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Sounds Like Van Spirit: Europe's Pavement Melodies

A sound engineer, a van, 2 years, 25 countries, MANY street musicians. 1 Album. 1 Book. 1 Movie.

  • What a chaotic month. Here is what is going to happen.

    Dear supporter,

    My sincere apologies you have not heard from me in a while.
    I know you are all waiting to receive your items and download the music.

    The finish of the crowdfunding campaign, my van's accident, moving therefore back into parents place and a summer cold have really thrown me off course and showed me the limitations of what I can do on my own.
    Only to realize once I was back on track the companies I had teamed up for mastering and vinyl production were in summer holidays. It's just a very unlucky chain of events.

    Therefore without further justification here the new shipping dates:
    - digital download & tote bags: 01.08.2019 (If you had bought an album or the booklet you will receive the download code that day too)
    - Double CD, Tape & Booklet: 01.09.2019
    - Vinyl: 25.09.2019 (due to extremely long waiting lists)

    I'm especcially sorry for those that ordered a bundle since the free shipping was based on a one package delivery.
    I'm still trying to figure out what's the best way to solve it.

    This is delay probably as painful for me as it is to you. I am very sorry and I wish I could make it happen quicker.
    If you have any questions feel free to send me an email: [email protected]

    I thank you for your support and I hope for your understanding!
    All the best!

    Marten


    In the meantime there is a new beta-version website of SoundsLikeVanSpirit online.
    You can check it out here: www.soundslikevanspirit.eu








     

  • We just hit 100% Let's celebrate with a Ask-me-Anything!

    Hey wonderul people,

    yesterday night someone posted the SoundsLikeVanSpirit Trailer on reddit and few hours later we hit the 100% goal!
    I'm really happy to see so many new people caring about this project from all over the world!
    There were so many interesting questions that I decided to host a spontanious Ask-me-Anything Event tonight at 9pm (german time) on Reddit!

    If you have questions you always wanted to ask me, this is the perfect moment to do so.
    Here is the link:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/bx2v2i/i_am_marten_berger_creator_of_soundslikevanspirit/

    Thank you for being part of this project and hope to see you tonight!
    Marten


     

  • Europe's Pavement Melodies Now available on CD

    !!!ONLY 5 MORE DAYS!!!

    You asked for it, here it is: All song of A Collection of Europe's Pavement Melodies on a double CD album.
    Available for 20,- EUR incl. worldwide shipping and including a digital download.

    For those that already purchased the Everything Bundle. The CD will of course be part of the Everything Bundle without any more actions needed. 

    We still need about 2000,- EUR to reach the goal. If we don't reach the goal all donations will go back to the supporter and the project will come to an early end. Let's not let this happen.

    https://www.ulule.com/sounds-like-van-spirit-europes-pavement-melodies/

    Already supported this project? This is what you can do:
    - Share your favourite Van Session today and say why you like this project http://bit.ly/SLVS-VanSessions 
    - Bring your friends to one of the two SoundsLikeVanSpirit Events. Coming Thursday in Enschede and Coming Saturday in Bad Bentheim

    Thank you for being part of this journey!
    Marten
     

     

  • My Engine broke down

    Two things are really on my mind today.

    1) My van broke down and I have to replace the engine
    2) A Message for Europe

    1) I just arrived back in Germany a few days and was so happy nothing serious happened throughout the 2 year journey. Friday night however I was driving with my van and then suddenly my engine shut down. Timing belt skipped. Unfortunately the engine is ruined and I have to replace, but I'm not yet sure how to replace it.

    So if you haven't gotten yourself a copy of the album this would be a moment to do it. I would need it now more than before 😅
    It's available as a digital download, as a booklet which all the behind the scenes information and much more. Have a look here: https://www.ulule.com/sounds-like-van-spirit-europes-pavement-melodies/

    2) Today is voting day in Germany and everyone votes for the European Parliament.
    Europe for me is really important, and bringing this continent a little closer together was one of my biggest motivations for my project. I wanted to directly connect people and cultures through music without waving a flag or pointing to a party by handmade music played by musicians from all around Europe and that are completely off the radar of the main stream music industry. 

    To get this message into the world I need your help.

    "A Collection of Europe's Pavement Melodies" is a 100% one-man-army project and there is no label or publisher involved. So it really depends on the community to get this message into the world.
    Other than backing this project I would be really grateful if you can help me to share it with the world.
    You maybe could post it on Facebook, Reddit or talk about it in your real life with your friends and colleagues. 
    I believe in Europe and I believe in the young generation. Let's build the Europe we want!

    Thank you for your support and being part of this journey!
    Marten