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Hearts of Dead Stars

By onezero on July 1, 2018 4:45 pm

Halfway through the year!  Last weekend, I happened to win a glorious tremolo pedal at a raffle, and while I tracked a bunch of things with it...I wasn't pleased with what I was actually playing.  Rather than put that out, I did an improvisation with the latest snwv patch (still some flaws, though) and put that through Live: there's stereo improv, plus a half-speed version of it underneath, and a touch of cistern convolution reverb. 

Plans are for the tremolo blast next week.

Title is a reference to the origins of iron. It's kind of heavy and interstellar.

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July 2, 2018 4:04 pm

I hope you recorded this on tape.

I forget, which stage of the stellar cycle produces iron?

July 3, 2018 6:23 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

I hope you recorded this on tape.

I forget, which stage of the stellar cycle produces iron?

It would have been awesome to use tape; sadly it was all digital.  (I did monitor through headphones, which were almost certainly electromagnetic, so...)

According to Wikipedia, iron's the last element formed by fusion in a star before it collapses into a supernova.

July 4, 2018 12:26 am

I'm digging this a lot.

July 4, 2018 8:58 pm

I got that reference. A star starts to die once it has made iron as it is too stable to kickstart a fusion reaction. It's not so much the presence of iron that does it, but the lack of other materials to fuse.

As for the song, I'm not huge on drone, I kinda hoped for that metal, but I suppose the metals only get heavier as the year goes by (other than bromine and krypton, 35 and 36). Let's see what Cobalt has in store.

July 6, 2018 11:08 pm

Love the atmosphere in this track. Well done!

July 8, 2018 4:57 pm

so lovely

July 9, 2018 5:52 pm

I love those deep tones. and the subtle static/distortion overlay. There's a meditative, eerie quality to them both. After listening to this piece I have a strong urge to rewatch Twin Peaks the Return smile

July 11, 2018 9:00 am

This is very interesting slab of darkness of space. The suspense is great!

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