Spacetime - The Orion Syndrome

This is the band's offering from the 1993 timeframe, and the initial public release for the Orion Syndrome, distributed on cassette.
Several new songs and some earlier ones from the Space Traveler album were combined to form an exciting debut album.
Live studio musicians were used throughout, with elaborate synth sequences using some of the time's most advanced synthesizers, like the Roland D-50.
Most of this album was recorded and mastered in professional studios throughout Central Florida.
Over 100 hours were spent in the original 16 track studio creating some of the tracks found on this album.

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Original Album
Song Name
Length Genre
Description

Astral Athlete / Waves of Time
7:50
Progressive Rock
This song is about strengthening our astral selves, and to gather strength from the world around us, instead of being too busy in our daily lives to think about what is really important. Because if we do not experience life to it's fullest potential, we will quickly find it has passed us by.

One Light Year At A Time
4:16
Jazz / Pop Vocals
This song was originally written for the Space Traveler album, and is about a Space Traveler who has lost his homeworld and is looking for another one. Cool jazzy rhythm guitar and sax solo. A very neat concept!

Earthbound Man
6:16
Pop Vocals
The most pop oriented material on the album. This one deals with the lamentable realization that we in this generation will never experience space travel. You'll hear beautiful 12 string acoustic guitar rhythms, thoughtful lyrics, double leads, three part harmony, and cool synth patches. This song was originally written for the Space Traveler album.

Hourglass
5:55
Progressive Rock
The best overall composition on the album. A neat break in the center gives way to a moody but powerful guitar solo, and a dynamic, complex ending. The lyrics are again excellent, with the hourglass concept being the gate between past and future. Definitely Progressive Rock category material. This song, like Astral Athlete and Waves of Time, has been remixed, with new space guitar lines added. This song was the most popular Orion Syndrome song on MP3.Com, sitting at #2 on the Progressive Rock Charts for over a week.

Castles in the Void
4:14
Progressive Rock
Another holdover from the Space Traveler album, this one is a futuristic view on the need for solitude. Sometimes we hate to be alone, but in other instances we truly crave it. A cool delayed guitar rhythm and heavy feedback a la Dave Gilmour (remember "Blue Light"?) gives this one a decidedly Floydian feel.

Slow Boat to Centauri
4:40
Progressive Rock
A fourth song from the Space Traveler album. This one is about fleeing a world about to undergo the throes of a full nuclear exchange, and is essentially an escapism concept. Very heavy with layered guitars, feedback, and a powerful ending with the final power chord decaying into the primordial soup!


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