23 February 2013

Rigel Centaurus - Один год на Нумибе 32 (One Year on Numiba 32)

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2013 • USC-WR-1302.0148

Numiba 32 moves in a very prolonged elliptical orbit. One year lasts 500 terrestrial years there. Approaching the sun, it becomes free from ice, and life begins to bloom, but when it leaves, everything freezes and dies. Slowly flowing sounds open before the mind's eye majestic cosmoscapes, living through this inevitable alternation of blossom and fading.

Tracklist: 01.Весна (Spring) (18:00) 02.Лето (Summer) (17:08) 03.Осень (Autumn) (19:14) 04.Зима (Winter) (10:24)

Composed by Rigel Centaurus. All instruments programmed, music written and arranged, artwork by Andrey Hlybov.

License note: This is official release made by USC. Our works are created mostly for noncommercial purposes licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm a bit surprised no one has written any comment about this album so far, so I think it's only fair to say that I, for one, have truly enjoyed "One Year on Numiba 32" and will easily become one of my favourites of 2013 as far as space music is concerned. It's here where I came across it, so it's here where I must share my opinion with you. Well done, Andrey. [Sat Apr 13, 2013]
    Rigel Centaurus is the moniker of Russian Andrey Hlybov, and also the informal name of Alpha Centauri, the brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus. In Andrey’s case, his pseudonym is not a false friend, but clearly shows what his music is about: deep space explorations. I confess I’ve come across Rigel Centaurus’ music only recently, so I’ve just listened to a couple of albums from him so far. I must say that they are both similar in style and quality. In his catalogue, we can find “Atlas Coelestis”, “Area of Habitat”, “Into Infinity”, or his latest “One Year on Numiba 32”. It’s precisely “One Year on Numiba 32” the first contact I had with Andrey Hlybov’s project, and I can tell you that I was blown away by its quality. Rigel Centaurus’ music has a gaseous nature (sometimes liquid), like the tail of a comet cruising by, producing a refreshing effect on the listener’s mind.
    This music basically contains long-held notes, but not eternal drones going nowhere. As such, this music steers clear of dark ambient, though ambient music it is. We could describe it as expansive, soothing spacescapes, which are able to relax the tension within us, relieving us from our stressing lives. At a time when many synthesists are too worried trying to sound like TD or KS clones, Rigel Centaurus has chosen to follow a different path. Not that his music is ground-breaking or completely original, but it possesses its own heart and soul. You could liken Andrey’s music to, for instance, Steve Roach’s most ethereal, spacey music, though Rigel Centaurus aims at deeper space. “One Year on Numiba 32” contains four long tracks and it tries to musically depict one year, with its four seasons, on planet Numiba 32, whose orbits takes 500 terrestrial years to be completed. Rigel Centaurus releases his music through the Russian label USC. The good thing is Andrey Hlybov gives us his craft for free. His downloads are for free, although the label accepts any sort of donations from the listeners, of course. Ain’t that fantastic! I, for one, am grateful to Rigel Centaurus for sharing his art with his listeners. Dare discover his musical excursions! Pick up your headphones, turn off the lights and get ready to experience weightlessness. As there aren’t any YouTube videos of the music on “One Year on Numiba 32”, I’ve included this clip, which is very revealing about the music you can find on “OYoN32”, as well as in the rest of Rigel Centaurus’ discography. [Monday, 8 April 2013]