Oct. 3, 2011
A concept album about Earth's first interstellar planetary colonisation mission. Features include: robots, optimism, cryogenics, death, pessimism, conflict, more death, more pessimism, and an inconsistent mix of pianos and squarewaves.
Stems available for download over here.
1Pyrrha, or: The Eventual Successful Conclusion of an Automated Mission to Find a Habitable Extrasolar Planet
2Home, or: The Volunteers Consider Their Imminent Departure from Earth and a Future in an Impossibly Unfamiliar World
Featuring vocals by Anne Dawson.
Speech script and performance by Bradley Williams (Graywilde).
Translations written and performed by:
- Anne Dawson - French
- Brandon Huisman (Solidus) - Dutch
- Dan Pearson (Hentropy) - Japanese
3Devoid, or: Two Hundred Billion Stars, Five Thousand Migrants and One High-Velocity Cryogenic Storage Facility
4Landfall, or: Thousands Die as an Ill-Prepared Starship Completely Fails to Withstand the Impact of an Alien Atmosphere
Featuring the screams of Matt Shoemaker, Nick Regelman and Anne Dawson.
5Stones, or: A Race of Perspicacious Autochthons Assess the Impositions Implied by the Arrival of Unbidden Company
Lyrics by Chris Walden.
Many thanks to Greenwood Studios for the use of their beautiful piano.
6C, or: Universal Limitations of Information Propagation and Their Effects on the Stranded Crew of a Crashed Interstellar Planetary Colonisation Expedition
The first track that I wrote for Alter Locus. The rest of the album is kind of an excuse to release this one track.
7Fewer, or: A Heated Discussion Concerning Issues Relevant to the Short- and Long-Term Survival of the Remaining Thirty
8Marching, or: An Analysis of the Varied Motives and Reservations of Crew Members as they Undertake a Campaign that Can Not Possibly Succeed
Written and performed on French Horn by David Dawson.