Who Are We?
Hello world, we're Ocean Architecture
We're a progressive metal band based out of Murfreesboro, TN formed in September 2010.
Kyle Standifer, Nic Giordano and Joe Dorsey met for the first time at MTSU. We quickly discovered each-other's talents and similar musical interests. After writing our first song Metatheory together, we were set on starting a band together.
Later that month we discovered Eric Hodge and asked him to join.
For several months, we worked with many different singers, but none seemed to fit our sound, until finally we found Parker Deal in March of 2011. He agreed at first to play only one show, as he was busy with school and other musical endeavors. After having a blast with us at our first show at the Warehouse in Chattanooga, TN, he agreed to join full time.
The Story of Animus
When we formed the band, we immediately started writing.
With no real place to practice, we were forced to set up in the basement of the dorm; Metatheory, The Last Stand, Plato's Cave and Velvet were all written down there.
We were forced to move spaces a couple times, and writing became tough...especially as school became more and more demanding.
Nic and Kyle went to Maryland and stayed with Joe over the summer. We teamed up with audio engineer Sam Hillman, and tracked guitar and drums in his house studio in Frederick, Maryland.
During the first week of tracking, much of the second half of the album was written in Joe's basement: Columns of Time, Steel Ecstasy: Columns Collapse, Animus Part 1 and Animus Part 2
Parker and Eric tracked bass and vocals back in Tennessee after the end of the summer with Wyatt Lampley. Wyatt spent countless hours editing, mixing, and tracking and was a crucial member of our team.
Joe tracked keys on his own time, in Maryland, Delaware and Tennessee.
Animus is a product of imagination, technical prowess, friendship, hard work, long road trips, and every ounce of ourselves we could contribute.
Now that we're at the final stages of production (mixing, mastering, artwork, copyright, distribution) we are struggling to finish. We have put so much hard work into this album, that we really need YOUR help to bring us to the finish line.
...we made our goal (or close to it)?
-we will be able to pay back our engineers, their just pay.
-we will be able to afford merch in the near future
-the album will be out sooner than later
-a US tour will be in the works
What if we didn't make our goal?
-we would have problems paying back our debts
-we would not be able to afford merch anytime soon
-release of the album would very possibly be delayed
-we wouldn't be touring any time soon
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