A pair of time-travellers, a masked rebel, a powerful businessman and a mysterious substance with the power to extend life or end it.
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The Caves is a 16-track indie-electronic pop album inspired by an iconic piece of British Sci-Fi television from 1984 featuring a pair of time-travellers, a masked rebel, a powerful businessman and a mysterious substance with the power to extend life or end it.
The Sevateem are Christian Erickson and Janey Winterbauer who used to be in Astronaut Wife and are each currently in a bunch of other bands. Yoda is our Buddha, Robocop is our New Testament, D.I.Y. is our M.O. We record and mix electronic music at home and release it on the internet.
Christian has been an obsessive fan of a certain British sci-fi television show involving "timey-wimey stuff" since age 13. "The Caves" is an homage to his all-time favorite episode and is presented in the form of a "rock opera" - with various singers taking on the role of different characters in the story including Jeremy Messersmith, Mark Mallman, James Diers, Janey Winterbauer, Ed Ackerson, Angela Ducklinsky and Christian Erickson.
We believe art has value and that artists should be able to profit from their creations – or pay that value forward. We've chosen to do the latter and will be supporting DWB/MSF with this project. No real-world organization comes closer to the heroics of our favorite fictional Doctor – going into unspeakably harsh situations to offer health and hope to people. We will give regular updates about how much we've raised and donated via our Twitter.
ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE
An earth woman wonders why her time-traveling friend never takes her anywhere nice.
A promotional theme song for a rare, life-extending substance.
Work for me
The richest man in the 5 planets brags about his power.
InTERLUDE I - One Half-Minute Of Silence
One half-minute of silence for the workers killed in the Northcawl Copper Mine explosion.
Pay for this
A threatening message from an angry General and his soldiers.
Is it wrong?
Just before their execution, a time-traveller tries to assure his human friend he has everything under control.
InTERLUDE II - Android Rebels
The war machine of the war machines comes to life.
beauty I must have you
A horribly disfigured rebel/terrorist pleads for understanding from a beautiful woman.
A mercenary and weapons-merchant decides it's a good idea to rob his biggest customer at gunpoint.
INTERLUDE III - Magma monster
There is some kind of creature down there.
A paranoid businessman assassinates a politician he believes to be plotting against him by arranging an unfortunate accident.
I would crash this ship to save my friend
A time-traveller risks his own life for a chance to save his companion
I've Taken everything
A savvy secretary brings down the most powerful man in the world.
Look at me
Two enemies meet, and one must face the consequences of his actions.
INTERLUDE IV - The Milk of The Queen Bat
Good old Professor Jackij was right.
Is this death?
An ancient time-traveller faces visions of his past and the possibility of his own death.
sings the part of MS. Brown – a human from the United States of America on Earth
sings the part of The Doctor – a mysterious traveller in time and space
sings the part of CHELLAK – A FRUSTRATED military leader fighting a losing battle against an android army
sings the part of MORGUS – A Rich and powerful businessman who controls commerce and politics oN 5 planets
sings the part of Timmin – a meticulous note-taker and administrative assistant to the most powerful man in the world
sings the part of Stotz – a notorious mercenary and weapons-dealer
sings the part of JEK – a masked and
deformed rebel, terrorist and
Written, Arranged, Produced and mixed by Christian erickson
Additional guitars, electronics, soundscapes and special effects by Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mykl Westbrooks, Ashley Ackerson, TIM RITTER, MARK MALLMAN and ED ACKERSON
Additional vocals by JANEY WINTERBAUER, ASHLEY ACKERSON, DOM WINTERBAUER and the Zeus Jones Choral Society*
Design & Graphics by Elida Holte
Stock Imagery provided by unsplash artists
mastering by chuck zwicky at zmix
Special thanks to the crew at the "Get Off My World!" PODCAST for encouraging this crazy idea: Pat Harrigan, Kelvin Hatle andjoshua english scrimshaW
Publishing / performing rights info:
All MUSIC AND LYRICS © 2018 Christian Erickson
Published by Little Things That Bug Me/ASCAP
We are releasing this album under Creative commons BY-NC-SA license
*ZEUS JONES CHORAL SOCIETy: josh grant, cat chicoine, dipanjan chaterjee, alex register, liz welle, amanda zweerink, deb mackaman, joel weber
all Proceeds to benefit
Doctors Without Borders