This album is a Space Rock Opera based on a dinner plate I made at the age of 4, which also acts as the album cover. In high school, around 2004, I wrote a whole story around the plate and turned it into a political satire space rock opera. Below is a summary of the story:
The story begins in the not so distant future, when a black hole threatens to engulf planet Earth. Our only hope is to shoot a specially made robot into the heart of the black hole, and implode it from within. Luckily the robot, code-named Special Robot, was able to close the life threatening black hole at the cost of his own electronic life. This selfless sacrifice led to the creation of a new religion, with Special Robot placed as its focus/messiah.
Two thousand years later, the Second Universal War, or Tripple-U-II, has just broken loose between the Earthlings and the Muslimites, a cyborg planet with a core of robot-made plutonium that has been a prize sought after by many, many planets. Earth decides to ask for assistance from the Buddhists, the people of a planet who worship the comet Buddha because when it crashed into their planet it shifted their orbit farther from the sun, greatly improving its ability to grow crops. Earth is not on the best of terms with the Buddhists, after a double cross during the First Universal War, but the Buddhist’s hate for the Muslimites proves to be much stronger so they agree to side with Earth and supply them munitions.
We follow our young war hero, Mr. Away, as he decides to leave his small hometown and do his part to defend his planet up in space. As he flies into the first battle he is able to witness the massacre on both sides, watching his friends be destroyed alongside his enemies in an equally strengthened slaughter. Fear sets in as he quickly flies away, retreating to safety. He hitches a ride back to Earth on a Wasteship only to find when he returns that a sneak attack by the Buddhists has left his planet completely destroyed. All of his family and friends are dead. While searching through the wreckage he finds one survivor, his fiancé Suzy, who has gone completely insane and mute from witnessing the secret attack. Away’s bottled up emotions clashes with the frustration of trying to bring Suzy back to him and leads to him murdering her in a black out of rage.
Meanwhile, up in space, at the battlefield, the two thousand year old black hole reopens, proving to be an Einstein-Rosen Bridge to the future. The ticking time bomb, codenamed Special Robot, emerges to deliver one final speech before its programmed implosion. Special Robot declares that the universe has become a travesty of war and hate, and because of this the universe must restart anew with two specially chosen people. Then Special Robot implodes into himself, which sparks a series of explosions in the surrounding ships, creating a giant destructive burst of white light that engulfs the entire universe.
Unfortunately for the universe, the chosen two people were Away and Suzy. Since Suzy has been murdered by Away, Away is left alone in the universe to wander looking for someone, anyone, to recreate the universe with, but there is no one there.
Watch the official music videos for these tracks here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWB_xG-hMbJUB_0ZEV3Kctw