New Albion Valentines

Courtesy of NADS, New Albion valentines. Also, i sort of have to mention once again, Act 3 of Lost Hollow is out now.



Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


Gabriella Gadfly IS OUT NOW! Also: What Comes Next

Gabriella Gadfly Cover The Ballad Of Lost Hollow Act 3 Paul Shapera

First of all, let me thank each and every person who has bought Act 3. It is a wonderful thing that fills me with joy each and every time. I am more grateful than you can possibly imagine. Thanks to you i can live another day and write more albums, and we’ve got quite a few on the way. Here is the plan:

During the next year (give or take) i will release two albums. One will a collection of stories from different eras of New Albion, but the bookending story will be centered in the dieslepunk era. It will be on the dreamier side. It may even feature some old, familiar faces and voices we haven’t heard in awhile (IF it works out.) This will be a very fan centered album, as you’ll kind of need to be somewhat familiar with the general lore to really appreciate it. The current working title is Dead Things And Broken Love Stories. It will likely be dreamy and sad.

I will also put out the Balkan Rock album. The current working title is Hajduk and Janissary, but i’ll likely change that title. Most of it is written, although a little under a third need redone. I will hopefully be using local Serbian talent. I aim to sit down with the guitarist from Carnival in the next couple weeks and have a long discussion about how to pull it off. I want to use as many live musicians as possible, but there are numerous constraints, too, so it will likely be a cross between my own studio instruments (for drums and bass and keys) and other musicians for guitar, accordion and hopefully violin. It’s a full 90 minute rock opera. It stands well alone and doesn’t require any New Albion knowledge whatsoever to get into. For those of you who really LIKE the New Albion connection, it tells the story of the early life of the Monk from Dolls (and her father).eg

After that i aim to make a space opera. It will jump ahead a bit (how long i’m not sure) but it IS the New Albion world in space. For this project i’m thinking of doing something odd: i will release smaller acts, the length of the acts in the originally New Albion Trilogy, 20 something minutes, on their own, more frequently. So, perhaps the Space Opera will have 6 to 8 Acts. Each Act will be released every 3 to 5 months, and when they are all finished then compiled into a full, giant album.

That’s the plan. The Space Opera has awhile til fruition and i will mull it over during this next year when i work on Dead Things and Janissary. (Although i believe i have the skeleton of the first act sort of figured out).

In the meantime, i hope you all enjoy Gabriella Gadfly. We’ll a bit more about it tomorrow, but for now, THANK YOU. THANK YOU so VERY much for your support and love. You’ll never know how much it means to me.


Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Uncategorized


The Grand Cyberpunk Gala Of Gabriella Gadfly (Lost Hollow Act 3) IS OUT NOW On Bandcamp

The Grand Cyberpunk Gala Of Gabriella Gadfly  Paul Shapera

As usual, the album is out first on Bandcamp and will be out on iTunes in just a few days.

We proudly present the conclusion to our pleasant little tale and introduce you to the incredible Jessica Singer who plays our AI Queen. I mean, all that really happens is that they all sit down and have a delightful cup of tea, but you should listen anyway in case someone inadvertently changes the narrative.


Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Uncategorized


The Latest New Albion Saga, The Ballad Of Lost Hollow Concludes On Monday, Feb 12th.

A piece of fan art featuring the floozies by Josh Vierela

floosies small.jpg

As with the rest of the entries in the Lost Hollow saga, this conclusion will continue the intimate approach. One of the goals with Lost Hollow was to do a saga where the chapters were each more intimate, simpler and take place over a short length of time. Act 1 of course is simply a small cast trying to perform their little play in real time. In Act 2, a small group of friends visit a carnival and talk to the Barker. In Act 3 the same group of friends talk to a robot. Couldn’t be simpler. Throw in a few catchy tunes and viola.

What, that didn’t sell you? Okay, admittedly it doesn’t sound as good on paper.


There. The fun stuff is in the details.

If you haven’t checked out the madness start with Act 1

Otherwise, on Monday we conclude our saga. Here is some art by Vadvi




Posted by on February 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


Lauren Osborn On All Together Now

Lauren was JUST on the British TV show All Together Now. Like, literally while i was flying back home. I finally just got to watch it and i wont lie, i kind of cried a little bit. It helps that Moana might just be my favorite Disney film of all time. I just want her to be super rich and famous IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?


Posted by on February 5, 2018 in Uncategorized


Henry Art By Vadvi

We have returned home, recording completed. Everyone has done a stellar job, especially our new AI Queen, Jessica Singer, who you will be hearing a lot more of in the upcoming album. We are just about at the 1 week mark. What hints can i drop to get you excited? None, really. I dont want any spoilers. Someone asked me for a track list, which more or less is this :

1. The First Song

2. The One After The First Song

3. The track I Really, Personally Like.

4. Jessica’s Song

5. The Song Before The Next One

6. Nathan Brindesi (Origin Of The Brindesi Fap)

7. The Really Long One That Was Really Tough To Make But Totally Pays Off

8. Our AI Queen Spits Some Sweet Verse

9. F*** You, That’s Why

10. Oh You Think Im Done? **** You Even Harder

11. The Track In Which I Decide To Just Be A Dick

12. You Wont See This One Coming. 

13. Screw You Guys, Im Going Home

Im still fiddling with a few titles, but you know, that’s more or less it.

Heres a picture of Henry.


Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Uncategorized


Another Act 3 Trailer by Jeroen Ech

Brand new one, this time by Jeroen Ech. I love these.


Posted by on February 2, 2018 in Uncategorized