Astronauts 4

by Jack Hertz

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Paul Asbury Seaman While ostensibly on a space exploration theme, this album also serves as a great introduction to the Aural Films label, on which Hertz plays a central role. An excellent overview, while maintaining thematic (or should I say "aural") continuity, this it offers a generous and very enjoyable space walk.
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Volume 4 continues with a collection of music from American Electronic Music artist, Jack Hertz. 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 Space exploration?

A: I don't have memories of not being interested interested in Space. I could not get enough of TV shows like "Lost In Space" and "Ultraman", Mattel's Major Matt Mason toys, and NASA's Space Program. When other kids were outside playing cowboys and Indians. I was under the stairs pretending I was going on missions to outer-space.

Q: What interests you most about Space exploration?

A: The incredible beauty and wonder that it evokes on a cosmic and scientific level. Our life on Earth has been greatly enhanced by the exploration of space. Much of the math, physics, science, and advanced devices we use today, such as the personal computer, were developed in the process of putting humans in space.

Q: Would you travel to space given the chance?

A: Though I am afraid of heights, I think I would do it anyways.

Q: How does the exploration of the Universe effect or inspire your work as an artist?

A: I like to think it is the Universe that is inspired by the work of the artist.

Q: How are ideas from Space exploration used in your work?

A: Looking into the vast unknown, reflecting on the infinite beauty and physics of the Universe. I cannot help but make up my own stories that are ultimately better expressed in sounds than in words.

Q: What are your favorite instruments for making Space music?

A: Synthesizers of all kinds from little noise boxes all the way up to analog polys, digital workstations, and modulars of different kinds.

Q: Is there any relationship between Space exploration and electronic music?

A: Music went into Space long before humans did. Arguably, it was artists who created the launch pad for the dreams that created the reality.

Q: How is Space Music different from popular styles of music?

A: You can travel the across the Universe at the speed of sound. 


released January 27, 2020

Christian Fiesel – Synthesizers and Guitar on tracks 24 & 25.
Cousin Silas – Guitar and Synthesizers on track 18.
Norbert Kutz – Samples and Synthesizers on track 23.
Scott Lawlor – Synthesizers on track 24.
Wolfgang Gsell - Synthesizer on track 22.

Jack Hertz - Programming, Composition and Production.

You can find the full releases these tracks were taken from at the following links:

1. Music From Distant Days

2. In The Undertow

3. Tones Timbre

4. A Thin Drone Silence

5. Pointillism

6. Alpha Syntauri

7. Artificial

8. Eclipse

9. Space Drone

10. Earth

11. Eclipse 2012

12. 7.83 Hz

13. Stratosphere


15. Supermoon

16. Red-Shift

17. Venus & Mars

18. Time Spinners

19. New Horizon

20. Harmonia Macrocosmica

21. Planet Red

22. Sleeping Trees on Earth


24. Great Attractor

25. m00m

26. Andromeda Strains

27. Blue Dunes

28. Back To The Moon 1


Jack Hertz has been composing and recording for more than 30 years. He is fascinated by all aspects of creating sound. From the earliest instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. More at

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

Aural Films Catalog No. AF0251


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