Help us release our new album, Safari Entrepreneur!

We invested and recorded by ourselves what we believe to be our best album to date. Now we need your help to finish it and release it, label free.
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MAU (the band)
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Lisbon
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We invested and recorded by ourselves what we truly believe to be our best album to date. 

"Sometimes, I become so hypnotized by a track that my ears morph into bunnies. Like right now, they’re trapped in the colorful spectrum of the MAU spaceship’s headlights."
in Repeat Button

We’re extremely proud of it and we can’t wait to show it to the world.
Unfortunately, for a small and broke indie band from Portugal, our label-free philosophy can only take us so far… So, our friends and fans are the last and crucial part of this equation. We need your help to get that last and essential extra mile and commercially release our brand new album, “Safari Entrepreneur”! 

"For a first listen, you will feel a shiver that will climb up your spine! You will ask yourself, “How is it possible that I’ve never heard about these boys before!?”"
in Golden Scissors

Although we have all the songs recorded, we still need to master them, pay for the artwork, pay for the copies (1000 CDs for now) and, above all, pay for decent promotion.

Will you help us achieve this?

This is not an one way deal. We’ll retribute all your help with a cool variety of  perks that we think you'll like.

In order for you to know more about MAU, here’s a short BIO:

"MAU make aural-refreshes seem like a walk in the park."
in Aerial Noise

Starting out as group of friends from a variety of countries -Germany, Israel, France, Portugal – all studying in Denmark in 2004. A European pick n’ mix of minds, languages and influences that would result in an exciting project. Luís, bored with his film studies decided not to spunk his brain cells on drugs and instead resurrected his Roland Grovebox 505. Into bands like Fischerspooner and Peaches, Luís began messing around with electro clash loops; the beginnings of his future forming in the cogs of his musical mind.
2010 marks the rebirth of MAU on their metronomic lifeline and the release of their 3rd album, Backseat Love Songs. From their previous days, only the name survived. New band formation (Luís, Nuno, Eliana, Carlos and Paulo) and above all, a new musical direction. Today MAU have a pretty unique sound, which is some feat considering how many electronic/indie acts there are out there.
Four years past since their last album and after the release of some successful remixes (Passion Pit, Summer Heart, FKA Twigs, SOHN, etc), MAU just finished recording their brand new album, “Safari Entrepreneur”. The new album is hard to describe…which is a good thing. Electronics, strong and bouncy beats, african and caribbean vibes, filtered and pitched vocals, all glued together into some sort of dark pop songs, considered by many bloggers as a merge between the epicness of M83 and the dark pop weirdness of the Knife or Fever Ray.

"Genre's don't apply here because this track is good and therefore your genre classification is irrelevant. (…) Goodness abounds!!"
in The Waxhole

"If you were an astronaut and you were about to set rockets off into space, this is the track you would get ready to and launch that bitch off too."
in Up All Night

"African and Caribbean steel-drum work gradually enter the song accompanied by misty, distant vocals making this track very unique. Think if Drive was filmed in the wet, ghostly green of the Amazon. That’s what MAU has created."
in Dance Music Northwest

"It came growling out of our speakers, savage and ferocious with tribal beats and hypnotic synths. It oozes a slick and textured coolness that doesn't stop or let go. It's like a panther's grip - harder and deeper with every listen."
in A Media Mindset

"But that’s all belied by the chorus exploding out of the verses with synths that burst like rays, like light violently dispersing into a million particles of untouchable feeling. In exploiting that delicious dichotomy is where the track finds its strength."
in Sights and Sounds

"É uma das canções do ano para o PLANETA POP."
in Planeta Pop

"This isn’t the first time we’ve posted about MAU and it will certainly not be the last."
in The Dankles

"First act from Lisbon, Portugal to feature on my site. I'd happily welcome more after hearing this track. (…) I've been looking for this sound since Delorean's 2010 album Subiza."

in Marcus Rimondini

"Wonderful dreamwave track from MAU, similar in vein to M83."
in Audio Drums

"Let this dark, soaring song lift and magic-carpet you away to dusty caves on the moon."
in Toy Drums



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€1,530EUR
raised by 65 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on September 4, 2014
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  • €2EUR
    Singles

    Digital download (320 mp3) of our first 3 singles: - Cheetah - Safari Entrepreneur Part2 - Children Playing Adults

    3 claimed
  • €5EUR
    Singles and Remixes

    Digital download (320 mp3) of our first 3 singles and 4 official remixes: - Cheetah - Safari Entrepreneur Part2 - Children Playing Adults - Cheetah (Noah Hyde / Magic Sword Remix) - Cheetah (&Delta Remix) - Children Playing Adults (Leitbur Remix) - Children Playing Adults (MAU vs theODD Remix)

    5 claimed
  • €8EUR
    Digital Album

    - Digital download (320 mp3) of "Safari Entrepreneur" (12 songs), one week before the official release.

    4 claimed
  • €10EUR
    Digital Album + Bonus

    - Digital download (320 mp3) of "Safari Entrepreneur" (12 songs), one week before the official release - Digital download (320 mp3) of 3 unreleased bonus tracks

    4 claimed
  • €15EUR
    Combo

    - 1 Official CD copy of "Safari Entrepreneur" - Digital download (320 mp3) of "Safari Entrepreneur" (12 songs), one week before the official release - Digital download (320 mp3) of 3 unreleased bonus tracks - Digital download (320 mp3) of 4 official remixes of our songs *Shipping fees not included for donors outside Portugal

    28 claimed
  • €50EUR
    Ultimate Combo

    - 1 Ticket to an exclusive private show 2 weeks before the album's official release - 1 Dinner with the band before the private show - 1 Autographed Official CD of "Safari Entrepreneur" - Digital download (320 mp3) of "Safari Entrepreneur" (12 songs), 1 week before the official release - Digital download (320mp3) of 3 unreleased bonus tracks - Digital download (320mp3) of 4 official remixes of our songs *Shipping fees not included for donors outside Portugal *Travel expenses not included

    8 out of 20 claimed
  • €300EUR
    Executive Producer

    - All the perks included in the Ultimate Combo pack - You'll be credited on the album as an Executive Producer - Public thank you video

    0 out of 4 claimed
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