33 days till spring, Razteria seeks to raise $33,000 using Kickstarter to fund 5th album Aventurera & Truffula Oak studio

*Excited to announce official launch of AVENTURERA Kickstarter campaign! 33 days left being 33 years old, 33 days to raise $33,000* Can you help? Thank You! Merci Beaucoup! Gracias!

San Francisco bay based eclectic independent music producer Razteria is reaching out to fans to help fund the two interwoven projects, the production and marketing of new album Aventurera and development of Truffula Oak recording studio. In addition to Razteria’s discography & album release concert tickets, backers can choose from tailored recording and music production sessions at her own studio, and a line of merchandise which is ethical, environmentally friendly and healing. From organic cotton Fair-Trade T-shirts, to a line of essential oil based body care products by Berkeley based SoL Essence Oils, there is something for everyone. Ten percent of proceeds are being donated to a non-governmental organization Helping Refugees in Jordan (HRJ).

Click Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

RAZTERIA, a fusion of No Doubt, Bomba Estereo and Marisa Monte, who breaks musical boundaries and sings in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, has been preparing the release of her 5th independently produced album Aventurera which drops March 18th, 2016 online and instore. Just debuting on the CMJ New World chart February 2016, the album shows great promise.

About the Aventurera Album

The Aventurera album consists of 10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), crossing between English, Spanish and French. It is to be released to honor spring (March 18, 2016), and symbolizes rebirth. This album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent SF Bay artists and beyond.

Aventurera Track Listing

1) AVENTURERA, fuses sweet South American sounds and rhythms together with a flavor of reggaeton, representing the intertwining of cultures, bringing together the talents of Razteria and Yuriza Jared from Afro-peruvian funk band Sang Matiz. http://soundcloud.com/razteria/aventurera

2) CHANGE, a trilingual crossover track, is a collaboration between Razteria and Rahman Jamaal, two contrasting musical artists, who bring world music, rock and hiphop together. The music calls for the need to revolutionize our current mind-state as we hold the power to change, without fear. Change is the only constant in Life. http://soundcloud.com/razteria.com/change

3) LIFE, the oldest track on the record, recorded with Fyah Squad Band, was written 11 years ago, and has finally melted into its first published form, fusing haunting vocals with a tribal beat and 80’s rock. This song’s theme is ageless, calling us to never give up and take on life in all of its forms.

4) TAKE MY HAND, a funk rock ballad about wishing that the other could see inside your mind, bypassing the misunderstandings that come as a result of the imperfections of communicating through language or the misinterpretation of one’s actions. It features two Bay area based lyricists, Seneca Schachter and Chatterbox .

5) LITTLE SISTER, is a lively reggae-pop tune emanating the importance of nurturing relationships, mentorship and love. This is Razteria’s a personal message to her younger sisters and nieces.

6) ONCE AGAIN, is an odd cross of funk and rock with a rap by Rahman Jamaal and drums by Jayme Arredondo. Razteria’s favorite on the album representing her wish to live to see, hear and feel loved ones all over the world, once again.

7) ZONE, a jam trippy track extracted from a Halloween night jam session together with pianist and songwriter Carolyn Smith.

8) THANKFUL is a simple spiritual song of praise, in the same thematic vein of Gracias a la Vida by revolutionary folk songwriter Violeta Parra.

9) WORLD is a positively melancholic track which emanates tragic beauty, juxtaposition of the contrasting struggles of so many in this world, with the beauty of this world. It calls for us to recognize and share our lives in solidarity.

10) WINDS

11) CANT’ TOUCH

12) ONCE AGAIN (bonus vocal mix) is a powerful yet ethereal mix featuring a Razteria’s signature harmonies and Rahman Jamaal’s rap. The harmonies are reminiscent of Queen.

Aventurera Recording & Production

Aventurera was 90% recorded & produced at Razteria’s Truffula Oak Studio, which she is raising funds to finish. The studio has been progressively built over the past 3 years with sound engineer Josh Petersen and the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew. It is currently up and running with a minimum recording gear to do quality recordings.

Where does the name come from?

Nestled in an old growth of live oak trees up hidden in El Sobrante Hills, the name “Truffula” symbolizes a more general goal of sustainability with the imagery of the Truffula tree, the central focus in Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environmentally themed children’s book “The Lorax”. A powerful tale which is more relevant now than ever before, the dire need to conserve the earth’s precious and finite natural resources. The studio is currently 100% solar powered and Razteria is working towards having a food forest and full grey water system. Check out http://www.theloraxproject.net for ideas on how to spread the message of the Lorax.

About the Rewards

Razteria has made it priority to offer ethical and environmentally friendly gifts to backers in appreciation of their donations. She worked closely with Berkeley based Sol Essence Oils to develop essential oil healing products which match the messages in the songs “Life” (Cheer blend), “Change” (Passion blend), “Take my hand” (Serenity blend) and “the World” (Wild Orange oil).


In choosing to use only Fair-Trade textiles, Razteria is emphasizing the importance of the movement. She states: “In this day and age, even more powerful then the vote, each consumer choice we make determines the fate of millions all over the world. Fair Trade provides a framework whereby there is a more direct link between consumers and producers, more of the money that we spend on a given product, gets to those who actually make it. This is the first time in my music career that I have ever produced merchandise, and it is a no brainer for me that it has to be Fair Trade.” Razteria is sourcing shirts from HAE NOW which stands for Humans, Animals & Environment NOW. https://www.haenow.com

 

Click here for Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

 

33 days till spring, Razteria seeks to raise $33,000 using Kickstarter to fund 5th album Aventurera & Truffula Oak studio

*Excited to announce official launch of AVENTURERA Kickstarter campaign! 33 days left being 33 years old, 33 days to raise $33,000* Can you help? Thank You! Merci Beaucoup! Gracias!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/razteria/be-an-aventurera-album-and-recording-studio-creati

San Francisco bay based eclectic independent music producer Razteria is reaching out to fans to help fund the two interwoven projects, the production and marketing of new album Aventurera and development of Truffula Oak recording studio. In addition to Razteria’s discography & album release concert tickets, backers can choose from tailored recording and music production sessions at her own studio, and a line of merchandise which is ethical, environmentally friendly and healing. From organic cotton Fair-Trade T-shirts, to a line of essential oil based body care products by Berkeley based SoL Essence Oils, there is something for everyone. Ten percent of proceeds are being donated to a non-governmental organization Helping Refugees in Jordan (HRJ).

Click Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

RAZTERIA, a fusion of No Doubt, Bomba Estereo and Marisa Monte, who breaks musical boundaries and sings in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, has been preparing the release of her 5th independently produced album Aventurera which drops March 18th, 2016 online and instore. Just debuting on the CMJ New World chart February 2016, the album shows great promise.

About the Aventurera Album

The Aventurera album consists of 10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), crossing between English, Spanish and French. It is to be released to honor spring (March 18, 2016), and symbolizes rebirth. This album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent SF Bay artists and beyond.

Aventurera Track Listing

1) AVENTURERA, fuses sweet South American sounds and rhythms together with a flavor of reggaeton, representing the intertwining of cultures, bringing together the talents of Razteria and Yuriza Jared from Afro-peruvian funk band Sang Matiz. http://soundcloud.com/razteria/aventurera

2) CHANGE, a trilingual crossover track, is a collaboration between Razteria and Rahman Jamaal, two contrasting musical artists, who bring world music, rock and hiphop together. The music calls for the need to revolutionize our current mind-state as we hold the power to change, without fear. Change is the only constant in Life. http://soundcloud.com/razteria.com/change

3) LIFE, the oldest track on the record, recorded with Fyah Squad Band, was written 11 years ago, and has finally melted into its first published form, fusing haunting vocals with a tribal beat and 80’s rock. This song’s theme is ageless, calling us to never give up and take on life in all of its forms.

4) TAKE MY HAND, a funk rock ballad about wishing that the other could see inside your mind, bypassing the misunderstandings that come as a result of the imperfections of communicating through language or the misinterpretation of one’s actions. It features two Bay area based lyricists, Seneca Schachter and Chatterbox .

5) LITTLE SISTER, is a lively reggae-pop tune emanating the importance of nurturing relationships, mentorship and love. This is Razteria’s a personal message to her younger sisters and nieces.

6) ONCE AGAIN, is an odd cross of funk and rock with a rap by Rahman Jamaal and drums by Jayme Arredondo. Razteria’s favorite on the album representing her wish to live to see, hear and feel loved ones all over the world, once again.

7) ZONE, a jam trippy track extracted from a Halloween night jam session together with pianist and songwriter Carolyn Smith.

8) THANKFUL is a simple spiritual song of praise, in the same thematic vein of Gracias a la Vida by revolutionary folk songwriter Violeta Parra.

9) WORLD is a positively melancholic track which emanates tragic beauty, juxtaposition of the contrasting struggles of so many in this world, with the beauty of this world. It calls for us to recognize and share our lives in solidarity.

10) WINDS

11) CANT’ TOUCH

12) ONCE AGAIN (bonus vocal mix) is a powerful yet ethereal mix featuring a Razteria’s signature harmonies and Rahman Jamaal’s rap. The harmonies are reminiscent of Queen.

Aventurera Recording & Production

Aventurera was 90% recorded & produced at Razteria’s Truffula Oak Studio, which she is raising funds to finish. The studio has been progressively built over the past 3 years with sound engineer Josh Petersen and the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew. It is currently up and running with a minimum recording gear to do quality recordings.

Where does the name come from?

Nestled in an old growth of live oak trees up hidden in El Sobrante Hills, the name “Truffula” symbolizes a more general goal of sustainability with the imagery of the Truffula tree, the central focus in Dr. Seuss’s 1971 environmentally themed children’s book “The Lorax”. A powerful tale which is more relevant now than ever before, the dire need to conserve the earth’s precious and finite natural resources. The studio is currently 100% solar powered and Razteria is working towards having a food forest and full grey water system. Check out http://www.theloraxproject.net for ideas on how to spread the message of the Lorax.

About the Rewards

Razteria has made it priority to offer ethical and environmentally friendly gifts to backers in appreciation of their donations. She worked closely with Berkeley based Sol Essence Oils to develop essential oil healing products which match the messages in the songs “Life” (Cheer blend), “Change” (Passion blend), “Take my hand” (Serenity blend) and “the World” (Wild Orange oil).


In choosing to use only Fair-Trade textiles, Razteria is emphasizing the importance of the movement. She states: “In this day and age, even more powerful then the vote, each consumer choice we make determines the fate of millions all over the world. Fair Trade provides a framework whereby there is a more direct link between consumers and producers, more of the money that we spend on a given product, gets to those who actually make it. This is the first time in my music career that I have ever produced merchandise, and it is a no brainer for me that it has to be Fair Trade.” Razteria is sourcing shirts from HAE NOW which stands for Humans, Animals & Environment NOW. https://www.haenow.com

 

Click here for Razteria’s Kickstarter Campaign

 

33 jours jusqu’au printemps, Razteria cherche a lever $33,000 dollars a travers Kickstarter pour son cinquieme album Aventurera et son studio Truffula Oak studio

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/razteria/be-an-aventurera-album-and-recording-studio-creati

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Bonjour tout le monde de ce monde merveilleux!

Je m’appelle Renée Asteria et je suis une productrice indépendante de musique dans la région de la baie de San Francisco. C’est un privilege pour moi de pouvoir vous presenter deux projets paralleles, la  production de mon nouvel album “Aventurera” et le developpement d’un studio d’enregistrement “Truffula Oak”. Votre generosite contribuera au succes des ces deux projets.

A quoi servira votre contribution?

Votre contribution aidera a financer le mixage, le masterization, l’impression, la creation de videos musicales, la campagne de publicite national et international de Aventurera, ainsi que l’achat d’un nouvel ordinateur pour le studio d’enregistrement et d’equipements pour l’enregistrement (high quality preamps and condenser microphones) et autres equipments necessaires (heavy duty microphone stands, cables).

Au sujet de l album Aventurera

*10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), in English, Spanish and French

Cet album, qui va etre lance au printemps (18 mars 2016), symbolise une renaissance. Il interpelle l element aventurier qui existe dans chacun de nous pour nous faire aller plus loin pour atteindre l inconnu et croitre. Chaque chanson represente une experience dans la vie de l’aventurier: l’aventurier es dans chacun de nous d’une forme ou d’une autre.

C’est cet aventurier qui va au delà du “connu” (Zone) et qui réussit a comprendre et apprécier la beauté de l’inconnu: les changements et les defis de la vie.

Ainsi, de manière très personnelle, je me réinvente à travers la diversification de la musique tout en lâchant prise et partageant d’autres leçons importantes de la vie. Je suis sûre que chacun pourra trouver dans cet album quelque chose qu’il pourra approprier dans les messages intégrés dans les sons, les mélodies et les harmonies.

Cet album est innovatrice par sa richesse, représentant la collaboration synergistique d’artistes indépendants et talentueux de la région de la baie de San Francisco.

Les artistes qui ont contribue a l’album sont: Sang Matiz on piste titre Aventurera, Rahman Jamaal (Change, Once Again), Carolyn Smith (Zone, Can’t Touch), Chatterbox (Take my hand), Seneca (Take my hand), les musiciens du Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger, Little Sister, Life), Raliegh Neal (keys, Little Sister, Life),  Jayme Arredondo (batterie, Aventurera, Once Again, Take my hand, Zone), Anthony Ant (trumpet, Once Again, The World, Thankful, Can’t Touch), Dave Eagle (percussion, Life, Take my hand, Thankful, The World, Winds, Can’t Touch) et Luke Thomas (guitar, Little Sister, Life).

Plus au sujet des singles Aventurera et Change

Aventurera (Single)

AVENTURERA, “l’aventurière” en espagnol, combine des sons et ritmes Sud Américains avec  une touche de reggaeton, on this modern world fusion track. Il représente l’entrelacement des cultures, la réunion des talents de  Razteria et Yuriza Jared du groupe Afropéruvien Sang Matiz. L’auditeur devient l’aventurier de la chanson, voyageant en corps et en âme, pour croître et guérir.  Disponible pour la vente sur les plates-formes numériques a partir du 1/15/16.

Change (single)

CHANGE, a trilingual crossover track, est issu de la collaboration entre Razteria et Rahman Jamaal, deux artistes différents qui réunissent world music, rock et hiphop on this lyrically conscious track. La musique nous appelle a changer notre état d’esprit actuel car nous avons le pouvoir d’effectuer le changement sans peur. Le changement est la seule constante dans la vie. Disponible pour la vente sur les plates-formes numériques a partir du 1/22/16.

Liste des pistes de AVENTURERA:

  1. Aventurera
  2. Change
  3. Life
  4. Take my Hand
  5. Little Sister
  6. Once again  
  7. Zone
  8. Thankful
  9. World
  10. Winds
  11. Can’t touch

Enregistrement & Production

90% de l’album a été enregistré et produit chez moi, dans le studio Truffula Oak. James Ward du Live Oak Studio a Berkeley, CA, avec qui j’ai travaillé au cours de ces derniers 9 ans, m’a aidé a finaliser mes mix et Justin Weiss de Trakworx a fait la masterization de l’album.  Deux mélodies (Change, Little Sister) ont été mixées a Kinyama Sounds en Suisse.

Au sujet du studio Truffula Oak

Le studio a domicile a été progressivement construit au cours des 3 dernières années avec Josh Petersen (ingénieur de son, ami de longue date et colocataire) et l’équipe Big Tadoo Puppet Crew pour sa construction (framing and creation of the isobooth etc). Nous sommes actuellement opérationnels avec une pléthore d’instruments et un équipement d’enregistrement basique qui nous permet de répéter et enregistrer. Maintenant nous avons besoin d’équipement de sonorisation pour amener le studio a l’étape suivante.

En plus d’offrir une espace pour enregistrement et répétition a bas prix, space is finished, and has some time and experience under its belt, j’aimerais offrir des ateliers d’ingénierie du son pour les artistes, en ciblant spécialement les femmes.

Je pourrais enseigner le niveau élémentaire tandis que les ateliers plus avancés seront dirigés par des ingénieurs de son expérimentés de la région.  Cette formation a pour objectif de renforcer la capacité technique des artistes pour qu’ils puissent prendre le processus de production de leur musique entièrement en mains propres comme moi-même j’ai pu le faire.  

D’où vient le nom Truffula Oak studio?

Le studio est niché dans une forêt de vieux chênes verts cachée dans les collines de El Sobrante en Californie, et vise un but plus général de durabilité environnementale avec comme symbole l’arbre Truffula du livre pour enfants de Dr. Seuss’s “Le Lorax”. Ce conte, écrit en 1971, est plus que jamais d’actualité, notamment la nécessité urgente de préserver les ressources précieuses et limitées de la planète. Le studio fonctionne actuellement entièrement grâce a l’énergie solaire et nous sommes en train de développer une forêt comestible et un système de récupération des eaux grises.  

Le message du Lorax: “A moins que quelqu’un comme vous ne se donne un mal énorme, rien ne va s’arranger. Rien.” Voir: http://www.theloraxproject.net pour des idées sur comment diffuser le message du Lorax.

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33 dias hasta primavera, Razteria intenta de recaudar $33,000 a traves Kickstarter para su quinto album Aventurera y su estudio de grabacion Truffula Oak studio

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/razteria/be-an-aventurera-album-and-recording-studio-creati

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Hola a todos ustedes en este mundo maravilloso!

Me llamo Renée Asteria y soy productora de música independiente basada en el área de la bahía de San Francisco. Me es grato presentarles dos proyectos hermanos, la producción de mi nuevo álbum “Aventurera” y el desarrollo de un estudio de grabación “Truffula Oak”. Su generosidad contribuirá al éxito de estos dos proyectos.

A qué servirá su contribución?

Su contribución ayudará a pagar la mezcla, la masterización, la impresión, la creación de videos musicales, y las campañas nacionales e internacionales de publicidad y de radio de Aventurera. También ayudará a financiar una nueva computadora para el estudio y el equipo de grabación (preamplificadores de alta calidad y micrófonos de condensador) y otros equipos necesarios (pedestales de micrófonos, cables).

Sobre el album Aventurera

*10 pistas (+ 2 extra), en inglés, español y francés.

Destinado a ser lanzada el 18 de marzo de 2016, a principios de la primavera, este álbum simboliza renacimiento. Interpela el elemento de aventurero que existe en cada uno de nosotros y nos incentiva a ir más allá para alcanzar lo desconocido y desafiarnos a crecer. Cada canción representa una parte de la experiencia del (la) Aventurero(a): cada uno de nosotros es un aventurero en una forma o otra.

Es el/la Aventurer(o)a que va más allá de lo conocido (la zona) y es capaz de captar y sentir gratitud por la belleza de lo desconocido: los cambios y los desafíos de la vida.

Asi, de manera muy personal, estoy reinventando mi persona diversificandome musicalmente, liberando mis memorias y compartiendo lecciones valiosas de mi vida. Estoy segura que hay algo en este álbum, en los mensajes entrelazados entre los sonidos, las melodías y las armonías, que cada uno va poder hacer suyo.

Este álbum es revolucionario en su riqueza, representando la sinergia de colaboraciones con artistas independientes y talentosos de la área de la bahia de San Francisco.

El álbum incluye los artistas siguientes: Sang Matiz en la pista de título Aventurera, Rahman Jamaal (Change, Once Again), Carolyn Smith (Zone, Can’t Touch), Chatterbox (Take my hand), Seneca (Take my hand), y los músicos del grupo Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger, Little Sister, Life), Raliegh Neal (keys, Little Sister, Life),  Jayme Arredondo (drums, Aventurera, Once Again, Take my hand, Zone), Anthony Ant (trompeta, Once Again, The World, Thankful, Can’t Touch), Dave Eagle (percusion, Life, Take my hand, Thankful, The World, Winds, Can’t Touch) y Luke Thomas (guitarra, Little Sister, Life).

Mas sobre los singles Aventurera y Change

Aventurera (Single)

AVENTURERA combina los sonidos y ritmos de Sud América y con un sabor de reggaeton, on this modern world fusion track. Representa la mezcla de culturas juntando los talentos de Razteria y Yuriza Jared del grupo Afroperuano funk Sang Matiz. El oyente se transforma en el aventurero de la canción, viajando físicamente e/o espiritualmente para crecer y sanar.  En venta en plataformas digitales desde el 1/15/16.

Change (single)

CHANGE, a trilingual crossover track, es una colaboracion entre Razteria and Rahman Jamaal, dos músicos two artistas musicales diferentes, quienes reúnen world music, rock and hiphop en esta pista on this lyrically conscious track. La música nos llama a revolucionar nuestro estado mental actual puesto que tenemos en nuestras manos el poder de cambiar sin miedo. El cambio es lo único que es constante en la vida. En venta en plataformas digitales desde el 1/22/16.

Lista de pistas de AVENTURERA:

  1. Aventurera
  2. Change
  3. Life
  4. Take my Hand
  5. Little Sister
  6. Once again  
  7. Zone
  8. Thankful
  9. World
  10. Winds
  11. Can’t touch

Grabación & Producción

El 90% ha sido grabado y producido en mi casa, Truffula Oak Studio, con la ayuda de James Ward de Live Oak Studio in Berkeley, con el cual he estado trabajando durante los últimos 9 años. Me ha ayudado a perfeccionar mis mezclas para finalizarlos. Justin Weiss de Trakworx hizo la masterización del álbum. La mezcla de dos de las melodías (Change, Little Sister) fueron hechos en Kinyama Sounds, basado en Suiza.

Sobre el estudio Truffula Oak

El estudio basada en casa ha sido construido gradualmente en los últimos 3 años con Josh Petersen (ingeniero de sonidos, amigo y and housemate) y el equipo Big Tadoo Puppet Crew para su construccion (framing and creation of the isobooth etc). Actualmente estamos funcionando con una plétora de instrumentos y un equipo minimo de grabacion que nos permite repetir y grabar. Necesitamos invertir en equipo de sonido y procesamiento para avanzar la etapa siguiente.

Además de ofrecer un espacio para grabación y repetición a bajo costo, quisiera ofrecer pequeños talleres de grabación para artistas con un enfoque especial en el empoderamiento de mujeres.

Yo mismo podría animar el nivel básico, pero los talleres más avanzado estarian animados por ingenieros de sonido experimentados de los estudios de grabación de la región. Esta formacion para artistas va potencialmente fortalecer sus capacidades técnicas para que puedan apoderarse enteramente del proceso, tal como he logrado hacerlo.

De donde viene el nombre del estudio?

El estudio está escondido en un bosque de viejos árboles Live Oak in las colinas de El Sobrante y tiene como objetivo final la sostenibilidad con el imagen del árbol Truffula, el enfoque central del libro ambiental para ninos de Dr. Seuss’s “El Lorax”; un cuento escrito en el año 1971 que es más relevant ahora que nunca, que es la necesidad urgente de preservar los recursos naturales y valiosas del planeta tierra. El estudio está funcionando actualmente enteramente con energía y estamos planeando un bosque comestible y sistema de recuperación de aguas grises.

El mensaje del Lorax: “A MENOS que alguien como usted se preocupa mucho, nada va mejorar. Nada.”  Ver http://www.theloraxproject.net para ideas sobre como difundir el mensaje del Lorax.

 

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