The origin of Andromeda Coast
A mesh of Ambient, Dance, and Synthpop, Andromeda Coast is music for both the terrestrial, and extra-terrestrial, in all of us.
Having never played a musical instrument in my life, at age 17, I decided I wanted to create music. Receiving a keyboard controller for my 18th birthday, I purchased Cubase recording software a few months later. Early in the spring of 2012, I set out to discover what I could create with my computer and keyboard. Andromeda Coast is the result.
Inspiration/Origin of the name, “Andromeda Coast”
Andromeda, in Greek mythology, was a princess who, as a punishment for her mother’s boasting, was chained to a rock and left to be eaten by a sea serpent. Before she could die a horrible death, she was rescued by the slayer of Medusa, and son of Zeus: Perseus. Not long after the rescue from the serpent, Perseus and Andromeda were married.
In celestial nomenclature, the Andromeda galaxy, very similar to the Milky Way, is the nearest galaxy to our own. Not only that, but these two galaxies are actually steadily growing closer, and in the distant future, will collide, and merge.
I like the thoughts and images produced by these two elements. A supernatural rescue from certain death. A collision-course with catastrophic beauty and unity. Ancient mythos and cold celestial elegance combined into one word.
These two images remind me of the relationship between Christ and His Church.
The coast is where land ends. It’s where sea and earth convene and coalesce. The coast is where we go to rest, or to set out on a new adventure. Surrounded by the beauty of the beach and the ocean, you can feel God’s might and beauty.
Andromeda Coast is a real place, though it is not physical. It can only be seen by those who know how to look for it. No microscope or telescope can spy it. No wisdom of the world can uncover it. Andromeda Coast is the paradise you discover when living in the reality of God’s love and strength: complete peace and safety.
“God is our refuge. We will not fear, though the earth give way. The nations rage, kingdoms fall. Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46
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