Stars & Constellations
Stars & Constellations is the instrumental music project of Azrael Belford. He is currently planning his 6th LP, tentatively titled, Chapter VI.
Under the "Bio" section of the site of Stars & Constellations, Belford wrote this:
"I don’t quite remember how this project started. I just felt compelled to make wintery music, as there was a lack of it in the world and winter is my favorite time of year. So I began to make music as such. I also decided to write lyrics along for these songs, but never got around to recording vocals because it just didn’t feel right. I had come up with this idea of writing out this story in poetry and instrumental music. You see, I had always felt drawn to and obsessed with crystals and winter time. Thus, a story popped into my head one day, or at least the beginning. I did have other people in the project with me before I left for college, but I was the only one that took it seriously, so I just took it with me when I left for school. And it has become a side-solo project. The poetry is a more dense narrative of a story still in the works: The Crystal Heart. I am releasing each album as a “chapter”, and I currently have released 3 albums, with 16 planned out."[References 1]
He also wrote in the first blog entry for the project's website, regarding the entire plan for the project for years to come:
"The overall plan is to have the main character go through all the constellations in the Zodiac in backwards order (Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus, and Aries), each representing a Guardian that will either teach the main character a less or he will assist in teaching them a lesson. After all this, he will confront and go through Ophiuchus, the Guardian of the Core of the Universe. Then, there will be the epilogue. So, there will be 16 albums in all."[References 2]
He also has a project with vocals under the moniker The Silent Boy.
- Chapter I: In Which Our Crystalline Child Travels The Confines Of Isolation (December 12, 2011)
- Chapter II: In Which We Drift Endlessly (October 12, 2012)
- Chapter III: In Which We Discover The Endurance of Love (November 23, 2013)
- Chapter IV: In Which the Waves of Eternity Overtake Us (December 03, 2014)
- Chapter V: In Which Our Minds Unwind (November 18, 2015)