Algol Rhythms by Loom In Essence published on 2012/03/27 07:41:39 +0000 Algol (β Per, Beta Persei), known colloquially as the Demon Star, is a bright star in the constellation Perseus. It is one of the best known eclipsing binaries, the first such star to be discovered, and also one of the first (non-nova) variable stars to be discovered. Algol is actually a three-star system (Beta Persei A, B, and C) in which the large and bright primary Beta Persei A is regularly eclipsed by the dimmer Beta Persei B. There is also a secondary eclipse when the brighter star occults the fainter secondary. The music in this songs represents the journey to the Algol star system, the kinds of entities that might be found there, the interactions between the different races of the system and ourselves, and finally the journey back to Earth.