First Contact

by Papillon Rising

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Zerotonine
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Zerotonine I have seen the future of funk, and it's retro. The boys have done an outstanding job with its debut EP with impressive vocals and fun lyrical content, catchy yet complex hooks, danceable drums and solid synth work that will be impossible to keep your feet still or a smile from crossing your lips. The production value is off the charts, too. There's influences from 70's all the way through to the future which gives it a timeless quality. I can't wait to see what comes next from these maestros.
Alexander Stroud
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Alexander Stroud Fun and energetic pop-synth. Hits on all cylinders and gets your blood and vocal chords pumping as you sing along with each catchy tune. I love all the pop culture name dropping and lyrical nods. Favorite track: Leading Man.
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V1: Oops, there you go you tripped again Looking back at what the bad world did to you Where's your fighting spirit, life is a game And only bailing makes you lose B1: The grass is greener on that side And the ass is meaner on that bride Stop your whining If you let that heavy frown Pull your face to the ground You miss your silver lining  Ref 1: Things are looking up Yeah we're coming to the twist of the story Things are looking up My mama told me better brave than sorry Things are looking up You won't change a single thing if you worry I recommend for you to stop Here's a buck Get yourself a mc flurry V2: Truth, you need stand up qualities What doesn't kill you makes you stronger I hit the gas and enjoy this bumpy street What doesn't thrill me makes me ponder B2: I find my joy within the journey Not like Bert but more like Ernie Let it go My guru told me so I do not have control But I know... C-Part:  Now is all you got, yesterday is a mystery But if tomorrow comes, we can still make history Alt. Ref.: Things are looking up Yeah we're coming to the twist of the story Things are looking up My mama told me better brave than sorry Things are looking up You won't change a single thing if you worry I recommend for you to stop And spice it up Like your favorite curry
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about

In 2046, society is controlled by the Executive Force for Cultural Order. While providing safety and comfort, the E.F.C.O. also regulates leisure, and even censors music and art to induce conformity. Living in a golden cage, the masses comply, blind to a rising shadow that eventually would be called the Great Cultural Depression.

Only the Papillon movement, a group of artists, scientists, and outlaws,continues to fight for freedom and creativity. As Papillon struggles to remain hidden from the EFCO’s prosecution, their last hope rests upon two brave heroes to take a leap of faith - a leap back
in time. Their time glider touches down in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but then, all leads point to the 2020s.

Their new destination: 2016.
Their perfect disguise: a pop band.
Their mission: making fun and funky music.
Oh, and of course, creating a ripple effect leading to an
alternative, bright, and free future.

This is the Papillon Rising!
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credits

released August 26, 2016

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All songs copyright control.
P & C 2016 Superhero Music / All Rights Reserved
Distribution Future 80's Records & Superhero Music

Written, produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by PAPILLON RISING in the time glider studios between 1978 and 2046.
Mastered by Lex Barkey

Cover Photo: Melissa Messerschmidt
Booklet Photo: Daniela Möllenhoff
Costumes: Hydra Forge
Artwork: Lorenz Hideyoshi-Ruwwe
Booklet design: Lorenz Hideyoshi-Ruwwe & Justus Becker
Logo design: Anton Bohlin

Website:
www.papillon-rising.com

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/PapillonRising
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Many thanks to:
Marko Maric - www.fb.com/synthetixsundays
Rick Shithouse - www.synthetix.fm
Luigi Donatello - www.fb.com/80sRetroElectro
Noah Kaufmann - www.twitter.com/SynthWavesKFAI

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