Life Kills (Demo V1)

by Parralox

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Way back in 1980, The Human League recorded what was to become a timeless classic, namely the album "Travelogue".
Fast forward to 2019, and Parralox recorded a version of one (actually more than one!) the tracks from Travelogue, namely "Life Kills"

This was the first demo version of the track and was recorded on Thursday the 25th of July, 2019.

Original filename - Parralox - 203 - Life Kills (Demo V1) - 2019 07 25.wav

Funny how the hours of freedom seem to fly!


Life Kills
Written by Ian Craig Marsh, Phil Oakey, Martyn Ware

When you fall into your seat
You know you feel you might be dying
As the breath rasps in and out
Of your burning throat
You can't control your lungs because you're so tired
You're half awake with one arm in your coat

Well thank god that there is someone there to drive you
You know you couldn't make it on your own
He helps you through the door
You sit down on the floor
And you're asleep before you are alone

Your life is like a schedule
You run to meet the bills
No one's awake to tell you
Life kills

For a while it seems exhaustion has subsided
The day is over and the moon is high
But your period of work is predecided
Funny how the hours of freedom seem to fly

Well thank god that there is someone there to drive you
You know you couldn't make it on your own
He helps you in the door
You sit down as before
Another shift to pay another loan


released December 23, 2019
Parralox - Holiday '19
Tracklist :
1. Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters of Mercy)
2. Human (The Human League)
3. Are 'Friends' Electric? (Gary Numan)
4. Heart like a Wheel (The Human League)
5. True Faith (New Order)
6. Life Kills (The Human League)
7. Duel (Propaganda)
8. Pet Sematary (Ramones)
9. But Not Tonight (Depeche Mode)

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Guitars - Adrian von Ahlen (5)
Vocals - Louise Love (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Vocals - John von Ahlen (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Buchla Modular Synthesiser and Fairlight CMI 30A courtesy of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Limited.
Programming assistance by Ross Healy.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Original File Information :
01 Parralox - 207 - Lucretia My Reflection V4 - 2019 11 13.wav
02 Parralox - 205 - Human V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
03 Parralox - 199 - Are Friends Electric V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
04 Parralox - 202 - Heart Like a Wheel V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
05 Parralox - 208 - True Faith V5 - 2019 11 06.wav
06 Parralox - 203 - Life Kills V3 - 2019 07 26.wav
07 Parralox - 206 - Duel V4 - 2019 11 11.wav
08 Parralox - 198 - Pet Sematary V3 - 2019 11 09.wav
09 Parralox - 211 - But Not Tonight V2 - 2019 11 04.wav

US Management - CAMP Entertainment

© 2019 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2019 Subterrane Records


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Parralox Melbourne, Australia

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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