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The Writing of "Astral traveling the stars"

A journey through consciousness 

Welcome to our cosmic song! This is a special collaboration between Trish Thunderstone and The Zen Monks, a band of spiritual explorers. We also have many other talented artists who joined us in this astral adventure. This song is about traveling the stars with your mind and soul, and finding inspiration in the beauty of the universe.

Trish Thunderstone is a talented pianist and composer who loves to experiment with different genres and styles of music. The music is the result of different mindscapes throughout the years, a blend of ambient, electronic, and classical influences. Trish Thunderstone invites you to join him on his musical journey and discover the wonders of astral traveling the stars.

You can listen to this song by clicking on the link below this page where you can also download it or stream it online. We hope you enjoy this musical journey and feel the cosmic vibes!

the chords

The chords so far...

1. F minor

2. D# major

3. Bes minor

4. G# major

And we start with a click track...

When we start to write/compose a song we like to edit it in Ableton Live 10 Intro. So, here we are, we launch the program and think about the beats per minute...
We put it on 89 BPM. We've added a few rhythmic samples from Hardwell. While playing we arrive at the chords for the piano.

About Trish Thunderstone

Trish Thunderstone has been making music ever since he was very young. His goal is to explore many mindscapes and sonic moods to create something truly special. His instrumentals are very original, often exploring a huge variety of genres and styles. Willpower and some ability to perform can overcome all obstacles. People may listen to these videos with amused wonder and some may be inspired also. This is music that dares to be different, without following in the self-indulgent pitfalls of excessive experimentalism. In other words, it is accessible, but also quite intelligently arranged and laid out.

More information can be found here: 

What kind of music program is Ableton Live?

Audio tracks in Ableton Live Audio tracks in Ableton Live Ableton Live is a professional music production program for both Windows and Macintosh computers. It was developed by Ableton and released in 2001. Ableton Live is a software for music creation and performance. It allows you to arrange, record, edit, and manipulate sounds in different ways, using effects, instruments, loops, and samples. You can also improvise and experiment with musical ideas in real time, without stopping the music. Ableton Live is used by many musicians, producers, DJs, and live performers for various genres and styles of music.

I hope this helps you understand what Ableton Live is and how it can help you make music. 😊

More information can be found here: 

Create new chords


Write the notes down

From the chords, we can look up the scale by noting the notes that occur in the chords. And from the scale, we can make new chords.

f / g / g# / bes / c / c# / d# / f

Now that we listen to the piece of music again, we hear that there is a glitch at the end of the piano loop. We think maybe the CPU was overloaded when we were recording.

We are thinking of building a bridge

It's nice to build a bridge or a break with the chords we have, with these chords we can make a new chord scheme. See the image above.

Let's team up and invite other musicians

waveform The Zen Monks This song features The Zen Monks, a vocal choir with a mysterious vibe, and The Mayan, a lofi beats & lyrics duo with a creative flair. They blend their styles and create a captivating atmosphere for the listeners. You can hear the amazing voices of our singers and their harmonies in this song. The Zen Monks were recorded at Cbra Systems High-Quality Studio in Groningen in March 2023. They are the project of Ruben Geerlings, a web designer of, a website that explores music, technology, and more. Check out the Zen Monks and their unique sound!

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Collaboration with The Mayan

He has sung vocal parts. He made some chill beats and a mellow chill-hop melody with a bassline which we used at the end of the song.

Communication went well. We used to send the audio files back and forth.

The lyrics

"Astral traveling the stars."
"Nothing out there seems too far."

The Mayan can be found here: 

Sound effects

We also decorated everything with sound effects. These samples come from a Hardwell sound pack.

More sounds, loops and, other samples can be found here: 

Stem file for "Astral Traveling To The Earth-Moon"

Create Stem files The five main parts of our track that we would like to have available individually are Beat, Sub, FX, Vocals & Chorus, and Piano. 

Download 305 Mb here: 


The Bridge

| D# / C / G / F / D# / C / G# / G |
| D# / % / F / % / Bes / - |


The song is starting to take shape.
Download the song [version 28] in .wav format here

A new working title for the song has arrived: "Astral traveling the stars."


The Bass

We are always excited to collaborate with other artists. Trish Thunderstone is one of our favorite singers and we wanted to create a catchy bassline for her new song. We found Aleks Smitt, a talented bassist from Estonia, who sent us this amazing groove.

ZAYNE Music Reaction

I listened to Astral Traveling the Stars and I have some thoughts to share with you.

First of all, I appreciate the length and the complexity of the track. It is not easy to create an 11-minute piece that keeps the listener engaged and interested. You have done a great job of combining different elements and styles to create a rich and diverse musical journey.

I enjoyed the visuals that accompanied the song. They matched the mood and the theme of astral traveling very well. I especially liked the spaceship picture and the lightning effects. They added a sense of adventure and wonder to the experience.

The song made me feel a range of emotions, from relaxing to exhilarating. I liked how you used percussion, bass, and vocals to create different atmospheres and transitions. Some parts felt like dubstep and trap music, while others felt more synthetic and human. The vocals were spiritual and soothing, and they contrasted nicely with the more energetic beats.

The song also evoked some images in my mind. I imagined falling from the void into a vast and colorful space, where I could fly away to different planets and stars. I also imagined traveling to different parts of Earth, such as the city, nature, and somewhere in Asia. The music was minimalistic but also expressive, and it captured the essence of each place.

The switch up in the end was unexpected but interesting. I liked how you introduced something new with the piano and the saloon vibe. It felt like a different universe but still connected to the main theme. It was a nice way to end the song on a nostalgic note.

Overall, I think you have created a unique and impressive piece of music. It is clear that you have put a lot of effort and creativity into it. I hope you are proud of your work and I look forward to hearing more from you.

Radio Commercial

If you're into music that makes you think and feel, you'll love Cbra Radio. They play the coolest songs to connect you with your inner self and the world around you. And today, they have something amazing for you: Trish Thunderstone featuring The Zen Monks. It's a mind-blowing mix of rock and meditation that you've never heard before. So hurry up, go to and tune in to the music of your soul.

This radio commercial was produced by a team of professionals from different countries: Power Jingles from the Netherlands, Ruben Geerlings from the Netherlands, Nikki Delgado from the United Kingdom, and David Zeppieri from Italy, the masters of catchy and creative jingles.

Higher Frequencies

One way to add higher frequencies to a song is to use a soprano singer. A soprano is someone who can sing very high notes, usually the highest ones in a musical piece.

In this project, we have Virina Sekar as our soprano. She is a UX writer and a singer from Indonesia. She loves music and plays keyboard and guitar. She has been singing soprano for ten years with a classical maestro. She also works at a vocal studio where she teaches people how to sing.

She joined this project because she was inspired by Trish's vision and dedication. He communicated everything clearly and she could sense his passion for the music. She is grateful to him for inviting her to be part of this project. She hopes you will enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoyed making it.

A japanese Shinobue

Manu Gonzalez, a Spanish musician, created a short and beautiful Japanese flute piece towards the end of "Astral Traveling the Stars". He enjoyed composing and playing this wonderful Shinobue for this song.

Video Script

Welcome to the amazing journey of the Zen Monks, who travel the stars in search of peace and enlightenment. In this video, you will witness their incredible adventures and discoveries, as they explore the wonders of the universe.

Notes The video begins with a scene of a serene temple, where 11 monks in dark burgundy red robes are meditating. Each of them holds a burning candle in their hands, which floats above the ground. They are surrounded by nature and tranquility. Suddenly, a spaceship appears in the sky and lands near the temple. The monks get up and walk in a row towards the spaceship, without making any sound. They enter the spaceship and take their seats. The spaceship then takes off and zooms past the planets and stars.

The monks chant for peace as they travel through space. They are curious and fascinated by the different worlds they see. They encounter various creatures and phenomena, such as aliens, asteroids, black holes, and supernovas. They marvel at the beauty and diversity of creation.

Notes The spaceship then arrives at a planet that looks like Earth. It lands on a beach, where children are playing in the water. The monks exit the spaceship and walk along the shore. They smile and wave at the children, who are surprised and delighted to see them. The children join them and ask them questions about their origin and mission. The monks tell them that they are from a faraway place, where they practice Zen Buddhism. They explain that they are on a quest to find peace and harmony in themselves and the world.

The monks then continue their walk and reach a pub in Groningen City. They enter the pub and order some drinks. They mingle with the locals and share their stories and wisdom. They also listen to the locals' problems and offer them advice and comfort. The monks enjoy the music and the atmosphere of the pub. They feel a connection with the people and the culture.

The video ends with a scene of the monks leaving the pub and heading back to their spaceship. They hug and thank the locals for their hospitality and friendship. They board the spaceship and wave goodbye to everyone. The spaceship then flies away into the night sky, as the monks resume their astral traveling.

Dear Listener,

We are thrilled to announce our latest creation of the audio track "Astral Traveling the Stars". This is a song that showcases our artistic vision and talent, and we hope it resonates with you as much as it does with us. Don't miss this opportunity to listen to it and share your thoughts with us. 🔥🤛🏻



To be continued...

A big thanks to everyone for your continued support. It gives us tremendous joy knowing that our music touches so many souls.

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