The first Nearstars release. A mix of both down-beat and trippy-rhythmic
electronica, Alpha explores in texture, melody and rhythm, the
story of an epic voyage - the story of Alpha - the first human
spacecraft to reach another star.
The tone of this album is principally rhythmic, with some looser cosmic
interludes. Interstellar Clear kicks
off the CD with an upbeat and joyous tone, while Radio
Source eases off with the spacy darkness between the stars.
Centauri Probe, the first track I wrote that made it's way onto CD, is
a classic EM sequence-heavy Berlin-school piece, whilst
Journeyship brings back echoes of the first track, only with shifting
time-signatures. The sampler-heavy Beyond Orion
is my favourite track, and, like Radio Source
is a cosmic piece that develops into a rich, rhythmic finale. The title track
Alpha completes the suite with a gentle, but trippy rhythm that
signifies journey's end.
Playlist and Downloadable Samples
Interstellar Clear (6:55)