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After 7 years of traveling, Aba is ready to record her first full length album, and introduce you to some of the folks she has met along the way.
Aba Kiser
Brooklyn, New York
United States
5 Team Members
      Stretch Goal, $7000: REACHED!!!!! Aba will add an additional song to the album! VOTE in the comment section for 'time' or 'hush now love' today

Dec 6th: we reached $6000!!!!!!!!THANK YOU!!!!  Now on to the stretch goals...!!!


I’m One Too: Abakis’ Collaborative Debut Album

Hi there! 
My name is Aba Kiser, and I am a musician and performer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. After 7 years of travelling, I have settled here in Brooklyn, and I am ready to take the next step in my artistic career and record my first full length studio album “I’m One Too”

This project is about supporting a network of creative people in doing what they love to do. There’s no record label, no centralized organization working to make this happen, it’s just me and an amazing cast of musicians and friends working together to bring you an incredible album of the songs I have crafted over the past 7 years.

We will be recording the album in a beautiful studio in Brooklyn Heights, with a talented crew of local musicians, producers, and engineers. Everyone working on this project is involved because they believe in the music and the power of our creative networks to help support passion-based projects like this one.

How the money will be used:
All the money we raise is going directly to making a polished, professional album. Below is a more specific breakdown of how we will be using our funds:

studio costs   $3500

mixing   $2000

mastering   $1000

to pay the artists for their time and talent   $1000

and to cover the costs of the amazing rewards offered by this campaign  $1000

 TOTAL  $8500

As you can see, the total cost of the album will add up to more than $6,000. I will be covering these extra costs with a generous sponsorship from the up-and-coming Record Label “Seattle Harmony”, as well as some of my own money.

I am humbly seeking donations from you, dear friends and family, to take this crucial step into my livelihood as a performer and musician. Any level of donation you can give will make a huge difference!

What you will receive for your donation: 

You will receive one-of-a-kind letter pressed rewards and the chance to get weekly free music, you will also get invites to secret shows in New York and sneak peek videos of songs from the album, not to mention the pleasure of knowing you were a part of making this huge step into my livelihood as an artist.

Even if you can only donate $1, you will receive a digital download of the new album and an invitation to subscribe to a free mailing list that will deliver new music from an independent musician every week, totally free.

For donations of $50 or more, you will receive the digital download, the free indie music subscription, and the "I’m One Too" letterpressed lyric / art booklet with art donated by the incredible community of artists and friends who have offered their one-of-a-kind work to this campaign.

For a donation of $500 or more will receive producer's credit on the back of the album.

If we exceed our goal of $6,000, everyone who donated will also receive a limited-edition copy of the folk-compilation album “Homecoming” which I recorded this past spring with a talented cast of Brooklyn musicians, including Brian Dolphin, Kate Copeland, Alex Kramer and Eli Hetko. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!  

So help us out!
Regardless of what you are able to donate, please know that any amount you can give is vital to the project. You can also help spread the word by emailing your friends and re-posting on facebook. There is a new economy on the rise that is based on passion, skill, and the ability of networks of friends, families, artists, and fans to support the work they value. I am humbled by your support. Believe me when I say, I can’t do it without you.


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raised by 207 people in 1 month
131% funded
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$6,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 10, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Digital Download & Free Music

    Everyone who donates at any level gets a digital download of the full length album when it is released in Spring/Summer 2014. You can also opt in to the weekly Indie Musician's Guild mailing list, where you will receive free music from folks like me!

    47 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10USD
    Thank You Postcard

    Made with set type on the back of a vintage LP sleeve by Aba herself in a Brooklyn Studio. A small token of thanks!

    46 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD
    Limited Edition LIVE EP

    All of the above plus a limited edition CD or download code of Abakis "Live at the Fortress" featuring pre-released demo's of songs from the album

    31 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $35USD
    CD or Download Code

    All of the above plus a hand-letterpressed CD or digital download code of the full length album "I'm One Too" once it is released in Spring/Summer 2014

    24 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    I'm One Too LYRIC/ART Booklet

    All of the Above plus the I'm One Too LYRIC/ART Booklet filled with original artwork donated by friends and collaborators from around the USA

    20 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    Original Artwork

    All of the above plus an Original Piece of Artwork from the I'm One Too Lyric/Art Booklet

    7 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $200USD
    Song Cover of Your Choice

    All of the above plus I will cover a song of your choice and post it to my website!

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $500USD
    Producer's Credit

    All of the above plus Producer's Credit on the back of the letter-pressed copies of the "I'm One Too" CD once it is released in Spring/Summer 2014!

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    House Concert

    A visit to your home for a personal concert on my Spring/Summer 2014 tour (location permitting)

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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