Ludovico LaRoche - Propulsion Galactica

by Ludovico LaRoche

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    14 Psychedelic, Electro, Pro Rock, Sci-fi tracks, as part of a concept album. Presented in a folded digipack with 6 page lyric and artwork pull-out

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This 8 year project: an electro, psychedelic, prog rock, science-fiction concept album is about a human used on an interseller spacecraft to propel the ship using the kinetic energy in his blood-flow. The ship is suffering a mutiny as the sister ship powers beyond contact. The captain of the vessel is accosted, beaten and finally ejected into space. Soon his voice is heard over the ships tannoy system causing the fearful, scattered crew to spiral into madness. The voices trace back to the ships teleportation device, which gives our human captive a means to escape. His liberation is short lived as he finds himself marooned on a desolate moon, where it's clear his fate is as one with the ship's unfortunate captain. As one they are all left helplessly adrift amongst the stars that seldom shine.

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released July 22, 2016

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by G LaRoche
Mastered by David Elliott
Album artwork by Brad Benford

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Track Name: Propulsion Galactica - Part 1
[Human]
Euphoria rips the breathe from me,
From the deepest dream I'll ever see,
About a place I know so well,
This place I wake I cannot tell,

My eyes, glowing in the dials
Arrived? I must have slept for miles,

I feel no objects lifting me,
But float awake so helplessly,
What is this place, where can I be?
An electronic moon-lit fantasy,

My veins, glow in me like wires,
But Hope, is what my will desires,

[Aliens]
Welcome, you must be weak, your body's aged,
We found you during many travels we made,
Stay – try – believe – cry,
Learn – grow – breathe – be bold
Sigh – stretch – reach – no regrets
[Human]
But what of all that I have left behind,
What will I do without my mistress by my side,
And what of my friends, my family dear,
There's too much I've seen, too much is unclear
[Aliens]
Do not look back now there is nothing for you back there, the family you know died years ago, now you need not fear
[Human]
My fingers throb, what can this be, retro moonlit fantasy,
Foreign creatures mess the mind, blood flowing through to pass the time,
Where we going, oh no...
Track Name: Propulsion Galactica - Part 2
The beats per minute of my heartbeat fill the thrusters fusion,
The fuel that burns and feeds the speed direct me from my freedom,
The coloured chords and circuit boards need bodily intrusion,
I've had the needle in so deep I'm under no illusion,

I’ll rectify to clarify the warp drive I am bending,
All my kinetic blood it flows, making love to the Engine,
And as I wake the vessel shakes, inject life to the pistons,
Those coloured chords and circuit boards pulsating with the system

I lived a thousand life times in one sleep,
Control the propulsion in space so deep,
A vision not been seen since ancient times,
A very blood force that'll blow your mind,

And now I know I have this power I am the celestial being,
A force of flesh & matter, now I know that I'm not dreaming,
Yet the voice over the ships speakers, gives me uneasy feelings,
The crew is shocked to hear it... oh god … I gotta get out

I lived a thousand life times in one sleep,
Control the propulsion in space so deep,
A vision not been seen since ancient times,
A very life force that'll blow your mind,
Track Name: Sister Ship (XYZee)
[Samples from Mario Bava's 'Planet Of The Vampires' 1965]
Track Name: Mutiny
We are the mutiny, no upper force is crushing, we
Slay all and we're running free,

Kick 'em down and stand 'em up,
Let's see you go and strut your stuff,
You've had your time, we've had enough,

Take Charge
Barrage

We are the mutiny, a militia majority,
The thorn in your authority,

That's right, we're taking this ship,
That's why, we're gonna make it, desolate of piety

“Hold back the mutiny, your cover's blown”, Conspiracy,
We shake our chains and grit our teeth,

“We're looking into it”-no we're not fooled, and no more shit,
The panic button has been hit,

We’ve work so hard yet still this cocoon is our cage,
We want the sister ship to reconcile our rage

The Mutiny
Come follow me

Come Captain don't be scared, see this Planet, it's got no air,
We'll kick you out and leave you there,

We are the mutiny, your captains dead so follow me,
Once more for the Mutiny

Take Charge
Barrage

We’ve work so hard yet still this cocoon is our cage,
We want the sister ship to reconcile our rage

The Mutiny
Come follow me
Track Name: Terminal Verlocity
Such a speed
I plummet through the open wounds at terminal velocity
My embrace
Has the heat of a thousand stars
I'm reaching the edge of deep space

You were never there for me
You were built to adore me

Sound waves thunder down the interstellar motorway,
A shallow imprint, of radioactive decay,
Warping straight as a die, as the crow flies,
Terminal velocity propels far as eyes can see
Track Name: Pilgrimage
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Track Name: The Voice In The Teleportation Device
The panic struck as the bright lights burned
Through the machine, his voice returns

Cryptic readings fill the room,
contains the quantum radiation,
Messages from other times,
Can’t you hear them?

Trace the source to other worlds,
But the coarse comes from [the] afterlife,

A voice speaks but it's not mine,
Re-aliening, quantumtised,
Through teleporters spirits leak,
Can you hear me?
[Aliens]
Lips don't speak but voices heard the words of deceased men are increased at peace yet the speakers bleed inside the machine

[The Voice]
Left me tumbling through the stars. so where am I.
…I'm the soul you can't erase. the bitter crime.

A voice speaks but it's not mine,
Re-alineing, quantumtised,
Through teleporters spirits leak,
Can you hear me?
[Aliens]
Lips don't speak but voices heard the words of deceased men are increased at peace yet the speakers bleed inside the machine
Track Name: "This Is Your Captain Speaking"
This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking, This Is Your Captain Speaking.
Track Name: Planet Scan
There's no life on this planet,
Check the radars,
Don't know if I can stand it,
Destroy the closest star
Track Name: Blast Off / Crash Down
Blast off, take heed, escape, my need
My blood, shall ride, two worlds, collide
I'm free, not caged, propulsion, feed rage
Alone, at last, full moon, shadows cast, no life
Track Name: Marooned
Beneath the rolling balls of Vapour
Under the three pale setting suns
Await the long slow kiss of twilight
And this could be my final one

As I scan the voids surroundings
There’s not another life in sight
Climb the stairs of endless worth
Deeper into eternal night

And as you words they burrow deeper
They still shake me to my core
And I cannot face the hunger
If you don’t need me anymore

Let the choruses of vultures
That have circled since my bloom
Be the ones that dig their claws in
Carry me back to your womb

Please stay, don’t go

…and I can never forgive you
…yet you still try to dent my pride
Let the darkness grow beneath me
Let my anguish be my guide
Had you not struck the chord inside me
That resounds through space and time
Let it be known that I’m the captive
That is paying for your crimes
Track Name: Amongst The Stars That Seldom Shine
Light penetrates throw the pasts forgotten fates
They won’t wait, I can’t dwell, in the voids majestic spell

Take me up where the light’s divine,
Amongst the Stars that seldom shine,

These, my last words that hold tight to my tongue,
Spoken before we descend once again into oblivion,
Only to rise from the embers and help me to glide,
To a place in your eyes where the stars seldom shine,

Take me up where the light’s divine,
Amongst the Stars that seldom shine,

Once, when I was pure there seemed so much I’d endure ,
You’re the cure, I waited for, but our time came nevermore
Sealing my fate
We were worlds away

Take me up where the light’s divine,
Amongst the Stars that seldom shine,

Spinning complacently in the night.
Amongst the Stars that seldom shine,
Under the beams of radiant light.
Amongst the Stars that seldom shine,
And all the universe alines
reach for the stars that seldom shine
So serine, heavenly, benign.
Up with the stars that seldom shine.