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 9 features a fine collection of music from Belgium Electronic Music artist, Godfried Stockmans. 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 was a 12-year-old as the first landings took place.
Q: What interests you the most about Space exploration?
A: For me, Space Exploration is only just begun, the Moon is nearby in comparison to Mars eg.
Q: Would you travel to space given the chance?
A: I believe I’m too old now to experience Space Travel but it is going to be possible for everyone or may be necessary if we destroy the earth.
Q: How does the exploration of the Universe affect or inspire your work as an artist?
A: The Universe is unknown territory … what lies beyond I feel that need to explore, invent things & reflect it in music.
Q: How are ideas from Space exploration used in your work?
A: We are already able to scan a lot of things on earth from outer space, that’s why I wrote a track ‘Satellite Scanning‘.
Q: What are your favorite instruments for making Space music?
A: For me, the computer is the main instrument, It’s my great studio in a little box.
Q: Is there any relationship between Space exploration and electronic music?
A: It is again the need to invent to be part of the future, to make new sounds compositions, etc If you listen to soundtracks from Space movies you always hear amazing sounds.
Q: How is Space music different from popular styles of music?
A: I believe Space music always has a factor that breathes adventure, exploration together with a sort of comfy feeling like being in a safe suit, a Spaceship, or something like that.
released February 22, 2021
Godfried Stockmans - Composition and Production.
My interest in music was always there, but I also worked in the industry as a mechanic in mines, factories, gas company & finally teaching metal construction & welding. So there's a broad real-life experience too.
As everyone, I thought myself to play some guitar and bass by playing in some bands in my youth. I started out doing some recording on a Teac four-track recorder. Later on, it was followed by computer, Logic was called Emagic back then & was only midi at the time.
Of course, I got interested in audio recording when Emagic released the AW8 PCI soundcard, a soundcard with 8 outputs that I could connect with a Mackie mixer. Followed some classic piano lessons at the age of 30 to achieve a basic music theory.
Later on, I updated to Logic Silver, then Logic Gold followed by Logic Platinum, Logic 6, Logic 8, and finally Logic Pro X.
Learned about synths/midi by using a DX7, Nord lead also some EMU modules, and a Novation Basstation. So I started recording & editing all this by using the software.
My interest in music recording production is still going on in reading magazines, looking things up on the internet, etc... Over the years I started to develop my own sound.
It's hard to define how that happens, it's a certain feeling like I want to sound that way. The love for music & different styles ( everyone carries his own library through the years) surely helps, plus in my case, there's got to be a sort of ' mojo ' in the tracks before I'm happy.
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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 ©℗2020 Godfried Stockmans
Aural Films Catalog No. AF0281