The universe started with a bang, a big one according to physics and no doubt red-lining the cosmic sound desk. Let’s move away from the past and consider the future, in words of Jeff Mills “Techno wasn’t designed to be dance music, it was designed to be a futurist statement” with that in mind we have compiled some future sounds from the cosmic playlist.
SOUNDS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM & BEYOND: raw recordings
A range of recording picked up by some of the most sensitive recording equipment we have to offer. This is the sounds from our cosmic neighbourhood courtesy of NASA.
THE VOYEGER GOLDEN RECORD
These phonograph recordings made of 22 carat gold were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft lunched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extra-terrestrial lifeform and are likely the most expensive records ever made, behind original Carl Craig first presses on discogs.
KEPLER: STAR KIC12268220C:
The Kepler space observatory was launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. The spacecraft, named after the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler. It’s the best tool we have for finding our next home after Calvin Harris has ruined everything precious to us on Earth.
APOLLO 11: that’s one small step for man
Simply put it’s one of the most iconic audio file ever made, recorded off-planet in a spacesuit, it is the original “Futurist Statement” it’s been sampled in hundreds of songs and excited a generation.
SPACE ODDITY ON THE ISS
From crackled audio of the Apollo missions we end on Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s breath taking cover of David Bowie’s – Space Oddity, we can see the evolution of our civilization and see a future closer to the stars and rest in the comfort that over 99.999999999999999999999999999999999 of the planets in the universe haven’t been exposed to Steve Aoki.