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"Bendita Valentía", Duerme Simón's first record

We're Duerme Simón and bendita valentia is our first record. This is the greatest adventure we have ever faced. We want you to make this adventure possible.

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This is a project with only one goal: to write songs that haven't been written before, songs with meaning, and to enjoy it along the way. But, ask yourselves. Who are DUERME SIMÓN?

About us?
Our story started almost four years ago, a long time before what we are today. In autumn 2012 Virginia Montaño (vocals, keys) arrived in Madrid in search of inspiration. With a handful of songs and a growing repertoire she recorded various demos that saw her playing on many stages around the peninsula, and a small tour with fellow singer-songwriters. In January 2013 Álvaro Molinillo (guitar/production) was brought in, who had also come to Madrid with his own musical project. 2014 was spent honing their craft, shaping their songs, and evenings producing. Those evenings producing lead to their decision to book various dates with an old friend Daniel Doval on drums. With those songs, the 3 of them formed a project called 'Índigo' and the songs really became what they deserved to be. March 2015 marked the arrival of Uriel Morales (bass, synths & production) and the departure of Doval from the project. At the start of 2016 we realised that Duerme Simón’s missing link was our youngest member Josh Hannaby (drums), who brought extreme dedication, accuracy and new influences to project.

What we want?
After the success of our first rehearsals, with a fresher and bigger sound, we made the decision to ‘up the tempo’ and with this began to introduce our ‘new exterior’ through a series of self-produced videos. In these videos we announced that the names we give things aren’t always the most important. After hours of work and preparation we released our first music video, entirely homemade, and released our first taster ‘Cromosomas mágicos’ on Spotify. We had found our sound and an image that we wanted to keep. This was the moment in which we realised that the songs were ready to be released into the world. This was when DUERME SIMÓN was really born.


This is the part where you guys come in…

Why we choose Verkami?
Making a record requires a considerable amount of money, and musicians at this level and in this climate can’t always do it alone. Therefore, WE NEED YOU to fund part of the cost of BENDITA VALENTÍA, our first record. We need 3000 euros to pay for the studio time, mixing, mastering, 5% for (Verkami) crowdfunding + tax and for the production of the first 500 copies of the record. If the confidence you have in us makes this figure go beyond the minimum, we will put the remaining amount into the professional recording of another music video and promotion (which isn’t cheap) for the upcoming concerts after going into the studio.

The place we have chosen to record is ESTUDIO UNO in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid). It’s one of the best recording studios in Spain and many of our favourite artists have recorded there. The person chosen to co-produce our record is Txarlie Solano, guitarist and co-producer of Mäbu, and musician with other renowned projects here in Spain.

Timetable:
Recording began at the end of June and we have been working hard during july. The Dates for this project are as follows:

July: tracking and editing of “Bendita Valentía”
August: mixing of “Bendita Valentía “ and preparing the records, merch etc.
September: Rehearsals for the album launch and product postage to record supporters.
October: Saturday 15th DUERME SIMÓN at el Café la Palma (Madrid) for the launch of ‘Bendita Valentía’ and over the following months dates in Málaga, Cádiz, Barcelona and other cities in both acoustic and electric formats.

If you want to know about the recordings, you can follow our Studio diary here

Drums:

Bass:

Guitar:

Synths & keyboards:

Voices:

Rewards:
We have chosen rewards based on the way we work: everything we have done so far has been with our own hands, so the rewards will also be designed by ourselves:
Uriel ** (synths and keyboards), who is also in charge of all the art that surrounds DUERME SIMÓN. Graphic designer by profession, enjoys every new challenge that's put in front of him. He’s who will design the **TOTEGABS and POSTERS.

Virginia (vocals and keyboards), leads in parallel several artistic projects, including HIPOTENUSARTE, which has spent years customizing shoes and doing DIY decorative objects. Virginia is the one who will design the CUSTOMIZED SNEAKERS.

In addition, We are also giving you the opportunity to come to the album launch in Madrid. We can go to your house to give an acoustic concert and you can become a sponsor of our project. If you select this option, your company logo will appear on the cover of our album and you can come to every concert of the tour you want.
Everyone who comes to the concert in Madrid can collect their order from the merch stand at Cafe la Palma.
Shipping cost included in cd, totebag and poster

You are the ones who are going to listen to this record, our friends and our families and this is the most honest way to ask you to help us finance it. We have some good material to offer you, and we really believe in it - we’re just missing your support! We are aware that you aren’t contributing just out of your charitable nature, but because you are looking for a different way to participate in something in a different way, and without you it won’t be possible. Make our dream a reality. It’s your turn to be a part of our BENDITA VALENTÍA.

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#03 / ¡¡¡HEMOS CONSEGUIDO EL MÍNIMO!!!

BENDITOS VALIENTES:
Lo habéis hecho posible. ¡Hemos llegado al mínimo que nos propusimos!
¿Y sabéis qué es lo mejor? Que no teníamos ninguna duda acerca de vosotros y vuestra confianza en este proyecto... sois muchos los que nos habéis estado dando ánimos y cariño a raudales durante estos 29 días de campaña. Un mes lleno de emociones sin duda...

Pero aún quedan 11 días de campaña y muchas de las recompensas siguen esperando dueño/a. Aún podéis elegir el disco físico con cualquiera de los añadidos diseñados por Uriel Morales o Virginia Montaño, el concierto privado o ser socios colaboradores con vuestra empresa.

"Bendita Valentía" ya es una realidad. ¿Qué queremos ahora? Superarnos con creces. Queremos soñar a lo grande y optar a poder grabar nuestro primer videoclip. Ya tenemos hasta el storyboard pensado... así somos en… read more

#02 / Y a los 10 días... ¡Sorpesón!

QUERIDOS BENDITOS VALIENTES:

Es un placer poder hablar cada vez a un número mayor de personas que confían en esta aventura en la que nos hemos embarcado Álvaro, Josh, Uriel y Virginia. Ya sois ni más ni menos que 72 los mecenas que habéis aportado vuestro granito de arena, y en tan sólo 10 días mirad lo que habéis conseguido...
¡¡¡Ya tenemos más de la mitad del mínimo propuesto!!!
Si os somos muy sinceros, no pensábamos que esto fuese a ir tan deprisa. Está siendo una pasada, y todo GRACIAS únicamente a vosotros...

Una de las recompensas para la que más estáis aportando, es la compuesta por una copia física de "Bendita Valentía" + ZAPATILLAS CUSTOMIZADAS por Virginia, y muchos de vosotros nos estáis preguntando cómo son dichas zapatillas. Os vamos a dejar algunos modelos que Virginia ha hecho por encargo en HIPOTENUSARTE en los últimos años para que podáis ver la gran recompensa que habéis escogido :)
Si tenéis alguna duda, escribid sin compromiso a cromosomasmagicos@gmail.comread more

#01 / ¡¡¡GRACIAS!!!

Benditos Valientes:

Hemos superado los primeros MIL euros en tan sólo tres días de campaña, y eso nos hace pensar en varias cosas: lo más importante, que tenemos mucha suerte de teneros cerca. Estáis confiando en un proyecto que acaba de nacer y del que os estamos hablando con toda la ilusión en la boca, pero aún no habéis podido escuchar más que trocitos de su creación... eso sí que es tener #benditavalentía, amigos/as.

Nos dejáis locos, en serio...

El disco ya está en su totalidad grabado, las canciones suenan como nunca habíamos imaginado, y ahora nos vamos un par de semanas a descansar del trabajo realizado en el estudio, recuperar el aliento y disfrutar de unos días con la familia, pero seguimos aquí cerquita para poder atenderos como merecéis.
A finales de agosto estarán las mezclas terminadas y en cuanto estén listas seréis los primeros en saborear el disco en descarga digital, mientras lo enviamos a fábrica a vestir de gala.

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