A new recording – Starkiss

February 9, 2011

Mons – Starkiss

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I have been woefully neglectful of my site since the release of my album last year.  Life has a bad habit of getting in the way of that which is truly important (which is updating this website, obviously).  However, just because I’ve been doing a poor job of marketing my own music doesn’t mean that I haven’t been writing and recording!  I am continually playing around and composing.  Pretty sure that the day I stop is the day I turn back into the stardust which originally formed me.  As a few of my favourite astrophysicists have pointed out, the matter from which we are made came into being in the hearts of stars, and was spread through the universe by supernovae.  So, the kiss of life which gave us all breath was actually the violent deaths of uncountable stars, billions of years ago.  They died so that we might live.  One might say that the music I create similarly is the product of a supernova.  I certainly can’t take the full credit.

So in that theme, this song is tentatively dubbed “Starkiss”.  Maybe it refers to romantic nights spent under the stars, or perhaps it refers to the violent supernovae which put us all here in the first place.  You decide.  It’s not a complete song.  Rather, it’s just a rough recording of me rambling around on the keyboard in the middle of the night.  It will probably find its way onto some sort of official recording eventually, since I love to play it.  This is its first incarnation.  I will record and post the current version that I’m playing around with these days by and by.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

As always, you can hear more of my music (including samples from my latest album) on my music page.

- Mons

10 Responses to “A new recording – Starkiss”

  1. Good stuff Mons, your music is always excellent.

    I guess you watched that “A Universe from Nothing” talk? :)

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lauren Kates, Mons. Mons said: I've put one of my new tunes up on #monstunes . Check out "Starkiss": http://bit.ly/gi7g9o [...]

  3. Haha sikander, yeah. That and other talks by guys like Carl Sagan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson always inspire me. Like he said, the idea that we came from exploding stars is very poetic.

  4. I am happy that you are writing music again. This song is very nice.

  5. hi, Mons, so glad to listen to your music again, they always bring me into the peaceful land with breeze,grass and stars. it is so dreamy…

  6. Glad you all enjoyed the tune. :) I’m hoping to post little tunes and song ideas pretty frequently. I would be worried about people stealing my melody ideas, but nobody visits my site anyways, haha. Hopefully those who do visit enjoy listening to my unpolished musical ramblings.

  7. ooooh, so magical

  8. Still love it. Looking forward to the new album.

  9. Mons, I am just now hearing this. I must have missed the post. All that to say, it’s beautiful. I really didn’t expect anything else.
    I have pulled our the mp3 sample of To Those Who Wait, and I want you to know that I am still “waiting” to hear the rest of this “story”. Thank you Mons for sharing your beautiful music.

  10. Hey Mons. It’s a decade ago since we talk. So good to hear some of your new music again. Got onto MSN and let me know how you have been, ok? :)