In the past decade Sweden’s most successful synthpop export product S.P.O.C.K released an album every second year. The last S.P.O.C.K album was released in 2001, since then it has been very silent around the band. The band still keeps on playing live, and since they’ve been invited to the biggest synth festival in North America, Kinitek which took place between May 17 til May 20, they decided to assemble a compilation to a market where the material has been hard to acquire since most of the S.P.O.C.K catalogue has been long deleted.
“Another Piece of the Action: Best of the SubSpace Years” features tracks taken from the 3 albums released on their own record label SubSpace Communications, and include hard-to-find songs and versions, such as singles previously not digitally released, remastered stuff and the best album tracks. The comp has a total running time of 80 minutes and will be available as digital download as well as a limited edition relief digipak CD and transparent double vinyl LP. The album will be released on the 5th of June. You can pre-order the CD at Storming The Base.
PG Music Inc has released the Pitch Invasion app for iOS. Based on old-style classic arcade games, aliens descend upon your home planet, intent on destroying your prized collection of musical instruments. It’s your job to blast them out of the sky by recognizing the pitch that they are playing, and playing that pitch yourself before they reach the ground. If they reach the ground, one of your 15 musical instruments is destroyed. Once your instruments are all destroyed, it’s game over. As you blast the aliens, you can move up to harder, faster levels.
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BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012
Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence)
2012 Velvet Voyage Productions
VELVET VOYAGE – “Live in Goldau 2011″ – performed by Bruno Ender Lee, November 18. 2011 as supporting act to Bruno Stanek’s space-lecture.
Our ever so persistent friend AfroDJMac explores the world of space music. Keep wondering if he will fail to deliver any week soon, LOL
The 34th Free Weekly Ableton Live Rack from AfroDJMac is a warm textured and evolving pad sound created from a heavily processed vocal sample. The perfect soundtrack to an a day in an intergalactic forest in deep space. Space out with this fun synth
Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth34
For anyone looking for a space aged, intergalactic sound straight out of an alien planet, this week’s free Ableton Live rack is for you. Here is a sound that is alive with movement and textures. Created from a heavily processed vocal sample, the Space Forest Synth offers some exciting sound sculpting possibilities. The synth is then racked up with some effects to add to the spacey feel, as well as a built in arpeggiator, allowing you to morph it to taste.
Lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun resampling chords from all kinds of instruments from guitars to synths. In the following video, after taking you through the Ableton rack, I show you my technique for creating all new sounds by resampling instruments. From there, it’s quick and easy to create all new sounds and progressions from your preexisting material. It’s a total blast! Below is an instrumental track I created last night using that exact technique (drums from my Operator Drums Rack and resampled arpeggiated chords and baseline created with the new Kasio M4L Instrument) Enjoy
AstroCantus converts the celestial map into an infinite musical soundtrack that you define: from a delicate nocturne to a vast space symphony, all at a touch on your mobile device.
A 1960s Space-Age/Lounge style song with Yamaha YPT-400, Moog Memorymoog, Synthesizers.com modular and Fender Stratocaster.
Here’s the message from outer space!
Time is rolling on and we’ve been über busy with preparations! Finally we’re ready to give you some more news!
electriXmas is delighted to announce that Swedens legendary space cadets S.P.O.C.K. have landed just in time to join the party! We’ve been informed in the latest sub-space transmission that during their long voyage into the unknown they’ve been secretly working on new material! They’re looking forward to make this years electriXmas extra-special with a world-exclusive performance of a couple of new tracks!
So, the lineup now looks like this:
TYSKE LUDDER (de)
NECRO FACILITY (se)
Get the sounds here: http://xenossoundworks.com/virus.html
Astral Voyage contains 100 high quality ambient style patches by sound designer Effrain Beccera, which are perfect for space music and new age compositions, as well as excellent material for film and videogame soundtracks.
This is one of a series of podcasts exploring the ways sound and sound effects can be used to help bring stories to life.
Meet Ben Burtt, Sound Designer for films like Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark and WALL-E. Learn how he comes up with sounds that complement the amazing things seen on the silver screen – from laser blasts to whirring, buzzing lightsabers. Find out the story behind some of his signature effects and how he first got interested in sound design.