Gold Rush in Dead Space

by Solar Manoeuvre

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Recorded in their own studio “Gold Rush in Dead Space” tells stories about distant places (“Sunlit Hill”), times (“Battle of Eris”), the first ape (“Albert II”), the first woman (“Sally, Take a Ride With Me”) and the last man (“Out of Oxygen”) in outer space. Further they explore relevant topics like the greediness of mankind (“Here Comes the ReaperMan”) and its drive for expansion (“Elite”). Now to something completely different: They have their finger on the pulse of our fragile present age.
Their sound floats between past, present & future, between Ziggy Stardust, Arcade Fire & Curiosity. Solar Manoeuvre play their amalgamrock “8 Miles High” with a touch of “Brain Damage” but always “Straight to Hell”.

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released November 2, 2012

Alexander Bartuschka: guitar, keys, mandolin
Andreas Gaubitzer: guitar, backing vocals
Christian Veit: drums, keys, guitar, bass
David Mazanek: bass
Roland Ripka: vocals, guitar

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Solar Manoeuvre Klosterneuburg, Austria

Wrap up five ingenious musicians in space suits and shoot them right into outer space. What will you get? One outstanding, higher-than-sky rock experience? Right. Smooth as silk guitar sounds enveloping around panty-tight rhythms even NASA’s DSAC could synchronize with? That’s right too. Well, almost right. ... more

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Track Name: Momentum
We are high, we are low
And just float through dead space, change the emphasis
Every now, every then
We float through dead space, to find a fitting place
Track Name: Battle of Eris
Welcome to the margin of mankinds doom
So far away but closer than anyone knew
Out in dead space nearby Eris, where deep doubts grew

Still aware there’s no way to break on through
In desire grew the madness, now there’s so much to lose
So they hastened to their spacecrafts to vent their gloom

Hear the guns, what they have to say
Within cascades of burning rage
We rely on the deadly reign
We all know, and it still remains

In desire grew the madness, now there’s so much to lose
In a neverending desert, where their dreams became loose
So they hastened to their spacecrafts to vent their gloom

All the rotten rebel yells
In the vastness of Kuiper Belt
In an upcoming emptiness
With a peerless malevolence

Mayhem
Track Name: Albert II
“Why do we go further than god has allowed?”
I asked him and frowned.
“You two are my favourite test subjects.”
He said, giggled and grinned.
“I know I have been bad but leave me alone,
let him down!”
“Close the capsule and wave him goodbye!”

“Why can’t we search for my notions around?”
Laughter and sound
I can’t tell the feeling, just something aroused
Wait to be found
I played my role but it didn’t work out
Lost my course
Accepting the fact that I’m driftin’ away

Get it out of my way

This way I’m satisfied
I went into the light
Track Name: Sunlit Hill
Here I remain so high, no infringement by your side,
Not even gods, no curse, no tear, not even moods
Break the chains to all my pride, on this hill I still survive
Maybe no more by your side, the way you choose

You appear like you don’t mind, like a shard to make me blind
Like a witch haunting my tries, let me know, tell me why
Maybe you are not a lie, I cannot read it in your mind
I expect no sacrifice, come as you are, as you are

And here I roam again, waiting for to try
I try
My last cause to defend, till the day I die

Fancy little clouds, all around this sacred place
Where my heart shall rest in peace, not to loose, not to bruise
A bright light from my eyes, not the sun, not the moon
Where a star will find his last place to gloom, facing doom

And here I roam again, waiting for my trial
I try
My bastion to defend, till the day I die

The hours I spend to defend, are hours to get home again
You and I
The hours we spend to defend, are hours to get home again
Without lies
Track Name: Here Comes the Reaper Man
I’m heading for the limits
I’m draining every single drop of life
And less won’t make me happy
‘Cause I need to feel the might

All to
Stay alive, stay alive
To gain before another tries
Stay alive, stay alive
I live to make it mine, all mine

I’m reapin’ all I’m gettin’
‘Cause mother earth won’t need it anymore
Diggin’, drainin’, suckin’,
Not even abandoning the core

I need another planet,
Or maybe further two or three or four
Why not the whole universe
For a brand new high score

I feel sick, so bad
I have to be much stronger against the vultures ’round my head
Consume whole space
And extinguish every little creep who dares to challenge me
Track Name: Solstice
Take my dream and use it for an act
Never agreed to come along, come along
Take this simple glimpse of my grown faith
And waste my trust to claim your race, to dead space

A soul for your loyal crooked slaves
And I know it is OK
A soul as a whore to confirm your trace
I insist on it’s OK
My profit on an ethical adjusted wage
And the chosen take the blame

A new cycle and the same old game
I plant a tree in greater gods device
And leave it to your cold dead hands, cold dead hands

A soul for your solid grown up fame
And I know it is OK
A soul for all the pain that paves the way
I insist on it’s OK
Built with a solid grown up faith
Pulled from my strong hands
In solstice

A soul for a solid grown up fame
And I know it is OK
A soul for all the victims that pave the way
I insist on it’s OK
A strong withered fallout by the way
In need to explain
Track Name: Terrians
A vivid soul’s gotta wicked, another’s playing with fire
Charlie Goodheart descends, forced to a shape they desire

And they’re so close, to put up with life
Up right here, to cut off the wire
Instead of lighting a fire

They’re not steady upright
Instead of calling a world ours to share
Another actor approaches, so do they handle with care?

And we’re so close, to share a home
A voice stammering aloud: “Jesus, save our souls!”
“Now open the fire!!!”
Cut down to the wire

They’re not steady upright
Instead of calling a world ours to share
Another actor approaches, so do they handle with care?

But we’re so close, to share a rime
Ours is home, in here to combine
Starting with a fire
Supporting the wire
Lighting a fire
Close to the wire
Terrians
Track Name: Sally, Take a Ride With Me
Take a ride with me, find the time within
Take my hand and let me strand
And show me places I have never seen
You smiled at my sight and said it’s alright

Where I can rest my mind, will it ever come?
Never took me away, I still wait for the day
Where you show me places I’ve never seen
Smiled at my sight and said it’s all right

Smelling the kerosene
Like a perfume in the air, I’d wished you were there,
But I’d never left, I swear, I promised you I’d care
Tasting the benzedrine,
My chemical brain said we’ll meet again
So I wait for you to turn in your mind, the way you set your time
You smiled a thousand smiles
In an hourglass-world you won’t be mad
There’ll be no need to call me “wife”, come with me and start a life

Remember the day, when you told me. It was the day we met. And I was afraid. All of our years vanished. But are we beyond that? And who is to say? Questions I can’t answer, I didn’t raise. We all raised something, but it never meant doubt. Doubts were for the believers and nobody was. Still we kept pushing forward. When all of a sudden millions stopped and slowly faded away. There’s no rush anymore. We were a long time around and with calm exaggeration you said “Let’s take a ride!”

We grow to be young again
But your pavement-coloured past recalls
Feel the concrete under your feet
‘Cause when the time is right, it’s a free for all
But we are on the way to the top
Like a jelly roll on the rocks
Oh, my sweet Sally
It’s the dawn of a new age
Track Name: Sweet Violet
The roaring sweetness
Of a distant whispering lure
I hear the sirens
Behind these curtains lies the cure
A close encounter
Seems the strangers are not pure
The roaring sweetness
Of a distant whispering cure

The vulture’s in your mind
The vulture’s in your kind
The vulture’s in your mind
Your kind, let it be

How astounding
Like a storm it drags along
These ancient powers

I’m your whore, I’ll be that strong
Decadent flowers
Pickin’, lickin’, fade to black
Track Name: Elite
Music: Andreas Gaubitzer
Words: Roland Ripka
Track Name: Face in Blood
Sometimes I wish I were
Too weak, too shy, too short, too high
This moment only, never more
If I cannot stand war cries

A dark cold cellar
So deep, so lonesome, long and wide
If I stumble down these stairs
Then I see your face in blood

Bloodshed
Track Name: Phantom Lights
Sweet home so far, sweet home so far, the end so near, the end so near
And no way back, the engines crack and emphasize the beat of tears
The stars still fade, the dark awakes and finally a comet waves
For my last will, to take the thrill
I put it in it’s hand, my lonesome end

The repeating of a whisper in the twilight of a stone
Makes my future look so bright and takes me off to the unknown
This phantom is my everything and leads me to the light
Dear light, please respond to my deep fright
Take me up with all your might
Delight

Is it faith, I still need to come along
Is it remorse I need for all my deeds, I was not strong
And all I believed is put into a wage, my judgement day
Track Name: Out of Oxygen
The day I was born, mama said take care
A cut through the cord and I’ll become all aware
The sentence is passed, here comes the son
At least I’m caught here, my spaceship’s on a run

We are high, we are low
And just float through dead space, change the emphasis
Every now, every then
We need a fitting place, head on against the wall
I’m high, I’m bound, my free will

My free choice, it caused me to heed this call
Our shared belief due, is nothing but innocent
My mind awakes, my body shuts my lung
And I feel so sick, but why I’m so sick
My heart is not sick, my mind is it sick?

We are high, we are low
And just float through dead space, change the emphasis
Every now, every then
We need a fitting place, and head on against the wall
We are high, we are caused to fit our rim

You are high, you are low
Because your inner blaze
Still points right through the wall

Every now, every now
I need a fitting place and head on against the wall
On the top I’m my own, my last free will