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Video Premiere : “Moonlight Beat”
Christine Law, otherwise known as Star Goes Nova, is a master at techno pop music. She has an uncanny ability to find beauty and art where others may not. She says “I follow anything Space and often the Falcon 9 rocket or Hubble galaxy sonifications are in my music. I have majestic baroque Friesian horses, the black feathered Viking horse ridden by knights – there is also a bit of their ancient nobility in the dubstep bass of my songs!” Her new song “Moonlight Beat” gives us space vibes, but also a touch of classical. She uses the piano in this piece in lockstep with the starry, fantastical, and echoing beat. It’s on the slower side, but that’s intentional. It’s not meant to make you get up and pump it like dubstep, but rather put you in a mystical state of mind, a trance of musical majesty and mastery. “Moonlight Beat” is telling a story.
What’s fun about it is the eye of the beholder effect it has. It truly means something different to everyone. Star Goes Nova wants us to connect through music and this song definitely does that. We may not be going through the same story, but we are certainly connected through her powerful electronic music. She says “I’ve always thought of myself as an intrinsic soul, finding meaning in space and time and thought. Music is the magical dimension that connects us all to the real and the unreal. I create epic stories that combine real instruments with electronica, transcending past and future, told through my 115 year old piano, power drums and deep bass music.
It’s truly a captivating journey that she takes us through, both in music and video. Her purpose is to use music to connect us all, and I would say she is successfully doing that with “Moonlight Beat” and the video only elevates the experience. She states, “We are truly epic beings, built from primordial realities and reaching for future worlds. Let’s connect and experience sonic dimensions together.”
These sonic manifestations are empathic spaces to stargaze, gather personal power or share thoughts from other worlds.” “Moonlight Beat” is unlike any other electronic song out there. It tells a story and takes you through a journey. You are put into a musical trance or coma rather than party mode. She really knows how to work techno pop and we hope she gives us more.
From the Artist : “Moonlight Beat” is a cinematic dubstep instrumental composition that visits an alien planet with a moonlit sky. Star Goes Nova’s spaceship travels the galaxy bringing sweet sonic stories to far flung planets. A ribbon of mathematically harmonized notes floats through an alien atmosphere, dancing on moonlight wavelengths. Can you hear the shooting stars and creatures of the regolith?
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Star Goes Nova Brings "City Of Angels" To Life
City of Angels is all about creating music with sounds one doesn’t typically use to create a landscape that energizes the mind and body. She is challenging our ideas of music... . Who knew that a violin could be used in EDM? Star Goes Nova does. Who knew a rocket launching could be a wonderful sound in song? Star Goes Nova does. Who knew EDM could be a fantastical narrative? This song goes beyond EDM. It takes the genre to a whole new level, to places nobody thought it could go. It’s a story and it’s a passion for music that drives this song.
Star Goes Nova Unleashes "City of Angels"
Star Goes Nova rockets everyone to a futuristic dance rave with her latest release. City of Angels is a space station that is the fantastical pleasure dome of legend. The actual Falcon 9 rocket launch roars us into the midst of a polyrhythmic people whose diversity is celebrated through dubstep drums, intricate instrument layers and chanting. Well known on the Southern California scene as a bassist, Christine Law transformed herself as sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist Star Goes Nova. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa, Star Goes Nova combines real instruments with electronica and dubstep bass and drums to create epics that are beautiful and powerful. Star Goes Nova melds backgrounds of hardcore bands and orchestra into diverse sonic landscapes and often incorporates the sounds of space. Star Goes Nova is an instrumental artist who deeply breathes in universal human experiences and breathes out sound waves that reverberate through all beings. Her intricate music and technicolor visualizers ignite the senses and energize the soul.
With emerging sounds similar to that of The Glitch Mob and other technological superstars, unique electrifying sounds take over in “City of Angels”. Epic fantasy immediately fills your senses and takes you to the stars. Deep grime bass and masterful instrumentalism dance around you, and you won’t want to walk away. As you listen a sense of electric power combines with explorative escapism to transcend past the current moment. Cinematic and made perfectly for the next intergalactic rave, Star Goes Nova shot past the moon with “City of Angels”.
The famed Christine Law’s multi-genre expertise shines through her latest release. Fascinating use of a plethora of instruments forms an audio experience meant to grace the vastness of the galaxy. With specialized legendary audio of the Falcon 9 launch, listeners will feel as though they belong among the Milky Way in an EDM dream.
Whether listening intently to the intricacies beautifully layered into each moment of the track or enjoying the highlighted and surreal frontliners - “City of Angels” is certainly that. Audiences of all backgrounds will find themselves looking to board the next flight Star Goes Nova takes them on with eager anticipation. A voyage that will be unquestionably filled with sonic rhythm and exciting dubstep drums to enchant and entertain amongst the cosmos.
Star Goes Nova's "City of Angels" is a Heavenly Delight
A musical dream come true
Star Goes Nova takes us to an unworldly place yet again in her newest single "City of Angels". In contrast to her previous single, Star Goes Nova decides to go towards a more cinematic musical approach rather than neoclassical. This song touches on sci-fi imagery and musicality as Star Goes Nova travels to outer space. Her fans are seen partying on a space station, raving throughout the night without a worry in sight.
Star Goes Nova, also known as Christine Law, has expressed her strong interest in interstellar travel and is sure to tailor her music to those who share the same interests. Every song she releases takes the listener on a journey through space and time and allows them to see things from a different, much more celestial perspective. "City of Angels" is no different, as Christine produces music that sounds like a chorus of angels chanting inside a space shuttle. The chants can be heard over the electronic pop music that is playing in what can only be envisioned as the background to a massive party. Christine combines real instruments with synthesized ones in order to create music that appears to be from another universe.
"City of Angels" blends Christine's soundscaping capabilities with the genre of dubstep and EDM. Christine draws inspiration from her favorite artists, such as Leo Z and Seven Lion, and incorporates their musicality into the formation of her soundscapes. She extracted the classical nature of Leo Z and used her own classical experience in order to add a tinge of order to her latest song. It also appears she has taken the general structure of artists like Seven Lion who are completely immersed in the dubstep genre in order for her own music to fall into that same genre. Although Christine draws from her inspiration, she clearly has her own special creations that come from her own passions and desires. Christine has a love for the stars and space and she ensures that her listeners are aware of this when they listen to her pieces.
Christine's most recent single continues to amaze her fans who admire the night sky. The music takes the listener to outer space and asks for them to party with the angels. The soundscaping is incredibly accurate and Christine even went so far as to incorporate sounds from real rockets. Star Goes Nova is truly a call to those who love to stargaze and those who enjoy listening to experimental music that allows them to explore the world around them. Another great single by an extremely talented instrumentalist and producer.
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Star Goes Nova Goes Above and Beyond with New Single
the song of your dreams has arrived
Star Goes Nova rockets us to a futuristic dance rave with her latest release. City of Angels is a space station that is the fantastical pleasure dome of legend. The actual Falcon 9 rocket launch roars us into the midst of a polyrhythmic people whose diversity is celebrated through dubstep drums, intricate instrument layers and chanting. Well known on the Southern California scene as a bassist, Christine Law transformed herself as sound engineer and multi-instrumentalist Star Goes Nova. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa, Star Goes Nova combines real instruments with electronica and dubstep bass and drums to create epics that are beautiful and powerful. Star Goes Nova melds backgrounds of hardcore bands and orchestra into diverse sonic landscapes and often incorporates the sounds of space.
More widely known on the Southern California scene as a bassist Christine Law, she’s toured and recorded with the famous and the obscure. Her credits include hardcore band Tantrum, Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Law & Jagged, Grammy winner John Baffa and platinum selling songwriters Suzanne Paris and David Holster.Star Goes Nova is an instrumental artist who deeply breathes in universal human experiences and breathes out sound waves that reverberate through all beings. Her intricate music and technicolor visualizers ignite the senses and energize the soul
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"It is an utterly gorgeous piece and whether you consider it classical music or electronica, a combination of both or something else altogether is irrelevant. All I know is that the world is a better place for having this in it."
Say the phrase classical music and most people will automatically think of the past. But classical music is a genre like any other and so it moves with the times too. Star Goes Nova makes music that could easily be seen as the cutting edge of that genre, especially with this gorgeous creation.
Okay, it blends electronic music through its more expected classical grace, it is full of modern beats and futuristic sonics but the tools of the trade are always evolving, so why not?
The Ocean Between Stars, a title that already sets fantastic scenes and imaginative scenarios in motion, is a gorgeously ornate gathering of sounds past and present, digital and analogue, classical and classic. It flows rather than grooves, it shimmers with beauty as electronic creations rain down through the cinematic washes and sweeps which form its sonic bedrock.
It is an utterly gorgeous piece and whether you consider it classical music or electronica, a combination of both or something else altogether is irrelevant. All I know is that the world is a better place for having this in it.
STAR GOES NOVA UNLEASHES "CITY OF ANGELS"
Diving a bit deeper into her more electronica side, Star Goes Nova releases polyrhythmic epic "City of Angels".
This futuristic dance tune is filled with varied electronic melodies and chanting vocal harmonies. The different elements of the song seem to weave in and out of each other, creating a complex rhythmic blend. Though primarily an electronic dance song, there are some unique instruments not native to this genre, such as the deep grimy bass that is introduced about three fourths way through the song and the electronic saxophone that seems to have taken over the bridge. The tune sits at roughly five and a half minutes, and during this time, the energy doesn't let up till the very end, when the final drum roll is played, and all the audience is left with is the pulsing static of space.
The video for "City of Angels" features psychedelic light videos and space imagery to help support the mood of the song. Spaceships flying through the universe, as well as breathtaking views of the galaxy and stars litter the visualizer and contribute to the piece's narration of dance rave on a space station.
Star Goes Nova, also known as Christine Law, is a music producer, composer and performer who creates neoclassical electronica and cinematic dubstep. Using power, beauty and space as her main inspirations, Star Goes Nova aims to create epic stories to not only transcend past and future, but also connect with others by the sonic manifestations of her creation.
Filled with bold and vibrant tones and immaculate synths, Star Goes Nova goes above and beyond to bring a stunning track to life.
Star Goes Nova Reveals Vibrant New Track
Santa Barbara-based Star Goes Nova, also known as Christine Law, has brought us a magical creation with the music video for her song “The Ocean Between Stars” and it’s just what we need on this dreary Monday while we wait for the vaccine to course through our veins and give us life again. The video follows the idea of a calming and magical journey of space and the ocean in beautiful blue and purple hues. The video itself perfectly compliments the song, which utilizes ballad-like EDM style.
Star Goes Nova is already established in the Southern California music scene as a bass player, but she is honing her sound engineering skills with her newest music. She’s able to take people to a place filled with magic and possibilities. She utilizes her talents when it comes to music production and creates beautiful instrumentations that resonate in the soul with her 115 year old piano and knack for creating great beats.
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Star Goes Nova combines electronica and traditional instruments to break the boundaries of music. Self described as “fantasy dubstep for stargazers” the artist’s latest track “The Ocean Between the Stars” showcases the diversity and intricacy that Star Goes Nova is capable of. The artist behind Star Goes Nova is SoCal based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Christine Law.
Law has a long history in the music industry with much diversity in genre and experience. With inspirations ranging from Pink Floyd to Illenium, and performing experience in hardcore bands and orchestra’s, Law’s unique combination of all creates a sci-fi universe to delve into.
We caught up with Star Goes Nova for an exclusive edition of Video Voyageur which you can dive into below.
Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically in this way?
“The Ocean Between Stars” was transfused from a galactic angel into my brain upon learning a friends’ loved one was terminally diagnosed. I was just sitting at the piano, imagining them on a moonlit beach – the feel of the salt air, the sound of the waves, the stars in the black sky, and a boat sailing through the universe from star to star. This song seemed to write itself.
What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?
I realized so many people were having the experience of loss and grief and I just wanted my music to provide peace – a place to settle the soul, and know everything was going to be ok. I believe just because a loved one passes, doesn’t mean the relationship ends.
What was the process of making this video?
I created the components of the video with drawings, animation and composites. The idea of a boat ferrying souls into bliss appears in so many historical contexts, I just felt the sampan was the perfect vessel. The sampan’s passengers sojourn the stars on waves of light, color and sound. Going through the spinning stardust recreates old realities into a starry sea with a velvety dark moon, which will always be there to steer by.
Star Goes Nova Reveals Stunning Video + Single
Through her empathetic and intrinsic capabilities, Star Goes Nova lights a fire in her listeners to reach for the stars and beyond. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa, Christine Law reinvented herself from a well-known Southern California bassist to a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. As Star Goes Nova, she creates epic Neoclassical Electronica stories that combine real instruments with EDM sonics, transcending past and future. “The Apprentice” is an epic tale for all who desperately search for meaning. Weaving her 115 year old classical piano, power drums, deep bass EDM themes and featuring Disney vocalist Karen Eden, Star Goes Nova gives her listeners a space to find personal power and dream of magical worlds.
Inspired by Game of Thrones and other Viking tales, “The Apprentice” is a Neoclassical Electronica story of a young dreamer searching for beauty and power. Star Goes Nova, aka Christine Law from the Santa Barbara area, is a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer who masterfully bonds dubstep drums, grime bass and a 115 year old grand piano. Well known on the Southern California scene as a bassist, Christine’s life was changed by her personal battle with the Thomas Fire to save her horses. Being surrounded by flames, she experienced a dimension that merged the real with the unreal and became Star Goes Nova. The melding of her hardcore and childhood orchestra sonic aesthetics was literally forged by fire. Working with Grammy producer John Baffa and Disney vocalist Karen Eden, “The Apprentice” embraces the magical possibilities of symphonic fantasy and EDM to give the listener a space to find their own power and magic.
STAR GOES NOVA DELIGHTS ON NEW RELEASE
Star Goes Nova has absolutely blessed us yet again with a beautiful new single and a soothing video to complement it.Played on a 115 year old piano and grime bass, Star Goes Nova has created “The Ocean Between Stars,” a melodic instrumental electronica ballad with a beat. SoCal based sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and masterful songwriter Christine Law is the genius behind Star Goes Nova. This single combines real instruments and Enya-style background vocals with electronic sounds to piece together the most epic, unique track.
There are many layers to “The Ocean Between Stars,” and the music video surely encapsulates the emotional beats. The 5-minute piece includes many different dynamics, sounds, and moods. The entire song is incredibly soothing and wistful, but there are moments that are more intense than others. The video begins with a fade-in of an image of an old ship sailing in space, surrounded by beautiful lights and stars. The entirety of the first section zooms slowly into the image of the ship while the colorful lights move slowly inwards and outwards. Accompanied by a bridge-like section of the track, the image then shifts to a star forming. As the track transitions into a denouement, an image of the same ship sailing through space with a purple moon above it appears.
The single along with its video counterpart are perfect for anyone in need of a moment to relax and be mindful. We are all in need of these moments these days, and Star Goes Nova has given us the perfect audio/visual experience to do so. We can’t wait to hear more!
April 7, 2021
Inspired by the TV show Game of Thrones, and played on a 115 year old classical piano, "The Apprentice" by Star Goes Nova is the neoclassical EDM epic we didn't know we needed.
Star Goes Nova is a cinematic, grime bass, EDM inspired artist who focuses on masterfully telling stories while providing a space for her listeners to dream and discover themselves. Born Christine Law, and currently based in Southern California, Star Goes Nova is a multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer that utilises real instruments along with EDM sonics to transcend past and future and dream of magical worlds.
"The Apprentice" is described by Christine herself as "a Neoclassical Electronica story of a young dreamer searching for beauty and power". She portrays this theme through deep grime, passionate emotive electric guitar and haunting reverberating vocals repeating phrases such as "feel the magic is yours" and "the gold and heart is yours". The song ends on a very calm and peaceful note as the main instruments slowly drop out of the song to be replaced by tinkling bells and just a classical piano.
"The Apprentice" really is a song to submerge yourself in your own fantasy of wonder and magic, and after you listen to this song you'll want to binge listen to all her others!
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Star Goes Nova Unveils Gorgeous New Single
Southern California-based sound engineer Christine Law, also known as Star Goes Nova, has released her newest fantasy dubstep single, “The Apprentice”. This multi-instrumentalist is able to create music that feels like it’s from another world. She is able to combine her beautiful vocals, dubstep rhythm tracks, and her 115 year old piano to create something magical. The song itself is about a person’s journey to become a powerful wizard, a story that matches the instrumentation of the song perfectly. Law was able to shed the version of herself in music and burst back into the scene as Star Goes Nova, and we are so happy that she is staying true to herself and burning as bright as she can.
The beginning of the song, which seems to give modern Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead or Alive” energy with its mysterious feeling and beautiful piano and guitar duet. It then transitions into Star Goes Nova’s mesmerizing vocals that talk about feeling the magic within oneself. I think the power of this song is that even though the song is about becoming a mythical being, it can still be applied to real life. People can listen to “The Apprentice” and feel motivated to follow the dreams that they have when it comes to success. Star Goes Nova is able to use her neoclassical influence to create a beautiful story with so much metaphorical meaning. It is truly an inspiration.
Make sure to download “The Apprentice” and look out for what Star Goes Nova creates next! I know I will be.
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Star Goes Nova Enchants with “The Apprentice”
Played on a 115 year old piano and grime bass, Star Goes Nova has released “The Apprentice,” an influential electronic anthem and their latest single. SoCal based sound engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and masterful songwriter Christine Law is the genius behind Star Goes Nova. This project is the combination between electronica and real instruments used to tell epic stories and conjure powerful thoughts and feelings for listeners.
Inspired by Game of Thrones and other viking tales, “The Apprentice” is about a young person looking for meaning. The lyrics are eerily similar to an experience that Christine had in Santa Barbara -- the traumatic Thomas Fire. Having to save her horses from a flaming sky, she “experienced a dimension that merged the real with the unreal and became Star Goes Nova.” This memory may have influenced the lyric “diamond sky” that is repeated throughout the song.
The entirety of the song is pretty much a wall of intense, beautiful sound that paints a picture of a transformative battle or dangerous situation, with the exception of the very end. The track ends on a major chord played on the piano and soothing background vocals, which may signify a hero’s victory or a peaceful ending of the tale.
We love the combination of EDM and classical instruments as well as Christine’s powerful voice. We’re so excited to hear more and experience another epic tale by Star Goes Nova.
Star Goes Nova premieres her new single and video for “The Ocean Between Stars”
Star Goes Nova‘s latest release, “The Ocean Between Stars“, is a neoclassical electronica sonnet about the place where souls of our lost loved ones sojourn. Taking inspiration from rock music, EDM, orchestral music, and of course: the stars, Star Goes Nova aims to help connect her audience to the real and unreal, as well as find the meaning in space, time, and thought through music. Mixing live instruments along with electronica and deep bass has allowed Star Goes Nova to create a unique, identifiable sound that resonates with many people. More widely known as bassist Christine Law in Southern California, she’s toured and recorded with the famous and the obscure; credits include hardcore band Tantrum, Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Law & Jagged, Grammy winner John Baffa and platinum selling songwriters Suzanne Paris and David Holster. You’ll hear fantastic collaborations with different artists on Star Goes Nova pieces.
“The Ocean Between Stars” places a melodic piano and orchestral strings at the forefront of the piece. The introduction of the song is quickly followed by dubstep drums and a haunting electronic instrument that closely resembles vocal harmonies. The song in its entirety is relaxing, soothing, and almost reminiscent. With its constant resemblance to planetarium music, “The Ocean Between Stars” brings up memories of elementary school field trips and pointing at the ceiling to a projection of the night sky. The song is accompanied by a visualizer that supports the feeling of the song through symbols and colors. The first scene of the video is that of an abandoned boat on the beach, by the ocean, and a still night sky. Quickly changing to one of the galaxy with bright blue and purple, the scenes continue to portray the narrative and theme of the song all while enhancing the listening experience.
“The song was transfused from an Angel into my brain upon learning a friend was terminally diagnosed with cancer. I was just sitting at the piano, imagining my friend at her favorite beach – the feel of the salt air, the sound of the waves, the warmth of sunlight, and this song came out. I realized so many people were having this experience, and I just wanted my music to provide peace – a place to settle the soul, and know everything was going to be ok. I believe just because a loved one passes, doesn’t mean the relationship ends.”
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Star Goes Nova Reveals Gorgeous Track “The Apprentice”
Star Goes Nova is big kick drums, deep grime bass and cinematic electronic music. Dubstep compositions of fantasy and power feature Christine’s one-hundred year old grand piano, guest vocalists and guitarists, and Christine’s groovy, bad-ass bass. Her new song “The Apprentice” is the perfect first listening experience to the artist.
More widely known as bassist Christine Law in Southern California, she’s toured and recorded with the famous and the obscure; credits include hardcore band Tantrum, Theo Mordey (Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Law & Jagged (college radio), Grammy winner John Baffa and platinum selling songwriters Suzanne Paris and David Holster. You’ll hear fantastic collaborations with different artists on Star Goes Nova songs!
Star Goes Nova is a music composer, sound engineer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer on the Southern California scene. My inspirations are Seven Lions, Leah, Leo Z, Pink Floyd and Illenium. Star Goes Nova is the fantasy come true of my technical imagination, hardcore rock band, EDM festival and high school orchestra experiences.