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Planetary Unfolding 2022 Remaster

by Michael Stearns

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mysterydata I was on a quest looking for good original electronic music after learning about Jean Michel Jarre, I stumbled upon this album on YouTube and blew my mind away, the whole thing is perfect from start to finish. A couple of your albums were removed from YouTube and Apple music, you got Mr. Stearns, I will gladly pay for your awesome beautiful music. I showed this album to my friend and it got us through some hard times....thank you. Favorite track: As the Earth Kissed the Moon, excerpt from Planetary Unfolding.
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Steve Vance A gem from 1981 by one of the Hearts of Space masters.
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RBAR If this album were released in 2021, it would be well received as a a forward-thinking ambient work. But it was made all the way back in 1981! Really revolutionary in the sound palette. I have never listened to anything this advanced from that time period. Seriously, if you have, please tell me. I want more. Inspired!
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Re-mastered by Bob Ohlsson in Nashville

Side A Movements
1. "In the Beginning..." 2. "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore..." 3. "Wherever two or more are gathered...'
Side B Movements
4. Life in the Gravity Well 5. As the Earth Kissed the Moon 6. "Something's Moving"

Michael’s “epic” Serge synthesizer album, in 6 movements. The Earth as a mass of sounds held together through resonance. Everything alive, atoms, cells, the Earth’s core, oceans, plants, animals and humans, the seen and the unseen, all creating a complex orchestration… the Earth as a being of sound. The Earth within the cosmos, the cosmos a vibrating orchestration with a resonance so complex and deep we hear nothing, no-thing, and are engulfed by a vast and tender silence.


released April 1, 2022

Cover art: Leilani Bost
Liner Notes: Gary David
Mixed at The Enterprise
Mastered by Bob Ohlsson

Special thanks to: Susan Harper, Emilie Conrad, Gary David, Craig Huxley, Kevin Braheny, Ken Harper, Jeanette Stobie, and Ladd Allen Doane

All music BMI, Earth Turtle Music and Continuum Montage
© 1981 Michael Stearns


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Michael Stearns Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael Stearns is a multi-genre music composer and soundtrack designer/producer. His credits include music for Ron Fricke's non-verbal 70MM films "Chronos", "Baraka" and "Samsara", music for NASA, Laserium, Disney films, HBO, ABC, PBS, BBC, Discovery Channel and James Cameron's "The Abyss", "Titanic" and "Avatar". Michael works in his studio "The Guest House", in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... more

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