I am Checko Glen, Latin American musician and composer based in Barcelona for more than 12 years.
Some time ago after participating in several musical projects, I embarked to create a solo project with the intention of connecting with people and spreading an emotion. That is when Checko Glen was born.
It’s never easy to classify one’s music. In my case it’s perhaps the result in diversity of music styles I have come across down my path (funk, soul, acid jazz, electronic, latin). That is what makes it unique and sincere.
My songs transmit a message of mindfulness, they propel the senses and seduce the ear. I'm sure they'll excite you and make you vibrate to the rhythm that runs through my veins.
For me, composing is a way of opening a door, of letting go and letting flow everything stored within. Little by little we gain ground to discovery and rediscovery through this process. It is a communion between instinct and emotion.
What I am going to do?
I will record and produce my first studio album. For this I need your help to finance this production and achieve this goal.
I will count on the participation and co-production of my colleagues and producers of La Atlantida Estudio. With their experience and musical taste, they will help me to strengthen and define the sound of this first album. Julian Tobon Glen, a New York based musician will serve with additional production. He will make a special appearance, adding electronic elements to this musical work. This will impart a current and fresh approach to the project.
I will also count on the participation of a staff of exceptional instrumentalists. I will gradually keep you updated on who they will be on my project blog.
The album art will be designed by the Italian artist Davide Sabbatini and the graphic direction by Carolina Pacheco Glen.
Thanks to your help and contribution I will complete the recording and production of my first album. By contributing with the pre-sale phase of the album and acquiring other Checko Glen merchandise and goods, you will be a part of the realization of my goal.
How will the proceeds of your participation be directed?
This campaign’s proceeds will go to the recording, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, art design and promotion of the album along with the release of a video clip of the first single.
If the target is surpassed, that money will be invested in promotion.
A digital advance download: downloading the album one week before the official release.
A signed physical edition: all CDs will be signed will have a personal forward note.
USB: 4GB flash drive loaded with information regarding the making of the album in addition to the contents of the CD and digital art.
USB Gold: 4GB flash drive loaded with information regarding 3 unreleased acoustic songs and the making of the album in addition to the contents of the CD and digital art.
USB Platinum: 4GB flash drive loaded with information regarding the video clip of the single, 3 unreleased acoustic songs and the making of the album in addition to the contents of the CD and digital art.
T-shirts: you can choose between a model and size of the t-shirt for men and women, at the end of the campaign Verkami.
ToteBag: a bag for you to carry forever!
Handwritten song: choose the song of the album you want.
Completion of the crowdfunding campaign: last week of June 2016
Rehearsals and recording: July 2016
Mixing and mastering: July 2016
Creating copies and merchandising: August 2016
Sending rewards: September 2016
Album release: October 2016
The Verkami campaign lasts 40 days and I will only receive your contribution if we arrive to the final amount. In other words, we have 40 days to reach the goal of the campaign, so everyone’s help really matters!
If you find it easier to make a transfer directly to my account without going through the platform Verkami, I can provide you my account number in Spain or Paypal.
I'll take this money and transfer it directly under your name on the Verkami platform.
Send me an email to [email protected] if you choose this last option, or if you have any questions.
About shipping rewards: national and international shipping are not included, if you want to have the rewards delivered to your home, you must select one of the two complementary options that appear at the top of the column of rewards. Contact me directly for other options.
I strongly believe in this work and thanks to those of you who will also believe in it, I’m sure we will be able to materialize it.
Now Checko Glen comes out with everything, strong and powerful!