Fireworks

by Travelogue

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Floydien Slip Jon is at his greatest form yet with Fireworks, which features songs written around rhythm tracks of fireworks. The musicianship and songwriting at work here is astounding, and definitely worth checking out. Favorite track: The Tiger in Winter.
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Originally released on vinyl in May of 2012 through Holiday Records. This version adds 2 unreleased bonus tracks, both from a planned 7"

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released May 27, 2012

Jon Sonnenberg - synthesizers, fireworks samples and sequences, bass guitar, electric guitar, optigan, Casiotone, acoustic guitar, cello, zither, organs, Omnichord, choirs - sampled and synthesized
Drew Diver - electric guitar on 'Last Encounter
Amanda Spayd - additional vocals on 'Evil'
Mastered by Adam Boose
Album photo by Matt Bowman
Album layout by Amanda Spayd
special thanks to Jacob Graham for all his support in the original release

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Travelogue Nebraska

Jon Sonnenberg has been creating music and been part of the electronic scene for over 2 decades, starting in Los Angeles/Orange County in the early 1990's, then relocating to NE Ohio in 2002. He has performed all over the continental United States, including Canada and Mexico. Since 2000, Jon has been releasing his solo work under the name Travelogue. www.artoftravelogue.com for more detail ... more

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Track Name: Cathedral
In this CATHEDRAL
Whispering eyes
The colors make the scenes alive
Pictures bleed into these floors
Shake these walls, shake these walls
Seeing beauty – nothing else

Statues glowing in subtle form
The fountain spraying like a song
The courtyard masses sing along
Shake these walls, shake these walls
Seeing beauty – nothing else
Mindless words, mindless words
Hide forgotten memories.
Track Name: Evil
Under the willow trees we rode
Fast as the lightning turns and folds
The silhouette of him pursues
Embodiment of cruel desire
I saw his shadow coming close
One glance is all I need to fear
Track Name: 1994
Never the same as once before.
Formed in 1994
The things we do, the things we like
Forward thinking has its price.
“Never quite the same”,
You said, “Never quite the same”
What was said and might have been
Always something, always more
Finished work and finished song
So ingrained, we sing along.
… we sing along
Track Name: Remember
Another day, another time
Caught in a world, a foreign home, oh
The land you knew where you used to walk
Where you once thought of age and time
Now all long gone
You cannot return
When seasons end we move along
Your body still, your eyes are closed, oh
The stone above a slow decay

But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember
But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember

Another day, another life
We thought we knew the things you felt
The system breathes, the lion talks
The former dream is changing hands

But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember
But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember

Now there’s no need to be afraid
We will never forget everything that you said, ah
The great unknown where people leave
Where all in all, there’s no goodbye
Your sister weeps, your brother sighs
A souvenir for hanging onto
Your sister weeps, your brother sighs
The souvenir will never fade

But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember
But the moment spent without you
Are all that I remember
Track Name: Last Encounter
I look into the mirror and at first glance I think
I am the same but I don’t recognize my face
When you and I were laughing, all things were different then
Now all humors just a clouded memory

I turn direction toward you. I try and meet your gaze.
A simple smile I thought was there then quickly lost
Although your name escapes me – you’d think I’d know by now
But all these words are mixed in clouded memory

Am I to die still waiting? Can I be reassured?
Without photographic proof I would forget
My giant taunts obscenely. my giant curses me.
Surviving detail of a vision that is gone.

This is my last encounter with things that I adore
Into these depths I see a glimpse of what is lost.
My world of passion waiting – my world of massacre.
Should I have finished what was started long ago.

Can I commit to memory these things that wander endlessly?
Can I commit to memory these things that wander endlessly?
Or are they gone forever? Are they gone forever?
Track Name: Aside (Fireworks version)
Hey now, don’t be sad
Just hold my hand, I won’t let go
It’s a new day, another chance to
dry your eyes – we’ll be alright
So clear your mind and brush it all aside

Sometimes things are sad
and life just seems so out of hand
You can find me – I’ll be right here to
understand, we’ll give it time to
heal our wounds and brush it all aside
Track Name: Plagiarism
Maybe just a dream or maybe heard before, locked in your memory
Ask if you can keep these things you say before they vanish
Somewhere there is mass, unused, discarded words for you to say them.

Somewhere there is mass, unused, discarded words for you to say them

Somewhere there is mass, unused, discarded words for you to say them

Somewhere there is never heard, discarded words for you to say them
Track Name: The Tiger in Winter
The tide in the winter flows cold once again
The warmth of the cinder burns ‘til ashes fade
The song in a whisper grows old through the age
The tiger in winter does not notice change

We found a new road hidden down beneath the dust
Drowning halfway in between this life and that death
Another someday is all we walk toward
What once was causing pain is now a new thought.

The tide in the winter flows cold once again
The warmth of the cinder burns ‘til ashes fade
The song in a whisper grows old through the age
The tiger in winter does not notice change

We took a shortcut trying to make our way
Caught in a time between this life and that death
Into this darkness we fall and stumble
The cries aloud, the cries aloud for all the rest to hear

The tiger in winter
The tiger in winter
The tiger in winter

Why can’t we stay here a little longer
Or does it seem a blur – this life and that death
The ultimatum presented in this way
The claws, the claws protrude
- unexpected endings.
Track Name: Aside (7" version)
Hey now, don’t be sad
Just hold my hand, I won’t let go
It’s a new day, another chance to
dry your eyes – we’ll be alright
So clear your mind and brush it all aside

Sometimes things are sad
and life just seems so out of hand
You can find me – I’ll be right here to
understand, we’ll give it time to
heal our wounds and brush it all aside
Track Name: Beside (7" version)
I'll walk along the sky
and see the reaches of the sea
with you beside me
run in open air
swim underneath the setting sun
with you beside me

your time will come again
the calls of all who will prevail
with you beside me
mountains moving still
and my words crumble with the wind
with you beside me