Galactic Gems

by Jack Hertz

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Paul Asbury Seaman
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Paul Asbury Seaman Aural Films, by their own description, has always worked at the intersection of music and noise, exploring the very meaning of sound in the human experience. Naturally, this has resulted in some pretty challenging, “experimental” albums, which will appeal to a very, um, select audience. But here Jack Hertz has produced the penultimate expression of that quest, creating an album that is remarkably (and delightfully) accessible while rarely fitting into what’s normally called music. Favorite track: Mira (Shooting Star).
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The Universe is filled with strange and curious things. Made of billions of stars, gas, and dust held together by gravity these objects that span light-years form endless configurations of galactic gems that no two are alike. These tracks were inspired by and named after their documented objects. You are encouraged to click on each track to learn more.

These tracks were published in full fidelity 44.1khz 24-bit audio. Download the lossless formats AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, or WAV for the highest sound quality.


released June 19, 2020

Cover Bubble Nebula (NGC 7635) by ESA/Hubble

Jack Hertz - Programming, Composition, and Production.

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. AF0257


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