February 23, 2015
I am super excited to say that the CD set I’ve been waiting for, for a long time, has FINALLY arrived to my house today <3! Back in probably 2013 (at least, maybe even as far back as 2012, I don’t remember) I discovered something amazing. This amazing thing was called The Dolls of New Albion: A Steampunk Opera done by Paul Shapera. You need to listen to it. It’s free to listen online. Go do it now, right here. And if you like it, perhaps consider buying the album too! It’s a 90 minute, 4 Act musical with amazing talent and an awesome story line. It was also amazingly handy to have on my 2 hour drive to/from school in Milwaukee.
Next, Paul came out with a sequel called The New Albion Radio Hour, A Dieselpunk Opera. It takes place some years after the end of the Steampunk Opera. And, of course, he finished the Trilogy off last year with An Atompunk Opera, The New Albion Guide To Analogue Consciousness. Then, to tantalize us even further, he added yet ANOTHER set of music, albeit shorter in length, to go between the Operas and tie everything together: The Room Beneath New Albion.
I definitely would recommend 100% listening to this. Also, feel free to follow his blog here: https://steampunkopera.wordpress.com/ Paul is currently working on a Slenderman Opera which will definitely be interesting!
Can’t wait to stash it in my car! Will definitely come in handy for convention road trips 🙂 Thank you SO much Paul for creating such wonderful music. ❤