Resurrect the Egyptian Book of the Dead - Art Music Film

The music group NEMUER, in collaboration with Egyptologists and artist Klara Sedlo, is working on an Ancient Egyptian album and film. Become a part of this unique project and help us bring the Book of the Dead back to life!

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To give you a clear idea of what it's all about, we've published a part of the film (one track) as a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnqzfHLOzY

What is it about?

After years of collaboration with Egyptologists, we have composed an ancient Egyptian-themed album. However, we want to immerse you further. That's why we've teamed up with artist Kl√°ra Sedlo and film experts. We aim to connect both mediums and create an art music film full of a mysterious atmosphere. Both the album and the film draw from the texts of the Book of the Dead and will take you on a fantastic journey through the Egyptian underworld.

What makes the project special?

Alongside playing historical instruments, we will also introduce singing in ancient Egyptian with newly reconstructed pronunciation. You will have a unique opportunity to be the first in the world to hear how this ancient language actually sounded. We drew from texts more than three thousand years old, and Michael (founder of NEMUER) even traveled to Egypt to acquire musical instruments and find inspiration. There, he befriended Copts, direct descendants of ancient Egyptians, and through them, he discovered a pharaonic tune that he incorporated into the album.

What is our aim?

With your help, we will create a music album and a short film that will accompany several songs from the album. The film will combine animated visuals by Klára Sedlo with live-action segments and will have a duration of 15-20 minutes. If we substantially surpass the funding goal, we'll have the opportunity to expand this project into a full-length movie.

Story

The album will take you on a journey through the Egyptian underworld, full of traps and trials. The entire journey begins with death and culminates in achieving immortality, as the deceased becomes one of the gods.

What do you get as rewards?

In addition to the music album itself and printed items featuring Kl√°ra Sedlo's artwork, we have a variety of unique rewards for you:

Bookmark Made from Papyrus

Handcrafted, inspired by the Book of the Dead, with a choice of two spells. These spells allow the deceased a temporary transformation into a powerful deity, greatly facilitating their journey through the underworld.

Anubis T-shirt

Anubis, the god of embalming and guide to the underworld, also plays a crucial role in weighing the heart of the deceased, one of the most perilous tests.

Sacrificial Pot to Repell the Serpent Apophis

Apophis embodies evil, chaos, and darkness. The ritual of breaking the red pots is over 5,000 years old and is aimed at combating this dark entity.

Rare: Kl√°ra Sedlo's Sketches

These sketches were created during the making of the film and album cover. Only 9 pieces available!

Sun God Ra Zipper Hoodie

Ra represents the sun and order. Every night, he embarks into the underworld to battle Apophis. When Ra triumphs, the reborn sun rises again. When he fails, the world falls into darkness.

Papyrus Used in the Film (Prop)

The papyrus contains a spell for transforming into a sacred falcon. Part of the text appears in the album.

Immortality - Your Character in the Film as a Painted Figure

The primary goal of the Egyptians was to attain immortality. Many achieved it indirectly by being immortalized through art. Seize this opportunity and become immortal yourself!

Original Artwork - Oil Painting

Kl√°ra Sedlo perfectly captured the ancient Egyptian underworld in this painting. Acquire this piece of art for your collection!

Why crowdfunding?

After more than 4 years, the album is nearly completed, but the film will require a lot more work and funds. With your help, we will be able to dedicate ourselves to it fully.

When?

The album will be released on November 4th, and on the same day, we will have a release party concert in Prague, where we will perform several tracks from the new album.

The short film is expected to be released within a year from the end of this campaign.

Who are we?

Many people are involved in the project, but the main team consists of:

About NEMUER

NEMUER is an ambient folk music project formed in 2014 by Czech composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Zann. His great passion for music, paganism, and history has allowed him to capture something deep and ancient within us that touches listeners all around the world. By combining throat singing, hypnotic rhythms of percussion, historical instruments, dead languages, and elements of electronic music, NEMUER creates a transcendental experience. The name "NEMUER" refers to an ancient Egyptian deity, serving as a mediator between the sun god and humans.

NEMUER’s concerts are performed as unique rituals, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey through time and fantasy. They have performed at renowned festivals (such as Brutal Assault [CZ], Midgardsblot [NO], Festival Mediaval [DE], Castle Party [PL], Menuo Juodaragis [LT], Cernunnos [FR], Trolls et Legends [BE]).

‚ė• Thank you for getting this far, and we hope you'll embark on this adventure with us. ‚ė•

Please direct booking, licensing, media, partnership proposals, and other professional inquiries to michael@nemuer.com.

For all other matters (including technical difficulties with payments), please use the HitHit platform or info@nemuer.com.

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    ūďŹĘ Digital Album

    Digital version of NEMUER's album 'Going Forth by Day.'

    You'll receive the reward via email with a BandCamp download link.

    Reward delivery: in a week after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 12.30
    (CZK 300)
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    ūďĄŅ Concert + Digital Album (early bird)

    Concert Ticket (Release Party in Prague). Only 30 tickets available!

    The release party will take place on November 4th as part of Pagan Nights 2. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Prague.

    Also includes:
    • digital album

    Reward delivery: in a week after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 15.78
    (CZK 385)
  • sold 3
    ūďćč Signed Poster - Kl√°ra Sedlo's Artwork + Digital Album

    A4 Poster featuring beautiful artwork for the album by Kl√°ra Sedlo, signed by the creators. Created from a photograph of an oil painting of the Ancient Egyptian underworld (see main text).

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • shipping¬†via regular mail

    Delivery by mail, in person at the concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 16.40
    (CZK 400)
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    ūďŹú Bookmark Made from Papyrus + Digital Album

    Handcrafted Papyrus Bookmark featuring themes from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Two themes available (see main text). Please specify your choice in the notes (snake or crocodile).

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • shipping¬†via regular mail

    Delivery by mail, in person at the concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 20.50
    (CZK 500)
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    ūďá≥ Physical CD + Digital Album

    Physical album for art collectors. Artwork created from the talented Klara Sedlo's oil painting. It also includes a booklet with song lyrics, original hieroglyphic texts, and photos.

    Also includes:
    • digital album

    Delivery by mail, in person at the concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 24.60
    (CZK 600)
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    ūďĀĘ Anubis T-shirt + Digital Album

    T-shirt featuring the iconic 'Weighing of the Heart' scene with the god Anubis from the Book of the Dead. Specify the size (S-XL) and version (men's or women's) in the notes.

    Also includes:
    • digital album

    Delivery by mail, in person at the concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 30.74
    (CZK 750)
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    ūďŹ£ Concert + CD + Digital Album

    Concert Ticket (Release Party in Prague) and Physical CD.

    The release party will take place on November 4th. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Prague.

    Also includes:
    • digital album

    Delivery in person at the concert.

    Reward delivery: in over a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 32.79
    (CZK 800)
  • sold 1
    ūďÜô Sacrificial Pot to Repell the Serpent Apophis

    Fight the darkness! Handcrafted and painted sacrificial pot, identical to the one used in the film and during concerts for the reconstruction of the ancient ritual to ward off darkness and chaos represented by the serpent Apophis.

    Please note, the pot is not for drinking, only for destruction.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 40.99
    (CZK 1,000)
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    ūďáá Limited Edition Art Print of the Artwork + Q & A Streaming with the Creators

    Collectible print - album cover artwork, only 100 copies, numbered, and signed by the creators.

    Join a streamed call with the creators and feel free to ask various questions.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 45.09
    (CZK 1,100)
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    ūďŹč Film Screening and Party with the Creators

    Access to the private premiere screening of the film and party with the creators in Prague. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Prague.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 49.19
    (CZK 1,200)
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    ūďāÄ Replica of the Book of the Dead Papyrus

    Handcrafted Replica of the Book of the Dead Papyrus containing a chapter (spell) from the Book of the Dead that was used in the album.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 53.29
    (CZK 1,300)
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    ūďŹĆ Rare: Lucky Shard (prop) + Behind-the-Scenes Footage

    Shard from a ritually broken sacrificial pot used in the recording of the track 'Repelling Apophis' for collectors.

    Access to behind-the-scenes footage and early access to the film, the opportunity to see how the film is being created.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download
    • shipping via regular mail
    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 61.49
    (CZK 1,500)
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    ūďÄ≥ Rare: Klara Sedlo's Sketches

    Unique sketches created during the making of the film and album cover. Only 9 pieces available!

    Priority in selection goes to early backers. Please don't forget to specify your preference in the notes (see main text for options).

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: not specified

    Pledge EUR 81.98
    (CZK 2,000)
  • sold 3
    ūďÉ∑ Sun God Ra Hoodie + Your Name in the Film's Closing Credits

    Zipper hoodie with the theme from the Book of the Dead and hieroglyphics, celebrating the god Ra. See main text for the image.

    Unisex zipper. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL (Gildan).

    Your name will appear in the film's closing credits!

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 102.48
    (CZK 2,500)
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    ūďčĖ Pharaoh's Treasure

    Can't decide from so many tempting rewards? Treat yourself to Pharaoh's Treasure and get:
    • signed poster
    • signed physical album + digital album
    • Anubis t-shirt
    • sacrificial pot
    • papyrus bookmark
    • Q&A access
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits
    Please include a note specifying the size (S-XL) and version (men's or women's) of the T-shirt

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia  NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 163.97
    (CZK 4,000)
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    ūďÄĀ Throat Singing and Overtones Lesson

    Private throat singing and overtone singing lesson with the project's main creator and founder of the music group Nemuer, Michael Zann.

    1 hour, done online, with the option to arrange lessons on other instruments or music industry consulting.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 245.95
    (CZK 6,000)
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    ūďÉ£ God Anubis' Treasure

    Not satisfied with Pharaoh's Treasure? Anubis' Treasure includes:
    • replica of the Book of the Dead papyrus
    • Nemuer amulet
    • behind-the-scenes footage + early film access
    • signed poster
    • signed physical album + digital album
    • Anubis T-shirt
    • sacrificial pot
    • papyrus bookmark
    • Q&A access
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits
    Please include a note specifying the size (S-XL) and version (men's or women's) of the T-shirt

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping outside Czechia NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 307.44
    (CZK 7,500)
  • sold 0
    ūďĀõ Sun God Ra's Treasure

    Not fully satisfied with Anubis' treasure? Ra's treasure includes:
    • Sun God Ra Zipper Hoodie
    • ticket to the concert in Prague
    • ticket to the private film premiere and party with the creators in Prague
    • replica of the Book of the Dead papyrus
    • Nemuer amulet
    • behind-the-scenes footage + early film access
    • signed poster
    • signed physical album + digital album
    • Anubis T-shirt
    • sacrificial pot
    • papyrus bookmark
    • Q&A access
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits

    Please include a note specifying the size (S-XL) and version (men's or women's) of the T-shirt and hoodie.

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note. Shipping  outside Czechia NOT included.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 409.92
    (CZK 10,000)
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    ūďĀü Papyrus Used in the Film (Prop)

    Ultra-rare reward for true collectors. Only one piece available. Hand-painted papyrus, a reproduction from the Book of the Dead used in the film for the song Gates of Duat.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits
    • ticket to the private film premiere and party with the creators in Prague
    • behind-the-scenes footage + early film access
    • Q&A access
    • shipping via regular mail
    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 614.88
    (CZK 15,000)
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    ūďÜ£ Immortality - Your Character in the Film

    Do you want to attain immortality, just as the ancient Egyptians sought?

    Let Klara Sedlo portray you as an animated character in the film and join the nocturnal journey of the sun god Ra through the underworld as part of his entourage.

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits
    • ticket to the private film premiere and party with the creators in Prague
    • behind-the-scenes footage + early film access
    • Q&A access

    We will contact you via email for details.

    Reward delivery: in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 819.84
    (CZK 20,000)
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    ūďčĻ Original Artwork - Oil Painting

    Ultra-rare reward for true collectors. Only one piece. Original artwork for the album - oil painting by Kl√°ra Sedlo

    Also includes:
    • digital album
    • full-resolution film download
    • your name in the film's closing credits
    • ticket to the private film premiere and party with the creators in Prague
    • behind-the-scenes footage + early film access
    • Q&A access
    • shipping via regular mail

    Delivery by mail, in person at a concert, or through other arrangements. Please specify your preference in a note.

    Reward delivery: on address, in a year after the Hithit project end

    Pledge EUR 1,229.76
    (CZK 30,000)