Time travel is a very popular topic of science fiction novels, but what about music? Although a quick Google search yields a few quirky videos, I was able to find something much more epic for you all.
Ludo, which specializes in songs laced with heaping doses of geek humor, has released a five-song "mini album" about time travel. In the rock opera, entitled Broken Bride, a nameless time traveler invents a machine and flies through time in order to save his deceased wife from a fatal accident.
Each song has a different feel to it, which reinforces the feeling of traveling through time. From up-beat pop to more heavy rock and roll, Broken Bride spans multiple genres and generations. I have embedded a player with the songs below. The album is less than 30 minutes long, so if you love time travel, you should definitely give it a listen! A quick summary of the songs will follow.
Part I: Broken Bride. A song sung to the Traveler's lost love. In it, he describes how she died, and what he has done to try to save her. It appears he has overshot his destination and crash landed in a world filled with dinosaurs, tar pits, and glaciers. This song really has an epic feel, and its fast pace gives the listener a sense of urgency similar to what the Traveler must be feeling
Interlude: Save Our City. This time, we are treated to a glimpse into the future. There is a conflict between the mayor of the City, the king he has aligned himself to, and a mysterious "tyrant god". Zombies wander the streets and devour the helpless citizens. One young boy travels to the mayor to plead for him to help. The Traveler doesn't actually appear in this song.
Part II: Tonight's The Night. This peppy song returns us to the Traveler's plight, as he once again recounts the loss of his wife. The up-beat lyrics and music of this song makes it clear that Part II actually takes place BEFORE Part I. The optimistic Traveler lays out his plans to save his wife. Little does he know the hardships he will face in trying to get back to her.
Part III: The Lamb And The Dragon. The Traveler has done it this time... It seems he has flown to the future - one many years after the events of Save Our City. It is clear now that the conflict has escalated, and the Apocalypse is almost upon humanity. A band of rebellious humans has conspired to release a dragon, to fight the "tyrant god" who is now trying to destroy the world. At the end of the song, the Traveler's machine is destroyed. He speaks to what appear to be angels, and asks for a miracle to see his wife just once more...
Part IV: Morning In May. The Traveler wakes up in his bed, only to find his living, breathing wife laying next to him. In this bitter sweet conclusion, the Traveler learns that he was never able to change the past, and that this morning in May really will be the last time he sees his love...