Hi! I'm an accordion player named Careless, and this horse is actually a guitarist named Juja. We live ~2300 miles apart.
We both like video games... a lot... and after meeting on Youtube we started recording music from our favorite video games and regularly posting our stuff on the internet. We've been doing this for about two years and sound like this:
Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
Little Nemo: Dream Master - Mushroom Forest
Cave Story - Main Theme [Plantation]
Every so often we get a few extra dollars from our day jobs we can use to upgrade our Walmart brand electric guitars, get better microphones to duck-tape to desk lamps, or upgrade other important things (like migrating away from Windows 98, or MS Paint) and we're finally at a point where we feel that we can make the final push to complete our second album, Professor Layton and the Bay Harbor Butcher. This is where Kickstarter comes in...
There are a lot of costs associated with releasing an album, like mixing & mastering, printing physical CD's, licensing, and getting studio time to properly record drums. As you can see below, we're really close to being able to release the album we've been working on since late 2011 and the biggest thing holding us back is money. With money we can properly mix our music, record real drums in places, and have physical proof that the music exists in the form of jewel case CD's. We're not looking to print a zillion physical copies of our album. We're not looking to for crazy amounts of money to go straight into a mixing guy's pocket either, because we're working with people who are as passionate about the music as we are. We're not looking to make money on this. We're looking to release a quality album, break even, and this is what we need to do it.
Professor Layton and the Bay Harbor Butcher:
An extensive assortment of covers to listen to while the illustrious Professor Layton pursues Miami's most infamous serial killer in the crossover we wish existed.
(All songs with a * next to the title have links to a works-in-progress you can listen to right now!)
- *Puzzle Theme - Professor Layton
- Castlevania 2 (Full Game)
- Gulguru Volcano - Final Fantasy
- Witch - Final Fantasy
- Devil's Lab - Final Fantasy VI
- Gogo - Final Fangasy VI
- Electric De Chocobo - Final Fantasy VII
- Sword Searching - Link's Awakening
- *Mushroom Forest - Little Nemo: Dream Master
- *Graveyard (Extended) - Ghosts N' Goblins
- *Protoman's Castle (Enchanced) - Megaman V
- *Ending Theme (Extended) - Resident Evil
- *Battle Theme 2 - Breath of Fire 2
- Lux Lirata - Snailiad
- Seinsnaild - Snailiad
- *Megaman Battle Network
- *Top Secret Episode: Golgo 13
- *Village Beauty (enhanced) - King's Quest VI
- *Tides of Darkness - Warcraft 2: Human/Orc 1
- *What a Horrible Night to Play Sword Master
- *Safe Chambers - Resident Evil 1 & 2
- *Corneriae - Star Fox
- *Torn Apart - Xenogears (acoustic)
- Battle Theme 2 - Chrono Trigger
- *Battle Theme 1 - Chrono Trigger
- Miss Ju(ja) - Random Encounter
- *DQ Overworld - Dragon Quest V
- *Professor Layton and the Bay Harbor Butcher
- [YOUR SONG HERE]
- [YOUR SONG HERE]
You were also probably wondering what our Limited Edition Tee Shirts (lovingly made by Jaime of Kittens of Industry) look like, so...
"What's all this nonsense about stretch goals?"
In addition to our Prof. Layton album, we've also laid down much of the groundwork for an additional album that is strongly inhibited by financial restraints (mostly in obtaining studio time for drums). If we happen to reach any of our stretch goals we will be happy to give everyone who donates as much music as we can afford to make! ...Just give us some extra time to work on the stretch goal stuff.
---Unlocked at 2K----
Bonus: Careless Juja Live Band EP
We give everyone a 5 track EP from the Careless Juja Live Set!!!
The Careless Juja Live band is made up of 9 musicians: accordion, piano (x2), Guitar (x2), acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, drums, and bass (with guest musicians too)! We'll be playing at Nerdapalooza this year, and it'd be really cool to make professional recordings of these songs...
- Game of Thrones
- Dam - 007: Goldeneye
- Chrono Trigger - World Revolution
- Cave Story - To Grass Town
- Diablo 2 - Tristram
----Unlocked at 2.5K----
Bonus: Night Prelude Album
We extend the EP to a full blown 20+ track album!!!
- Castlevania Legends (All)
- Warcraft 2: Human/Orc 2
- Zelda: Link to the Past - Dark World
----Unlocked at 3K----
Bonus: SUPER ????? Album
[Same album art as 2.5k]
We extend the aforementioned bonus album to an epic 30+ track super-album!!!
Risks and challenges
If you are concerned over the legal use of the music we'll be covering, fear not! Built into our goal is the money required to acquire a 'Mechanical License' so we can legally record the songs.
However, if you're concerned with our ability to record all of the above songs, coordinate with a printing company, a visual artist, and practice a show with a 9 person live band you're probably a sane individual. If it comes between releasing a crappy quality CD and releasing a better quality one a little bit later we'll opt for the latter and you'll get your copy a little bit later than expected. Not too bad, right? We'll try to make sure that doesn't happen though.
You will absolutely get a copy of the album if this kickstarter succeeds, the only question is if we can pull it off before January. If the Kickstarter fails, we really can't afford to finish mixing, mastering, or print physical copies for at least a year.
- (22 days)