The exploration of the Universe has been a great inspiration for electronic music artists from the beginning of the Space-Age into the present. Aural Films is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with a new on-going series featuring collections by Space Music artists from around the world.
Volume 1 begins with a fine collection of music from German Electronic Music artist, Christian Fiesel. Read more about what he has to say about Space and Music in the Questions and Answers below:
Q: When did you first become interested in exploration of the Universe?
A: As a kid I loved all things SciFi, especially TV series like Star Trek or Moon 1999. Other stars a promise of possibilities and points for exploration for a little 10 year old astronaut. Never stopped dreaming about learning the secrets.
Q:What interests you the most about Space exploration?
A: The heroic effort. The love for scientific progress or to say it with the wise words of Star Trek : Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the star-ship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before!
Q: Would you travel to space given the chance?
A: Definitely. Some dreams don't die.
Q: How does the exploration of the Universe effect or inspire your work as an artist?
A: The longing for something new was awakened by the search for distant alien stars. The universe of stars is a mirror of a universe of sounds.
Q: How are ideas from Space exploration used in your work?
A: The gloom and loneliness of the emptiness between the heavenly bodies is very often present in the feeling of my music. It's not a conscious decision, it's just part of my musician's soul.
Q: What are your favorite instruments for making Space music?
A: I find the human voice and its possible alienation throw a glimmer of infinity into the distance. So I'd say it's probably a Mellotron ?
Q: Is there any relationship between Space exploration and electronic music?
A: It is my firm conviction that it is no coincidence that the moon landing with all the previous attempts to enter space happened at the same time as the use of electronic music devices. On the one hand, it was only in this phase that the technology from which the first electronic sound generators could be built was developed, and on the other hand it was also the spirit of new freedom, of enlightenment, of curiosity, of drawing towards new worlds, which made both astronautics and electronic music possible.
Q: How is Space music different from popular styles of music?
A: I think all space music has a certain pathos and a certain majesty. But maybe we have only internally refused to return to the stars in the last 40 years. Just as we have failed to fill this place in space and in our hearts with fresh sounds and feelings.
released July 10, 2019
Christian Fiesel : Devices, Instruments and Production.
"1969","Crushed Towards Jupiter" taken from Spheredelic release SD 21 "After The Flood"
"We Are Brothers In Space" taken from Spheredelic release "Signal For Fire"
"Where Is Gravity When You Really Need It ? from Studio 4632 release "Under The Same Sun At A Different Time"
"I Will Not Return" courtesy of Separated Beats Records from "Strassen der Vergangenheit"
Every sound has its own story. And each story can be completely different. That said, Christian Fiesel is trying to cross all borders of electronic and experimental music. His interest is not about being into a specific genre but to dare anything at least just once. All sources are allowed. So you won't find any impressive list of gear but the will to create atmospheres with a minimum of starting material. Christian wants the listeners to close their eyes and to open their minds to be brought to an unexpected place. To get in touch with his newest ideas, get in touch via FB : www.facebook.com/christian.fiesel
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 ©℗2019 Christian Fiesel
Aural Films Catalog No. AF0235