Jim Fidler is a highly respected multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer-arranger and record producer. Blind since the age of 9, he has dedicated his life to his musical vision; conscious music that moves both your speakers and your spirit.
Transporting himself back to the 70's, the decade in which he cut his teeth as a musician, Jim Fidler offers up RPM; an "album" made in the true spirit of the time. The album traces the life of a fictitious character, Mickey Klein, who has the boyhood dream of fame and fortune, achieves his dream, and finally wakes from the nightmare to realize that music is more important than the hits, life is more important than the music biz and he is more important than his commercial image. It's one of those twist one up, turn it up and go on a journey recordings that sadly aren't much made anymore.
An avid album lover himself, he is much perturbed by the so called music industry's declaration of the death of this art form. The album reached it's peak in the 1970's in the form of the 33 1/3 long play vinyl disc. Although the LP was very important, more important was the time it provided for the artist to express a concept beyond just a conglomeration of singles (up to 45 minutes of playing time). This allowed people such as Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Jethro Tull, the Who and many more to create listening experiences unheard before. Since then, the CD has stretched the boundaries even further allowing up to 74 minutes of playing time, but instead of expanding it's horizons, "the album" seems to have faded into obscurity, replaced by mp3's and earbuds.
Consider your support of this project as your vote toward the survival of the album as a viable form of artistic expression into the future.
What the funds will be used for:
The production and mastering of the album are completed. The funds will be used for manufacturing and artwork of the final CD. The launch date will be November 7th.
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