A few weeks back, we were visited by the Bowerbirds. They have been one of my favorite bands for a couple of years now, or rather my favorite band. Now that they are taking a good break from touring the country and playing for all of us, they have decided to spend some time in their hand-built cabin and get working on a new album. As a lover of all things DIY, I was so impressed to learn more about their cabin while they were visiting. It’s truly a unique space.
They are looking for some help completing their cabin/recording studio. The space is quite impressive, especially because they built it themselves. There are just a few more projects that need to be done in order to get everything in working order. Completed, it will run on solar power and be built with recycled and nontoxic materials. They will not only live there, but also put in a DIY recording studio area. They are amazing musicians and artists, and deserve to continue to make beautiful music in their hand-crafted home.
Their kickstarter is up and is now accepting backers. There are a ton of different “thank you” gifts, and most involving hearing their new music before anyone else.
Learn more about them in their kickstarter video.
I love how they describe the project in their own words…
There is a certain magic that you can only get when working alone, on your own time, but which can sometimes be offset by less fidelity in the recordings, if you don’t have good enough equipment to work with. That’s why we want to be able to work in our own space, with a modest amount of good recording equipment, so we can work when the inspiration strikes, and make final recordings at any step in the process, rather than making detailed demos, and then having to start over to make final recordings. We believe that recording our music in a place we created especially for that purpose, by ourselves, will result in better, more inspired, recordings, for less money and in less time, than it would to make an album in rented space, on rented time.
Please consider supporting their endeavor here. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, please do at bowerbirds.org.