Genre: Dark Ambient/Soundscape
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Colony Ship O93-197173, designated: “October Falls”, launched for New Edyn on 1.13.2507. Unknown to the passengers, crew, and onboard AI systems, a ship identical to O93-197173… designated herein as O93-197173(B)… emerged from a previously undiscovered special anomaly located [REDACTED] on 1.1.2507… twelve days before departing for New Edyn. The ship was severely damaged and showed signs of severe age-related degradation. Exterior scans returned no life signs and no power output. Three recovery and exploratory missions were launched. All three suffered critical systems failures shortly after arrival to the vicinity of O93-197173(B). All remote probes entering the October Falls ceased transmitting within ten minutes. Data retrieved indicated the presence of operational power systems, a damaged but still functioning AI, and signs of surviving crew and/or passengers despite the lack of external life and power signatures. Data contained audio and electromagnetic signals of unknown and possibly [REDACTED] origin. No contact was made. It was decided that the launch of O93-197173 would not be cancelled due to the potential of creating a temporal-spatial paradox.
O93-197173(B) was destroyed via long-range energy and kinetic bombardment on 2.14.2507. Attempts to examine the resulting debris resulted in [REDACTED]. The debris cloud is currently on course for Earth, ETA [REDACTED].
O93-197173 never arrived at New Edyn and is presumed lost.
My original idea for "Deadspace" was a short story about a deep space research station that explodes (as they do) turning the volume of space around it into an untraversable spatial anomaly. When a ship goes off course and veers into it, they discover why the area is off limits. An "accident" kills all but one of the crew, who is then haunted and driven mad by the ghosts (and then, reanimated corpses) of the crew. I actually started writing a variation of this story, but I never finished. This song and the above text are my attempt to correct that. The name of the ship above, "October Falls", is a reference to an unrelated(?) series of short stories that took place in a haunted town bearing that name.
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