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10 hours ago, Shiver98 said:

Attention to this post from the Coldplay timeline. It talks about the construction of a solar system, curiously it is the MOTS poster. Does it have something to do with FFTF2024? I say it for the 2 of the 4 (April). Also curiously, this year April 2 is a Friday. Do you think it's a coincidence or could it be a possible release date for the album? 

https://timeline.coldplay.com/article/roadie-42-blog-118/

I... never thought that Matthew Miller might have anything to do with Music of the Spheres. And I read all his old posts on the Coldplay Timeline just a few weeks ago but I didn't catch this. Well, as I've said time and time again, it's not like this band hasn't planned things out years in advance. It's not like they haven't revisited songs that they shelved years ago. Maybe this had something to do with Music of the Spheres. Or maybe not.

1 hour ago, JasperJS said:

Talking about trademarks, what would the lower one be or what would it mean?

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And this pretty much confirms that the band came up with the name Music of the Spheres no later than 2018.

But anyways, as for the Mylo trademark... it makes me think that there's something related to Mylo Xyloto on LP9 and it's significant enough to be put on merchandise. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that Mylo Xyloto will turn 10 years old in October. Or both.

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5 hours ago, BerheavedTripod8 said:

I managed to find another trademark they applied for, according to this website around the same time as they applied for Music of the Spheres and MYLO, all december 2020. image.thumb.png.255d4fdb7a07f5928586cfa8fba85bc0.png

This one is interesting. The post from the timeline took place in 2010. This time was the VIVA era! 

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So my read of the copyright situation is this: 

It seems like Music of the Spheres, like Los Unidades, is specifically for releasing music (audio recording). 

MYLO and VIVA DEPORTES, on the other hand, seem to be brands/logos that could be put on physical materials -- shirts, handbags, bracelets etc. I don't think this signifies MX2 or anything Viva related. I instead think it could be part of a roll out of new merch or reissues the band wants to sell in their shop or do in partnership with other orgs. 

Oct. 19 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary of MX, so maybe they're celebrating with a re-release of the album featuring unreleased tracks or demos? Or maybe just some merchandise that says "MYLO" will be incorporatd in their next tour. One theory I liked was that Viva Deportes could be related to World Cup or Olympics -- maybe Coldplay has been asked to do a song or set of songs with artists across the world to celebrate.

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5 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

It seems like Music of the Spheres, like Los Unidades, is specifically for releasing music (audio recording).

on the trademarks.ipo.gov.uk website, it does list some things like clothing, footwear, headgear, as well as things like live performance, flyers, magazines, and the very general Entertainment. 

5 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

Or maybe just some merchandise that says "MYLO" will be incorporatd in their next tour.

Just a thought about MYLO, maybe they're going to be using the xylobands again, or they're going to be rebranded?

5 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

Oct. 19 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary of MX, so maybe they're celebrating with a re-release of the album featuring unreleased tracks or demos?

I don't really see them doing that, as they haven't done it with any other album.

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Idk it just fascinates me that Mylo is getting applied for trademark, Rescue St was discovered on an acoustic guitar last year, UATW will be getting its new version released, U F O was¬†reregistered and hinted by Chris at ‚Äúnot being out yet‚ÄĚ. Pair that information with this picture and some wild theories start to form:

 

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If the "finished" UATW ends up being released, then I really hope they incorporate the "silver bird" verse that Chris started singing during the AHFOD era. It was already my favorite song off of MX, but that verse just went made it even more beautiful.

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2 hours ago, lennyrott1 said:

I sometimes worry they "technically" have released it when they did those Amazon Music live songs. Or has Chris said anything after this  came out? https://www.amazon.com/US-AGAINST-WORLD-LIVE-LEIPZIG/dp/B07JJFHY6J

He mentioned the finished version of UATW on that Instagram live past year, so I'm sure he wasn't talking about this obscure release of the song being played live.

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22 hours ago, The Jordanator said:

Idk it just fascinates me that Mylo is getting applied for trademark, Rescue St was discovered on an acoustic guitar last year, UATW will be getting its new version released, U F O was¬†reregistered and hinted by Chris at ‚Äúnot being out yet‚ÄĚ. Pair that information with this picture and some wild theories start to form:

 

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Where did this picture come from? I'm confused that I don't know anything about it

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7 hours ago, stepstr said:

Where did this picture come from? I'm confused that I don't know anything about it

This and more comes in the Mylo Xyloto pop-up edition. I have it and it's such a great book, full of notes about the process involved on making Mylo Xyloto, and a section at the end, called "excerpts from Chris' notebook" shows all these pages and notes from him. They have a lot of easter eggs! :P 

 

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20 hours ago, stepstr said:

Where did this picture come from? I'm confused that I don't know anything about it

You can find that specific image here. Somebody from the Italian Coldplayzone fan site uploaded pictures from the pop-up edition of Mylo Xyloto in an article about how the album came together:

http://www.coldplayzone.it/create-article/mylo-xyloto

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18 hours ago, 42Escapist said:

You can find that specific image here. Somebody from the Italian Coldplayzone fan site uploaded pictures from the pop-up edition of Mylo Xyloto in an article about how the album came together:

http://www.coldplayzone.it/create-article/mylo-xyloto

This was an amazing read, thank you. I mean, I thought I was a fan, but until now I never heard about a possible existence of the second part of MX. Plus, some more exciting bits about early setlists for Glasto.  

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Just found a video of "Glass of Water" live in 2009, with a really cool LED background behind of planets and space. Probably unrelated to MOTS, but if they began recording MX by this time or started working on a similar MOTS concept back then, maybe the album will contain hints of Eno's influence? 

The video can be found here:

 

I'm working on a theory right now that may or may not be true, we'll see how it goes...

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4 hours ago, TheBigBadBono said:

Just found a video of "Glass of Water" live in 2009, with a really cool LED background behind of planets and space. Probably unrelated to MOTS, but if they began recording MX by this time or started working on a similar MOTS concept back then, maybe the album will contain hints of Eno's influence? 

The video can be found here:

 

I'm working on a theory right now that may or may not be true, we'll see how it goes...

Brian Eno worked on MX and A L I E N S is known to have originated from the same session in 2009... he's even credited as a producer, co-writer, backing vocalist, and guitarist in A L I E N S. Obviously, A L I E N S has some space-related imagery.

So, I think you may be onto something. ūüėČ

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Putting together a "what we know so far" post so we can keep up to date with the facts.

 

Can anyone who is more up to date than me list a few things?

I think the important things we know are the registered trademarks, general spacey theme of the album, possible songs related to mylo and X&Y.

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18 minutes ago, stephen said:

Putting together a "what we know so far" post so we can keep up to date with the facts.

 

Can anyone who is more up to date than me list a few things?

I think the important things we know are the registered trademarks, general spacey theme of the album, possible songs related to mylo and X&Y.

currently working on my theory as well. Will post later...

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PIECING (POSSIBLE) CLUES TO MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 

I've been putting this together for about a few hours now, and though it may not be concrete evidence, may just be apophenia and may or may not even be a cohesive theory, I think this would serve as a good foundation for some theories. Let's start in chronological order:

20 September 2009 - Coldplay feature in a documentary on the South Bank Show, promoting their album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, and in a section of the documentary they talk about creating a new album. It may or may not be Mylo Xyloto, because the concept of Mylo was supposed to be a more stripped-down album (The Wedding Album), but that all changed when Chris wrote Paradise in 2010, a year later. At the 43:40 minute mark on this video, you can hear A L I E N S being previewed by the band alongside Brian Eno - Eno and Markus Dravs (producers of Viva) are listed on the producers section of the song. 

2 April 2010 - On Roadie 42's Blog #118, he mentions the band recording new material, including a particular request from Chris... "I'd like you to build a solar system"...

24 June 2010 - Roadie 42's blog #121 details the band creating new music, with Jonny's guitar producing "sounds that sound like they're coming from another planet". Just a snippet and it might not lead to much, but it might connect to a very certain guitar pedal mentioned down below.

7 October 2010 - Guy and Chris are performing a xylophone duet in The Beehive (a neighboring recording studio) and you can see a sort of "solar system" in the far right. While Mylo may have been recorded during that time, I believe it was in the process of creating The Wedding Album given the more stripped-down sound, as well as more carnival-like instruments (aside from the xylophone, Charlie Brown used to be played with an accordion). Might be speculation but it resembles a solar system, if Roadie ever built one.

11 February 2011 - Roadie 42's Blog #127 talks about the studio being in a mess due to production (most likely Mylo was being produced already) and Jonny's working on the lead for MTM - Moving to Mars. Though the song certainly has the production style of MX it doesn't match it thematically and story-wise, so that leads me to suspect that both MTM and Aliens originated during 2009/10, during the sessions directly after Viva - hence the story-telling, odyssey-space story being told.

1 May 2011 - Matt McGinn, a roadie during Coldplay's previous tours, publishes a book called "Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay", and on one page he details the introduction of the Eventide H7600, a complex guitar pedal that - get this - provides the answer to the so-called Music of the Spheres. We don't know when this happened - it may have been 2009, 2010, or 2011 - but it's one of the bigger clues in this puzzle.

6 July 2017 - Coldplay's A L I E N S is released as part of the Kaleidoscope EP, produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs alongside Rik Simpson, the very same team that produced Viva and MX. 

18 November 2019 - The band, in this article, are already reported to be working on the Follow-up to Everyday Life. Chris said in an interview that Orphans was meant for another album, but instead was set in the tracklist of Everyday Life in between Guns and Eko. 

22 November 2019 - Everyday Life, LP8, is released worldwide, and in the booklet was a page with a billboard saying "Music of the Spheres", a rover with the letters FFTF2024 on the plate, and, in small lettering, "Coldplay coming soon"... this is proof that LP9 is in the works.

10 December 2019 - Coldplay, in an interview with Virgin Radio, talk about their new album, and Chris says while discussing the booklet image - "those images mean something".

16 March 2020 - Chris does an Instagram live to launch a huge series of similar concerts all over the world - here he talks about a "new song" that they're working on - as well as another song called UFO - given the title, it's reasonable to suspect the space theme.

2 May 2020 - On twitter, @MottyXyloto asks Coldplay about the Race - Phil replies that "it's coming, someday"... maybe a possible inclusion for LP9?

3 July 2020 - Coldplay updates their site and social media accounts, including signs that seem eerily similar to those on their website - one of the signs is a spiral similar to that in Mylo Xyloto, leading fans to believe MOTS to be a successor of Mylo.

6 July 2020 - The Race - at least the Ghost Stories version - is leaked onto the internet, sparking widespread surprise and, soon enough, the song is removed from Youtube, including past snippets leaked beforehand - maybe a signal that it's, as Phil said months before, coming someday...

5 February 2021 - The Sun (a totally reliable source) divulges information on Coldplay's new album, LP9, saying that it's almost done, and will surely shoot to the number 1 spot. Many other newspapers, such as NME, report on this as well, while the band's representatives gave "no comment".

I don't know if I missed any because I'm typing this at 12:00 midnight, so tell me if I've missed anything and I'll go over it. It's also worth mentioning a couple of quotes from Roadie 42 during the 2010 recording sessions - "this might be their most ambitious project ever made", and "it may be the best yet to come..." It can't hurt to hope, and I'm definitely hoping for Brian Eno to be at least involved with a couple of songs on this album.

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- Separating this post into two because it got hidden for some reason

PIECING (POSSIBLE) CLUES TO MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 

I've been putting this together for about a few hours now, and though it may not be concrete evidence, may just be apophenia and may or may not even be a cohesive theory, I think this would serve as a good foundation for some theories. Let's start in chronological order:

20 September 2009 - Coldplay feature in a documentary on the South Bank Show, promoting their album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, and in a section of the documentary they talk about creating a new album. It may or may not be Mylo Xyloto, because the concept of Mylo was supposed to be a more stripped-down album (The Wedding Album), but that all changed when Chris wrote Paradise in 2010, a year later. At the 43:40 minute mark on this video, you can hear A L I E N S being previewed by the band alongside Brian Eno - Eno and Markus Dravs (producers of Viva) are listed on the producers section of the song. 

2 April 2010 - On Roadie 42's Blog #118, he mentions the band recording new material, including a particular request from Chris... "I'd like you to build a solar system"...

24 June 2010 - Roadie 42's blog #121 details the band creating new music, with Jonny's guitar producing "sounds that sound like they're coming from another planet". Just a snippet and it might not lead to much, but it might connect to a very certain guitar pedal mentioned down below.

7 October 2010 - Guy and Chris are performing a xylophone duet in The Beehive (a neighboring recording studio) and you can see a sort of "solar system" in the far right. While Mylo may have been recorded during that time, I believe it was in the process of creating The Wedding Album given the more stripped-down sound, as well as more carnival-like instruments (aside from the xylophone, Charlie Brown used to be played with an accordion). Might be speculation but it resembles a solar system, if Roadie ever built one.

11 February 2011 - Roadie 42's Blog #127 talks about the studio being in a mess due to production (most likely Mylo was being produced already) and Jonny's working on the lead for MTM - Moving to Mars. Though the song certainly has the production style of MX it doesn't match it thematically and story-wise, so that leads me to suspect that both MTM and Aliens originated during 2009/10, during the sessions directly after Viva - hence the story-telling, odyssey-space story being told.

1 May 2011 - Matt McGinn, a roadie during Coldplay's previous tours, publishes a book called "Roadie: My Life on the Road with Coldplay", and on one page he details the introduction of the Eventide H7600, a complex guitar pedal that - get this - provides the answer to the so-called Music of the Spheres. We don't know when this happened - it may have been 2009, 2010, or 2011 - but it's one of the bigger clues in this puzzle.

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