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Earwitness releases its first record on CD

Earwitness label, funded recently in 2016, publishes its first album Re-cor on CD. Let's produce this work together and help me spread the word!

Juan Manuel Castrillo

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Hi! my name is Juan Manuel and I am the founder of Earwitness label. Growing up with sound and artistic creation marked the path to dedicate myself completely to working with sound in different fields.

This path led me to the University of Barcelona's Sound Art Master Programme, which I finished on 2016. For the final project, supervised by the artist Barbara Held, I decided to create this platform that is not just another music label, in my opinion. It has the goal of publishing albums based on phonographies (sound photographs) that reflect real life stories.

The mission of Earwitness is to spread the work of artists that explore through ambient recordings (let's say recordings outside a studio, in uncontrolled situations) different social issues. To offer realities and experiences captured on sound. Stories that could be about some particular cultural expression, a conflict, migration, a reconciliation, disease, identities, human progress...

What your contributions will be used for

Your contribution will be used for design, printing and distribution costs of the first CD. The distribution/sale of this work will allow us to gather the funds needed for the next CD and to continue with our mission.

About the rewards

The album that you are about to support is entitled Re-cor, is the latin root of the word "record" and means something like "going back to the heart". The title is a reference to the general content of the label, which focuses on recordings that connect with daily realities. Click here to listen and find out more.

This album wouldn't have been possible without the generous contribution of very talented artists who selflessly participated in the creation of this compilation:

Hanan Benammar, Jacob Kirkegard, Claudio Curciotti, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Christopher DeLaurenti, Jay-Dea Lopez, Patrick Hartono, Hein Schoer, Yin Yi, Eisuke Yanagisawa, Martin Kay y Daniel Goldaracena.

For the CD case, we are collaborating with L'Automatica. A typographic printing house at the city of Barcelona turned self-managed cultural association, L'Automatica brings together graphic designers, artists and illustrators in a recovered space for activating dialogue, workshops, printing projects, experimenting and learning.


All the pre-production of the album 'Re-cor' has already been done, therefore the CD is expected to be ready on May when the crowdfunding campaign is finished.

The 'intimate concert' reward was thought for Barcelona and neighboring areas in mind. We'll take the opportunity to meet those who contributed and hand in the record personally. Date and time yet to be confirmed.

The rewards will be delivered during June.

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You will appear as a collaborator on our web site!

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CD and free shipping inside Spain

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CD and free worldwide shipping

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CD (includes shipping to any part of the world)
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  • You will be included as a collaborator on our web site and on a postcard that will be handed in with the CD.

  • Intimate concert (to be performed by the founder of the label + guests) to be held at L'Automatica printing house in the city of Barcelona. The content of the concert will be related to the content of the label

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Two year subscription to Earwitness that includes this first album plus the pre-order of 5 more to be released during 2017 and 2018 (6 albums total)

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If you have a business related somehow to the content of the label (professional audio store, record store, label, audiovisual production company, sustainable restaurant, comic store, etc.) and you share the values of the label or you are simply interested in the project, we will include your logo on our platform with a direct link to your web site for a year (with previous agreement to be extended to the following year).

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