X Minus One (Rehearsal Version)

by Parralox

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When Parralox was first formed in 2008, we quickly recorded our debut album "Electricity" and found ourselves in London at the end of the year showcasing the album in concert!

The venue was "Industry" in Shoreditch, London.
We performed alongside Northern Kind, Motorbikes in Tokyo & Red Blooded Women.
DJs were Sarah Schmoof & Orac, Matt Culpin (Northern Kind) and Matt Nida.

Setlist was:
01 X Minus One
02 Lovely
03 I Heart U
04 I Fell In Love With A Drum Machine
05 Electricity
06 Sharper Than a Knife

It was a surreal night, because it was our very first gig, but the whole audience was singing along to all the songs as if we'd known them forever!

This track is the one we used to rehearse for the gig.


X Minus One
Written by John von Ahlen

X Minus One means that we've lost the fun
I just need someone tonight
If you believe in love
Then just believe in love tonight

Verse 1
I caught the tube and saw you in the back row
Neon glasses, funny how time passes
I touch your hand, hoping for a smile
We connect, and then go wild
Time has changed us, also rearranged us
Brought us closer, maybe for the better
When you talk to me, I feel like I believe


Verse 2
We were on the path of least resistance
Total strangers always kept our distance
But that changed when I touched your hand
We're together, hopefully forever
Now I notice something in your eyes
You told me something, caught me by surprise
Life on your own and now I'm coming home!


Middle 8
Whose laughing now?
If I'm not sorry now, It's cos I don't know how


released September 23, 2020
Dedicated to New Order

Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Vocals - Roxy
Synthesizers - John

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia
on Wednesday the 22nd of October, 2008.

Original filename:
01 Parralox - 05 - X Minus One - LIVE - 2008 10 22

Graphic Design - John von Ahlen

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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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