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I Made Astroneer Some More Space Music

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Fellow Astroneers,

I have been exploring this vast ocean of stars with friends for just over a year now, and like many of you, I have grown to love this game and it's beautiful depiction of it's solar system. Being heavily inspired by the feeling of pioneering, the intensity of a storm, the adrenaline of exploring strange worlds where no one has been before, I sought out to compose an album of 10 musical tracks that represent what Astroneer means to me. I realised as I composed, exploring the Universe was never a happy feeling, rather it was loneliness mixed with a sense of grandiosity. There was something comforting about seeing an impressive world with its' mountains and flora, even though I was the only creature to exist is such a vast system of planets, but the sense of being alone never halted. I tried to capture this emotion in my album titled, 'An Ocean of Stars'.

My album consists of 10 tracks as listed below in the tracklist as well as a Prologue that features a sentiment to set the mood. I figured it was necessary to utilise electronic sounds that had a melancholy tone, as well as an orchestra which symbolised the imperfect and organic nature of humanity amongst the synthetic. I knew that the start of the album had to be hopeful, that the astronaut leaving Earth had to carry the aspirations of the entire Human species, and that as the album went on, the astronauts hope had to fade into a realisation that he would sacrifice himself for scientific advancement, leaving behind a legacy that would shape the future of our species. Incorporating all these elements into this album was a challenge to me, but it was something I thoroughly enjoyed and I am proud of.

With the finished album available now on Spotify (and iTunes/SoundCloud), I feel there is more use to it, and after testing it out as a backing track for the game, I realise that it actually suits the game very well as an ambient soundtrack. I would like to offer my album to Astroneer for free, if you (the community and devs) enjoy it. If you have any feedback, I also welcome that. Why for free? Because, like that astronaut, I am willing to provide my music generously in the hope that it improves players experiences in the game even further with some new and different music. If you would like me to compose more music other than what I have already released just for Astroneer, I would also be honoured to do that! Feel free to contact me at my email if you would like tailor-made music for the game.

MAIN TRACK:

FULL ALBUM:

Tracklist:
1. Prologue - Voice Explanation
2. NASA - Epic
3. Launch (The Blue Danube) - Trailer style Epic Remix
4. The Overview Effect - Calm Ambient
5. An Ocean of Stars - MAIN TRACK AMBIENT
6. Planetary Landing - Calm Ambient
7. Searching for Answers - Upbeat Ambient
8. Solar Storm - Epic/Intense
9. No Way Back - Main Ambient
10. Event Horizon - Epic
11. A Flicker of Hope - Calm Ambient

 

Let me know what you think of the album, it works great even playing it in the background with Spotify. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

 

Thanks for all the work on the game,

Astronaut Sidapede.

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Congratulations Sidapede. This is a very very nice album!
I have heard it a couple times (while playing), and I totally love it. So far my favourite is NASA, but I want to listen to it more times to appreciate it better. 
Thank you so much for sharing it :)

You are quite an accomplished artist.

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3 hours ago, drpeppercan said:

Congratulations Sidapede. This is a very very nice album!
I have heard it a couple times (while playing), and I totally love it. So far my favourite is NASA, but I want to listen to it more times to appreciate it better. 
Thank you so much for sharing it :)

You are quite an accomplished artist.

Wow thanks so much! I am really thrilled you love it and appreciate all the support. I've only been composing for roughly a year now so your kind words are really motivating for me to be recognised! :)

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On 2/13/2019 at 10:39 AM, The Touch of Grey Gamer said:

...don't stop here! Reach for the stars!

Well put! 
I liked that TTGG :)

 

On 2/13/2019 at 9:10 AM, s i d a p e d e said:

Wow thanks so much! I am really thrilled you love it and appreciate all the support. I've only been composing for roughly a year now so your kind words are really motivating for me to be recognised! :)

Well, for me, it's hard not to like it when on the one hand Ambient is one of my favourite types of music. And on the other, your music is so good!
Some of my favourite artists are Brian Eno, Harold Bud, John Serrie, Cliff Martinez (Solaris soundtrack), Vangelis. And now you ;)

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On 2/13/2019 at 10:39 AM, The Touch of Grey Gamer said:

@s i d a p e d e this is amazing! Simply amazing! I'm listening to this from now on when I play! You got skillz kid, don't stop here! Reach for the stars!

I see what u did there ;) thanks so much guys for the support srsly, it's really motivating and inspiring and its great to know that people do like the music so that I can make more!

 

On 2/13/2019 at 6:15 PM, drpeppercan said:

Well, for me, it's hard not to like it when on the one hand Ambient is one of my favourite types of music. And on the other, your music is so good!
Some of my favourite artists are Brian Eno, Harold Bud, John Serrie, Cliff Martinez (Solaris soundtrack), Vangelis. And now you ;)

Same, I really love listening to and making ambient music over epic, it's just something about being lost in a soundscape and being able to reflect on life that upbeat/epic music doesn't allow you to do. I'll make sure to check out some of those artists you mentioned that I haven't heard of before. Wow being put on a list with Vangelis, I think my life is complete now 😂 , thanks a load guys :)

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I think you'll like being part of that list even more once you listen to the work of these artists ;)
You'll find them all in YouTube of course. As for Cliff M., I strongly recommend the soundtrack he composed for Solaris (George Clooney). Which incidentally goes so well with the movie. Funny thing is, most of the movie is filmed in a space station (no pun intended, just a mere coincidence). 
As for Brian Eno, I believe he's known to be the FATHER of Ambient music. So, yeah, he's a big deal. 

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Wow, I really need to watch Solaris now that's an incredible soundtrack. All this new music is very persuading at another space ambient album for me ;) I plan on making some fantasy ambient first though to develop my orchestral skills further before electronic again. Thanks for sharing the artists, got some really great ideas inspired by those pieces. 

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2 minutes ago, s i d a p e d e said:

Wow, I really need to watch Solaris now that's an incredible soundtrack. All this new music is very persuading at another space ambient album for me ;) I plan on making some fantasy ambient first though to develop my orchestral skills further before electronic again. Thanks for sharing the artists, got some really great ideas inspired by those pieces. 

That's great Sidapede! 
I am so glad I had the opportunity to help path-nodes to meet (sort of speak).
Keep us posted on new music developments please.

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Astroneer Tips was kind enough to use my music in his latest Astroneer video! In this video, you get a good demo of one of the tracks during gameplay. Check it out here and support his channel by subscribing/sharing his content. He is a new channel dedicated to Astroneer tips/tricks.

 

 

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Big thanks for this wonderful music. Sadly I have no Spotify here in Russia (seems like they don't even care to come here), but SoundCloud has no limits, so I followed you there. :))

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A great OST channel has been kind enough to share this music in a mix video. For anyone who does not have the streaming services, you can check out the full album on YouTube here!

Thanks a lot for the support everyone, I really appreciate it :)

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, s i d a p e d e said:

A great OST channel has been kind enough to share this music in a mix video. For anyone who does not have the streaming services, you can check out the full album on YouTube here!

Thanks a lot for the support everyone, I really appreciate it :)

This is great Sid! 
I did not know about OST or STC (Soundtrack Channel). It's the perfect fit! They seem to have a very large audience reach.
Good for you Sid!

A.T.

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