Stars On A Black Sea - Hymns to Fading Lights [ALBUM]

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AMBIENT | SPACE | ELECTRONICA MUSIC
CATALOG №: GDR132
Release: 2016-05-09

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Tracklist:

01.Stars on a Black Sea - Pillars of Stars
02.Stars on a Black Sea - Arrays
03.Stars on a Black Sea - Between Paths
04.Stars on a Black Sea - Death Spirals Above Abandoned Cities
05.Stars on a Black Sea - Second Berlin Sequence
06.Stars on a Black Sea - Before
07.Stars on a Black Sea - Drifting Beyond the Outer Beacons

Stars on a Black Sea is the work of Milwaukee-based American electronic musician Mike Ystad.

A founding member of post-rock / electronic trio Lights Out Asia, Mike has been active in a scene known for blending many genres and textures together into an experimental whole. With Stars on a Black Sea, this experimental attitude is furthered in songs that favor the unstructured free spaces of ambient, the hypnotic repetition and evolution of classic Berlin School electronic music, and the dark textures and moods of soundtrack and film music.

Ystad's 2016 debut "Hymns to Fading Lights" (Galileo Dreams) features hypnotic washes of sound, dark melodies, and sparkling synths that combine to take the listener out of their familiar surroundings and into brand new spaces.

When Mike isn't making music, he dabbles in photography and rides motorcycles.