- Release Date 2017-05-10
- Label Perplexity Music
- Catalog PMW050
The story begins with an impassioned ode to those who have ventured beyond our own world with "The Price We Pay," a downtempo ballad of bittersweet melodies intertwined with the album's thematic-driven piano. "Cosmonaut" portrays a darker, moodier take on Orsa's songwriting prowess, while still captivating the listener to look up above with wonder. Perhaps most unforgettable of the album is the poignant downtempo masterpiece "The Oracle," a song incorporating a hauntingly beautiful duo of piano and electric guitar-like riffs.
In addition to continuing to contribute to the progressive house scene with the sunlit wonder "Skyward (Our Great Escape)," the powerful 80's themed "Ganymede Shuffle," and the deeper and more reflective "E. D. L.," Orsa flexes his classical musical background with the inclusion of two cinematic pieces that further draw upon the album's ongoing theme of the exploration of space and self. "Tryst on Titan" is a gentle piano solo that is, simply put, the stuff of dreams. As a final farewell, Orsa shares with us the wondrous soundscapes of "From Whence We Came," a heartening conclusion to the evocative expedition of "Picking Up the Pieces."
Included within the debut album of this American talent is not just a wide-ranging array of tunes across multiple genres but instead a musical tale – a story predicated upon the intrinsic value of introspection and a yearning for what lies beyond.