I am buying my ticket for London. I am heading there on Monday, will be there for a week (don’t need a week but the flights are only on MonWedFri, and i NEED WedFri, so frackin’ Mon to Mon it is) then it’s back home and mix the goodies for alllll you sweet little cherubs.
As i’ve said upteen times, mid July the 1st Act will come out. All 4 Acts will be released one week apart for 4 weeks (and they’ll be like $2.50). I HIGHLY recommend listening to it episodically. Once all 4 Acts have been released then the full album will be released. The 4 seperate acts will feature cover art by Sarah DeBuck and the full album proper will feature cover art by the great Stefan Paris.
Once THAT is done we move on to the box set. Naturally this won’t concern most of you as many will already own the 3 albums. But for those who have only bought 1 and are considering the next 2 or those who want to be completists, here’s what i’m thinking for the box set:
Obviously it’ll have the complete trilogy.
It will have in either epub or mobi format a book of New Albion stories, all the short stories in the New Albion universe like The Death of Simon The Albetross and all the others.
it’ll be bundled with New Albion 7 (which is missing from the operas proper). Maybe something else artwise.
But i MAY, i’m really, really considering doing one more song cycle. Basically an Act length extra. See, in the Atompunk Opera, there’s a character who is named but doesn’t actually have a part. (There was NO WAY. Do you how hard it was to keep this thing in the 100 minute zone? I WANTED 90 minutes, but there was NO WAY.) This character is only mentioned a couple times (Amber) but when you get thinking about it, is quite important and VERY interesting. I could do a song cycle featuring her at a different point in time than when the opera takes place. One last dance with New Albion. And i would include it for the box set only.
I would also print some actual, real CDs. Maybe for the box set? Like, if the “box set” was actually a physical package. Does anybody care? If i made them would you buy them? Or would i be wasting my time?
Is there anything else you’d like to see included?
So we’re about a month away (less) from atompunk blast off time. Come with me one last time to a land of dead things and broken love stories. I will make it worth your while.