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The Anthronauts Album

The Anthronauts record their first studio album!

The Anthronauts
The Anthronauts Zürich, CH
Wolfgang Wohlwend
Wolfgang Wohlwend

Project Overview

We are The Anthronauts, from Zurich. In four years we have grown into a ten-piece Afrobeat band that has toured all over Switzerland. Now we are working hard to release our first studio album. Why? First of all because of our love for music: We have written new songs that we want to put into a worthy format. And: An album opens new doors for us. Will you help us to make it a reality?

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The Anthronauts Album
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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    3.500 CHF

    100% funded

    Recordings I: We spend four days at Rad Fyah Studios in Effretikon and record the first three songs under the competent supervision of Kaspar Hensel. When we have completed this stage, there will be enough songs for an EP!

  2. Stage 2:

    6.000 CHF

    100% funded

    Production I: The three songs of the first stage will be professionally mixed and produced by Roman Lerch (music producer and film composer) in the Nachklang-Studios Solothurn.

  3. Stage 3:

    9.500 CHF

    100% funded

    Recordings II: We go to the studio for another four days and bring three more songs to the dry. We now have enough material for an album!

  4. Stage 4:

    12.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Production II: The second half of the material is mixed and produced. We're almost there!

  5. Stage 5:

    13.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Mastering: After recording and producing, the album needs to be prepared for releasing. A professional mastering guarantees that the album sounds great on all sound sources.

  6. Finish Stage:

    15.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Artwork. The album is ready for the digital release. But what would the most beautiful album be without artwork? We organize a photo shooting and have our album and the promotion material tastefully designed.

Afrobeat is dance music with a hint of sophistication. The genre was created by Nigerian composer and political-activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his drummer Tony Oladipo Allen in the late 1960s throughout the 1990s. The musical genre is a mix of interlocking guitar riffs, melodic bass lines, hypnotic drums and percussions, and dramatic horn arrangements to create a feeling of perpetual motion that gathers momentum over the course of several minutes of musical storytelling.

Steeped in the musical and political history of Nigeria, Afrobeat nevertheless has become a global musical phenomenon of today. Bands all over the world, from Brazil to Japan, pay homage to the unparalleled creativity of West African musicians while at the same time updating the genre.
We don't just want to do something for us (and you), but we want to pass something on where we can. Ten percent of the proceeds from this crowdfunding will be donated to Freiplatzaktion Zürich.

The Freiplatzaktion Zürich is an independent association that works for a humane asylum and migration policy. In this context, humane means that its legal and political work is oriented towards the concerns and needs of asylum seekers and migrants. This also includes a commitment to unrestricted access to rights and to full participation opportunities.
The Freiplatzaktion offers professional advice on asylum and migration law, brings legal grievances to public attention, and is involved in local and national political projects. They understand their work as activist legal work.
The Anthronauts
The Anthronauts
Zürich, CH

The Anthronauts are a Swiss Afrobeat band of the third generation. Their music is fed by the timeless music of the ancestors of Afrobeat as well as by the innovations of second-generation bands like Antibalas from Brooklyn, New York. They remain true to the musical principles of the genre, but also play with influences from rock, jazz, and dub.

After three years full of work on compositions, rehearsals, and numerous live gigs, The Anthronauts are now ready to present their own vision of Afrobeat to an international audience - with your help!

Wolfgang Wohlwend
Wolfgang Wohlwend
Zürich, CH
Factotum/Bassist

Wolf is the bassist and a founding member of the Anthronauts. Not a man for the limelight, he prefers to come up with projects non-stop and provides the hypnotic steady groove in the background

News

September 28
2020

We made it, thank you so much!

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Dear supporters! 🙌🏽 We made it, thanks to your help! 🙏🏽 We are grateful and overwhelmed to have coll...
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GAME CHANGER is Herr - and the work goes in!

GAME CHANGER is Herr - and the work goes in!

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Dear supporters Our first single "Game Changer" with the wonderful voice of Nongoma Ndlovu has been released - ...
Dear supporters Our first single "Game Changer" with the wonderful voice of Nong...

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News

September 28
2020

We made it, thank you so much!

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Dear supporters! 🙌🏽 We made it, thanks to your help! 🙏🏽 We are grateful and overwhelmed to have coll...
Dear supporters! 🙌🏽 We made it, thanks to your help! 🙏🏽 We are gratefu...

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