Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Wes Thrailkill: Kickstarter for new album - Deviations

About this project

Hey guys and gals, Mammoth here... I (Wes) just want to say thanks to everyone that has been integral in support of us over the years which in hand puts in perspective how fortunate we are to continue with this musical endeavor - coming up around 12 years since I started this band in my garage as a wee teeny bopper. It's been a great journey, growing musically and getting to share what we love with people all around the world. 

Our new album 'Deviations', which marks our 5th studio release and 7th release in around 5 years is what we feel is our best effort yet, challenging us both physically and mentally. Sonically I can describe this collection of music (around 40 minutes) in direct relation to how my life has transpired over time. It is continually deviating from predisposition while still exposing random junctures that begin to materialize as less arbitrary to when they were first encountered. It is incredibly important to us that we present this material in the way it deserves and that is why we are asking for additional funding this late in the recording process (Mixing and Mastering stage) to fulfill our goal. This album has been a collective process from its inception and it only makes sense to extend our hands to you so we can complete this vision.      

Risks and challenges

We are in the final mixing stage for this album and couldn't be more excited to share what we have been hard at work with for the last year. The album art was completed by Vitaliy Havrylyuk of Portugal and it came out eye opening, which we think mirrors the musical style of this record very well. Our mixing engineer A.J. Minette of The Human Abstract whom we have worked with in the past is making great strides in presenting our sound in the best way possible. We are very fortunate to have him lend his ears and abilities in this process. There are a few guest musicians on the album, (some new, some old) and they have impressed us with their additional interpretations on our songs. During this campaign month we will be doing the final sonic tweaks to the album.

Mammoth Kickstarter for new album 'Deviations'