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Journey to the Cosmic Soul

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What You Need to Know!

We are Lady Moon & The Eclipse, a Brooklyn-based, multicultural ensemble with a unique sound we call Cosmic Soul. We are working on our first full-length LP entitled Journey to the Cosmic Soul, a concept-album recorded in three phases, each named after one of the celestial bodies that aligns during an eclipse: the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.

To complete the album and bring Journey to the Cosmic Soul to the world, we need to raise $20,000 to pay for guest musicians, post-production engineer fees, vinyl and CD printing, as well as distribution and marketing.

Much like the earth, sun, and moon align during an eclipse, we invite you to align with us to bring Journey to the Cosmic Soul to life, while enjoying some cool perks along the way. :)  Whether you can donate today or not, please spread the word to your community!


The Details

Lady Moon & The Eclipse

Brooklyn-based Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural ensemble that specializes in what the New York Times calls "Neo Soul with a cross-genre bent that manifests through Afrobeat, Gospel, and Funk," giving birth to a sound that is uniquely their own dubbed Cosmic Soul. That eclectic blend comes naturally to the collective that includes musicians from the Congo, France, Japan, New York and Chicago. Led by Ngonda Badila, aka Lady Moon, the band has attracted attention for its recent single, “Star Gazing,” and has toured extensively in the east coast, opening for such names as Kamasi Washington, Amanda Palmer, Maxi Priest, and Tank & the Bangas along the way. 

Our Debut Album: Journey To The Cosmic Soul 

In 2017, we began recording our first full-length album recorded and arranged in three phases which were named after each celestial body that align during an eclipse: the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Each of these phases is also an exploration of a different aspect of being: Sun = Mind, Earth = Body, Moon = Soul. This concept is used to guide our journey through the musical universe we call “Cosmic Soul"; one of infinite creativity and imagination.

What Your Support Will Do

Producing recorded music at the best quality we can is costly: there are studio rentals,  post-production expenses, and hiring guest musicians (we can’t wait for you to hear those silky strings and punchy horn sections!). Your support will fund that as well as printing vinyl and CDs for distribution, and pay for the PR and marketing costs associated with bringing the album to the rest of the galaxy! Here’s a breakdown of the full project budget:

  • Mixing & Mastering: $5,100
  • Production and guest musicians: $2,300
  • Artwork [3 sides, labels, layout]: $1,500
  • Printing DOUBLE LP Vinyl & CDs: $5,100
  • Marketing [6 month launch campaign]: $4,500
  • Merch [t-shirts & tote bags]: $1,500

TOTAL: $20,000

Align with Us!

If you’ve come to a Lady Moon & The Eclipse show, you’ll know that we strive to build a community around our music. A community as diverse as our band members and musical tastes, one that goes beyond the six of us to include our friends, families, colleagues, and most importantly our fans. We welcome you to align with us on this “Journey to the Cosmic Soul”! 

On behalf of Lady Moon & The Eclipse and all the talented people involved in bringing Journey to the Cosmic Soul to life, thank you for your support! 

Ngonda (aka Lady Moon), Ken, Ntangou, Nkoula, Arlen, and Jonathan 

Risks and challenges

There's constant challenges in creating music and art, we find that as long as we can be honest with ourselves and each other we find the best way to go forward

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    Star People

    Digital Download of the album + Star Gazing social media post

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    Sun People

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    First Contact

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    Signed CD by the whole band and a personalized thank you card designed by our own Ntangou Badila! + Digital download of the album + Special social media shout-out

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    Signed DOUBLE LP Vinyl of the album + Ticket to album release party (or any show) + Your name in the liner notes + Digital download of the album + Special social media shout-out

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    VIP pre-show experience with the band: vibrate with us, face paint, sound check, dinner, contribute to our setlist (travel not included) + Signed DOUBLE LP Vinyl or CD

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    Bailey's Beads

    One on One with anyone in the band! Your choice between: Lady Moon - Hair art session, Arlen - piano lesson, Ntangou - Painting class, Nkoula - Jewelry making class, Ken - Percussion workshop, Jonathan - Bass lesson + VIP pre-show experience + choice of signed DOUBLE LP vinyl or CD + Digital download of the album + Special social media shout-out

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    Second Contact

    We will write a song about the topic of your choice! We'll record it on audio and video, send it to you and dedicate it to you on social media + VIP pre-show experience + Choice of signed DOUBLE LP vinyl or CD + Digital download + Special social media shout-out

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    TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

    Performance! We will play at your home, office, restaurant, wherever youd' like! (Must be within a 3 hour driving distance from NYC or pre-booked tour stop, additional travel expenses to be covered by the donor. Contact us with any questions) + Choice of signed DOUBLE LP vinyl or CD + VIP pre-show experience + Digital download of the album + Special social media shout out

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    TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!!

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the album + Home performance for you (previous conditions apply, please contact us) + Lady Moon & The Eclipse will write a song about the topic of your choice and debut it at your show! + Choice of signed DOUBLE LP vinyl or CD + Digital download of the album + Special social media shout-out

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