The corona is an atmosphere of hot plasma that surrounds the sun. Gigantic coils of hot, electrically charged gas in the Sun's atmosphere behave like a musical instrument. These coils are more commonly known as coronal loops and are able to carry acoustic waves in much the same way that sound is carried through a pipe organ. Solar explosions called microflares produce sonic booms which are then propagated along the coronal loops; the effect is much like plucking a guitar string. These microflares typically release quantities of energy equivalent to millions of hydrogen bombs, and the blasts can send immensely powerful acoustic waves hurtling through the coronal loops at tens of kilometres per second, creating what some call cosmic organ music. One would think that the temperature of the corona would drop the further one moves away from the surface of the Sun; however this is untrue, the coronal temperature is in fact up to three hundred times hotter than the visible surface of the Sun. Coronal loops, which are generated by the Sun’s magnetic field, arch hundreds of thousands of kilometres above the Sun’s surface like fiery fountains. As the solar plasma travels from the Sun’s surface into the coronal loops, it is then heated from approximately 6000 Kelvin to figures well above one million Kelvin. These loops can be up to one hundred million kilometres long and guide waves and oscillations in a similar way to a pipe organ. The sonic booms decay in less than an hour, and dissipate within the scorching solar corona.
Thank you to all the artists for keeping the Goa spirit alive, the universe wouldn't be the same without you.
Hope you enjoy the journey...
Featured Artists: Antares, Artifact303, Avigmati, Eleusyn, E-Mantra, Khetzal, Liquid Flow, Psychowave, Travma, Vox, and Yesod.
Intro (Short): Antares - The Exodus [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2011]
1. Antares - Aurora [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2011]
2. Yesod - On the Edge of Time [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2005]
3. Liquid Flow - Tribal Vision [DIMENSIONAL RECORDS, 2011]
4. E-Mantra - Praying Forest (Short Version) [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2009]
5. Artifact303 - Holographic Universe [GLOBAL SECT MUSIC, 2012]
6. Eleusyn - Kosmodrom (Original Mix) [JOOF RECORDINGS, 2011]
7. Avigmati (Khetzal & Chai) - Babylone Beach [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2005]
8. E-Mantra - Metempsychosis (Remix) [GLOBAL SECT MUSIC, 2012]
9. Eleusyn - Arcas (Original Mix) [JOOF RECORDINGS, 2011]
10. Travma - Tesla (Original Mix) [GLOBAL SECT MUSIC, 2012]
11. E-Mantra - Searching Ganesha [ELEKTRONICA RECORDS, 2011]
12. Psychowave - Moon Bindi [SPACEDOCK RECORDS, 2012]
13. Vox - Four Points [PHOTOTROPIC RECORDS, 2010]
14. Khetzal - Bells of Sarnath [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2005]
Outro (Short): Antares - The Exodus [SUNTRIP RECORDS, 2011]