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A Fire Upon The Deep

by Jack Hertz and Miguel Ruiz



This recording pays homage to Vernor Vinge's Science Fiction novel "A Fire Upon the Deep." A gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. The novel posits that space around the Milky Way is divided into concentric layers called Zones, each being constrained by different laws of physics and each allowing for different degrees of biological and technological advancement. The innermost, the "Unthinking Depths", surrounds the galactic core and is incapable of supporting advanced life forms at all. The next layer, the "Slow Zone", is roughly equivalent to the real world in behavior and potential. Further out, the zone named the "Beyond" can support futuristic technologies such as AI and FTL travel. The outermost zone, the "Transcend", contains most of the galactic halo and is populated by incomprehensibly vast and powerful posthuman entities.

Read more about A Fire Upon The Deep at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fire_Upon_the_Deep

Much like space, the transitions between Zones on this recording happen slowly but occur around the following times:

00:00 - 25:00 - Unthinking Depths
25:00 - 40:00 - Slow Zone
40:00 - 60:00 - Beyond


released May 17, 2021

This album was originally released in 2012 is available again here in a new 24-bit remastered recording.

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This artist's concept illustrates the new view of the Milky Way, along with other findings presented at the 212th American Astronomical Society meeting in St. Louis, Mo. The galaxy's two major arms (Scutum-Centaurus and Perseus) can be seen attached to the ends of a thick central bar, while the two now-demoted minor arms (Norma and Sagittarius) are less distinct and located between the major arms. The major arms consist of the highest densities of both young and old stars; the minor arms are primarily filled with gas and pockets of star-forming activity. Read more at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way

Jack Hertz - San Francisco, USA

Miguel A. Ruiz - Madrid Spain

Aural Films is an online record label (netlabel) that releases high-quality soundtrack albums for movies that do not exist. We cover a wide range of music styles ranging from ambient to experimental to popular to soundtrack musics. Often on the same albums. You can find our complete catalog of releases online at AuralFilms.com

All tracks ©℗2012 Jack Hertz and Miguel A. Ruiz

Aural Films Catalog No. AF0292


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