Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido is the tenth (formerly fourteenth) official album released on the Homestuck Bandcamp, and the fourth solo album released by an individual member of the Homestuck music team.
Produced by Michael Guy Bowman, the album is a concept work by Bowman and Tavia Morra. The title refers to two fictional characters created for the album who live in the Homestuck universe: Prospit agent Mobius Trip (based on Bowman) and Derse agent Hadron Kaleido (based on Morra). Within Homestuck's extended canon, these two characters created the music in Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido. From the Bandcamp page:
"Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido, agents of Prospit and Derse. They once fought on the battlefield as their respective nemeses, only to be united by a common epiphany - the truth behind the Ultimate Riddle. Gazing upon the Skaian clouds, the secrets of the past, present, and future are now well guarded by these strange sentinels who spread enlightenment through their cryptic music and dance. Together, they hope their songs may be a beacon to all those who undertake the Riddle."The album primarily features Bowman's distinctive vocal and lyrical work, and is known for being the only mainly vocal album in the entirety of Homestuck's musical canon.
Track list Edit
|Track no.||Title of track|
|2||Dawn of Man|
|6||Lies with the Sea|
|7||Chain of Prospit|
|9||The Deeper You Go|
- "Dawn of Man" references a famous scene from the science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as the Chinese Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The latter date was the day on which Michael Guy Bowman was born.
- "No Release" makes numerous references to the practice of "auspisticism", a fictional "romantic" dynamic within Homestuck wherein two mutually aggravating suitors are mediated by a pacifying third party.
- "Fly" makes numerous references to sweet bro and hella jeff, the ironically terrible webcomic produced by Andrew Hussie alongside Homestuck, the authorship of which is attributed to Homestuck protagonist Dave Strider.
- "Chain of Prospit" marks the only time in any Homestuck media that the word "Homestuck" is actually uttered.
- In "Pumpkin Tide"'s official lyrics, one line reads: "Its key is buried in your mind"; however, in the actual song, the corresponding line is: "Its gun is buried in your mind". This is a reference to Problem Sleuth, Homestuck's predecessor comic, in which the main characters' keys are capable of transforming into various firearms. "Pumpkin Tide" makes numerous other references to Problem Sleuth as well.