Interstellar Noise Releases Thought-provoking Ambient Album “Universal Being”

Inspired by the most calming of electronica genres, North Carolina-based instrumentalist Interstellar Noise reveals their latest album.

Today we’re focusing on their latest album release, “Universal Being”, in which the eight-track album is one of peaceful solitude and thought provoking emotion.

About the Artist

Hailing from North Carolina, Rob Campbell is the multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Interstellar Noise.

With their seamless and immersive fusion of tranquil genres, the music of  Interstellar Noise is one of serene ambient soundscapes, showcasing an enduring passion for music that extends far beyond a handful of releases.

You see, Rob’s musical journey began long before, with a lifelong dedication to playing instruments and sharing his own compositions on Bandcamp since November 2017.

In an interview with Artist PR, Rob spoke out about their love for music diversity and why it’s important to explore various genres when writing music:

“I try not to box myself in with genre confines and restrictions. While my music varies from a sonic standpoint, in general, I try to create lush, spacey atmospheres with dreamlike, emotive themes.”

Interstellar Noise is the recording project of multi-instrumentalist Rob Campbell based out of Asheville, NC

About the Album

Drawing inspiration from ambient, chillwave, post-rock, and dream-pop influences, Interstellar Noise’s distinctive style of music production delivers an immersive, anxiety-busting experience that has resonated with listeners throughout their seven-year career.

In their latest album, “Universal Being, Interstellar Noise harmonises their love for soothing, atmospheric melodies that evoke a profound inner strength.

The album is inspired by the following passage from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes) which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground,–my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space,–all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.”

This emotive experience is beautifully encapsulated by the mesmerising artwork, which draws inspiration from the vast cosmos, inviting listeners to gaze up at the stars and immerse themselves in the music’s celestial beauty.

 

Album Highlights

For optimal immersion into an ambient album, I highly recommend finding a tranquil space, putting on your favourite pair of headphones, and surrendering oneself from beginning to end.

As you explore the music undisturbed, you’ll soon find it has a remarkable ability to soothe the soul. Let the music guide you, avoid distractions at all cost. This is what I find works best to really understand this style of music, and it works beautifully.

Soon you’ll resonate with the music just like I did.

As the gentle hum of a tranquil synthesizer blends with the distant call of birds, a sense of serenity washes over the soul. This tranquil introduction sets the tone for the opening single of the album, “Bare Ground.” Offering an immersive and whimsical experience, the synthesizers weave in and out, creating an ethereal atmosphere that feels boundless.

Arguably my favourite single on the album, track four “Transparent Eyeball” has a profound, thought-provoking introduction. It’s a beautifully progressive piece that features a mixture of drone ambient and a captivating synthesizer melody. It almost feels like we’re traveling through time, guided by this mysterious tone of reflection. It’s beautifully written, and will certainly help diffuse any feelings of stress or anxiety you may have.

A collaborative single that features Peri Meters, track seven is titled “Universal Being”, the title track of the album. As the harmonies intertwine and the ambiance settles, the subtle chirping of crickets gently joins the ensemble, painting a familiar scene where we can seek solace and tranquility. Soon, the soft murmur of a flowing river accompanies the chorus of wildlife.

It’s a striking composition that plays a magnificent role in expanding our imagination, and for me, plays a pivotal role in the album’s narrative.

Release Date and Streaming

The album released on 10th May 2024, in which you can now purchase the album on Bandcamp or stream on Spotify.

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