We’re happy to announce the final part in the the Life and Times of a Star series is ready and available via Be Better’s Soundcloud page! A Black Hole is the fourth one in the series and was a lot of fun to make. Theoretically, this type of star is so massive and violent that the force of gravity it creates is so incredibly strong that it consumes any amount of space-matter in it’s path. It’s so strong that even light cannot escape with its velocity. Since little is known about what happens after crossing the event horizon (the threshold distance where a black hole’s gravity takes effect), a black hole and what it means to our intellectual circles here on earth is really up for interpretation.
My first reaction was to make something terrifying, bass heavy, and almost silent; but then I thought if this idea represents the closest thing we can associate to the death of a star, why not take this opportunity to honor the life and celestial achievements of a star itself? In this way I opted to finish this series off by creating something likening to a ghost of a star. If I were a star I would prefer to think of a life beyond the event horizon. Really, since we don’t have any idea what’s on the other side of the event horizon, there very well could just be more of the same old party. Personally I hope it’s fission and fusion, molecular cocktails, protons and neutrons living together, little quarks in the making, memories, stardust, and a giant version of Gary Numan’s head flying around.
A Black Hole 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 DRM1 MkIII, Vermona Retroverb, Korg Monotrons, and the entire range of Moog Moogerfooger analogue effects.
I hope you enjoy, feel free to download and I would like to put a huge thanks out for everyone that tuned in throughout this project and for all the wonderful feedback. Thanks for listening!