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AppleSmellColour - "Unscrupulousness"

AppleSmellColour is a Prog Rock band. We need your contribution to help us release our first album: Unscrupulousness. This album is a journey through the lack of scruples from varying points of view: universe and nature, love and madness, economics and society, time and death...

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Third aim reached!!!

We are very happy and deeply grateful: due to you all we've obtained our third aim! We'll be able to edit the disc, and in addition we'll be able to make an acoustic exclusive concert for all the patrons and to record the concert of presentation of the disc (December 19th, Tarragona). We have no words...

... Well, yes, we've four words: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

About AppleSmellColour

AppleSmellColour is a Progressive Rock band founded in Tarragona in 2012. The band is composed of Lluís Barceló (guitar), Àngel Arroyo 'Loti' (bass), Marc Claramunt (drums), Pep Espasa (guitar, saxophone and flute), Mo Espasa (keyboard) and Uri Mas (vocals and guitar). After three years of composing, we have recorded our first album: Unscrupulousness. The name of the band is inspired by a poem written by Gabriel Ferrater.

"Without yearning,
the light is dying on us
that was honey-colored, and that now
has the apple smell colour"

About Unscrupulousness

The album is a piece of conceptual work which addresses the lack of scruples in its broadest sense: the origins and the development of the universe, the evolution of life on Earth, the massive exploitation of natural resources, current social conflicts and the class struggle in pursuit of a new social paradigm, the emotions and contradictions arising from falling in love and love relationships, the contemplation and the relentless passage of time and finally, the inevitable death which leads us to a universe not governed by scruples or human morality.

Listen to three songs from the album here:

What are we going to spend the money on?

The album has already been recorded and mixed, but we need your help to launch it under the best possible conditions. The money raised through verkami will be used to master and edit the album in physical format. Part of the money is set to go to special rewards in exchange for your precious contribution!

About special rewards

The main goal of this verkami project is to make possible for the album Unscrupulousness to be released as a small and humble piece of artwork. That's why we are putting so much effort into the design and conceptualization of the album. If you want to, you can also be a part of the album. To do so, we have prepared a set of special rewards that can be yours by becoming a patron.

Besides the physical album and a t-shirt that will be sent to you by mail (Carriage paid within Spain) or handed over to you at the concert, a special edition of the album can also be yours. It includes an unreleased acoustic track and it will be delivered in a special hand-made packaging (limited to 100 units). But we want to take it one step further: that's why we are going to create a graphic novel with text and illustrations based on our music.

We also offer the opportunity both for institutions and individuals to pick your favorite song (probably it's one of our favorites too!) from a progressive rock list to be played at the release concert. Or you can get a song specifically composed for your special one!

Finally, with great pleasure we will give an acoustic or electric concert (sound expenses included) for the most generous patrons.

You will find out more details on each reward during the campaign. Stay tuned!

Our schedule

The album is ready and the design in progress - this means once the verkami project is over, it's time for getting down to work and prepare the packaging and rewards. It will take us about two or three months to get everything ready. We will start shipping the rewards by the end of the year!

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#19 / Final de la campanya / Fin de campaña / End of the campaign

Hola a tot@s!

Ha acabat acabat la nostra campanya de verkami! Avui han culminat 40 dies en els que, gràcies a vosaltres, hem passat de tenir un disc gravat però sense possibilitat de sortir físicament a poder fer tot això:

  • Disc físic (500 unitats)
  • Disc edició promocional (500 unitats)
  • Disc edició especial (edició limitada)
  • Gravació d'un acústic exclusiu per al disc en edició especial
  • Samarretes
  • Novel·la gràfica (edició limitada)
  • Composició i enregistrament d'un tema en acústic per als 5 mecenes que han aportat 100€
  • Concert acústic exclusiu per a tots els mecenes
  • Enregistrament àudio + vídeo del concert de presentació del disc (19 de desembre, Tarragona, Capsa de Música)

Només podem dir que ens sentim absolutament feliços i afortunats d'haver tingut una resposta tan gran i generosa per part vostra, que… read more

#18 / Tercer objectiu aconseguit!!! / ¡¡Tercer objetivo conseguido!! / Third aim reached!!!

Demà a aquestes hores haurà acabat la nostra campanya de micromecenatge i no podem estar més agraïts: ahir vàrem aconseguir el nostre tercer objectiu! No només podrem editar el disc, sinó que a més podrem fer un concert acústic exclusiu per a tots els mecenes i gravar el concert de presentació del disc (19 de desembre, Tarragona). No tenim paraules!!!

... Bé, sí, dues: MOLTES GRÀCIES!

Mañana a estas horas habrá acabado nuestra campaña de micromecenazgo y no podemos estar más agradecidos: ¡ayer conseguimos nuestro tercer objetivo! No sólo podremos editar el disco, sino que además podremos hacer un concierto acústico exclusivo para todos los mecenas y grabar el concierto de presentación del disco (19 de diciembre, Tarragona). No tenemos palabras...

... Bueno, sí, dos: ¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!

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#17 / AppleSmellColour als mitjans

Varis mitjans de comunicació ens estan donant veu per poder promocionar el nostre verkami i la futura publicació de "Uscrupulousness". Alguns, a més, esperen amb ganes la publicació del disc. Us deixem aquí un recull del nostre pas per televisions, ràdios i mitjans on-line.

  • Entrevista + acústic al programa Genesimfònic de Ràdio Gelida, programa especialitzat en Rock Progressiu i Simfònic (5/10/15). Aquí teniu una foto amb l'Enric, l'Andrés i en Jordi, conductors del programa i, des d'ara, seguidors declarats de la nostra música. Un plaer!

  • Entrevista + acústic L'Auditori 2.1, magazín cultural de Tac 12 TV (15/10/15). En Joan Reig, conductor del programa i tot un enamorat del Rock Progressiu, ja és mecenes nostre! Podeu veure els acústics aquí:

DEATH IN THE MIRROR

CHRIS

#16 / Unscrupulousness: Lyrics (English / Català / Castellano) - and 3

Click aquí per veure Lyrics 1 / Lletres 1 / Letras 1
Click aquí per veure Lyrics 2 / Lletres 2 / Letras 2

08 – LANDSCAPE

(Instrumental)

09 – BLANK LOOK

(English)
With a blank look staring at the fireplace
I once saw appear your face.
I heard you singing sweetly
among crackling wood
but all was unreal.

With a blank look staring at the fireplace
I once saw appear your face.
I drink the bitter wine of solitude,
the pendulum’s time
hitting my head.
It's like the venom.

With a blank look staring at the fireplace
I once saw appear your face.
coal is still burning
but cold embraces me
and I cannot forget.
It's like the venom.

I’m a smoke trace,
weightless and lifeless,
Dirty, stinky, toxic and grey.
A caricature of what I used to be.
An inanimate puppet hidden in the attic.
Only smoke.

With a blank look staring at the fireplace
I once saw appear your face.

(Català)
Amb la mirada perduda davant la llar de foc
un cop vaig veure que apareixia la teva cara.
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#15 / Volem gravar el concert de presentació / Queremos grabar el concierto de presentación / We wanna record de release concert

Moltíssimes gràcies de nou!!! Hem superat els 2.800€ i ja podem muntar un concert acústic exclusiu per a tots els nostres mecenes! I com que encara queden uns dies per a finalitzar el verkami, ens hem marcat una tercera fita: aconseguir 3.300€ per poder invertir aquests diners extra en gravar en vídeo el concert de presentació de "Unscrupulousness"! Serà dissabte 19 de desembre a la Capsa de Música de Tarragona i estem preparant moltes coses per fer-ho únic (projeccions, jocs d'il·luminació, locucions...). És per això que volem que tots els que no pogueu venir gaudiu de l'experiència des de casa a través de l'enregistrament del concert. Si ja ens heu ajudat econòmicament, encara podeu ajudar-nos compartint el nostre projecte. I si encara no heu col·laborat i voleu fer-ho, no badeu que això s'està acabant!

¡¡Muchísimas gracias de nuevo!! ¡Hemos superado los 2.800€ y ya podemos montar un concierto acústico exclusivoread more

#14 / SEGON OBJECTIU ACONSEGUIT! / ¡SEGUNDO OBJETIVO CONSEGUIDO! / SECOND AIM REACHED!


WAW!!! Hem aconseguit el segon objectiu en només dos dies! Moltíssimes gràcies!!! Com us vàrem dir, amb aquests diners podrem preparat tot el necessari per fer una festa on convidarem a tots els mecenes i on farem un concert acústic per a tots ells. Molt aviat us informarem de nous objectius!
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¡¡WAW!! ¡Hemos conseguido el segundo objetivo en sólo dos días! ¡Muchísimas gracias! Como os dijimos, con este dinero podremos preparar todo lo necesario para hacer una fiesta a la que invitaremos a todos los mecenas y en la que haremos un concierto acústico exclusivo para todos ellos. ¡Muy pronto os informaremos de nuevos objetivos!
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WAW!!! We have reached the second aim in only two days! Thanks a lot! As we said to you, with this money we will be able to prepare everything necessary to do a patron's party, where we will perform an acoustic exclusive concert for all of them. We will inform you about new aims wery soon!

#13 / Disseny / Diseño / Design


Aquestes son algunes de les proves de disseny sobre les que estem treballant per a "Unscrupulousness". Ho estan fent la Mo Espasa (pianista) i en Marc Claramunt (Bateria), que apart de músics són uns dissenyadors i il·lustradors espectaculars. Què us semblen? Recordeu que estem a pocs dies per acabar el verkami i podem aribar al segon objectiu per oferir a tots els mecenes un concert acústic privat! Podeu ajudar-nos i compartir el projecte!

Estas son algunas de las pruebas de diseño sobre las que estamos trabajando para "Unscrupulousness". Lo están haciendo Mo Espasa (pianista) y Marc Claramunt (batería), que aparte de músicos son unos diseñadores e ilustradores espectaculares. ¿Qué os parecen? Recordad que estamos a pocos días para acabar el verkami y podemos llegar al segundo objetivo ¡para ofrecer a todos los mecenas un concierto acústico privado! ¡Podéis ayudarnos y compartir el proyecto!

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#12 / GRÀCIES / GRACIAS / THANK YOU!!!

Hem aconseguit el nostre objectiu i, abans que res, volem donar-vos les gràcies a tots i cadascun de vosaltres. "Unscrupulousness" no hagués estat possible sense la vostra ajuda! És per això que volem fer-vos un regal a totes i tots si aconseguim arribar a un segon objectiu, de 2800€: una trobada amb tots vosaltres i un concert acústic exclusiu! Disposem d'alguns dies per aconseguir-ho. Ens ajudeu?

Hemos conseguido nuestro objetivo y, antes que nada, queremos daros las gracias a tod@s y cada un@ de vosotr@s. ¡"Unscrupulousness" no hubiera sido posible sin vuestra ayuda! Es por eso que queremos haceros un regalo a tod@s si llegamos a un segundo objetivo de 2800€: una cita con tod@s vosotr@s y un concierto en acústico exclusivo! Disponemos de algunos días para conseguirlo. ¿Nos ayudáis?

We have obtained our aim and, first of all, we want to… read more

#11 / Unscrupulousness: Lyrics (English / Català / Castellano) - 2

Clicka aquí per veure Lyrics 1 / Lletres 1 / Letras 1

05 - UNSCUPULOUSNESS

(Instrumental)

06 – BOSS OF WIZARDS

(English)
The strategy worked out as I had expected:
the plan for global poverty is a fact.

Pocket money has changed. I'm the boss of wizards,
spend and spend and spend and spend... et voilà!

Let me advise you.
You, trust me,
I just want the best for you.
It's a sure bet,
sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

Bad luck!

It's in my possession all the information:
magic wand, magic dust and magic smile.

I'm the illusion creator in this puppet theater
where the unhappy dance the “bank style”.

Let me advise you...

And I also have a family, a family to feed.

The strategy worked out, and it was a complete success.
Now the whole world claims the money that I stole.

Business is business,
it's black or white
and it's nothing personal.
It's a sure bet, sometimes you win,
sometimes you lose.

(Català)
L’estratègia ha funcionat tal i com jo esperava:
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#10 / Oil slick

Acabem de pujar el tercer tema sencer en avançament de "Unscrupulouness". Es dius "Oil Slick" i és un homenatge a l'art i la cultura. Esperem que us agradi!
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Acabamos de publicar el tercer tema entero en avance de "Unscrupulousness". Se llama "Oil Slick" y es un homenaje al arte y la cultura. ¡Esperamos que os guste!
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We've just published the third preview song from "Unscrupulousness". It's called "Oil slick" and it's a homage to art and culture. Hope you like it!

#09 / Unscrupulousness: Lyrics (English / Català / Castellano) - 1

01 – STRINGS FIELD

(instrumental)

02 - I’M AN ATOM IN THE WORLD

(English)
I’m an atom in the world.

The sun casts its light
and shows its littleness.
You have lice on your head
everyday.
I think I’m not really dead,
but nobody wants it
another way.

I’m an atom in the world.

Cells are infected
by microscopic virus
The whale swims under the harpoon,
desire object.
Stunted apes walk across the moon
and rise their banner there:
Intellect.

I’m an atom in the world.

Black holes capture
the matter of the universe,
homo sapiens transform it.
Science.
Sack the oceans and fell the trees,
preserve your race.
Silence.

I’m an atom in the world.

(Català)
Sóc un àtom en el món.

El sol desplega la seva llum
i mostra la seva petitesa.

Tens polls al cap
cada dia.

Crec que no he mort realment,
però ningú coneix cap altre camí.

Sóc un àtom en el món.

Les cèl·lules estan infectades

per virus microscòpics.
La balena neda sota l’arpó,
objecte de desig.
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#08 / Chris

Ja podeu sentir el segon tema en avançament de "Unscrupulousness". Es diu "Chris" i és la súper balada del disc. Hem comptat fins i tot amb la col·laboració d'una coral! Esperem que us agradi!
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Ya podéis oír el segundo tema en avance de "Unscrupulousness". Se llama "Chris" y es el baladón del disco. ¡Incluso hemos contado con la colaboración de un coro! ¡Esperamos que os guste!
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Here you have the second preview from "Unscupulousness". This song is "Chris" and it's the great ballad from this release. We'we even recorded a whole choir! Hope you like it!

#07 / I'm an atom in the world

Publiquem el primer tema complet de "Unscrupulousness". Es diu "I'm an atom in the world" i esperem que us agradi!
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Publicamos el primer tema completo de "Unscrupulousness". Se llama "I'm an atom in the world". ¡Esperamos que os guste!
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We've just published the first complete song from "Unscrupulousness". It's called "I'm an atom in the world". Hope you like it!

#06 / Unscrupulousness on parts - 4 (flute)

Quart vídeo de la sèrie! En Pep Espasa toca només amb la flauta un petit fragment de "Unscrupulousness".
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¡Cuarto vídeo de la serie! Pep Espasa toca sólo con la flauta un pequeño fragmento de "Unscrupulousness".
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¡Fourth video from the series! Pep Espasa plays only with his flute a little fragment from "Unscrupulousness".

#05 / REC

Algunes fotografies de l'enregistrament de "Unscrupulousness", realitzada als estudis MBG Audio amb el gran Miguel Ángel Barberán durant els passats mesos de juny i juliol.
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Algunas fotos de la grabación de "Unscrupulousness", realizada en los estudios MBG Audio con el gran Miguel Ángel Barberán durante los pasados meses de junio y julio.
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Here you have some photos of the recording sessions of "Unscrupulousness" in MBG Audio studios, with the great sound engineer Miguel Ángel Barberán, during past june and july.

#04 / Unscrupulousness on parts - 3 (Bass)

Tercer vídeo de la sèrie "AppleSmellColour - Unscrupulousness on parts"! Aquest cop, l'Angel Arroyo ('Loti') toca un fragment del disc amb el baix.
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¡Tercer vídeo de la serie "AppleSmellColour - Unscrupulousness on parts"! En esta ocasión, Angel Arroyo ('Loti') toca un fragmento del disco con el bajo.
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Third video from the series "AppleSmellColour - Unscrupulousness on parts"! Time for Angel Arroyo ('Loti'), who plays a fragment from the album with his electric bass.

#03 / Tracklist

Aquests són els títols i l'ordre dels temes que podreu sentir a "Unscrupulousness". Durant les properes setmanes penjarem les lletres i, qui sap, potser alguna música...

01- Strings field
02- I'm an Atom in the world
03- Mary Monster
04- Chris
05- Unscrupulousness
06- Boss of wizards
07- Oil Slick
08- Landscape
09- Blank look
10- Death in the mirror
11- 11th dimension


Estos son los títulos y el orden de los temas que podréis oir en "Unscrupulousness". Durante las próximas semanas colgaremos las letras y, ¿quién sabe?, quizá alguna música...

01- Strings field
02- I'm an Atom in the world
03- Mary Monster
04- Chris
05- Unscrupulousness
06- Boss of wizards
07- Oil Slick
08- Landscape
09- Blank look
10- Death in the mirror
11- 11th dimension


These are the titles and the order of the songs that you can hear in "Unscrupulousness". During the nexts weeks we'll publish the lyrics and, who knows, maybe some music...

01- Strings field
02- I'm an Atom in the world
03- Mary Monster
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#02 / Unscrupulousness on parts - 2 (Electric guitar)

Seguim amb la sèrie de vídeos que mostren petits fragments de "Unscrupulousness" amb un sol instrument. En aquesta ocasió, l'Uri toca el riff principal de "I'm an Atom in the World".
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Seguimos con la serie de vñideos que muestran pequeños fragmentos de "Unscrupulousness" con un solo instrumento. En esta ocasión, Uri toca el riff principal de "I'm an Atom in the World".
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Following with the video series where we show little fragments of "Unscrupulousness" with a single instrument. In this one, Uri plays the main riff from "I'm an Atom in the World".

#01 / Unscrupulousness on parts - 1 (Piano)

Començem una sèrie de vídeos anomenats "Unscrupulousness on parts", on podreu sentir petits fragments del disc tocats només per un sol instrument en directe. En el primer, la Mo ens interpreta al piano un trosset del tema "Oil Slick".
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Empezamos una serie de vídeos llamada "Unscrupulousness on parts", en la que podréis oír pequeños fragmentos del disco tocados por un solo instrumento en directo. En el primero, Mo nos interpreta al piano una parte del tema "Oil Slick".
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We just started the series of videos "Unscrupulousness on parts", where you can hear little fragments of our disc played live by a single instrument. On the first one, Mo plays a part of the song "Oil Slick" on piano.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your name will be included in the Acknowledgments section of the album.

8€
6 backers

DIGITAL ALBUM

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album

12€
36 backers

PHYSICAL ALBUM

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album

17€
6 backers

SINGLE TICKET

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album
+ Single ticket to attend the release concert (the ticket can be redeemed for another concert)

20€
17 backers

DOUBLE TICKET

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album
+ Double ticket to attend the release concert (the ticket can be redeemed for another concert)

22€
28 left (of 45)

SPECIAL EDITION

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album including an exclusive hand-made packaging and an unreleased acoustic track.

28€
5 backers

T-SHIRT

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album
+ T-shirt

35€
2 left (of 20)

UNSCRUPULOUSNESS PACK

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album
+ T-shirt
+ Double ticket to attend the release concert (the ticket can be redeemed for another concert)

45€
9 backers

GRAPHIC NOVEL

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album
+ Unreleased acoustic track
+ Exclusive graphic novel on the issues addressed in the album

55€
13 left (of 20)

OIL SLICK PACK

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Physical album
+ T-shirt
+ Double ticket
+ Graphic novel

65€
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PICK YOUR SONG

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album
+ T-shirt
+ Double ticket
+ Exclusive graphic novel
+ Pick one song from a list of 30 to be played at the release concert

500€
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EXCLUSIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album
+ T-shirt
+ Double ticket
+ Acoustic performance at any place of your choice (sound expenses are included. Transportation costs are included up to 100 km from Tarragona).

1.000€
2 left (of 2)

EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC CONCERT

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album
+ T-shirt
+ Double ticket
+ Electric performance at any place of your choice (sound expenses are included. Transportation costs are included up to 100 km from Tarragona).

100€
5 patrons (sold out)

A SONG FOR YOU

Acknowledgments
+ Digital album
+ Special edition album
+ A tailor-made song for the patron. The patron will decide on the subject of the song or the person to whom he/she wants the song to be dedicated. Moreover, the patron will accompany the entire creativeprocess (composition, rehearsal, recording).

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