Category Archives: Space Music

Robert Lamb: The epic cosmic hip-hop of Deltron 3030

Robert Lamb writes about the “cosmic hip-hop” of the album
Deltron 3030, by the trio of Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala and Dan the Automator:  Space Music: The Futurist Hip-Hop of Deltron 3030 – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks

The album takes us on a socially-conscious, sci-fi journey to 30th century Earth, a dystopian age defined  by super science, environmental disaster, intergalactic turmoil and tyrannical rule. The robotic Deltron Zero serves as our guide on this odyssey as he abandons his military programing to rise up against the tyrants of New Earth in a cosmic rap battle.

Two tracks:

All the tracks can be heard at Deltron 3030.

Chris Hadfield making great pictures and music in space

Alan Boyle reports that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking marvelous pictures of earth from the ISS and posting them online : Astronaut’s artistry hits warp speed – PhotoBlog

See the Col. Chris Hadfield Facebook page  and Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter for his latest shots. For example, Twitter / Cmdr_Hadfield:

Where the Mississippi enters the Gulf of Mexico. The soil of America’s heartland forming a vast, deep delta. pic.twitter.com/Dctu8ipH

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And Hadfield is also a musician who will soon premier a new song in space with collaborator Ed Robertson: ‘Is Somebody Singing’: Ed Robertson on why he wanted to work with Chris Hadfield – CBC Music

On Feb. 8, astronaut Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson will premiere “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing).” It’s a unique collaboration for a number of reasons, but first and foremost because Hadfield will be floating somewhere in outer space aboard the International Space Station, while Robertson will be joined by a youth choir in the CBC Toronto studios. It’s an out-of-this-world collaboration, to say the least.

For the weeks leading up to the premiere, Robertson will be updating us with interesting aspects about the project, something he says has been in the works for a long time.

“Beyond The Moon” – Sinoptik Music’s new album

Sinoptik-music has released the new album Beyond the Moon, which is described as follows:

 What is there beyond our sight, on the dark side [sic] of the moon? Why does it always look the same for the observer? People were concerned with this questions for years. Nowadays the scientists already know the answers, but romanticism and mysticism will still cover the Moon for years to come.

“Beyond The Moon” which consists of ten deep and hypnotic pieces, allows you to cross the horizon and to travel in time and space. Turn it on and prepare for the journey.

Ed: Sorry to be sciency rather than artsy, but, of course, the far side of the Moon is not “dark”. It alternates between two week long day and night phases just as does the tidally-locked side that faces the earth.

“The Space Composer” – turning solar data into tunes

Here’s the latest episode of MOTHERBOARD Spaced Out series of space related video reports:

MOTHERBOARD PRESENTS THE SPACE COMPOSER:
TURNING SOLAR ACTIVITY INTO SOUND

A classically trained composer transforms solar data into tunes
on VICE’s tech channel’s documentary series Spaced Out

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 16, 2013) – MOTHERBOARD today premieres the latest in its Spaced Out series, The Space Composer, investigating the art of turning data from the sun into sound. Sonification specialist Robert Alexander takes us through the solar cycle as it rises and falls, using the solar data to create some of the most interesting and unique music to have ever graced the planet.

Watch past episodes of Spaced Out here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTlJK3kwZIbSOF8drdNvWQAoPqowDwpzS
Motherboard’s Spaced Out series is a 360-degree look at space and the people who love it, who explore it, who wonder about it.

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