayston
      2016-04-07 09:15:17 +1200

      "Looking forward to this bro!"

      Michael O'Donovan
      2016-04-07 08:45:17 +1200

      "That'a'boy Big T. Can't wait to for a copy of the album. "

      Aju Mathew
      2016-04-07 07:54:20 +1200
      Andy McKenzie
      2016-04-07 07:22:06 +1200

      "Happy album release Thomas!"

      Grant Perry
      2016-04-07 07:19:07 +1200
      Chloé Knapp
      2016-04-07 02:07:39 +1200
      Sheila Chisholm
      2016-04-06 21:57:43 +1200
      Felix Nesbitt
      2016-04-06 21:23:25 +1200
      Alex Bush
      2016-04-06 20:40:39 +1200
      Wendy Gray
      2016-04-06 20:23:16 +1200
      Nathan
      2016-04-06 19:48:22 +1200

      "Psyched for this!"

      Chris Desmond
      2016-04-06 19:39:53 +1200
      Georgina
      2016-04-06 19:37:25 +1200
      rocky
      2016-04-06 18:26:00 +1200

      "From the Roberts family. "

      Greg Howie
      2016-04-06 18:09:20 +1200
      Graham Smout
      2016-04-06 17:03:56 +1200

      "Love your music always bro!! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-06 15:30:31 +1200
      James Waugh
      2016-04-06 15:24:40 +1200

      "Go hard bro."

      Sophie Gray
      2016-04-06 15:20:24 +1200

      "Cannot wait!!"

      Sarah Brown
      2016-04-06 15:06:15 +1200
      Brett Linton
      2016-04-06 14:24:36 +1200
      Jarom Hall
      2016-04-06 13:48:29 +1200

      "Shot Tom, ciaahoo !"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/04/2016 at 8:00 PM.