More about The Interstellar Suite

More about The Interstellar Suite…


With the original vinyl release of the interstellar Suite celebrating its 25th year, the anniversary was marked with a special Limited Edition DVD & Blu-ray Dual Pack and a Companion Guide Book.  The dual pack includes DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo versions of the 25th Anniversary version. Remixed by Frank Morrone from the original multi-tracks, mastered by Bernie Grundman. All tracks and bonus features are 96khz 24 bit audio. Track videos and documentary exclusives. This and other Interstellar Suite recordings only available through Triplet Records and directly through Bhatia Music

See our MAYDAY page to order your copy ASAP because this offer only applies for a very limited timeQuantities are limited and the deadline is firm, so get them before they're gone or before time runs out.

The History of the original Interstellar Suite:
Amin Bhatia originally wanted to work with an orchestra but couldn't find space for them in his basement, so he settled for synthesizers instead. Before the advent of midi, synthesizers played one note at a time, and Bhatia simulated luscious orchestral music on a four-track recorder and a Minimoog.
 
In 1981, Amin submitted his unusual sci-fi sounding orchestral work for a synthesizer competition sponsored by Roland and won first prize out of 500 entrants worldwide. The judges included Oscar Peterson, synth veterans Robert Moog and Ralph Dyck, and Isao Tomita. The resulting exposure launched Bhatia's music career, leading to projects with David Foster, Steve Porcaro, and a solo album on Capitol records’ Cinema label titled Interstellar Suite.

A small run of The Interstellar Suite was distributed worldwide in 1987 moments before the Cinema label closed its doors. The popularity of The Interstellar Suite, however, continued to grow on its own.

Many things made this recording unique: One was its lush orchestral stylings attributed to Amin’s love of Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams film scores. Another unique element was Amin's insistence on using analog synthesizers in a world where everyone else had gone digital. Rather than join the trend of sampling and abusing orchestral phrases, Amin combined and layered hundreds of electronic parts to achieve a warm orchestral sound that was not stolen from an orchestra. To this day Amin still gets requests from listeners and programmers asking for the orchestral sample libraries used. He has a hard time convincing them that it was all him.
 


The Interstellar Suite 25th Anniversary Surround Sound Collector's Edition

is25masteringAfter years of work, the 25th Anniversary edition of The Interstellar Suite was marked in 2013 with a Surround 5.1 and Stereo FLAC 96khz 24 bit download, available by renowned High Res Audio, through Joe Sealy and Paul Novotny's boutique label Triplet Records.

The landmark download made a long-awaited product available while technology waited for the race among physical media formats to finally settle.  The battle for the best accessible and reasonably-priced surround experience, however, took too long and the record company behind the original release of The Interstellar Suite changed hands and a new administrative road block emerged.

After EMI Capitol was purchased by Universal Music the licensing of The Interstellar Suite was once again lost to its creator Amin Bhatia.  Hopefully talks to reinstate the license to release the product will be resolved soon but until then a very limited number of products are available through Triplet Records and directly through Bhatia Music

With the original vinyl release of the interstellar Suite celebrating its 25th year, the anniversary was marked with a special Limited Edition DVD & Blu-ray Dual Pack with an optional Companion Book. The dual pack includes DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo versions of the 25th Anniversary version.  Remixed by Frank Morrone from the original multi-tracks, mastered by Bernie Grundman. All tracks and bonus features are 96khz 24 bit audio. Track videos and documentary exclusives.

 

The limited editions were accompanied by a The Interstellar Suite Limited Edition Companion Guide Book. The coffee table soft cover book talks about the finer details of production. At 8 1/2" by 11" this 44-page full colour book is the ultimate liner notes, featuring introductions by Toto's Steve Porcaro and Keyboard Magazine's Dominic Milano. Track by track details by electronic historian Mark Vail as well as technical diagrams and notes, the script for all the dialogue used in the album, press clippings, letters from fans and other artists, and illustrations by award-winning artist Alexander Preuss.

This and other Interstellar Suite recordings only available through Triplet Records and directly through Bhatia MusicSee our MAYDAY page to order your copy ASAP because this offer only applies for a very limited timeQuantities are limited and the deadline is firm, so get them before they're gone or before time runs out.