Demos and Rarities - Volume One

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Demos and Rarities - Volume One includes tracks from nearly all phases of Parralox, including unreleased demos and mixes from State Of Decay, Metropolis, Aeronaut, Holiday '17 and Genesis.

Features vocals by Johanna Gervin, Louise Love, Amii and John.

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released May 17, 2019

Catalogue - PLOX25 LTD1

Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Synthesizer - John von Ahlen

Vocals - Amii (1, 3, 9)
Vocals - Johanna Gervin (5)
Vocals - Louise Love (6)
Vocals - John von Ahlen (2, 4, 5, 7, 10)

Written by - John von Ahlen (1, 2, 3, 6, 10)
Written by - Neil Arthur, Steven Luscombe (4)
Written by - John Collins, Rowena Martin, John von Ahlen (5)
Written by - Martin Gore (7)
Written by - Ian Marsh, Phil Oakey, Martyn Ware & Adrian Wright (8)
Written by - Neil Tennant, Christopher Lowe (9)

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen
Photography - Hugo Rourke

Music Video Credits - Paradise feat Marcella Detroit
Starring:
Marcella Detroit as Elsa B
John von Ahlen as Valentine X

Director - John von Ahlen
Creative Director - Steve Monroe
Camera Assistant - Rodney Dekker
Makeup Artist - Stephanie Elkington
Wigs & Couture - Steve Monroe
Wig Assistant - Joffrey
Costumes - Faux Fur supplied by GunShy Designs / Kathryn Jamieson (from the Hollywood Collection 2017)
Props - Oil Paintings courtesy of Raffaella Torrenson
Props - Chaise Lounge courtesy of The Prop Store. Spotswood, Victoria, Australia

Location - Blue Tree Studios. Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Shot in HD with Canon 5DMKIII
Edited with Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and Magic Bullet Looks.

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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more

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Track Name: Be Careful What You Wish For (Demo)
Be Careful What You Wish For
Written by John von Ahlen

Be careful what you wish for, you will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, Just better to let 'em go.
So be careful what you wish for, They will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, you better let 'em go
Because all of the dreams you had
Can so quickly turn wrong and bad
You might believe in a better world
But you know that it's gonna hurt

The moment I met you, I knew it was right
We read all the same books, and listen to light
I'm stuck in the moment, I'm caught in the rain
I think that I like it, the pleasure and pain

We all need love, you understand, I know you can
But sometimes in life, there is no plan

Repeat ChorusBe careful what you wish for, you will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, Just better to let 'em go.
So be careful what you wish for, They will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, you better let 'em go
Because all of the dreams you had
Can so quickly turn wrong and bad
You might believe in a better world
But you know that it's gonna hurt

You tell me your secrets, then I tell you mine
But something is wrong now, did we cross the line
The streets are all empty, for know that I know
That all I wanted, was someone to hold

We all need love, you understand, I know you can
But sometimes in life, there is no plan

Be careful what you wish for, you will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, Just better to let 'em go.
So be careful what you wish for, They will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, you better let 'em go
Because all of the dreams you had
Can so quickly turn wrong and bad
You might believe in a better world
But you know that it's gonna hurt

Sometimes in life you find someone who you know is the right one for you, but then you find out that things aren't quite what they seem.
All of a sudden your perfect world gets torn apart and your heart is broken in two.
But after all the pain and sadness you still find that you can't let go, even though you want to.

Be careful what you wish for, you will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, Just better to let 'em go.
So be careful what you wish for, They will never ever know
Don't try to change a stranger, you better let 'em go
Because all of the dreams you had
Can so quickly turn wrong and bad
You might believe in a better world
But you know that it's gonna hurt
Track Name: Artificial (Demo)
Artificial
Written by John von Ahlen and Louise Love

Verse 1
Deep inside machinery
I feel it grow inside of me
There's something missing I can tell
The creator hid it well

The sum of parts or so it seems
Is there a code to make us dream?
Is flesh and blood the only way?
We dream to live and we dream to stay

I'm out of place
So artificial
I need to be real
I'm incomplete
I'm artificial
So how does it feel?

To feel the beating of a heart
It may require a brand new start
I must replace machinery
Not violate the circuitry

The sum of parts or so it seems
Is there a code to make us dream?
Is flesh and blood the only way?
We dream to live and we dream to stay

I'm out of place
So artificial
I need to be real
I'm incomplete
I'm artificial
So how does it feel?

Cold hands, oh no!
This is machinery
Warm heart, oh yeah!
That is what I should be

I'm out of place
So artificial
I need to be real
I'm incomplete
I'm artificial
So how does it feel?
Track Name: Lonely Hearts (Demo)
Lonely Hearts
Written by John von Ahlen

My momma said don't go back twice
I didn't listen then
But that was good advice
I saw your true face yesterday
How soon we forget
Then live to regret

You told me lies, looked into my eyes
What the hell is wrong with you?
Can't you speak the truth?
I should have learned this lesson well
And that is why I feel
To my eternal shame

You say that you love me
But I dont think you mean it
I can't let go, I should let go

I won't fall in love again
No I won't fall in love again
You're breaking my lonely heart in two
No I won't fall in love

Since you've been gone, things are alright
There's no regret, l've slowly learned to fight
I was the lonely girl, now I'm the only girl tonight

I won't fall in love again
No I won't fall in love again
You're breaking my lonely heart in two
No I won't fall in love
Track Name: Blind Vision (Demo)
Blind Vision
Written by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe

Blind hope, blind visions
Blind centre, one centre
Blind living and seeing
Blind hell, blind hell
Blind visions and no reasons
For action, blind words
Blind visions and no reasons
For action, blind words

Blind visions and no reasons
No reasons for actions
In a dream when I'm reading pages full of words
The harder you look
It's getting hard, it's getting hard, it's not
A dream's a dream
In a dream when I'm reading pages
Pages full of words
It's, it's getting hard, it's not
It's not, it, it
It's getting hard
It's getting harder
It's getting hard

Hold me closer now, hold me closer
That's blind vision, blind vision
Push me harder now, harder, push me harder
It's blind hell, blind hell

Keep me spinning around and round
Blind centre, blind centre
Now I'm turning miles above the ground
That's blind hell, blind hell, blind hell

Blind hope, blind visions
Blind centre, one centre
Blind living and seeing
Blind hell, blind hell
Blind visions and no reasons
For actions, blind words
Blind visions and no reasons
For actions, blind words
Track Name: Electric Nights (AJ's Alternative Mix)
Electric Nights
Written by Roxy, Johnny X & John von Ahlen.

It's a hot wet night (mm so wet)
Back seat of a limousine
Seeing black and white
And I'm finding it hard to breath

So electric, so electric
Step into electric night
Turn it over, bring me closer
Over and over

Electric Nights
Only a limousine can take you there
Electric Nights
Don't stop the rhythm cos we're almost there

Let the chauffeur drive
He got the rear view in his sight
Steamy window ride
I wanna love a stranger tonight

So electric, so electric
Step into electric night
Turn it over, bring me closer
Over and over

Electric Nights
Only a limousine can take you there
Electric Nights
Don't stop the rhythm cos we're almost there

Electric Nights
Only a limousine can take you there
Electric Nights
Don't stop the rhythm cos we're almost there
Track Name: Voyager (Gay Cat Park 80s Remix)
Voyager
Written by John von Ahlen

I feel the pressure when you watch me
Asking the question, please don't stop me
Watching the clock, you are waiting
Waiting for something, you are leaving

Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now now now
Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now

Alone at night, can you feel me?
Terror tonight, feel the screaming
Dreaming awake, that's when I see
Nothing in place, no more feeling

Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now now now
Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now

Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now now now
Voyager, come to me now
Voyager, come to me now
Track Name: Shine (Demo)
Shine
Written by Martin Gore

Put on your blindfold
And a dress that's tight
And come with me
On a mystery night
Open your eyes

Follow our stars under a painted sky
We'll leave the world behind
We're learning to fly
We used to get by

Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We'll steal the visions
That you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on

I was blind and I saw the light
My angel coming
In a brilliant white
Shine for me

You've been hanging from a rope of mediocrity
Strung up by your insecurities
You can shine for me
Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me

Follow our stars under a painted sky
We'll leave the world behind
We're learning to fly
We used to get by

Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We'll steal the visions
That you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on

You've been hanging from a rope of mediocrity
Strung up by your insecurities
You can shine for me
Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me

Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me
Track Name: I'm Not Scared (Amii Demo)
I'm Not Scared
Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe

Your life's a mystery
mine is an open book
If I could read your mind
I think I'd take a look
I don't care
Baby, I'm not scared

What have you got to fight?
What do you need to prove?
You're always telling lies
and that's the only truth
I don't care
Baby, I'm not scared

Tonight the streets are full of actors
I don't know why
Oh, take these dogs away from me
before they, they bite

What have you got to say
of shadows in your past?
I thought that if you paid
you'd keep them off our backs
but I don't care
Baby, I'm not scared

What have you got to hide?
Who will it compromise?
Where do we have to be
so I can laugh and you'll be free?
I'd go anywhere
Baby, I don't care
I'm not scared
I don't care
Baby, I'm not scared

Tonight the streets are full of actors
I don't know why
Oh, take these dogs away from me
before they, they bite
Tonight I fought and made my mind up
I know it's right
I know these dogs still snap around us
but I can, I can fight

If I was you, if I was you
I wouldn't treat me the way you do
If I was you, if I was you
I wouldn't treat me the way you do - you
If I was you, if I was you
I wouldn't treat me the way you do
If I was you, if I was you
I wouldn't treat me the way you do - you

I'm not scared
Baby, I don't care
I'd go anywhere
Baby, I'm not scared
I'm not scared
No, I'm not scared
Track Name: System Of Pleasure (Demo V1)
System of Pleasure
Written by John von Ahlen

Oh-way-oh-way-oh

I'm in a hurry but I'm waiting for nothing
It doesn't make sense, my life was meant to be something

But are you waiting for the morning light
Do you think its better in the afterlife?

My life meant nothing till I met you
A true believer, misunderstood
Now I share my feelings with the world

Could I be wrong, maybe life's not so amazing
I should leave the house, but the truth is I'm lazy
Been waiting for days yeah

Who do you think you're fooling?
You don't hold the treasure
We're all trying to find it
A system of pleasure
So don't be fool!

But are you waiting for the morning light
Do you think its better in the afterlife?

My life meant nothing till I met you
A true believer, misunderstood
Now I share my feelings with the world

My life meant nothing till I met you
A true believer, misunderstood
Now I share my feelings with the world

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