Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Space Music...soothing and mysterious
I suppose that there are number of people interested in this genre of music. It is quite creative and not bad to listen to when writing papers. It's called Space Music according to the promoter Stephen Hill but Wikipedia offers something a bit different. Stephen's one hour program has been on public radio station for years. Check your local station to see if it is aired and do check out Stephen's website...
Hearts of Space
Hearts of Space is a United States weekly syndicated public radio show featuring music of a contemplative nature drawn largely from the ambient, New Age and electronic genres, while also including classical, world, Celtic, experimental, and other music selections. For many years, the show's producer and presenter, Stephen Hill, has applied the term "space music" to the music broadcast on the show, irrespective of genre. It is the longest-running radio program of its type in the world.
Here is an entire album of similar music...
UK artist Chris Wigman is Casimir's Blake, and this intriguing Monotonik release, 'The Silence In Fragile Space', plays out like a planetarium soundtrack to end all soundtracks, echoing all kinds of gorgeous sustained chords through history.
Following up a release on Kahvi, this full-length album starts as it means to go on with 'Achird Supernovae', flittering strings and depths of space to the fore. It certainly gets darker elsewhere, with 'Rich's Feyd' one of the more edge-wise, skuttering tracks in the gaps between the planets.
As the album continues, the bliss builds, and it's only with the final track, 'Eavesdropping On Eternity', that you get the full picture of the place that Wigman and his project has created through careful musical manipulation. It's out there, somewhere...
Silence And Fragile Space
The Wall Storm Shuffle
Prairie And Starlight
Eavesdropping On Eternity