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Alfa Valova

by Alfa Valova

Progressive, original compositions that combine rock, jazz and classical instrumentation with world music influences that paint an other-worldly picture in a cinematic way.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. 5 to 4
3:34 album only
2. Musphere
3:16 album only
3. Haboob (Feztival in the Path of Distortion)
3:03 album only
4. Three Ring Turkish Circus
2:43 album only
5. Sugar Plum Fairy
2:44 album only
6. Skydog Jamboree
4:43 album only
7. Melody of Rain
1:37 album only
8. Canyon Thunderstorm Followed by a Drive into Town to Meet with Whales
4:52 album only
9. The Duet of the Wind Dancers
3:03 album only
10. Memories of Good Things to Come
2:51 album only
11. Electric Light Parody
2:40 album only
12. UFOs over Egypt
2:49 album only
13. Metamorphosis
2:39 album only
14. 714
3:06 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alfa Valova 

Alfa Valova was a tiny planet located in the Sunflower Galaxy. To the people of that planet, music was like air or water. They could not survive without it. Before they had music the Valovans weren't completely evolved. Everyone was always at war and unhappy. The people of Alfa Valova believed that their sun was a god named Awondo. They believed the music was a gift to them from Awondo. More specifically the music came from a section of space, between Awondo and Alfa Valova known by the Valovans as the Musphere. The first music was simple: a crash of thunder, a drop of rain, a steady drum beat and then a voice. These first sounds inspired the early Valovans to create their own unique music.  The harmonic vibrations and rhythmic pulses of music stimulated their auditory cortex which reduced the swelling in their brains and allowed everyone to feel love, be creative and positive. Their society flourished. Music was especially important to the children of Alfa Valova. They became deathly ill if they didn't hear new music everyday. Adult Valovans became ill at a much slower rate because of a phenomenon known as “song memory.” This was where the brain, after not hearing new music for several minutes, pulled a song from the Valovan's memory bank and started playing it over and over again until they heard a new song. This kept the adult Valovans alive but made them angry and slowly drove them mad.
For thousands of years, the people of Alfa Valova were happy making music together. However, after many generations, the Valovans began to slowly take music for granted. They forgot to teach their children how to make new music. The children found it was easier to let machines create music.  They decided to stop compensating the musicians and songwriters. Eventually almost all of the musicians and songwriters starved to death. Only the Musicnauts, an elite group of mystics, still made music. They made it not for money, but for the love of music.
In the year 18,920, the planet of Alfa Valova was devastated by Alfven Waves from Awondo. The Alfven Waves erased all the music they had recorded up until that time. The music held their entire history and culture and was a reference for all new music being made. All music from Awondo ceased. The people of Alfa Valova believed that Awondo was angry because of their misuse of music. They thought that Awondo had decided that they were not worthy of having music. To punish them for taking music for granted, Awondo sent Alfven Waves of destruction, erasing all the music, leaving them in a psychotic state of endless war, confusion and illness. Without music, people could no longer communicate their feelings of love for one another. They began to argue and then fight over the reason why Awando took away the music and what they should do about it. After much debate the Valovan's eventually decided to create a single-man space ship, the AV Relayer. They would need a Musicnaut to guide the ship. His mission was to travel the universe and find new music and transmit it back to Alfa Valova to be immediately simulcast across the entire planet.
Valovans searched for their bravest and most willing citizen to travel to Awondo to plead for their salvation. They found Scout Sunshine. He was a father of two children. Both of his children were gravely ill and needed new music or else they would die soon. His wife's name was Tambourne and his children's names were Chyme (girl 6) and Cord (boy 10). His mission was to travel right into the heart of Awondo, offering himself as a sacrifice hopefully to appease Awondo into releasing the music caught in the Musphere, a place they believed the music went after Alfa Valova was hit with the Alfven Waves.

The AV Relayer left the Valovan atmosphere. Scout thought about all the years he trained to become a musicnaut and all the hours he spent alone practicing. He was always struggling to survive and was rarely compensated for his efforts. Now the whole world was counting on his musicianship. Scout traveled for many weeks to the heart of the Musphere in search of the missing music. There was nothing to be heard. There was only complete silence. Nothing could be seen but a black dot on the horizon. He thought about his children living in a world without music when he pointed the AV Relayer towards the black dot in the distance knowing he would never see them again.

As the AV Relayer approached, Scout had discovered the black dot was a spaceship. It was like his own but far more advanced. Scout requested permission to come aboard. “Permission granted” appeared on his computer screen and he guided the AV Relayer to dock with the much larger ship. He boarded the ship and was greeted by alien creatures. They had smaller mouths and much larger ears. The alien who appeared to be the captain of the ship stepped forward and addressed Scout.

“Welcome Scout Sunshine. We have been waiting for you. We have been tracking your voyage since you left Alfa Valova. We are the Irises. We love music. We believe that music is the best way to communicate love to one another. Our mission is to spread music throughout the galaxy in order to promote peace, love and harmony. We have been transmitting music to your planet. Our ship ceased to function when we were struck by the Alfven Waves. All of our songs have been erased and since our ship is powered solely by music, we are stranded.”

Scout broke down crying. He had traveled so far only to find that there was no hope. The leader of the Irises, Davi, brought Scout into a room where there was a large desk with knobs and dials across the top and VU meters along the back. Next to the desk was a huge tape machine. Behind the desk was a window looking out into a much larger room. Scout and Davi entered the larger room. At one end of the room was a drum kit, a grand piano and an electric organ. Lining the walls were amplifiers, basses and guitars. In the middle of the room was a very big microphone with a stool next to it. Behind the microphone was a music stand with a set of headphones attached to it.

Davi explained to Scout, “In case of an emergency, our ship has been equipped with a fully functioning recording studio. It has been two generations since we have used the studio. No one here can remember how to make music.”

Scout smiled and he picked up a guitar that was in the shape of a star and plugged it into the biggest amplifier and turned the amp as loud as it would go. He made a C chord with his left hand and raised his right arm to the 12 o'clock position and grimaced as he allowed his right hand to crash down on the strings. The amp screamed and sent sound waves throughout the ship. The music from his guitar began to have an instant healing effect on himself and the Irises and they regained their strength.

With the help of the Irises, Scout began to record an entire album's worth of songs. As each song was recorded the Irises immediately broadcast them across Alfa Valova. Music began pouring out of every window from every home out into the streets, sending salvation across the entire music-starved planet. Scout's children, Cord and Chyme, began to recover. As the music played everyone's health returned to normal. The people of Alfa Valova swore to never take music for granted again.

Scout returned to Alfa Valova. He taught the Valovans how to write and record their own songs. Everyone was required to learn how to read music and play at least one instrument. Soon each Valovan had their own song. Everyone was jamming and getting along. Harmony had been restored and everyone was in tune. Music had saved the day and not a moment too soon.








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