LATE SEPTEMBER 2015 UPDATE

GALACTIC ENTROPY is the first installment of the FOUNDATION TETRALOGY

The next few blog posts will cover the concept, arrangement, writing, recording, and mixing of the upcoming 'single'. 

GALACTIC ENTROPY, PART 1:
THE CONCEPT


THE FIRST BOOK IN THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY BEGINS WITH THE STARTLING REVELATION THAT THE GALACTIC EMPIRE IS HEADED FOR COLLAPSE IN A MERE 300 YEARS.

I WANTED TO FOCUS ON AND EXPAND UPON THAT IDEA BECAUSE I FIND THE CONCEPT OF ENTROPY TO BE FASCINATING.

MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS: WHAT IF WE EXPAND THE CONCEPT TO BE MORE UNIVERSAL? INSTEAD IF A GOVERNMENT'S COLLAPSE, WE EXPAND THE IDEA TO HAVE THE UNIVERSE ITSELF COLLAPSING? WHAT IF WE USE THE UNIVERSE'S ULTIMATE SLIP INTO DARKNESS AS A METAPHOR FOR THE BREAKDOWN OF THE POLITICAL MACHINERY THAT KEPT THE EMPIRE ALIVE?

I LIKED THAT IDEA VERY MUCH AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED SEEING DOUBLE MEANINGS IN THE CONCEPT, WHERE STARLIGHT IS USED AS A SYMBOL FOR KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIETY, AS THE EMPIRE DECAYS INTO BARBARISM.

WHEREAS THE FOLLOWING 3 PARTS OF THE TETRALOGY WOULD FOLLOW THE NARRATIVE OF THE BOOKS, THIS PROLOGUE WOULD GIVE ME THE CHANCE TO PRODUCE A SINGLE, EXPANSIVE PIECE THAT REFLECTED THAT BREAKDOWN BOTH LYRICALLY AND MUSICALLY.

NOW THE QUESTION WAS: HOW DOES ONE CONVEY THE IDEA OF GALACTIC COLLAPSE IN MUSIC??!