Crowdfunding since 2010

A bunker can be used to hide people from bombs. Or to inspire a sound that breathes. A sound of home.

This is my start. I’ll play ten concerts for you, just you and me, my sound and your sound. That shall become our sound. Our time. Never Alone. Concerts need a record. A record you’ll take home and play whenever you want. This one’s called Breathing Sound. I’ll record it in my home studio in the “Babylon Bunker” in Kassel, Germany, built in 1942, renovated in 2020. It will capture my music and stories with the peculiar sound of the bunker as a place, that has become a truly inspiring home.
Privacy notice
Privacy notice
Funding period
6/15/22 - 8/31/22
August 2022 until May 2023
Website & Social Media
Project widget
Embed widget

What is this project all about?

There are two main parts of the project Never Alone.

1. Album:
From August till November I’m gonna spend 30 hours a week to record my first album
Breathing Sound.
My home studio is located in the bunker you’ve seen in the video.
This album is all about sound. The sound of my voice, my sound when playing drums, bass, guitar or even cello and piano. And the sound of the bunker itself!
The bunker became my musical home. This place, built 80 years ago in the middle of the second world war, is now the place I need to create the sound I love.
To reach best results I’m going to rent a bigger room and treat it acoustically so that the voice, drums and other instruments will sound warm and balanced. Besides that main recording room I’m gonna travel around in the bunker to capture different acoustics, f.e. aisles, staircase and other rooms that I can get access to.
Breathing sound is about analog sound and real rooms, about the home inside each of us and the magical feeling that we are never alone, no matter how far.

Never Alone is not only the title of this project but also the main title of Breathing Sound.
And this song I want to write with you together.
 So I kindly ask you to send me your ideas, feelings and whatever you connect with Never Alone to [email protected]
and I am gonna get inspired and write:
Our Song.

2. Concerts:
Ten concerts. You and me. Share my music. Lead you into my world. Be as I am.
Come as you are. Party together.

When: Monday at 8pm
No 1 - 1st of August 2022
No 2 - 5th of September 2022
No 3 - 3rd of Oktober 2022
No 4 - 7th of November 2022
No 5 - 5th of December 2022
No 6 - 2nd of January 2023
No 7 - 6th of February 2023
No 8 - 6th of March 2023
No 9 - 3rd of April
and finally No 10 - Release Concert: Saturday, 13th of May 2023, at 8pm

Musikbunker Babylon
Dormannweg 14
34123 Kassel
Germany. (Yes, it’s a real bunker!)

My songs. Improvisations. Some talking and joking with you. A few covers from my heroes. And much singing, dancing and partying all together.

How much:
10€ for adults, 5€ for students, pupils and people under 18 —> bring your ID!

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

With Never Alone I am starting to share my music with you.
It is my hope that my sound will make your life a tiny bit warmer and merrier and as well help you going through dark and restless times that are part of our lives.
Who are you? I cannot say.
Young or old, shy or outgoing, tender or rough - maybe everything together?!
I find much love and dedication for very different kind of music.
This might be the reason, that each of you, dear guest and listener, will be very different, too.

Why would you support this project?

Simply spoken: to feel never alone!
Of course this only makes sense if you feel moved in any way by what I am giving to you.
In case you are not so crazy yourself but you still like my way and the idea - please share Never Alone with your friends and family!
I’ve got this feeling that there are some people out there who want my music.
You can help me - and them. :-)

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

Startnext inspired this level system that explains in detail what difference your support will do. I’ll strive to realise the whole project no matter how high the amount of your support will be.
Of course it is obvious that your support will make all the difference, not only financially, but emotionally as well.
Have fun reading!

Level 1 - 2.000€: The studio room rent is payed! Nice!

Level 2 - 5.000€: The concert location rent including the sound engineer is done as well! Great!

Level 3 - 7.500€: The creation of a beautiful album cover by Tamina Uhrmeister and Ben Forbes is secured! Welcome lovely crew!

Level 4 - 10.000€: The most fantastic sounding partly self-made, partly professionally acquired acoustical room treatment for my home studio is done! Cheers!

Level 5 - 15.000€: Now my mics are on a wholly different level, I’m using now two N8 and one R92 from AEA and the lovely Telefunken TF39. You awesome girls and guys!!!

Level 6 - 20.000€: Wow - you want the best, you’ll get it. The mastering of the album will be done by Pete Lyman, founder and principle mastering engineer from Infrasonic in Nashville who actually inspired this tremendous sound journey of mine. For the best ones only the best!

Level 7 - 28.000€: Incredible but true: your support includes now the production costs of 1.000 beautifully recorded and designed double vinyls that will wait impatiently to get shipped - to you!!! …are ye ready to enter?

Level 8 - 37.000€: Who said music is expensive? Well, if we reach Level 8 I’d start to be scared. Because this is beyond my wildest dreams. You support now the technical heart of my home studio that makes all the sound difference: A Mothership from Burl Audio including four phenomenal mic preamps and the most incredible sounding monitor amplification. This gear is crucial if you love the analog sound. It is the most musical and warm translation from the analog “real” sound that my mics record into the data format that feeds our computers. It is a difference that you will hear - of course especially via vinyl but as well via the final digital files. You are hitting it!!!

Level 9 - 47.000€: You thought it stops here? Fare away! Now you have equipped me with a row of exquisite mixing gear: preamps, equalisers and compressors from ACME Audio, Retro Instruments, AMS Neve, Chandler Limited, AEA and Burl Audio. Aye! What’s all that for? Imagine I am a sound painter using special kinds of colours or differently formed brushes. Each preamp shapes the sound of a mic and the quality of equalisers and compressors make all the difference if it is about a rich and alive breathing sound. F****** hell: you scare me!

Level 10 - 55.000€: On this point I’ll have to order more vinyls. Honestly, this unbelievable amount of support would highly confuse me so I’ll stop talking about levels right now. Well, if we reach level 10, I promise you that we’ll party all together on one beautiful day. I love you all.

Who are the people behind the project?

Tamina Uhrmeister is a young artist, living in Kassel and working relentlessly on finding her own language, her very own signature. I’ve worked several times with her, admiring her way of using colours and shapes with depth and wits.

I am Kaptain Clocks, studied double bass in Amsterdam, playing jazz and classical music there, went on leading choirs and orchestras when I came to Kassel and finally started diving into Rock music deeply.
Today I mainly practice singing, guitar and drums to master the band instruments for my own music. Of course I still love playing with others. This big solo project is just something I need to do now. Maybe because I used to hide behind others. There are no plans of staying alone on stage.

Kassel rocks

The crowdfunding project has been successfully completed. Supporting and ordering is no longer available on Startnext.

  • The processing of orders placed will be handled directly by the project owners according to the stated delivery time.

  • The production and delivery is the responsibility of the project owners themselves.

  • Cancellations and returns are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective project owner.

  • Revocations and cancellations via Startnext are no longer possible.

What does this mean? 
Legal notice
Kaptain Clocks
Konstantin Uhrmeister
Breitscheidstr. 14
34119 Kassel Deutschland

7/29/22 - Hallo Ihr Lieben! Das zuerst geplante Ende...

Hallo Ihr Lieben!

Das zuerst geplante Ende der Finanzierungsphase steht nun kurz bevor. Nun habe ich mich entschieden, diese noch einmal um vier Wochen zu verlängern. Das Projekt startet natürlich dennoch wie geplant am Montag, den 01. August mit meinem ersten Konzert. Durch die Verlängerung der Finanzierungsphase habe ich nun ein wenig mehr Zeit, noch mehr Menschen zu erreichen. Meine Musik erschließt sich kaum dem flüchtigen Hören und daher wundert es mich nicht, dass ich von verschiedenen Menschen die Rückmeldung bekam, das mein Projektzeitraum doch sehr knapp gewählt ist.
Nun hoffe ich vor allem, dass auch Ihr mit der Verlängerung einverstanden seid. Rückmeldungen sind meinerseits sehr erwünscht!

In diesem Sinne Euch allen weiterhin eine wundervolle Zeit, danke für Euer Vertrauen und - wer weiß: bis Montag!
Es wird rockig.

Liebe Grüße,
Euer Kaptain

Discover more projects

Never Alone

This video is played by YouTube. By clicking on the play button, you agree to the transfer of necessary personal data (e.g. your IP address) to Google Inc (USA) as the operator of YouTube. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection, please see the Startnext privacy policy. Learn more

This audio is played by SoundCloud. By clicking the play button, you consent to the transfer of necessary personal data (e.g. your IP address) to SoundCloud Global Limited & Co. KG (Germany) as the operator of SoundCloud. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection, please see the Startnext privacy policy. Learn more