Kickstarter is certainly the coach in the corner of a lot of projects and causes and WMSE is especially devoted and empathetic to the cause of the local musician. For this reason, we’re choosing to highlight some of those local music Kickstarters and give an added awareness to what’s on the timer.
Currently, Milwaukee-based guitarist Black Eagle Child (Michael Jantz) has got his eyes set on the goal of releasing a double LP of his most-recent album, Lobelia. Last March, Lobelia was released to CD on Preservation Records out of Australia and garnered instant praise for his pretty mix of looped sounds and guitars, bringing a lively depth to simplistic audio that sparkles on its own accord. Pitchfork says, “It’s immersive and personal music, continually unfolding and forever revealing…these pieces are like old postcards, with predictable images warped by the very personal contexts of the messages scribbled on the back.” Jantz explains his motive for the goal saying, “To realize Lobelia to an even greater (and, I think, appropriate) degree, a vinyl edition is essential. This new edition will be a joint release under the Preservation and Avant Archive labels.”
To find out more about Black Eagle Child, listen to a song from Lobelia and give a Kickstarter kick for a double LP, visit the site — this project will only be funded if the goal is met by Saturday, December 31st.