Part 3 of the Life and Times of a Star is live and up on Be Better’s Soundcloud page. This one is called A Quark Star. Over billions and billions of years, a Neutron star is thought to grow so dense that force of gravity it creates once again smashes particles (neutrons) into each other breaking them into tiny theoretical bits called quarks. This state of a star’s evolution is referred to as a Quark star.
As inspiration for this track, a Quark star brought to my imagination a great sense of weight. A big pool of high density energy made of zillions of little bits and particles. To me this meant heavy bass and lots of charged little electro effects and sound dust. The track had to be heavy, but also give a sense of speed and motion in order to represent these sub atomic particles dancing around each other. I realized in musical speak that there is very few concepts out there that are more ‘metal’ than a Quark Star.
A Quark Star was created entirely with 100% analogue synthesizers in order to achieve a type of vintage outer space sound. These include the Vermona Mono Lancet, Vermona Kick Lancet, Korg Monotron, and the entire range of Moog Moogerfooger analogue effects.
I hope you enjoy, feel free to download and as always, I appreciate any feedback. Stay tuned for the grand finale in the series — A Black Hole…