GALAXY (2012) is the third studio album containing 13 songs. There's a music video for each of them, mostly showing the actual recording sessions. It's been available on limited editions of handmade CDs and DVDs (sold out). You can still get it on audio cassette.
01 BE AGAIN
This song came out of a kinda dark mood and deals with not being honest to yourself and others.
02 COME ON, SAY
Originally written as part of a movie score it felt unfinished. So it was turned into a complete song.
03 HEAD SPINNING
Some questions about the meaning of life turned into a rock song. The video contains additional footage that was shot for a theatre performance called "Kongress der Planetenvereinigung".
04 WHAT PEOPLE
Thoughts about people we randomly meet on the streets. Experiments with a monome. The video contains footage of a travel to London during EIN ASTRONAUT's YouTube NextUp camp stay.
05 NEXT UP
Dealing with the fact that EIN ASTRONAUT has been one of the YouTube NextUp 2011 winners.
A collaborative song that was created during the YouTube NextUp camp in a film studio in London. It features appearences of Faireset, Mysteryguitarman, Djamila, iJustine and Rush Smith.
07 ALL WE NEED
A little love might change the way we experience the world. The video contains additional footage shot in the YouTube NextUp film studio in London.
Cody Weber wrote a poem about a women that couldn't fall asleep anymore. Ein Astronaut picked up the intimite vibe of this writing and turned it into a song.
09 AUTUMN MOON
Questions about breaking up a relationship. The video contains extra footage of a family trip in nature during autumn.
Like a b-side to Autumn Moon, it deals with a person who wants to leave someone but then decides not to. The video shows a boy riding on a scooter through an autumn forest.
This song originally started as a collaboration which didn't work out because the composing partner run out of time. Some of the frustration about this fact might has turned into the song's basic vibe. Things don't always go the way we want :-)
12 LULLABY MY MY
Missing loved ones and waiting for them to return sometimes can feel like endless winter. A collaboration with Djamila.
13 WE QUIT
Another song about breaking up. A Kraut Rock experiment that closes the album.
All songs and videos written, performed, recorded and produced by Ein Astronaut
Additional guitar on „Birdcage“ performed by MysteryGuitarMan
Additional Rythm on „Birdcage“ performed by Itsrushsmith
Additional organ on „Birdcage“ performed by Ijustine
Additional sphere sounds on „Birdcage“ performed by Faireset
Additional vocals on „Birdcage“ and „Lullaby my my“ performed by Djamila
Lyrics on „Cody“ written by Cody Weber
Artwork Layout by Marlene Hoffmann
Thank you: Marlene, Carl & the rest of my family, Cody Weber.