Release Date: 2000.06.20
Format: 1 CD
Release Date: 2004.?.?
Label: Inside Out
Format: 2 CD
Release Date: 2012.11.19
Label: Inside Out
Format: 2 LP (gold)
Flight of the Migrator picks up the story where the Dream Sequencer dropped… the story of the final living human being, the colonist on Mars, and his decision to go even further back in time. Since he decides he has nothing to loose he travels all the way back to just before the Universe was formed – using the Dream Sequencer machine despite its warnings – , theoretically before the Big Bang, when there was nothing but chaos. The colonist observes the creation of the very first soul, known as the Universal Migrator. It is from this soul that all others are formed, through a division of the original soul. Each resulting soul then travels off into the Universe to bring life in some form to the planet they inhabit.
The colonist follows the soul bound for Earth, as it travels through countless astronomical entities, such as quasars, pulsars, supernovas, eventually entering a black hole, traveling through a wormhole, and coming out the other side through a white hole directed towards our Solar System. The colonist’s ambitious time travel subsequently overloads the Dream Sequencer, resulting in his death while hypnotized by the machine; however, his eternal self receives a message from the Migrator: “Eternity lies before you. You are the new Migrator!”
Let’s go through story song by song…
The colonist travels back in time to before the Big Bang.
Dawn of a Million Souls
This song makes reference to the Big Bang itself when he primordial soul, the Universal Migrator — which subsequently divides into a million souls — is generated in this event.
Journey on the Waves of Time
In this song, the colonist begins his search of the Earth along with the Migrator that goes to the Earth.
To the Quasar
This song is divided in two movements, and its central theme are quasars, astronomical sources of electromagnetic energy which output massive amounts of light. A Quasar may readily release energy in levels equal to the output of dozens of average galaxies combined. In this song Arjen adopts the most widely supported theory concerning the origin of quasars as true, that is, he implies they are gigantic supermassive black holes. Here, the colonist passes the Taurus Pulsar and goes to the center of Quasar 3C 273, hoping that its black hole will take him closer to Earth.
First movement: The Taurus Pulsar
Pulsars are rotating neutron stars which are sources of electromagnetic radiation. This movement of the song speaks of a pulsar formerly located at the Taurus constellation, which imploded at some point in time.
Second movement: Quasar 3C 273
3C 273 is a quasar located in the constellation of Virgo. It is the optically brightest quasar in our sky and was the first object to be identified as what we now know quasars to be — extremely luminous objects at cosmological distances.
Into the Black Hole
This song is divided in three movements, and its central theme are black holes. In this song, the colonist begins his travel through the black hole of 3C 273.
First movement: The Eye of the Universe
Second movement: Halo of Darkness
Third movement: The Final Door
Through the Wormhole
This song makes reference to wormholes. In physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that is essentially a shortcut through space and time, allowing matter to travel from one point to another much faster than it would normally be possible. Here, the colonist continues his journey through the black hole, getting closer to the Earth.
Out of the White Hole
This song is divided in three movements, and makes reference to several different concepts. Foremost, white holes are highly theoretical celestial bodies that spew out matter. In other words, they are anti-black holes, or the time reversal of black holes, and are the point in which matter which travels a black hole would exit. Finally, the colonist exits the black hole through a white hole and reaches the Andromeda Galaxy, passing through Planet Y, which is already populated. He decides to continue his search.
First movement: M31
The Andromeda Galaxy — also known as M31 or Messier 31 — is a giant spiral galaxy which approaches us at about 300 kilometres per second, so it is one of the few blue shifted galaxies. It is unknown whether it will collide with the Milky Way galaxy, but if the impact is to happen, it is predicted to occur in about 3 billion years. In that case the two galaxies will merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy.
Second movement: Planet Y
This movement makes reference to and is referenced by the Into the Electric Castle, and the latter 01011001. “Planet Y” is a fictional planet in which lives a being called Forever. “Remember Forever”, the final sentence of the song, is the final sentence of Into The Electric Castle.
Third movement: The Search Continues
To the Solar System
In this song, the colonist approaches the Solar System, but eventually dies as the oxygen on Mars runs out and the Dream Sequencer overheats. “Planet of Blue” is a metaphor that refers to the planet Earth.
First movement: Planet Of Blue
Second movement: System Alert
The New Migrator
Here, the colonist is told by the old Migrator that he is the new Migrator, and as his soul separates from his body, his new mission in the universe begins.
First movement: Metamorphosis
Second movement: Sleeper Awake
– source: wikipedia –
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2. Dawn Of A Million Souls
3. Journey On The Waves Of Time
4. To The Quasar
5. Into The Black Hole
6. Through The Wormhole
7. Out Of The White Hole
8. To The Solar System
9. The New Migrator