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Sophomore album

I am going to boldly ask you to help me give the gift of art. 


We find ourselves in a unique space in history, and I believe that our voices as artists are especially important right now. I believe that we ought to be experiencing divinity, truth and beauty TOGETHER — through any and all creative mediums. Art in its' many forms is a wonderful and mysterious treasure that alludes to our complex & nuanced human nature. Even more, art gives us a glimpse of what may lay beyond our five felt senses into something that exist only within our imaginations. It has always accompanied humanity’s milestones and is intricately interwoven with our culture and evolution. 


Without revealing too much of my vision (I want it to be a surprise), I want you to know that this next album will revolve around themes of oneness in our human experience, which is fitting, because community, generosity,  and oneness will be the lifeblood of this album. 


I am presenting a very simple ask — that you would consider giving a little bit (if you are able to), and that you would consider giving more than a little bit if you have it (but only if you believe in me and what I am doing). I do not take it lightly that that we have all been under financial strain in this season, so I do not ask this with any sense of entitlement or ignorance. I am humbled at all if anyone is willing and able to contribute. I am aware of what a big ask that is. Every dollar will be known, counted, and treasured. I am opting not to use a crowd-funding website, so that you can be sure each penny is going exactly where it should.


I am also opting not to make promises on returns or "trades" for your contribution, as I don’t think there can ever be a true return on the the gesture of generosity and the value of art. My only promise is that I will deliver some kickass music. I will definitely be doing some live stream concerts and other special performances to promote this, which you can freely enjoy whether or not you are able to contribute!


My total goal is $4500. If you scroll to the bottom of this page, I provide a breakdown of what that budget includes and how I arrived at this total. 


If you are offended that I am asking for help, that’s fair. Asking for help in our culture can feel off-putting. But I would like to share this with you: 


We as artists eat, breathe, and sleep our work. We work tirelessly and carve out time and space to channel our porousness into creating something out of nothing. We want to share beauty with you. We want to share an honest experience with you. We want to celebrate with you in your triumphs and milestones, and express grief in solidarity with you in your most painful moments. I have never done any of this for money (clearly) or freebies. But the reality is, this musical medium requires equipment that isn’t within my ability to acquire (on my own) at the moment.  But I believe in my vision, my talent, and my skill, so I am humbly asking for you help!


I am linking a video of Amanda Palmer, speaking on "The Art of Asking", which has largely inspired me to go about funding my album this way. If you're questioning my heart, she says it so better than I ever could!

So easy! Venmo & Paypal!

Whatever amount you are able to give, please put "RR2" and your first and last name in the memo. And please let me know if you would like a receipt! 

If you are using Paypal, please be sure to select "friends and family" option so that they don't take 3% of whatever you send me!


Paypal or zelle:


The Big Ask





Amount raised:

Total goal:

Who the hell is River Ripley?


Hey what's up. My name is Rachael, and I am a creative artist and musician hailing from of Ventura, CA. I make music under the stage name "River Ripley". My life passion and purpose is to make killer art and to authentically connect with people. That's it!

You can keep in touch with me on instagram and you can stream my first album, "Quantum Myopic" on all platforms.

If you are willing and able to help, I cannot begin to thank you enough!

Peace & Love,


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This is a complete overhaul of my current setup. It may seem excessive, but each and every element has been strategically chosen to suit my particular recording needs and preferences. I have been working with a ghetto-fabulous, and very  "moody" setup for a many years. It is time. If you are, by some miracle, willing and able to purchase any of these items directly, please contact me (RACHAELLYNDE@GMAIL) so that I can coordinate with you and appropriately update the list. ***Some items on the list are rounded up for taxes. I also may not purchase from the listed site, I am using these listings for ease of reference. Anything given beyond my total will go toward miscellaneous cheaper items like cables, pop screen. 

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