Hello Toy Chest Lovelies!
Welcome to the COME BLACK MAGIC (#ComeBlackMagic) Kickstarter!
Get yourself comfortable by the cauldron while we entreat you for your help getting our wonderful new multimedia album Come Black Magic into your hot little hands and tender ear-holes! This particular potion requires your peculiar manna as alchemy of this sort is not possible without the combined magics of our WIREFOREST community.
Since our last studio album Soft Time Traveler, our diverse and growing band family has been making music, theatre, and visual art to fight for love, tentacles and the SteamCRUNK way. We've formed an eccentric and inclusive community of misfits who have been working hard putting out FREE MUSIC (at least one free album every year!), staging EPIC SHOWS and doing AWESOME THEATRE of which all of you have been an integral part! We don’t just perform for you, we perform on you, in you, with you! You make the spells come to breathe, our enchantments brought to the steam-ether.
But now it's time to turn our attention to beautiful NEW songs that we can make widely available to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!
LET’S MAKE A STUDIO ALBUM!
Though we are doing a Kickstarter to help defray some of the production costs, all of the money thus far has come from our own shows, some lovely patrons, and art/music sales over the last two years!
But that money only got us through some of the studio recording phase – now we need to mix, master and manufacture this musical steam wizardry!
The REAL goal of the album is lofty! We’d like to release not only the gorgeous music (in a beautiful one-of-a-kind package for both CD and VINYL), but also to accompany each and every track with unique art conceived of and executed by Walter.
We'd also like to do a couple of beautiful videos to go along with the songs - we've conjured some ideas and have some madly talented people lined up to work on them! AND WE WANT TO TOUR! We'd like to take this album and the band on the road TO YOU with an AWESOME (but SECRET FOR NOW) band from the UK and duo from the US on an EPIC tour filled with spectacles of divination and steamCRUNK shenanigans unlike those seen before!
Even operating with the lowest possible expenses and all of the art work completed by the Walter (in his unpaid art sweatshop) , Come Black Magic will cost roughly $20,000 to complete. None of this money will go to the band, but will instead cover the following estimated costs:
- Recording/Mixing/Mastering = $9,000
- Physical CD + digital distribution = $3,000
- Vinyl = $2,000
- Rewards Production = $2,000
- Packaging + Shipping = $1,000
- Kickstarter/Bank fees = $1,000
- Marketing = $2,000
Total with all expenses *GULP* = $20,000
Our 1st Single is OUT NOW!
Where's Your Ghost was released on Halloween to correspond with the start of this campaign. We wanted to give you a taste of what the music and art will be like for this project!
See the video here:https://youtu.be/0I37V2IflAs
and download the track here: https://armyoftoys.bandcamp.com/track/wheres-your-ghost
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As soon as you support this Kickstarter, PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU'VE DONE IT, AND SPREAD THE LINK FAR AND WIDE!
This effort is all about COMMUNITY and will only succeed with YOUR HELP!
Our hashtag is #ComeBlackMagic
& don't forget FaceBook!
and thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love & Tentacles
& the ARmy of BRoken TOys
Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges to every large scale project - since we are already well into production and have successfully completed several recording projects, our only real challenge is gathering enough $$$$ to complete the spell and cast it far and wide. But should anything odd arise, we'll keep everyone informed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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