04 MartianSunrise by shadoe42 published on 2012/07/10 19:18:39 +0000 In a time of rocket powered jet packs, blimps, Tesla coils, electricity and scientific optimism, noted inventor, adventurer, and scientist, Professor Adrian Jonas, creates the Visiometer. The Visiometer is a device used to look into the reaches of space. Not just a telescope, the Visiometer allows so much more from gazing at a Martian Sunrise to delving into the depths of a blackhole and beyond. But it's a fragile, hand made instrument of carefully calibrated cogs, steam powered mechanisms, early vacuum tube electrics and temperamental optics all working in a delicate balance so easily disturbed but for Professor Jonas' methodical diligence and adjustments. The album tells the story of Jonas' experiments with this intriguing machine and the tracks invoke imagery of a world that could have been.