The Cosmic Journey school of electronic spacemusic includes soundtracks for imaginary sci-fi movies, deep-drifting stellar soundscapes, and spiritual innerspace explorations.
With its tonal flights across the galaxies and vast cosmic dramas, the genre appeared to be an artifact of the 1980s. Like progressive rock, it seemed to implode at its peak — a victim, perhaps, of its own considerable success...and the fact that it takes real inspiration and talent to do it well.
Artists like CONSTANCE DEMBY, IASOS and MICHAEL STEARNS in California, JONN SERRIE in Atlanta, VANGELIS and KLAUS SCHULZE in Europe, TOMITA, STOMU YAMASHTA and KITARO in Japan, created an ethereal, expansive, cosmic sound that found kindred spirits in symphonic composers like GUSTAV HOLST, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, ALAN HOVHANESS, and the monumental sound cathedrals of BACH.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space called STELLAR VISIONS, we're pleased to report that the genre's still alive, with new artists and fine new work — at least in California.
Music is by CONSTANCE DEMBY, TELOMERE, DAVID HELPLING and JOHN JENKINS, and introducing IMMERSION THEORY.