I’m currently in the middle of shooting a documentary about the making of the new Analog Rebellion full length, which will be called Full Frontal. The title of the documentary is How to be Lo-Fi with Friends. There will also be a b-sides album called Good For You (Full Frontal B-Sides).
The documentary covers the recording of the entire new full length, and beyond. Cameras were there when we decided on the album art and album title, there’s behind-the-scenes footage of the Father Abraham music video, and, of course, there’s endless footage of the actual recording process, which took place at El Sibil in Dallas. We currently have over 100 hours of footage, and the album isn’t even done yet. It’s the biggest project I’ve ever been a part of without the help of a record label, and the entire thing is being shot in glorious, beautiful HD by Yes Go Productions. We didn’t record this thing on a Handycam. You can see an early trailer above.
This documentary costs money to make, but it will be available on YouTube and Vimeo, in its entirety, for free. It’s a completely free-to-share documentary; anyone will be able to download it.
To help finance this project, I’m seeking donations from individuals who would like to be listed as Executive Producers in the credits of the documentary. If you donate $10 or more, your name will be in the rolling credits of the documentary. This is the same system I used to finance Ancient Electrons, the first Analog Rebellion full length, which was a huge success (by my standards, at least).
Names will be listed in alphabetical order. If you want your name at the very top, you can make a donation of $100 or more (same story as the Ancient Electrons donations). You may substitute a company or organization name, as long as it isn’t excessively long or offensive.
That’s it! I’ll keep you updated on the status of the documentary with new trailers and teasers over the coming weeks. The expected release date of both the documentary and the album is currently May.