Lost Tribe Sound - Prelude to the Decline - Subscription Series

This year we've put together the most beastly and insanely beautiful releases in the history of our label.  This Subscription Series includes up to 9 full-length releases, our largest amount of releases for us in a year ever!   All subscribers will get big discounts on the releases, behind the scene access to coming premieres, exclusive content and releases, and more. Normally we keep it a secret what we have planned for the year, but this year we need your help bringing this amazing collection of music to light. So we are about to show our plans in a way that we never have before. 

A rundown of artist’s lined up for this year include: William Ryan Fritch, Seabuckthorn, From The Mouth Of The Sun (aka Aaron Martin and Dag Rosengvist), The Green Kingdom, Alder and Ash, and kj.  This year we'll introduce 4 vinyl, 7 CDs, and 2 cassettes, plus at least 1 incredible Subscriber Exclusive album (but really that's just the tip of the iceberg).

We wanted to give you multiple ways to subscribe to all the music, not to confuse you, but to give you the right option.  Be sure to READ CAREFULLY exactly what you will be getting with the option you select.  We have an options for vinyl and cassette lovers, cd lovers, those who love both, those who just want digital, and those who want it all. Most options allow you to pay for the subscription series all at once, which gives you the biggest savings, but all options provide a way to subscribe in 6 month installments. We wanted to make this thing affordable for everyone! Plus, because worldwide shipping is expensive and packing materials are costly and waste trees, we have created a way for subscribers to get each release as it comes out, or to have all releases shipped in one or two big batches during the year. Those who choose to get it all at once will save the most on shipping costs.  Since we've only made a limited amount of CDs and cassettes, we can only allow a combined total of 100 Subscribers for most of the options below, so don't miss out!

Below you can check out the total rundown of the subscription options, packaging design, release dates and more in-depth info on this year.  Also below, we have a large Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section we put together, to help navigate any questions that may arise, but feel free to contact us if you don't get your questions answered there.  You can subscribe directly through our site, or you may subscribe through Bandcamp as well, but the BC page doesn't have as many payment or shipping options, and the discount is reduced.



More In-Depth on this Year's releases:

2017 will see Lost Tribe Sound releasing two original and utterly different soundtracks from William Ryan Fritch, giving the fans a chance to hear a side of Fritch’s scoring work unlike anything else that has come before it, plus Fritch will be releasing an album that’s been three years in the works. It is the most passionate and strongest work of his career.  Also, we are releasing the incredible third full-length album from Aaron Martin and Dag Rosenqvist’s collaborative project From The Mouth Of The Sun in a gatefold tip-on style 180gram vinyl format and our new handcrafted panoramic style CD format with original artwork by Gregory Euclide. And let's just say the album is perhaps a career best from the duo.  Also, the stunning new full-length from experimental guitarist Seabuckthorn in April on both 180gram vinyl and CD, again with artwork by the ever-amazing Gregory Euclide.  In addition, we will be adding three unbelievably talented musicians to the roster, we have been long time fans of The Green Kingdom and he is creating a release for LTS unlike any other in his career, utilizing a stripped down acoustic approach, and limiting his normal electronic methods for a new full-length album should be something special.  Other new additions to LTS include the ominous and impactful solo cello project of Alder & Ash, whose talent was immediately apparent on his 2016 debut release Psalms for the Sunder, so much so, that we are honoring it with a reissued physical edition along side his brand new full-length this summer.  And lastly, we will close the year with our first purely ambient release in the label's history, from a gent whose debut release on Own Records is one of the reasons we can get to sleep in the evening.  It comes from the artist, kj who entertains influences from early Eno to Leyland Kirby's Caretaker project, yet kj retains a pure hearted sound that stands out among the sea of artists in this genre.  

With the uncertain times we all face in the coming years it was not an easy decision to move forward with this massive subscription series, but we believe in this music whole heartedly. We believe in the support of our fans and that folks still want to have and hold well-crafted physical editions of the music they love.  We believe in these musicians and the power their music holds to inspire us, to calm us, and to get our warrior blood flowing.  Come the end of the year when we look back at the results, it may be a make it or break moment for us, but at least we'll have given it our all. 

We'll be spending an enormous amount of time this year handcrafting each of the new highly limited and hand-numbered CD edition, giving subscriber’s a personal behind the scenes look at what's going on with label, and delivering exclusive subscriber perks that are guaranteed to be on the generous side.  It is our hope that you will put your trust and excitement behind this series and join us in this ambitious endeavor.  We will pull it off, after all we did help bring William Ryan Fritch’s 12 album subscription series to life.  A large majority of this year's music and its physical formats are already in production, with the first two vinyl being fully produced and in our headquarters. 


In-Depth details about the packaging & Production: 

WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH - Birkitshi: Eagle Hunters (VINYL & CD) (Release Date: March, 1st 2017)

Vinyl Edition:

• 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Vinyl 

• Heavyweight Reverse Print Jacket

• Vinyl & Plates made by Gotta Groove

• Mastered for vinyl by William Ryan Fritch

• Master Lacquer cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

• Vinyl sleeved in interior black poly-lined sleeve

• Bandcamp DL Code for Extended Edition OST

• 22 Page Full Color PDF Booklet from the GoPro film

 

CD Edition:

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for Extended Edition OST 

• 22 Page Full Color PDF Booklet from the GoPro film

 

SEABUCKTHORN - Turns (VINYL & CD) (Release Date: April 2017)

Vinyl Edition:

• 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Vinyl 

• Heavyweight Reverse Print Jacket

• Bandcamp DL Code for Turns

• Vinyl & Plates made at Gotta Groove

• Mastered for vinyl, digital and CD by James Plotkin

• Master Lacquer cut by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering

• Vinyl sleeved in interior black poly-lined sleeve

• Artwork by Gregory Euclide

 

CD Edition:

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

THE GREEN KINGDOM - Title: TBA (CASSETTE) (Release Date: June/July 2017)

• Pro-dubbed Hi-Bias Audio Cassette

• Hand Numbered Edition of 125 

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH - Zen Dog OST (CASSETTE) (Release Date: June/Dec 2017)*

• Pro-dubbed Hi-Bias Audio Cassette

• Hand Numbered Edition of 125 

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

ALDER & ASH - Psalms for the Sunder (CD) (Release Date: July 2017)

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

ALDER & ASH - Title: TBA (CD) (Release Date: July 2017)

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 200 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

WILLIAM RYAN FRITCH - Title: TBA (VINYL & CD) (Release Date: August/September 2017)

Vinyl Edition:

• 180 Gram 12" vinyl in a matte gatefold tip-on case

• Pressed to Audiophile vinyl at Gotta Groove

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

• Limited to 300 Editions

 

CD Edition:

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

FROM THE MOUTH OF THE SUN - Title: TBA (VINYL & CD) (Release Date: September 2017)

Vinyl Edition:

• 180 Gram 12" vinyl in a matte gatefold tip-on case

• Mastered by Taylor Deupree (12K)

• Pressed to Audiophile vinyl at Gotta Groove

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

• Limited to 300 Editions

• Artwork by Gregory Euclide

 

CD Edition:

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

 

KJ - Title: TBA (CD) (Release Date: October 2017)

• Handcrafted Case 7"x 5" Case & Glass Mastered CD

• Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions

• Bandcamp DL Code for album

• Mastered by Lawrence English



FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

 

• When can I expect my items to arrive?  All subscriber options will receive a Bandcamp download code (choice of 24 Bit WAV, FLAC, 320 MP3, etc.) for the individual songs on the Prelude to Decline - Subscription Series set the same day they subscribe along with coupons and other perks listed on each Options page . Each proceeding physical item like vinyl or CD, will ship out the week of its release date if you've selected the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY option. If you've selected the BI-ANNUALLY option your physical items will arrive at two times throughout 2017.  One box will arrive around July/Aug 2017 and the last box will arrive in October/November 2017.  If the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE was selected, all physical items will be shipped to you around October/November 2017. For newly added 6 MONTHLY INSTALLMENT subscribers, we may reserve the right to hold all physicals from shipping until the proper amount of installments have been made, but you will still receive the digital version of each album upon its release date. 

All items mentioned as Subscriber Exclusives will be released upon different intervals throughout the subscription period at Lost Tribe Sound's discretion. The PRELUDE TO DECLINE SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE album is in the works and will most likely arrive in the Fall of 2017.  We will provide a more specific date as we move forward, but it's fun to have some surprises, as we plan on having a few more for you as well.


• Will my items arrive in good condition? Absolutely! We want your albums to arrive in excellent condition. The CD’s will come shipped in bubble mailers and secured between two cardboard inserts, unless you select the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE or BI-ANNUALLY shipping option, then the CDs will arrive in a sturdy box. The vinyl will be shipped differently based on the shipping option you've selected.  If you went with the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY option, each vinyl will arrive secured between to cardboard inserts in a special corner protecting mailer. Otherwise if you selected the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE or BI-ANNUALLY option everything will arrive in with the vinyl and CDs secured between two oversized cardboard inserts (stiffners) then given extra padded corner protection . This will then be placed in an outer box that will allow a layer of tightly packed of biodegradable peanuts to surround these collectors items.   We have gone to great lengths to make sure the shipping materials are of the highest quality. So rest assured even if you are overseas or in Canada, these will arrive in amazing shape!

 

•What is the basic difference between each Bundle option?  

MASTER BUNDLE - Biggest discount there is, anywhere from 20% to 25% off the entire year. This is for the ultimate fan, basically you'll receive every perk we have, plus you'll get a physical copy of each release on vinyl and CD if we have done two formats for each.  Otherwise you'll just get a cassette or CD for some since that is the only format they are coming out in. In total you get 4 Vinyl, 7 CDs, and 2 Cassettes with the MASTER BUNDLE. See the MASTER BUNDLE page for all that it includes.

FAN BUNDLE - Second biggest discount there is, anywhere from 15% to 20% off the entire year.  This might be the preferred level for most fans, since it insures you get a physical copy of every release this year in one format or the other.  Basically if the release is coming out on vinyl we will make sure you get one of those for sure.  If the release is only coming out on CD or Cassette, we will also make sure you get one of those.  So you could say this bundle leans more towards vinyl as the preferred option, unless there isn't a vinyl for a particular release, then you get CD or Cassette. In total you get 4 Vinyl, 3 CDs, and 2 Cassettes with the FAN BUNDLE.  See the FAN BUNDLE page for all that it includes.

ANALOG BUNDLE - Pretty self explanatory, fans of purely vinyl and cassette this is your option.  You'll receive 10% to 15% if you go with this option.  We will send you the 4 major vinyl releases and 2 cassette releases your way.  Only downside, is this option excludes the two Alder & Ash releases on CD, and the kj release.  All three are amazing albums so you may be bummed if you miss out, so maybe the FAN BUNDLE is your ticket, but either way is cool by us. In total you get 4 Vinyl and 2 Cassettes with the ANALOG BUNDLE.  See the ANALOG BUNDLE page for all that it includes.

CD BUNDLE - Again, pretty straight forward, fans of the purely CD format this is your option.  You'll receive 10% to 15% if you go with this option.  We will send you the 7 major CD releases.  However this option excludes the two cassette releases this year from The Green Kingdom and William Ryan Fritch's - Zen Dog OST.  So if that seems sad, maybe the FAN BUNDLE is your ticket, but either way is cool by us. In total you get 7 CDs with the CD BUNDLE. See the CD BUNDLE page for all that it includes.

DIGITAL BUNDLE - We didn't forget about you digital folks, we know you're out there, and we have much love for you.  You'll receive 5% to 10% off if you go with this option.  We will send you the 9 major digital full-length releases planned for the year, plus all the subscriber perks included.  Granted we are making some pretty fantastic physical editions this year, but we get it, we are still happy to have your support. See the DIGITAL BUNDLE page for all that it includes.

 

•Can you give me more details on what each of these shipping options mean?  

SHIP INDIVIDUALLY One Time Payment - Each major physical album will be mailed slightly before their official release dates if you have selected the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY option, the only exception to this is the vinyl releases.  To save international and Canadian customer's shipping costs, we will be mailing the Eagle Hunters & Seabuckthorn vinyl at the same time upon the release date of the Seabuckthorn vinyl.  As well, we be shipping the William Ryan Fritch - TBA vinyl bundle with the From the Mouth of the Sun vinyl coming in the later half of the year upon the latest release date of the two. If started at the beginning of the year with the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY 6 Month Installment option, your payments should time up perfectly so that each release is paid for before or by the date they are set to release. Meaning each album will ship as they are released, with the exception of the vinyl items listed above, those will be bundled.  If you have selected the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY 6 Monthly Installment option, depending on when you subscribe during the year, we reserve the right to hold shipping on the albums until adequate installments have been made to cover payment of the items as well as the shipping costs. In most cases those who subscribe later in the year with the SHIP INDIVIDUALLY 6 Month Installment option will receive all so far released material at one time after the proper amount of installments have been made to cover our costs. However, all SHIP INDIVIDUALLY Subscribers will receive digital download codes for each album emailed to them upon the estimated release dates listed above.  

BI-ANNUALLY One Time Payment - Means that all major physical releases you've subscribed to will ship to you at two points throughout the year.  The first batch will be shipped around July 2017 with the release of the Alder and Ash albums.  At that point you will receive everything we've released in the first half of the year, based on your subscription option.  And the second half of the year bundle will ship around November 2017 at the latest. Only the Master bundle and Fan bundle offer this BI-ANNUALLY option.  If you start your subscription at the beginning of the year with the BI-ANNUALLY 6 Month Installment option, your payments should time up perfectly so that each release is paid for before or by the date they are set to ship. Meaning the first half of the year bundle and the second half of the year bundle will ship around July 2017 and November 2017.  If you have selected the BI-ANNUALLY 6 Monthly Installment option, depending on when you subscribe during the year, we reserve the right to hold shipping on the albums until adequate installments have been made to cover payment of the items as well as the shipping costs. In most cases those who subscribe later in the year with the BI-ANNUALLY 6 Month Installment option will receive all released material at one time after the proper amount of installments have been made to cover our costs. However, all BI-ANNUALLY Subscribers will receive digital download codes for each album emailed to them upon the estimated release dates listed above.

EARTH SAVER BUNDLE One Time Payment - Means that all major physical releases you've subscribed to will ship to you in one large well protected package in the month of November 2017.   At that point you will receive everything we've released physically for the year, based on your subscription option.  All physical format subscriber options offer this EARTH SAVE BUNDLE option.  It is also the biggest savings of each option when you pay all at once versus making installments. Plus, the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE saves you the most money on shipping and handling charges and uses a hell of a lot less packing materials (which is awesome for the Earth and us)! If you start your subscription around the beginning of the year with the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE 6 Month Installment option, your payments should time up perfectly so that each release is paid for before or by the date the bundles are set to ship. If you have selected the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE 6 Monthly Installment option, depending on when you subscribe during the year, we reserve the right to hold shipping on the albums until adequate installments have been made to cover payment of the items as well as the shipping costs. In most cases those who subscribe later in the year with the EARTH SAVER BUNDLE 6 Monthly Installment option will receive all released material at one time after the proper amount of installments have been made to cover our costs. However, all EARTH SAVER BUNDLE Subscribers will receive digital download codes for each album emailed to them upon the estimated release dates listed above.

That said about all the shipping options, this series is one of the cheapest options you'll find around the world to be able to get your hands on these artifacts. We realize it's a good chunk of money, but nobody is getting rich here, especially when we factor in the hours it takes to design, assemble, pack and ship the albums. These serious collectors items were expensive for us to make and expensive to ship.

• Once I subscribe to the series, will I be able to cancel my subscription?  Unfortunately once you subscribe you will not be able to cancel your subscription, since we will begin delivering Subscriber perks and albums to you digitally the same day.  And besides this collection of music is amazing, why would you want to miss out on it?

• Is it safe to pay and order through your site using Paypal? Yes. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using PayPal, the recipient won't receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. This way, you don't have to worry about paying people you don't know.

• I make films, commercials, and/or television programs, is it possible to license your music for one of these projects?  Yes, we license our music to a wide variety of commercial projects worldwide.  Our clients include, GoPro, PBS, CBS, documentary/independent filmmakers and more.  We have a very large catalog of pre-existing music for licensing that includes well-known composers and song-writers from around the world.  So, our catalog is not limited to simply the music from this Subscription Series. We can even create a 100% custom piece of music to suit your needs. Please get in touch with some details about your upcoming project using our site contact form HERE

• I have already purchased one or more of the albums from this series from another store before I knew about the Subscription Series.  I don't want duplicate albums, can I still subscribe to the series at a discounted rate, minus the albums I already have?  The answer is yes!  We don't want fans to miss out on this massive collection of albums offered here.  Send us a quick email using our site contact form HERE.  Let us know which album/s you already have and we'd be happy to work out a fair price for you to join the rest of the Subscription Series.

• My address and/or has changed since I first subscribed, how can I get that updated?  No worries, please send us a quick email including you name and the new address/email address using our site contact form, HERE. Otherwise, we use the address provided through Paypal at the time of purchase as the shipping address for all physical items in the series.  It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure we receive the correct address information.  Lost Tribe Sound will not be liable for items shipped to an incorrect address if it was the one provided to us by the buyer.

•Why are you doing this, aren't there more important things you should be doing with your life?  Probably, we thought long and hard about how to spend our time this year, and feel that music is as worthy and healing a cause as many out there.  Plus, doing this subscription, as long as it works and people subscribe, frees us up to put some boots on the ground this year and get out and make a difference.  Since we won't have to be sitting at home behind a computer with long promotion cycles and wishing somebody had heard this music.  That somebody will be you, so huge thanks for subscribing!

•The William Ryan Fritch - ZEN DOG OST has a loose release date, because the film is still in the festival process.  But we hope everyone gets a chance to see this film in the theaters or otherwise, as it is fantastic!  The soundtrack Fritch created is huge and a glorious part of the film as well.  We hope to have it out somewhere within that window, but we just can't nail down a month yet.  Watch the trailer for ZEN DOG HERE

• We hope everyone enjoys this insane amount of incredible music. If there are any questions not answered here please contact us at: info-at-losttribesound-dot-com