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Maybe in a week. Maybe in a day. Maybe in an hour. Who knows? But it’s coming. Sooner than you think.

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Posted by on March 13, 2019 in Uncategorized


The Fairy City Of Victoria: Fairy Tales For Homeless Fairies

As the praise continues to pour in for The Broken Cyborg, (Aw shucks, y’all), there have been some questions regarding the fairy city of Victoria.

For those interested, the backstory of the fairy cith of Victoria is covered here in this album, which is well worth a listen for those interested.

One last note, because it sort of drives me crazy: a comment on the album mentions how in the song Adore an adult male is singing a romantic song of desire to…. an 11 year old? Oh hell no. No no nononononononono. I dont where this idea comes from, but that is SO wrong and that sort of thing is something i would never, in a billion years be putting in any form on an album or anything for that matter. Look, at no point AT ALL does it even suggest that the Reggie Smith singing the song Adore (who is the original human taken by the fairies and replaced by a changeling who is the Reggie Smith we meet in the other Reggie Smith song) is singing to a kid. Why on earth would you think that?!?

Now, i do understand the song has a slight creep vibe, i mean, someone coming in to sit with you at night and gaze longingly at you in adoration is a little creepy, but we’re talking… you know, normal creepy. Not horrible, frankly offensive creepy. Reggie Smith the human is, after all, lonely to a degree unimaginable. He’s been taken from his life, from his parents, from his very species and raised in a place and species so foreign, he will never fit in or belong, or be able to know basic human love, something he still psychologically and biologically yearns for. But he’s not freaking Michael Jackson. He’s yearning for someone he spied on the street who is his own bloody age. Someone who may not even pereceive him since he doesnt spend most of his time quite in phase with the human world.

Sorry. Had to clear that up. The comment drives me nuts, i cant erase it and there are some things that i have no wish to ever bring up in my work.

That aside, the album is a collection of musical short stories that never the less form an overarching tale that centers around the very city of Victoria we find some years later in The Broken Cyborg.


Posted by on March 12, 2019 in Uncategorized


The Broken Cyborg, Big Note Of Thanks

So, just to get it out of the way to all who are unaware:

The Broken Cyborg, A Biopunk Fairytale is OUT NOW! It’s definitely among Paul’s better efforts, so you should definitely check it out now on Bandcamp. Coming soon on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, basically everywhere. We’ll let you know.

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I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has bought the album, left wonderful comments, participated in the listening session and has otherwise enjoyed the album. It almost broke me into sobbing pieces was a joy to make (i kid, it really was a joy) and i am delighted by the response which is through the roof positive.  if you haven’t yet, i urge you to head over to the Bandcamp page and leave a review.

Obviously the album would be nothing without the talents of the singers, Liel Bar-Z, Psyche Chimera, Evil Lauren as always, AeB Byrned, and wonderful new addition to the lore, Vivian Moonic, as well as the MASSIVELY amazing art of Shibara.

You can check out all of them on their respective site which are on the Bandcamp page, but i’m going to include one more time here:

Liel Bar-Z as Jane

Psyche Corporation as Han Mi

Vivian Moonic as The Mayor

with special guest Lauren Osborn

Flute on Bio7 出埃及记 by Adrienne “AeB” Byrne

Cover by Shibara

So, what’s next?

Next up we have the second season of The New Albion Radio Hour, Astonishing Tales Of The Highly Unlikely. We have a Patreon starting up (i simply did not have time to work on perks and get The Broken Cyborg finished) and of course there is the third and final installment of The Fairypunk Series to write. I do know it will feature Liel & Lauren, although Lauren will be playing a very… unique role. Something new. I don’t know too much about it. I know the big plots, but i’m still working on the immediate plot: what characters will be involved, what their arcs will be, and how they will propel us to the big plot developments.

The third installment will likely be longer than the first two. I do not want it to be longer than 90 minutes, and maybe it wont even be that, but each chapter of the fairypunk  series is longer and more intense than the last, so this one will probably be longer and a bit more complicated. But once again, take nothing i say seriously until i actually begin composition.

So there you go. Thank you everybody, i love you all, and i will try as hard as i can not to fail you next time.  Ha ha.






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Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Uncategorized


The Broken Cyborg, A Biopunk Fairytale Is OUT NOW

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Some will say the album is released today instead of Sunday because i was trying to set up a pre-order and goofed. LIES! Clearly, this shows i released it so early because folks were begging me to after last night’s listening session (true, actually) and i am nice, and it is Evil Lauren who forces me to do thing like hurt characters, create tragedies, and hold off on releasing albums. Fortunately for you i am an idiot Lauren is busy right now and not controlling my poor mind for a few hours, so i am taking advantage to release this. Let my moronicness Lauren’s mistake be your gain!



Posted by on March 8, 2019 in Uncategorized



I was trying to set up a pre-order and accidentally… aw nuts. Oh well.

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Posted by on March 8, 2019 in Uncategorized


Snippet From Broken Cyborg

Just a little repost from instagram of working on The Broken Cyborg.

Glad you all enjoyed it. I love you all. My sweets. Will post properly later.

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Posted by on March 8, 2019 in Uncategorized


Live Stream Address


As of this posting it’s still a half hour away from showtime, but i’m posting the link anyway since some of you expressed nervousness about getting it on time. See you in half an hour and enjoy the album!


Posted by on March 7, 2019 in Uncategorized