Wow, wow, wow!!!
We made our initial goal thanks to you! This means we will record, produce and release the first volume of our steampunk rock opera.
We only have 7 more days until our campaign ends. Please help us to reach our stretch goal of $10,000, so we may release both volumes of our rock opera all at once with an included illustrated lyrics booklet.
We are Night Watch Paradox.
A few years ago, we decided to create a performance that went beyond just playing in a concert setting. We wanted to weave our songs together into a live show that would tell a heroic story of adventure. The result was the production of our rock opera "Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales,” which first debuted in March 2016.
The epic adventure is set in an alternative version of the 19th century. The songs and video narration tell the story of a crew of Baltimore-based privateers and their time-traveling, steam-powered airship. As the crew seeks new members, they find themselves caught in the middle of historical events. They encounter pirates, spies and are thrust into a climatic battle with the British Navy during the War of 1812.
Our most recent performance at the 2017 Steampunk World's Fair was a huge hit. Fans repeatedly asked if they could buy a CD version of the rock opera, but sadly, we had to say we did not have one. That feedback led us to this Kickstarter project, and we need you to join our airship crew to help meet our goal.
So, are you ready for fun and adventure?! We are!
In December, we have dates booked at Seventh Wave Studios to begin recording the 16 songs in our rock opera, which will be produced as a two-volume CD set.
If we reach our $5,000 goal, then we can produce Volume #1 of “Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales.” This will have 9 songs with narration, and will be released before May 2018.
If we meet our stretch goal of $10,000, then we can also produce Volume #2, and release the set together before May 2018. The complete set would include all 16 songs and narration, and also a graphic novel-style book illustrated by our Art Director Carl Yonder, with all of the song lyrics.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks to you as a backer. You can be sure that if this campaign is funded, you will get the rewards promised at your level of investment.
One challenge we face is determined by whether we hit our base goal, or stretch goal. We'll either give you the "Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales" Volume #1 CD (if we meet our base goal), or a complete two-CD set with the accompanying illustrated booklet that includes song lyrics (if we meet our stretch goal.)
The other challenge is our ambitious schedule to record 16 songs and get the CD released by May 2018. But, we are in capable hands of Tyler Garrett at Seventh Wave Studios, where such artists as Frenchy and the Punk, and Amanda Palmer have recorded records.
If this campaign only gives us enough to release the first volume, then we will release the second CD at a later time, once we have enough funds for the additional studio and CD printing costs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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