Pressure Point (Demo)

by Parralox

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Happy Weekend!

From the vaults at Subterrane Recording Studio, I present you with a demo from the Subculture album. Enjoy these studio notes :

Studio Notes: Written on Thursday the 22nd of September 2016 at 1500 hours.

Roni Griffith was originally booked in to record vocals for this track, but due to scheduling conflicts we didn't get them done. There's always next time.

I'm still getting over my flu, it's the sickest I've been in many decades. Yesterday I did another new track with Peter Wilson for Subculture. I also met Thomas Frenken and Vera, who are on holiday in Australia and came to visit me at Subterrane Recording Studio. We spoke about Synths and Star Trek, so we obviously got along like a house on fire ;)

Thomas also brought some liver treats for Jack, which he loved. Maybe I gave him too many last night after they left, because today when I took Jack for a walk it was like there was a Hot Chocolate Soup party on the street. Not so pretty, but that's love for you.

Louise is coming again today at 1730 hours and I thought I may as well write another new song. It could be on the album or maybe as a B-side, depending on how it turns out.

I listened to Art Fact with Thomas yesterday and it gave me the idea to write a more traditional synthpop style song. Let's see how it turns out.

It's 1655 and I've just finished writing the music and song arrangement. I am now writing these notes and need to write the actual lyrics.

I got the title from Blake's 7.
Let's Rock!

Electronically yours,


Pressure Point
Written by John von Ahlen

Verse 1
There's a darker need
Deep inside of me
Give me what I want
Give me what I need

There's another world
That we cannot see
Made of pure delight
Just for you and me

Pre Chorus
There's always pain, this is how it's meant to be
Then there's the promise of our new found destiny
There's so much life and there's so much promise
Give me what I need
Take the pain from me.

Heart to Heart
You're the one
Soul to Soul
Like the sun

Mind control
Set me free
You're my destiny
Give me what I need

Verse 2
Take it all away
I don't want to feel
All the emptiness
This is what is real

In this masquerade
There's no easy way
Maybe I should fade
Or should I decay?

Repeat Pre Chorus

Repeat Chorus


released August 12, 2018
Dedicated to Don Buchla

Produced by John von Ahlen
Engineered by Juan del Toro

Vocals by John von Ahlen.
Written by John von Ahlen.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
Demo recorded on September 23rd, 2016.

Vocals and Synthesizers only.

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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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