Stellar Perceptions

by Solar Manoeuvre

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1.
Hey, my oh my It’s good to see you’re healthy, with arms open wide, I welcome you tonight I’m so highly esteemed, to have you all around here Now feel free, to rock around with me Welcome to my ballroom Side by side you’ll see Up here in my ballroom And all the drinks for free
2.
Odyssey 04:37
At least, far away, on a beach, all is gone Behind the roaring storms, threatening waves, and no sun Blazing insane, through these fires I walked Wide open heart, and with darkness I brawled It’s a matter of fact, that the harder I fought These storms have grown and grown, and taken all I was Get, get, get get all I’ve lost ~I know I’m always longing~ Get, get, get, get all I’ve lost ~I know I’m always longing for~ Leading away, back to where the fires brawl A dark, open sea, filled with dreadful pain and loss It’s a matter of fact, that the longer I fought These storms have grown and blown me back to where I was Let, let, let, let, let me go ~I know I won’t be longing~ Let, let, let, let, let me grow ~I know I won’t belong here~ Let, let, let, let, let me go ~I know I’m always longing~ Let, let, let, let, let me grow ~I know I’m always longing for~
3.
Nexus 6K 02:39
Word of advice, 11 men ready to jump the gun Trust someone, nature’s power crushes safety Fading Light, 11 men – always on the run Catch 22, losing control of our sanity Just another day in the sun – dehydration won’t slow your fall Yet another day in the sun – burning up there’s no one else to call The heat, the fire, a call, believing in tensions The man, his voice, a liar, hoping for a good cause Fails our kind – selflessness prevailed You have to pay the price – leaving all behind Just another day in the sun – dehydration won’t slow your fall Yet another day in the sun – burning up there’s no one else to call Help me get outta here If you won’t come, I can’t take the fall Leave me, stay outta there Save yourself, I will take it all
4.
As we’re laying here across, take the moment let sunshine in… While the world turns round and round Feel the safety of the charm within Sometimes I know about it, sometimes I feel about it, Sometimes I summon a fire and start to scream and shout it Sometimes I wonder ’bout it, sometimes I’m calm without it, Sometimes I trust you with a glimpse of eyes which stare aloud on it Sometimes I know about it, sometimes I feel about it, Sometimes I summon a fire and start to scream and shout it Sometimes I wonder ’bout it, sometimes I’m calm without it, Sometimes I trust you with a glimpse of eyes that stare aloud on… While we’re laying here across, is there a moment? Let sunshine in… The world, me and you… Is it love, enlightening more? Is it just that kind that turns you to stay, or (turns you) away… Sometimes I know about it, sometimes I feel about it, Sometimes I summon a fire and start to scream and shout it Sometimes I wonder ’bout it, sometimes I’m calm without it, Sometimes I trust you, but I don’t have to forget about it Sometimes I know about it, sometimes I feel about it, Sometimes I summon a fire to again embrace the loudness Sometimes I wonder ’bout it, sometimes I’m calm without it, Sometimes I know you with a glimpse of eyes that stare aloud on…
5.
You’re feeling lonely and paralysed And still your tears fill seas of erased delight (What) if you asked the moon, at the end of the day When the passion’s gone, left memories of an era he would say It was the sun and the moon who calmed your cries In an endless circle, never touch, never despair They were the sun and the moon, who dried your eyes Most has gone with the wind above (clouds and) hours passing by… Tick, tick, tock… Tick, tick, tock… Some came with scars all around, some came to hide Some searching for glory, and some with hopeful eyes (What) if you asked the moon, at the end of the day When the passion’s gone, left memories of an era, he would say It was the sun and the moon who calmed your cries In an endless circle, never touch, never despair They were the sun and the moon, who dried your eyes Most has gone with the wind above hills and mountains passing by…
6.
Lurking nearby, drowning your last hope when you’re down with your pride He offers you candy, tells you to shit on the world, dreams and tries And he says: “I’ll make you a hero, a dark knight, no weirdo, a god, if you like. And everyone will love you, and everyone will despair and those who hate you burn alive!” And you’re so amazed, you’re so amazed of his power And you’re so impressed, you’re so impressed of his shower He offers you love, if you know what it means Introducing himself, as your only friend he’ll be Lurking nearby, drowning your last hope, repulsed agony Fed with the ladies, make ’em submissive, a great authority And he says:” I’ll make you a hero, a dark knight, no weirdo, a god, you’ll be. And everyone will love you, and everyone will despair and those who hate you burn for me!” And you’re so impressed, you’re so impressed of his power And you’re so afraid, you’re so afraid of his shower He offers you love, but you still know what it means Unveiling the cause, still no cause to agree I know him well He knows me well He knows me well I know him well
7.
Free like a bird Impressing the wind, beholding graze without declines No sickened ties, Karmacoma and those dead philosophers No rumoured lies, with their thousand strings and caused catastrophes Bound to a rhyme… No one steady, cruel or satisfied Free like a bird Impressing the wind, beholding graze without declines No sickened ties, but elegance and those dead philosophers No rumoured lies, with their thousand strings and caused catastrophes Bound to a rhyme… No one steady, cruel or satisfied Free like a bird Impressing the wind, beholding graze without declines Bound to a rhyme… No one steady, cruel or satisfied…
8.
Started long ago, not sure why nor how The cause is well unknown, after centuries it’s gone No fear to express, no remorse, just pain With all the reason gone, violence is all they gain Cursed to fight themselves, not a single pause A gruesome fate to live, no respect for life at all Sons and daughters born, just to keep alive The anger and their feud, fueling hate is what they do All the blood they shed, the dreams they never had It’s a nightmare all along, wake up and be strong ~Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!~ Pick up your weapon, it’s time to defend your life, defend your love ~No, no, no~ The circle of violence won’t swallow you fast enough – not fast enough ~No, no, no~ It’s a nightmare all along ~Wake up! Wake up!~
9.
They’re gonna make things to supply Made me feel so rotten, it’s not helpful, it’s awry Look what I’ve forgotten They’re gonna make us to depend And call it glory The golden age of our demise Sometimes – never! Our ruins soon to be (set us free) Will we ever set us free They feed me salt and suck me dry And praise my approval Another bite, another try It tastes less pleasant We shall feed it to the world And spread their message Selling all my selfesteem This time – never! Our ruins soon to be (set us free) Will we ever set us free
10.
So long I’ve been waiting since I was crushing Down on the ground through the blazin’ of storms Strong hands pulled me up, those friendly faces, It seems they’ve faded to ashes after losin’ their hope Weak or insane, desperate or vain, Cruel intentions grow like grass on a plane And strong like an oak tree I remain here, to sing for better days Oh my, my, singin’ for the starlight, there’s nothing on the fairground, For I would pay my fee, like hate and more brutality My, my, singin’ for the starlight, is there’s something on the fairground, For I would pay my fee So tight I’ve defended all I’ve been praying For like hope and glory and everyone’s joy If joy is a word with several meanings I’m dismayed by those and their sickening souls Weak or insane, desperate or vain, Shattered hearts grow like grass on a plane And strong like an oak tree I remain here, to sing for better days Oh my, my, singin’ for the starlight, there’s nothing on the fairground, For I would pay my fee, like hate and more brutality Bye, bye, leaving into starlight, there’s nothing on the fairground For I would pay my fee, like hate and more brutality La la, lalalalalaa laa, lalalalalaa laa, lalalalalaaa…

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Stellar Perceptions is the spectacular conclusion of Solar Manoeuvre's Space Trilogy. It tries to mirror what is happening right now and how people see what is currently happening in this universe. Two sides which represent the complete opposites of each other. On one side there is Anhedonia - the lack to see anything positive and being unable to feel joy and lust. On the other side Synesthesia - to be overwhelmed by everything, to see and feel everything in all possible combinations. This latest iteration takes you on a journey to explore not only others but also yourself.

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released July 27, 2018

Solar Manoeuvre Are:
Alexander Bartuschka - Keys, Guitar, Mandolin
Andreas Gaubitzer - Background Vocals, Guitar
David Mazanek - Bass
Roland Ripka - Vocals, Guitar
Christian Veit - Drums

Keys on "Nexus 6K" By Andreas Gaubitzer
Keys on "Impressing The Wind" By Christian Veit
Choir on "Farewell To Starlight" By Solar Manoeuvre

Artwork & Design By Felix Auer
Mixed By Christian Veit
Mastered By Florian Weixelbaumer

All songs written, performed and produced by Solar Manoeuvre at The Salon 2014-2018.

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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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