Zammuto LP 2

Help us complete our second record. Preorders of LP 2 now available, plus home silkscreened posters, the 'Spoonbox', and a new sculpture: 'Bass Projector'.
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Nicholas Zammuto
Music
Readsboro, Vermont
United States
2 Team Members

July 9th:

Hello, 

I'm Nick Zammuto.  I've been making records and touring for more than ten years, first as part of the duo 'the Books' and more recently as 'Zammuto', my new four piece band.  We are in the midst of making our second album as Zammuto.  With your help we'll be able to finish it quickly.  Everything is in place here in the studio... we just need the time to focus our efforts 100%. 

A little background:  I live in the mountains of Southern Vermont with my wife, Molly, and our three sons.  We bought our property in 2006 during 'the Books - Lost and Safe' tour.  It's 16 acres near the top of a ridge in the Green Mountain National Forest, and amazingly, our mortgage payment is less than we used to pay for studio apartment rent in Brooklyn!  Starting with a small cabin we've built our own house as our family has grown, obeying a strict 'no contractor' rule.  We try to be as self sufficient as possible.  Molly grows most of our food and we heat our house with wood from the land.  We keep our overhead very low, so we can put our time and money into the things we love most:  music, food and family.  Music is our family business, and we count on you to keep us going.  We can't thank you enough for the tremendous support you've given us so far.

All of the items available through this campaign were made right here at home, including all of the screen-printed posters, album covers and sound sculptures.  Our amazing label, Temporary Residence, helps us produce the physical vinyl copies of the records, including the beautiful splatter/colored vinyl available as preorders here.

Here's how you can help:

Order a poster:

zebra posters 600

These are the Zebra Front and Back posters, each is 24" by 20", All posters come with a download code for the album.  I'll design and print the Album Poster when the record is done.

 

Order a record:

lp1 600

This was the design for our first record.  I'll design the LP 2 sleeve when the record is done.

I'll reveal the design for the 'Scratched' edition of our first record with a video describing the scratching process.  Please check back in a week or two.

Order a Sculpture: (videos coming soon)

These are pricier items, because they are complicated to build and are more in the realm of visual art than music.  They are designed to sit quietly, hung on a wall, until you press play, when they come to life in unexpected ways.

Bass Projector: (here's the prototype)

bass projector 600

 

bass projector long 600Bass Projector being controlled by ipad synth, Sunrizer.
 

 

lasers projected 600

The number of patterns is infinite.

The Spoonbox:

spoonbox 600By Popular demand, i'm bringing back this old favorite: You can watch the original Spoonbox Video here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlDUmmCtQEU

 

Most importantly:  Please help spread the word.  Tell your friends about us.  With your collective support we can keep this crazy thing going...

Deep Thanks,

Nick and Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • $5USD
    Basic contribution

    A contribution of any size will include a download code for the three track featured in this campaign.

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  • $15USD
    Home Silkscreened Album Poster

    A special edition home silkscreened poster including a download code for the entire album. It will be designed and printed when the album is complete. Please add $5 shipping for orders outside the USA.

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  • $30USD
    'Scratched' Vinyl of LP 1

    I've developed a method for scratching rhythms into the circular groove at the center of vinyl records. This kit includes a unique hand scratched vinyl LP of our first record, with a hand screenprinted cover including templates for making your own scratched rhythms on other records in your collection. The music portion of the LP is unneffected, of course. Includes five templates for common time signatures. Please add $5 shipping for orders outside the USA.

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  • $30USD
    Zebra Posters front and back

    Two big home silkscreened Zebra posters, one front one back. 26" x 20" each. Perfect for doors. Please add $10 for international shipping

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  • $35USD
    Special Edition of LP 2

    Special colored vinyl limited edition of LP 2, with hand silkscreened cover, plus download code. This will be designed and printed when the album is finished. Don't miss out on this... the beautiful orange splatter / Zebra Butt edition of our first record sold out fast. Please add $5 shipping for orders outside the USA.

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  • $60USD
    Tickets for Two

    Tickets for 2 to soundcheck, backstage, and show at the venue of your choice for any future tour.

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  • $100USD
    A Conversation About Music etc

    A Skype or Phone conversation about music production techniques, advice on your tracks, hiking the Appalacian Trail, or just about anything. I love a good conversation.

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  • $300USD
    Bass Projector

    A sculpture based on sympathetic vibrations of bass frequencies through a flexible mirror which, using lasers, projects an image of the sound waves onto a wall or ceiling. Includes an MP3 player loaded with a composition I've written specifically for it. You can also plug any sound source, including smartphones etc. directly into it. I'll include a list of sound apps that give good results. International shipping charges may apply.

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  • $600USD
    Spoonbox

    A sculpture based on dancing spoons controlled by puffs of air generated by miniature subwoofers behind plexiglass and zinc plates. Includes my original composition on a dedicated mp3 player in a redesigned box. It can be controlled by any other sound source as well, like smart phone synth apps etc. I will include a kit of samples that are useful for creating different types of spoon behavior. International Shipping costs may apply.

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  • $1,000USD
    A Day in the Studio

    Plus homecooked meals! Visit us in Vermont. I'll show you where and how our records are made, plus give feedback, recording and production assistance on any of your own work while visiting the studio. I can provide local transportation, within 50 miles or so.

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