Reaching Ground (Digital LP)

by John Orr Franklin

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John Orr Franklin returns with a highly anticipated new science fiction-based, progressive rock concept album.

Packaged and distributed in four album sides. “Reaching Ground” is accompanied by an e-book filled with artwork, lyrics and the albums credits.

There is also an interactive website at

The 5 track download is comprised of the "Reaching Ground Sampler" as well as one track for each of the four album sides.

Digital singles sold separately:

"Alpha & Omega (digital single)"

"Soldier On (digital single 2012)"

"Vanishing Umbra (digital single)"

The album tells the tale of one man's journey through a world on the brink of universal evolutionary change. After first contact with beings from another dimension, the planet descends into a world of distrust and discord. In this landscape of division between those that believe, and have made contact with this new race, to those that cannot or refuse to believe, one man comes forth to fulfill his destiny.
His hope to bring harmony back into a world struggling to rebuild a bridge into a truth that was abandoned many millennia ago, is encapsulated in “Reaching Ground” and is the beginning of his story.

The John Orr Franklin Project Is:
John Orr Franklin - vocals, keyboards, lead & rhythm guitars
Chris Cribb - keyboards & vocals
Ryan Redfern - bass guitar & backing vocals
Reagan Redfern - drums & percussion

Special guest musicians include drummer Victor Tassone of Unified Past and drummer Gavin Harrison from multi-platinum British prog giant Porcupine Tree.

Track Listing:

1. One of Four
Without a Sound
Battle Scars

2. Two of Four
Soldier On - part 1 - connection
part 2 - soldier on
part 3 - alone
part 4 - stick to your guns
part 5 - soldier on (reprise)
Reaching Ground

3. Three of Four
Outpost Down
Stars Are Falling
Light it Up!

4. Four of Four
Vanishing Umbra
Your Own Worst Enemy
Alpha and Omega


released 06 November 2012

Written, produced, engineered and mixed by John Orr Franklin at Blue Room Digital Studios, Austin, Texas.

4 part digital edition mastered by John Orr Franklin at Castlewood Recording Studios, Austin, Texas.

Released by Melodic Revolution Records, Orlando FL in association with Blue Room Digital, Austin TX

Artwork concepts by John Orr Franklin



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John Orr Franklin Austin

John is a multi instrumentalist and recording technician currently residing in Austin, Texas. From the time he first learned to play the guitar and program his first synthesizer, he was also honing his skills as a recording technician. The studio became another instrument in the arsenal of this artist and composer. The music on this page reflects the years he has dedicated to the craft of music. ... more

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