THE LOST TAIL

Hi, I am "Lunattack" - singer, songwriter, producer and collaborating artist and this is my campaign to produce "THE LOST TAIL". An Electro-Rock / Indie-Ambient Audio-Visual EP Inspired by the human disconnection from our instinct and intuition.




HISTORY

"This is our new work produced in the Producer Camp of Peter Gabriel´s Real World Studios . This body of artwork is part of my new digital EP project that Jacqueline La and I (Lunattack) are trying to produce from November 2022 to November 2023.

The video is the kick-off for a new crowdfunding supporting us two female producer and our team. We want to use the extreme energy we felt while working on the new single "The Lost Tail", add a whole digital EP (3 new songs and 3 music videos) and make an extraordinary release with a great hybrid event in Hamburg, Germany at the end of November 2023 (music, video, performance, visual art)".




LUNATTACK (AN ELECTRO ROCK EXPERIENCE)
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"Lunattack" a.k.a Barbara Duchow is a Hamburg & Toulouse based singer, songwriter, producer and collaborating artist, who works together with international musicians and visual artists in her different projects. Lunattack delivers a powerful electro-rock experience mixed up with elements of indie and ambient. Her texts are always about the deep human capacity for transformation and the possibility to draw new life power from one’s own injuries, fears and traumas.

For her new project "The Lost Tail" she worked together with the British musician and composer Jacqueline La a.k.a Jacqueline Langham from Brighton.

The two female producer Lunattack and Jacqueline La are kicking off this new crowdfunding here with this stunning Single and Music-video.

Both musicians have been passionate about rhythmic driving music since their early years and their collaboration was characterised by a common musical language, which was the basis for a highly fruitful experimentation.


THE PROJECT


Picture: Lunattack and the Real World Studios Team, UK 2021


The project was funded by the Hamburg Music Council via a scholarship for future music and supported by a crowdfunding for female producers (still far too rare). As a result, the single could be produced in the legendary producer camp of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio with the support of all the stunning musicians, mentors and mixing and mastering professionals.

Please take the time look up the world ranking names of all the people in the credits at the end of the video that made this project come true.

The story behind The Lost Tail, which is a word play between tail and tale, if you only hear the word tail it sounds like tale, has been on Lunattack´s mind for decades. It deals with the inseparability of two basic human needs: our need to connect with the world around us as much as our necessity to tell stories to each other. Actually both seem fragile and endangered in todays world. Our deepest desire no longer remembers how much our ability to feel happiness depends on how naturally our ‚animal nature’ is able to connect with the world around us. Animals use their tail to share information and feel at home in their movements, their expressions, their body. We have largely lost these ways of remembering ourselves.

What if we finally remembered? We would feel the pain of this loss. All the tales that led to this would have to be told, real words, felt life would break out of us and with every memory we would connect deeper and deeper with the world body, as much as with our own.

We would carry out the old movements that have always created connectedness. We would speak the old words that only sound when they are spoken together. We would sing the songs that resonate from our bones.

The Lost Tail is all about that. Remembering the loss. Reconnecting with the nature inside of us all.


Picture: The Lost Tail is inspired by the film Avatar . The the Na´vi tribe of the forest (Blue Flute clan) in this movie still have this tail, while we are only left with the tailbone. (Make Up by Yasmin Iqbal. Visual Art by Arnaldo Drés González).


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(German)

Lunattack a.k.a. Barbara Duchow arbeitet als Sängerin, Songwriterin und Producerin in Hamburg und Toulouse und kooperiert in ihren verschiedenen Projekten mit internationalen Musikern und Visual Artists. Lunattack steht für kraftvollen Elektrorock und changiert zwischen Indie und Ambient. In ihren Texten geht es immer um die tiefe menschliche Fähigkeit zur Transformation und die Möglichkeit, gerade aus den eigenen Verletzungen, Ängsten und Traumata neue Lebenskraft zu schöpfen.

Für ihr neues Projekt „The Lost Tail“ arbeitete sie zusammen mit der britischen Musikerin und Komponistin Jacqueline Langham a.k.a Jacqueline La aus Brighton.

Die neue Single und das Musikvideo “The Lost Tail” ist hier Ihr Auftakt für eine weitere Entwicklung einer EP, was vor allem diejenigen die Produzentinnen fördern möchten nicht verpassen sollten.

Beide Musikerinnen begleitet die Leidenschaft für rhythmische treibende Musik schon seit ihren frühen Jahren und ihre Zusammenarbeit war geprägt von einer gemeinsamen musikalischen Sprache, welche die Basis für ein höchst fruchtbares Experimentieren war.

DAS PROJEKT

Foto: The Lost Tail (Musik Video Still)

Das Projekt wurde vom Hamburger Musikrat über ein Stipendium für Zukunftsmusik gefördert, sowie von einem Crowdfunding für (immer noch viel zu seltene) Musikproduzentinnen unterstützt. Dadurch konnte die Single im legendären Producer Camp von Peter Gabriels Real World Studio mit dem Support von all den wunderbaren Musikern, Kompositionsmentoren und Mixing/ Masteringprofis produziert werden.

Bitte nehmen Sie sich Zeit, diese hochkarätigen Musiker und Mentoren die Sie im Abspann des Musikvideos in den Credits finden, zu googeln. Es lohnt sich!

Das Thema zu „The Lost Tail“ beschäftigt Lunattack seit Jahrzehnten.Bewusst spielt sie mit den Worten tail (Schwanz) und tale (Geschichte), denn wenn man tail nicht liest, sondern nur hört, klingt es wie tale. Es erzählt von der Untrennbarkeit zweier wesentlicher menschlicher Bedürfnisse: dem Bedürfnis, sich mit der Welt zu verbinden sowie unserer Notwendigkeit, Geschichten zu erzählen. Beides scheint heute fragil und gefährdet. Unser tiefstes Begehren erinnert sich nicht mehr daran, wie sehr unsere Fähigkeit, Glück zu empfinden, davon abhängt, wie selbstverständlich sich unsere Tiernatur mit der Welt um uns herum zu verbinden vermag. Tiere benutzen ihren Schwanz (tail), um sich in ihrer Bewegung, ihrem Ausdruck und ihrem Körper zu Hause zu fühlen, wir haben diese Möglichkeiten, uns an uns selbst zu erinnern weitgehend verloren. Was wäre, wenn wir uns wieder erinnern würden? Wir würden endlich den Schmerz dieses Verlustes spüren, all die Geschichten (tales), die dazu geführt haben, müssten erzählt werden, echte Worte, gefühltes Leben würden aus uns herausbrechen und mit jeder Erinnerung würden wir uns tiefer und tiefer mit dem Körper der Welt, mit unserem eigenen Körper verbinden.

Wir würden die alten Bewegungen ausführen, die schon immer Verbundenheit erzeugt haben. Wir würden die alten Worte sprechen, die erst klingen, wenn man sie gemeinsam spricht. Wir würden die Lieder singen, die aus unseren Knochen räsonieren. Darum geht’s in „The Lost Tail“: Die Erinnerung an den Verlust, die Rückbindung an die Natur in uns.

Das Video ist das spektakuläre kick-off für ein neues Crowdfunding. Wir wollen die extreme Energie nutzen, die wir bei der Arbeit an der neuen Single "The Lost Tail" gespürt haben, und gleich mit einer ganzen degitalen EP mit neuen Songs und Videos nachlegen. Das Thema muss in die Welt! Wir alle müssen unseren “lost tail” wiederfinden, damit die Geschichte der Menschheit weitererzählt werden kann.

„The Lost Tail“ ist inspiriert von dem Film Avatar. Der Na´vi Stamm des Waldes (Blue Flute clan) in diesem Film besitzt noch seinen Schwanz, wo wir Menschen nur noch unseren Schwanzknochen haben.

Foto: Lunattack und Jacqueline La, Real World Studios (UK). (By York Tillyer







The total cost to produce and release the digital audiovisual EP "THE LOST TAIL" is about: 26.200 € (See all the details below in our financing plan).

Plan 1 - EP Music Production: 11.400 €
Produce 3 new songs to include on the digital EP through the Producer Camp residential program at Real World Studios (UK) for two artists (Lunattack and Jacqueline La ). The residencies last 3 intensive days of production valued at 1.900 € (per song) and per resident artist.

Total price for the production of 3 songs + 2 resident artists: 11.400 €


Plan 2 - Music Videos Production: 4.500€
Produce 3 music videos for the 3 songs including:
Filming, Makeup, Costume: 750 €
Post-production: 750€
Total: 1.500 € per music video


Plan 3 - Graphic Design: 500 €
Artwork for digital release + Digital Booklet: 400 €
Graphic Design for Social Media: 100 €


Plan 4 - Visual EP Release: 9.800 €
(Premiere in Cinema - Live Concert - Online Event)
Rental cinema or space with 4K video projector: 2.000 €
Sound Engineer: 400 €
VJ: 400 €
Rent Sound System and Lighting (Technic for Online Event included): 2.000 €
Band: 500 € (x 3 musicians, including rehearsal): 1.500 €
Make Up Artist: 400 €
Travel cost for the Band and Producer: 1.600 €
Professional Live Stream - Video Team: 1.500 €


For all my Crowdfunders who want to donate to my project from €25 I will be able to pay Art Direction, Make up or Video Editing fees per hour. Which helps me a lot in giving me your support both in the production and in the post-production of my music videos. I will send you an autographed card with the art cover of my EP "THE LOST TAIL". Also with special dedication! (Shipping cost included).

From here I offer you several TIERS with which you can get different gifts based on different experiences you want to have from the production of my new music to my live performances.

Early Access THE LOST TAIL (DIGITAL EP) and DIGITAL BOOKLET!

TIER 1: €30
TIER 2: €35
With your contributions of €30 you get early access to my new songs in mp3 that I'll be recording at Real World Studios. I will send you this exclusive access by email before its launch. You will have my music ready to listen on any device, without depending on live streaming. If you contribute with €35 you also receive a spectacular Digital Booklet also by email with the lyrics of my songs and special photographs.



Early Access to my Music Videos

TIER 3: €50
As you already know, this EP project has a very visually focused experience as well. Therefore my production is not only concentrated on the recording of my music, but also on the filming of a music video for each new song. This makes my EP visual. With your contribution of €50 you get early access to the full music videos from THE LOST TAIL!


Tickets for my EP Release Concert in Hamburg

TIER 4: €80
From my TIER 4 onwards, you get Live Stream Gig Invitations to my concert in Hamburg to enjoy the release of my EP "The Lost Tail" with my band. Either from the online version (I will do a Live Streaming) or you come to Hamburg to see me perform in real life. For each improvement from Tier 4 to Tier 8 you get more rewards. Let's take a look:

TIER 5: 120 €
Get access to both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my concert in Hamburg! Join me from home to enjoy the release of my EP "The Lost Tail" with my band. This tier includes early access to my music, digital booklet and videos. As well as a nice gift! (Shipping cost included).

TIER 6: 150 €
Be part of the "making of" of my EP "The Lost Tail".
Get updated by email once per month from November 2022 to November 2023 with exclusive news of how I will be recording and producing my songs in studio. You will be able to know the fascinating Producer Camp of Peter Gabriel´s Real World Studios inside. You will see how is the dynamic between the team of musicians, sound engineers, singers song-writers and you will also be with me in the final evaluations of each song! This will be very exciting! I will answer all the questions and concerns you have! With this tier you also get both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my EP release concert with band in Hamburg! Join early access to my music, digital booklet and videos. A nice gift is included! (Shipping cost included).



Picture: Real World Studios Camp, UK 2021. Photo by York Tillyer

TIER 7: 170 €
Receive huge gift of my signed debut album PONT NEUF in vinyl (with download code for mp3 songs + Autograph card with Personal Dedication) being part of the "making of" of my EP "The Lost Tail" (Updated by e-mail once per month from November 2022 to November 2023). PLUS: Get both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my EP release concert with band in Hamburg! Join also early access to my music, digital booklet and music videos.

TIER 8: 200 €
Receive huge gifts of my signed debut album PONT NEUF in vinyl and of my collaborative LP MOON KISS with the band ELEPHANT MEMORIES! (both with download code for mp3 songs + Autograph card with Personal Dedication).PLUS: Be part of the "making of" of my EP "The Lost Tail" (Updated by e-mail once per month from November 2022 to November 2023). Get both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my EP release concert with band in Hamburg! Early access to my music, digital booklet and music videos are included.





TIER 9, TIER 10 AND TIER 11 *
Join my "Online Singing Class with Lunattack" (1 Hour via Zoom)

*If you are one of those who are passionate about singing or are curious about this art, with my TIERS 9, 10 and 11 you can have an online singing class with me where I will guide you from my experience as a singer in the skills necessary to handle one of the most complex instruments studied by humanity: The voice. We will study the fundamentals of vocal technique, procedures to recognize your type of voice and select the song that suits you. We will technically prepare your piece together, and we will apply breathing and tuning techniques when singing.

TIER 9: 220 €
Join my "Online Singing Class with Lunattack" (1 Hour via Zoom) accompanied by my signed debut album PONT NEUF and of my collaborative LP MOON KISS with the band ELEPHANT MEMORIES! (both in vinyl with download code for mp3 songs + Autograph card with Personal Dedication). This tier includes also early access to my audiovisual experience from my new EP "The Lost Tail" with digital booklet.

TIER 10: 300 €
Join my "Online Singing Class with Lunattack" (1 Hour via Zoom) and get access to both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my EP "The Lost Tail" release concert in Hamburg with my band. All accompanied by the "Making Of" of my EP (Get updated by e-mail once per month from November 2022 to November 2023), a limited signed edition of my debut album PONT NEUF and of my collaborative LP MOON KISS with the band ELEPHANT MEMORIES (both in vinyl with download code for mp3 songs + Autograph card with Personal Dedication) and early access to my audiovisual experience from my new EP "The Lost Tail" with digital booklet!

TIER 11: 400 €
Join my "Online Singing Class with Lunattack" (1 Hour via Zoom) and get access to both Live Stream and "Real LIVE" Gig Invitation to my EP "The Lost Tail" release concert in Hamburg with my band. All accompanied by the "Making Of" of my EP (Get updated by e-mail once per month from November 2022 to November 2023), a limited signed edition of my debut album PONT NEUF and of my collaborative LP MOON KISS with the band ELEPHANT MEMORIES (both in vinyl with download code for mp3 songs + Autograph card with Personal Dedication) and early access to my audiovisual experience from my new EP "The Lost Tail" with digital booklet!







I will be so happy if you join my new journey!
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! ❤️ | Photo by Corine Jeneau

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