What is the VerdCel 2023 Life Tree?
This year we are planting a very special tree.
The seed becomes a root that finds another root. Together they are a single trunk that will become two branches and these will give birth to 2 new fruits:
The biggest one will be the birth of a Completely New Album (Book+LP) by VerdCel.
And secondly, a very unique limited edition reissue of the album Sàmara on its 15th anniversary.
The New Album.
📀 It will contain 12 songs of creation and a book 📘 with texts by 17 writers who have created texts related to the album's subjects, in addition to graphic stories by Daniel Olmo. A very powerful plastic and literary volume. Quite an exceptional travel companion for the songs on the album.
This new album invokes the father origins and looks down south: towards the Valencian Country, the Catalan Countries, the peninsula.
We have dedicated more efforts and resources than ever before to make a great work that we hope you can enjoy in all its dimensions. Stay tuned as we reveal all its parts and the inside.
As musicians, we tend to say, often carried away by emotion, that our last work is the best.
We can honestly say that in this case it is the most important record we have worked on.
During the composition and pre-production the demand has been maximum. And many times the production deviates from the original intentions of a record, but now we have allocated all the means and efforts to achieve the goal.
In addition, we will fly the seed with wings again to find and deepen the mother branch, Alcoi and grandma. We will reach new emotional landscapes.
We will release, with a limited edition, a new EP with 7 new songs and the completely redrawn book with a size of 24x25cm and new scenes and vignettes. It will be much more than a reissue.
What will be the fruit?
La ⭐ top reward ⭐of this Verkami includes the 2 works we will release this year with the addition of a gift.
In other words: The New Album-Book 2023 + ReSàmara, limited edition, with the EP and the redrawn book + the gift of Sàmara in its original version of Book-CD-DVD (13 songs, comic book, poetry, documentary and video).
The Book-CD can be dedicated and signed if you wish so.
Also, you can find other 💎 exclusive rewards 💎 that we offer through Verkami, complemented by the new publications. These are the Prints and the handwritten Letters.
Regarding the prints in A3 size (30 x 42cm) you can choose between illustrations linked to the project, the work by Daniel Olmo or the photographs linked to the new album, created by Juan Miguel Morales.
And you can choose 3 songs from among all the VerdCel records with the reward of the Handwritten lyrics.
You can also take our music with you. 🎵 VerdCel Studio or Live 🎵 through the Discography and concerts.
In this Verkami 2023, you have all the albums published by VerdCel at reduced prices and grouped in different packs (over 12% discount):
.- Live Albums = Sota les cunetes. Justícia! + Òrbites. Poetes i cançons + Del cor a les mans. A Ovidi Montllor.
.- Elements en Llibre-CD (water, fire, earth and air): Els dies del Saurí + Argilaga + De plantes, talaies i cims + Bifocal: Ras i Pols.
.- Studio Albums en Llibre-CD: PaisViatge + Sàmara + Petjades + Els dies del Saurí + Argilaga + De plantes, talaies i cims + Bifocal: Ras i Pols + SOS. Memòria d'una pandèmia + VerdSions.
.- Full discography: All the above mentioned albums..
You can enjoy VerdCel in Concert, with a performance at your place or for organizations. You will enjoy conditions adapted in format and economically adjusted due to the exceptional nature of the crowdfunding campaign.
Shipping is included in the cost of each reward*.
You know what music is like nowadays, don't you? The digital revolution was supposed to help share and disseminate... but things are more shrunken than ever, with fewer hands that earn more money and authors giving away our work and all the resources we spend to produce the records, which are not few.
That is why Verkami is a very good option to develop a project.
In our case it will be the eighth work that we promote through this platform.
And I hope that, with your push, it will also be a success.
Crowdfunding makes it easier to give value to artistic creations. 🔑 And here is the key 🔑.
The Verkami mechanism obviously allows us to explain to you in detail what the project is about before it becomes a reality, it enables a pre-sale, and we would even say it gives us a forecast of the interest that can arise from what we offer you.
But the most important thing is that through your collaboration you help make possible a project of these characteristics, allowing the freedom of creation.
And you do it by appreciating the value of what you take away and weigh the costs of creation and production.
Thanks to your participation, small sprouts of author culture are born, which are increasingly rare in a markedly fierce and hegemonic growing market.
In the current context where "music is for free" we have these windows of hope.
Open the doors with us and let fresh air in.
We also want to value your support, your interest and your loyalty.
That's why in this Verkami you will have the opportunity to get truly exclusive rewards, limited editions, dedications and real discounts, both for those who want to take the biggest rewards (from 11% up to 70% of discount), and for the early birds in their participation (15% on average for the new albums).
For the success of the campaign itself it is essential that you add contributions as soon as possible. The sooner the better 🌞.
Who are we?
Alfons Olmo became VerdCel at the beginning of the 2000s, starting a songwriting project by an independent and multifaceted author that embraces music, image, text, action. It points to where commitment and beauty are integrated on the horizon.
A journey of 20 years on stage, 15 published records, 10 books and several audiovisual works (documentaries, shorts, clips, lyrics).
The high-quality team of this double project (New Album and ReSàmara) has involved (nothing less than) over forty people, with the musical production by Toni Medialdea, at the Sol studio of Sants, with Alberto Pérez at the helm, Daniel Olmo's graphic design and illustrations, Angelo Manhenzane's percussion, Marcel Ferrer's keyboards and vocals, and other fellow musicians, singers, writers, producers, managers and artists that we will discover for you.
What will we use the contributions for?
The amount collected will be invested in the large part of the production of the 2 CD-Books, prints, illustrations and photographs, as well as the costs of shipping, bank commissions and the Verkami platform.
If we exceed the manufacturing funding figure, then we'll hit a second target.
On the one hand, we will expand the project by reaching other areas also necessary in the accompaniment and launch of a double cultural project such as the VerdCel 2023 Life Tree, making new audiovisual works with Clips and Video Lyrics. And hopefully we can wipe out some of the high production costs of the music and its book.
Estimated shipment schedule.
.- Complete MP3-WAV with the 12 songs from the New Album and the 7 from ReSàmara: October 2023.
.- Book-CD of the two new works and rest of rewards: also October 2023!
We indicate October in the rewards to be on the safe side. It won't be later, but if we have it sooner, you'll get it sooner.
The seed of the New Album and of ReSàmara together form the roots and branches of this common trunk.
*.- Shipping cost included within the Spanish State, Northern Catalonia, Catalonia and Alghero. For other places we will add the cost allocated according to the area.