A Seated Craft is currently recording a second album. The album will be released independently and in order for it to reach the audience it deserves, Alexia Peniguel, singer, songwriter and sound-maker behind A Seated Craft, needs to fund its mastering, pressing and promotion. You can assist her by purchasing one or more of the rewards on offer and be part of a supportive community of independent music makers.
A Seated Craft has been working steadily on a new album for the past nine months. Every Thursday through Sunday, Alexia and her fellow musicians have been locked away in her home studio, sewing together sounds and creating landscapes of song, with only the birds in the trees outside for company. Now the album is close to being finished and, for the final step, A Seated Craft needs your support in order to release it.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
The aim is to release the album independently and to be able to promote it to an extent that wasn't possible with the first album. A Seated Craft is an independent project and Alexia has until now used her own finances to fund album production and promotion. This time she would like her work to be more accessible, more visible (and audible!) and more celebrated then before.
Why would you support this project?
You loved the first A Seated Craft album, The Savage and the Small. When you listened to it, it took you somewhere, it created a world you could enter and find different colours and countries in. You want dearly to continue this journey and find out what country A Seated Craft might bring you to next. You also want to support independent musicians who take matters into their own hands and create what matters most to them. Alexia has been making music on her own terms for many years now and seeks to expand this and be even more productive. You want to be part of that process.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
All money will be spent on the nuts and bolts of post-production work. These funds will go directly to mastering, pressing and promoting the album. These are the bare essentials of what is needed. Anything raised above the target amount will go towards making a video for the first single off the album, something sure to be just as special as the richly coloured video for 'Shell' was.
Who are the people behind the project?
Alexia Peniguel is the captain, A Seated Craft is her vessel. She has produced, sound engineered, arranged and created the bulk of the album, as well as forging ahead in all things administrative. However, she couldn't make it out of the harbour without her trusty crew of musical mates - Ben Johnson, who plays drums in her band and is her hard-working, co-sound engineer on the new album; Jule Kauert, her siren-like singing companion and melodic percussionist; Cajita, London-based pianist and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, and Tony Dupé, who created such magic on the first album as producer and has lent his artful ear and eye as arranger and composer to the multitude of soundscapes of the new one.