Starlight is a symphonic electronica sounding piece. With movements inspired from the 80’s period, with a slight classical edge – this composition delivers an upbeat, ever changing soundscape journey.

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You’ve concocted a most convincing orchestral arrangement without sliding into the John Tesh abyss. The breaks the melodies and the harmonic accompaniment work for me. It’s not trite nor does it try to be what it’s not(Emerson Wakeman). Short and sweet to the point. 

Reviewed by Doug Cash on 17-apr-2002 

Your track Starlight is a sophisticated symphonic electronica track !!! GREAT variety of analog synth sounds combined with beautiful and rich harmonies and a tough arrangement ! Perfect film music in the manner of Kitaro and Jon Vangelis. The production is professional the mix and stereo balance superb… well… it’s a damn good track for lovers of symphonic music. 

Reviewed by Mike Burn on 17-oct-2001 

These are your words: “I tried to spin out many ideas into one journey of a song.” Well you really succeeded at this. This song takes you over mountains through the plains between tall buildings always flying low to keep that thrill of flying by the seat of your pants. Nice track. Nice production good arrangement strong tracks. Overall I wouild have to say that Red Heat is like a theme park every song is a different ride. A deserving feature. 

Reviewed by Al Grego on 28-nov-2001 

Studio Notes

This is the second release of 2001, sorry it has taken so long but with moving house you kinda don’t get to do much with a disfunctional studio! Anyway, this track has a retro feel to is, including some familiar signatures of other songs I have composed, with some really new sounds! I’ve made this one as full as possible with some of the new gear I have, namely the Nord lead. This little instrument is playing the smooth and eerie synthesiser sounds as well as the punchy melody in the beginning. The lead sound towards the end is the Korg Z1 (an unusual MOSS synthesizer for those familiar with the term). I guess you could say the progression of the tune is linear, it doesn’t repeat itself at the end/half way, I tried to spin out many ideas into one journey of a song. I really hope you enjoy this piece!

Original release note, 2001

Equipment used:

  • Roland XP60 Synthesizer
  • Kord Z1 MOSS Synthesizer
  • Clavia Nord Rack
  • Emu ESI 4000T Digital Sampler
  • Cakewalk Pro Audio 9 MIDI Sequencer
  • SoundBlaster Live 128 Audio Card

Performed By: Redheat

Album UPC: See Marwinia

Label: Redheat

Released: 2001

ISRC: n/a

Year: 2001

Genres: Symphonic Electronica, Electronic