Updated 4/3/15 @ 10:55am - Update #10: "Patrolling the Rim"
Kaiju Kaos: The Soundtrack, Volume 2 by Various Artists
Copyright 2015 Bailey Records
Total Running Time:76:33
- Running a Kickstarter will provide additional exposure for my music and Kaiju Kaos outside of my usual social media circles.
- I have run 4 successful Kickstarters for Acheson Creations and feel it is the perfect platform for crowdfunding this soundtrack.
What do you hope to gain from this Kickstarter? At the very least, I hope to reach my project goal which will pay for the following:
- Reimburse payment to JB Roe for his fantastic cover artwork.
- Pay for digital & physical distribution with CDBaby (this will get the album on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc).
- Cover actual CD manufacturing. Each CD will feature a full-color, 1-page cover insert, tray card with UPC, and printed disc. The traditional plastic case will come shrink-wrapped.
Who are you and the other "Various Artists"?
- My artist name is Stratos. I am a veteran music composer and producer with 15 years of experience under my belt. I am also the creator of Kaiju Kaos and I sculpt a lot of the miniatures/mini figures used in the game. My full bio can be read here.
- TW Cory is a talented musician and composer/remixer. We have been collaborating on music for the past 10 years. He appears on many albums in the Add-Ons section below.
- Dan Raridan is a talented musician and singer/songwriter who has provided numerous remixes of my tunes since 2005. Dan also provided an original song, "Martians Don't Like Surfers" for Kaiju Kaos: The Soundtrack, Volume 1.
This Kickstarter is for music. How can we hear what we're funding?
- Every couple of days, throughout the funding period, I will be providing a new "music video". Songs will be chosen to highlight various styles/genres featured on the album and each video will be comprised of original artwork and photography from Kaiju Kaos. I will rotate the videos on this main page and will also feature them in regular updates. Check out the first video below.
- I have an official Youtube channel where all the videos I just mentioned will be posted plus a decent selection of songs from other albums.
What is all this talk about mini figures?
- Kaiju Kaos is a tabletop miniatures game. To play the game, you can use more traditional 28mm miniatures and also 50mm tall mini figures. Once the goal to fund the soundtrack has been met, we will launch into new mini figure designs as Stretch Goals.
- Each Stretch Goal mini figure will be hand cast in durable urethane plastic. You will have your color choice of Kickstarter-exclusive Yellow, purple, or "gamer gray" (perfect for painting).
- Each Stretch Goal mini figure will also come with a 2.5 x 3.5" stat card.
In short: Pledge today and help fund Kaiju Kaos: The Soundtrack, Volume 2. Pledge extra money to Add-On previously released mini figures or CDs or game books and stat cards. Pledge additional money to help unlock new Stretch Goal mini figures. And spread the word! This project ends at Noon EST on April 7, 2015!
In addition to Kaiju Kaos: The Soundtrack, Volume 2, I am offering the following Add-Ons that can be included with most pledge levels. Add-Ons are a great way to get more of what you want and also help us meet our goal.
If you would like to add any of the following items to your pledge, please be sure to include the listed cost to your pledge and Message me with the product code and quantity desired. I will confirm all Add-Ons once the project is over.
- Naja Bhoot (kk0203) - 28mm unpainted pewter miniature = $2.00
- Scarlet Huntress (kk0802) - 28mm unpainted pewter miniature = $2.00
- Yellow Gelatinous Cube (kk0631) - translucent yellow plastic = $5.00
Risks and challenges
First off, all the music is already written, recorded, produced and the CD is mastered. Secondly, the artwork is finished. Everything is ready to send to the manufacturer once we get funded. Additionally, I have years of experience preparing a CD for manufacturing and I have active accounts with the manufacturer and with the distributor... CDBaby. I have been with CDBaby for over a decade and they have never let me down.
As for the Stretch Goal mini figures... I have many of the new figure sculpts/masters in hand and will show photos of them throughout the duration of this project as regular updates. I have a master mold maker & caster standing by to hand-create each figure from new silicone molds.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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