What's more awesome than a Star Trek The Next Generation Prog Rock concept album? NOTHING!!!
The only thing I love more than music is Star Trek: The Next Generation. To me it is the highest pinnacle of artistic achievement in the last five hundred years, only Beethoven's 9th comes close. The themes of exploration, perpetual technological advancement, intelligence, tolerance, diplomacy, friendship and discipline give us an idea of the future to strive for.
About a year ago while listening to Debussy's Nocturnes an idea erupted in my brain. What if I took the idea of symphonic symbolism and applied it to the platform of a prog rock concept album? What could be substantial enough to serve as the subject. Obviously the answer is STAR TREK: TNG!!! Each track would be an instrumental interpretation of a main character. Since this would be my first solo endeavor I decided to not put any restrictions of the styles, instrumentation or structure of each song. Armed with my guitar, an m audio box and logic pro, I began composing. I knew that if I didn't make this sound as kickass as possible I would have not only failed myself but the NCC 1701 D as well. Here is a rough demo of the track Sum Of My Parts (Data) https://soundcloud.com/jason-kaye-1/data-prototype-rough-demo
And heres a rough demo of Dr. Crusher
This is the reason I am taking to Kickstarter. I do not have the funds to make this the best album I can or get it out there to all the trekkies and music fans.
The money will be paying for Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Musicians, Equipment, Promotion and Distribution,
I have tapped Nicky Calonne of Nekrogoblikon to be the engineer/co-producer as well as Ian Wallace on bass and brass.
We will also be recording live woodwinds, auxiliary percussion and djuridos. If we receive more than our goal we can record live drums.
I hope you can join me in my mission to go where no one has gone before...paying tribute to Star Trek: The Next Generation by means of prog rock!!!
*I have just found out about the great kickingitforward initiative.(kickingitforward.org)
5% of my finished product profit after all expenses will go to other kickstarter campaigns I think your awesome/badass!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The biggest challenges are compositional and recording delays due to the complex nature and length of each track. But just as when Worf went to the Klingon High Council to bring honor back to the House of Martok, I with the help of my team will soldier on through the long nights and conquer death.
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