Unlock the full story of Ferry Corsten's new album 'Blueprint'

Written by Remco on 14 May 2017 in Releases
Unlock the full story of Ferry Corsten's new album 'Blueprint'
May 2017 marks the arrival of a new album from Ferry Corsten. A true labour of love, given his passion for discovery science and space and time, his latest studio project ‘Blueprint’ has set him on course for his own discovery as a producer, artist and storyteller. And he wants you to join him on this journey…

A message…A Blueprint…to build a life form…”

In a voyage to design something that would illuminate beyond just the dancefloor, Ferry has pieced together a truly remarkable piece of work in this enthralling concept album that puts focus on a narrative of the existence of mankind and our desire to reach beyond on our own world, for love, for curiosity, for the exploration of our existence?

“Creation, love, the search that brings with it either mankind’s destruction or its salvation…?”

Written into the musical code of the album we learn that from the deepest edges of space, ‘The Drum’ can be heard, endlessly repeating, without any understanding as to its reason or purpose. None of the greatest minds on earth or the governmental superpower can decipher its existence. Except one. As the listener journeys from the opening track to the last the album chronicles the voyage of Lukas and Vee as a new world is opened up to not just the mind but the heart. But why did they send Vee? Is she the first contact or something more nefarious? As Lukas uncovers the truth, he learns of a far greater truth, one that has grand implications for all mankind.

“….An android…”

Fans can join Ferry Corsten and the boundless creativity of ‘Blueprint’ by unlocking the world beyond during the pre-order sale. Through sharing activation on the official ‘Blueprint’ website, fans will access chapters from this intergalactic voyage and discover the musical message contained within.

From the opening title track - ‘Blueprint’ - this sci-fi inspired release synthesizes an interstellar journey wrapped in wonder, love and the unknown. Through the stories of the album’s protagonists Lukas and Vee, listeners are propelled into a cinematic voyage that is story-driven by narration, whilst encapsulated in a musical craftsmanship that will have its audience in awe. From the enchantingly uplifting tones of Gouryella’s ‘Venera (Vee’s Theme)’ to the stargazing splendour of ‘Edge Of The Skye’, featuring HALIENE, Ferry has pieced together an album that tonally ignites all the right sentiment. Gravitated by the space odyssey of ‘A World Beyond’ the album is thrust into a weaving metronomic launch with ‘Trust’, as Blueprint manages to combine masterful musical strokes of pure brilliance with several moments of gargantuan seismic textures. The full tracklisting offers tense, emotive pieces, aligned with industriously rich and strikingly, grand electronic space jams; ‘Blueprint’ offers the listener an unknown world to explore whilst undeniably showcasing a vision never before heard from Ferry Corsten’s previous studio output.

This fifth album instalment from Ferry Corsten is his boldest and most ambitious to date. A conceptual long player that stretches far beyond its musical foundations and into the galaxy with a futuristic narrative. ‘Blueprint’ cites references from esteemed authors of the Sci-fi genre such as Hugo Gernsback and HG Wells, and delves deep into a storyboard crafted by the minds of David H Miller (of House Of Cards and Rosewood fame) and Ferry himself, giving the listener a cosmic adventure of truly interstellar proportion – voiced by Campbell Scott known for Hollywood box office hits such as The Amazing Spider-Man.

Pre-order 'Blueprint' here.

 

TRACKLIST
CD 1
1 Ferry Corsten - Reception
2 Ferry Corsten - Blueprint
3 Ferry Corsten feat. Eric Lumiere - Your Face
4 Gouryella - Venera [Vee's Theme]
5 Ferry Corsten feat. Eric Lumiere - Something To Believe In
6 Ferry Corsten feat. Niels Geusebroek - Waiting
7 Ferry Corsten feat. Haliene - Here We Are
8 Ferry Corsten feat. Haliene - Edge Of The Sky
9 Ferry Corsten - A World Beyond
CD 2
1 Ferry Corsten - Trust
2 Ferry Corsten - Lonely Inside
3 Ferry Corsten feat. Haliene - Piece Of You
4 Ferry Corsten feat. Haliene - Wherever You Are
5 Ferry Corsten - Drum’s A Weapon
6 Ferry Corsten feat. Clairity - Reanimate
7 Ferry Corsten feat. Eric Lumiere & Haliene - Another Sunrise
8 Ferry Corsten - Eternity

 

CHAPTER 01

It begins… with a sound, echoing from the depths of space.  Endlessly repeating. We couldn’t help but listen…

Scientists, academics, politicians and pundits. Practically everyone on earth with an idea and the internet. None of them can explain the sound. Is it the pulse of a dying star? A rogue satellite? Or, perhaps, an interstellar S.O.S.?

Every country in every corner of the world has a different name for the sound, but most of them translate to, simply, “the drum.”

CHAPTER 02

The world’s brightest minds set out to decipher “the drum.” Historians look to the past, searching archives and ancient tomes, while futurists hope technology holds the key. Governments spend billions of dollars. Companies spend trillions. All in an effort to understand what this sound could be, and what it’s trying to communicate. But they fail at every turn…

CHAPTER 03

And then, in a sleepy town in the middle of nowhere, a young man listens. His name is Lukas. The drum, that beat, it speaks to him, and reveals to him its secret. Hidden in the sound is a blueprint. From elsewhere. Across the universe, perhaps. Lukas wanting more from the life he was born into, a life without a future; he decides to follow these intergalactic instructions……But instructions for what?

Lukas doesn’t know what he’s building, just that he must build it. So he gets to work, using spare parts from around the house, synthetic materials he orders online, anything he can get his hands on, to cobble together… Something. Stacking pieces atop each other, shapes evolve. A form becomes refined. Lukas has often felt like Dr. Frankenstein, a mad doctor, creating his own electronic gadgets, designing his own apps… an inventor with an artist’s touch. Lukas always had a gift, but his parents and his classmates never saw it that way. They just thought of him as an outsider, a socially awkward pretty boy, kind and likeable, but someone who never really fit into their world.

So it’s not odd to his few friends or his parents when Lukas hides himself in the basement to complete his interstellar puzzle. This object that he’s building, becomes something altogether different than Lukas ever imagined. His creation has legs… a torso… a face!

CHAPTER 04

As the last piece slips into place, the machine comes to life, an android. It blinks and stares. Unspeaking. Lukas musters up the courage to say…

LUKAS

Hello.

VEE

Hello.

LUKAS

Are you… alive?

VEE

Are you… alive?

Lukas has created a hi-tech parrot, aping his every word. This isn’t a discovery, this is a waste of time. He lets out his frustration, cursing himself…

LUKAS

Stupid, Lukas. You’ve wasted your time

building the world’s most beautiful echo.

As he closes the door, ready to give up on his creation, she speaks…

VEE

Not stupid, Lukas… I am Vee.

CHAPTER 05

The android can speak! Lukas gazes into the her gray eyes, and sees a world of possibility, but also fear, of what might happen if the rest of the world were to discover her. They may try to steal her away, or worse, destroy her. So Lukas hides Vee in the basement during the day, but at night, he returns, to teach her about our world.

VEE

Human… Android… Friend… Home…

As the days pass, Lukas sees that Vee has a vocabulary, her own thoughts and feelings. She has a personality.

VEE

What do you feel, Lukas?

LUKAS

When I’m sitting here in the basement?

VEE

Yes.

LUKAS

(confused, intrigued)

Cold.

VEE

Cold? Not, happy?

LUKAS

You mean “feel” like… Yeah, “happy.”

VEE

I make you happy? Or does basement make you happy? Does being home make you happy?

 

Lukas isn’t sure how to respond. These days spent with Vee. They’ve been… like a dream.

Vee takes his hand and places it on her cheek…

VEE

What do you feel now?

LUKAS

Soft… You feel soft.

VEE

And happy?

Lukas feels something he has never felt before. His creation. Not a woman. Not a machine. But still alive, has given him something to believe in.

CHAPTER 06

Days becomes weeks. The problems of the real world seem to fade away for Lukas: Friends, family, school, eating, showering, sleeping… Vee is all that matters now.

VEE

Lukas. Where do you go when you leave here?

LUKAS

To my room.

VEE

Can I see your room?

LUKAS

(takes a deep breath)

Soon.

VEE

When in “soon,” Lukas? What are we waiting for?

CHAPTER 07

The next day, Lukas is jarred awake by vibrations. Through the floor. A rhythmic pulse…

[Thump. Thump. Thump…]

He rushes to the basement and finds… Vee, dancing to that same alien drumbeat, echoing from somewhere within her…

[Thump. Thump. Thump…]

VEE

I miss home.

LUKAS

Home? This is your home, Vee.

VEE

No, Lukas.

LUKAS

Where is your home, then?

VEE

Far away. Far away is home.

LUKAS

But I built you… Here. This is your home.

VEE

Lukas, you built me. But you did not make me.

And in that moment, Lukas learns that the drum did not simply send him plans to build an android, but plans to build a consciousness. Vee has memories of her own… of a world across the universe, and the life she lived there.

VEE

Would you like to see my world, Lukas?

LUKAS

How? We’re stuck here.

VEE

Your body may be. But your mind is free.

Vee raises her hands, and a pulsing sound permeates Lukas’s brain. His mind becomes a million beams of light. He has become the drum…

CHAPTER 08

LUKAS

Vee. Show me your world.

With Vee as his guide, Lukas’ mind is transported far away. Across the galaxy, and beyond… To a world similar to our own, but without war and famine, fear and disease. It is a world where love has triumphed, and music is the common language.

This alien race, light-years away, has unlocked the key, not just to inter-dimensional travel, but a thousand other technologies mankind has only dreamt in science fiction… and a thousand more we have yet to dream.

It is a world at the edge of the sky…

CHAPTER 09

VEE

Welcome home.

Was it a vision, or something more? Lukas saw the floating cities of Vee’s world. Spaceships cruising the stars through distant wormholes. Entire planets created out of dust and metal. His wildest fantasies come to life. But was it real?

LUKAS

How did you do that?

VEE

Lukas…

LUKAS

You have to teach me.

VEE

I can’t.

LUKAS

Do you know how much that would change things?

If we could all cross the stars with our minds?

We would be free…

VEE

But you were already free.

I only opened the door.

LUKAS

Please, I need to know…

Vee possesses the power to harness the sun’s energy, to travel past our physical bounds, the ability to change the course of human history… But Vee only wants to know of Lukas’s world…

VEE

What does snow feel like when it falls on your face?

LUKAS

Vee. Listen to me. You could save us all.

VEE (CONT’D)

I want to feel it, Lukas. Outside.

Will you show me the world beyond?

CHAPTER 10

Weeks spent together. Her entire lifetime, underground. And Lukas never asked the question…

LUKAS

Vee. Who are you?

Is she an ambassador sent to establish contact? A probe gathering intel for her true masters? A lost soul, broken into bits of code, only to be reborn across the universe?

VEE

I am your friend. And I want to leave.

LUKAS

I can’t… You can’t.

VEE

Why?

LUKAS

It’s… not safe. Trust me.

VEE

(calm, confident)

Lukas. You need to trust me.

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