Oblivion (Acapella)

by Parralox



Way back in 2011 I started writing songs for a new Parralox album, with songs including Oblivion, Aeronaut, Life is Calling, Mystery, Companion and Do You Feel What I Feel amongst others.
Amii didn't feel that her vocals suited the tracks, so rather than let them go to waste (and not feeling confident enough to release them as Parralox tracks) I created a side-project and released the tracks under the pseudonym of The Sound of The Crowd.
In 2013 I finally released them as proper Parralox tracks on the album Aeronaut, although this song wasn't included.
A remixed version of Oblivion appears on our Electric Night's EP, and these are the vocals for the track.

Hope you are staying safe and looking after each other.

Much love, John and Johanna.


Written by John von Ahlen

Verse 1
I climb to the of top of a mountain
I look from above and all I see
The creatures below multiplying
What can we do when we cannot see?

Pre Chorus
All of the dreams you feared
You fear
I'll help you see them clear
So clear

I'm dreaming of oblivion
Making plans for all mankind
Come with me
I'm sure you'll see
A better life is waiting for you

Verse 2
I want to believe but I'm frightened
I want to see things as I know they could be
I fear it's too late, we should go now
There may be no chance for recovery

Repeat Chorus

A better life is waiting for you
Waiting for you
A better life is waiting for you
Waiting for you


released April 4, 2020
Dedicated to Henri Matisse

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Vocals - John von Ahlen

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia on Thursday the 30th of September, 2017.

Original File Information :
Parralox - 083 - Oblivion (Acapella FX) - 2017 09 30.wav

Additional Info:
Written on 13th of September, 2011 @ 0100 hours for the new Parralox album, although Amii declined to sing the track at the time.

US Management (New York) adam@campentertainment.com
US Publicity (Los Angeles) len.evans@projectpublicity.com

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℗ 2021 Subterrane Records

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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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