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Thanks to Drak for bring us back to space. This piece started with a manipulated drum track that ended up sounding to me like breathing in space. I then searched archive.org for some mission control recordings and also found a great version of Stardust featuring the vocals of Harry Cool from the Prelinger Archives.

Photo was taken at The Guggenheim Museum of the James Turrell installation in August of this year.

This never would have happened without the influence of Stanley Kubrick.
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kingbee said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
space oddity
Good soundscape pulled together. The Harry Cool sample works really well.
Headphone listening recommended
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Thanks
for dropping by. Nothing like a good challenge to motivate.
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J_Gretch said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Stardust SRC2013
a blast into the past...sounds great in my cans.
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Cool
I tried for a spatial mix - no pun intended.
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magnatone said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Stardust
as always, an engaging and wonderful listen - nice to hear from you kevin!
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
always nice
to hear from you too :)
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sammydix said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
space
that was so well done, it sounded just as good on monitors as it did with phones. great depth.
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Thanks Sammy
went back and forth on the mix.
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peacepiano said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Effects
Very literal and super cool interpretation of the space race challenge. Hats Off!
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Doh!
In my search for sound I never even made the connection between the Space Race Challenge and the actual space race as depicted here with John Glenn in the Mercury program.
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DWL said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
This fits!
A perfect SRC :-)

Love the vocal bits. Great use of Stardust.

Cheers

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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
any excuxe to use Stardust
it's a great song
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PeterB7858 said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Stardust SRC2013
Cool collage of clips and sounds, Bud. Seamlessly mixed. As creative as ever. Thanks, Peter.
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
collage is ione of my favorite pastimes
this was an easy target
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egobandit said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
background goodness!
life mode love the 1920 or thirties wavelength that was was a trip

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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Thanks Tim
and thanks to Drak for the challenge
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richard13 said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
You do some cool work Kevin
I think you are one of those who cannot do an "ordinary" song. Way to make use of those archival resources, and for hearing breathing noises in drum sounds ;-)
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Richard - you are right
straight ahead is the hardest thing for me to do
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alackbass said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
Stardust SRC2013
Haunting. Very well done.
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bud said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Thanks
glad you dropped by
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Corporal Beef said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
The Golden Age
In general, I love the early age of space exploration, and your piece captured that beautifully. The "innocence" of mankind merging with the mind-blowing potential of space. Great mix and concept. Thanks for posting.
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bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Thanks Jason
cool track you dropped on us for this

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particledots said 1364 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
perfect use
of the archive material

love turrell too
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bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
the turrell exhibit was incredible
I should have tried to use that to lure you to NYC.
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FEEL said 1363 days ago (November 1st, 2013)
How this takes me back
When a blast off had more meaning, family glued to the tube to watch the launch. The space race was on. Thanks for the memories.
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bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
It was cool being a kid
back then - I watched the moon landing with my first serious girlfriend. I was 15 at the time. Hard to believe that in just another month I was at Woodstock with my brother. Busy summer.
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SpaceRace_Challenge said 1363 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
humans in space
bringing their bravery, their swagger, and their smirky music. A nostalgic nod, rewinding my brain back to childhood memories of the visceral excitement in front of the B&W TV, watching the liftoffs in awe. Beautifully woven short story here, Kevin, but then, you're good at that :-)

-SRC-Drak
bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Thanks Drak
and thanks for hosting!
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Bowman said 1363 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
A trip
through time and space into the void.
Love it.
Cheers,
Charlie
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bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
Nice of you to stop by
this was fun
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SmokeyVW said 1363 days ago (November 2nd, 2013)
space-y
to me the beginning sounds like a ship (the ocean-faring kind with straining ropes)

this also reminds me of the opening of the movie Contact - an interesting blend

thanks!
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bud said 1361 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
good ears
I wanted something like radio static - but not radio static - so I used the apple loop of a ship at sea and distorted and bit crushed it to change the sound - but not completely. the ship/spaceship connection was interesting to me
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Henke said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Clever mix
Of different - very different - sound sources! But they all make sense and make a beautiful and meaningful whole.

Thanks and take care,
Henke
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sschedra said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Nice . . .
Seamless unfolding of the anticipation of the liftoff and suspense of early mission jitters. It dissolves into a background of eternal velvet as we are comforted by the timeless music.
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Nostalgia
I guess it has been a long time. An inspired superposition. Very classy.
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Outtaorbit said 1361 days ago (November 3rd, 2013)
Down loaded
More than just there.....nicely done
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Vic Holman said 1360 days ago (November 4th, 2013)
we are made of star dust
well, i spaced out this event
great opener for a sci fi movie....... picking up radio broadcasts from deep space... cool
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12parsecs said 1360 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
trippy
cool stuff. makes me think of my favorite movie, contact. well done.
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Doug Somers said 1360 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Quite the ride
You have woven some cool sounds in this mix Bud over that 'breathing' track. Wow, a radio track from John Glenn too. It's curious how mission control counts 3 seconds twice. Stardust reminds me of both playing in stage band and of the game Fallout that uses music of that era. A most worthy addition to this year's space playlist. Enjoyed it!
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VicDiesel said 1360 days ago (November 5th, 2013)
Star collage
Fun track. Enjoyed.
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davajonah said 1357 days ago (November 8th, 2013)
Interesting idea
Very creative. Gosh! Those were the days eh? I used to think we'd all be travelling around in space by now. [I'm the same age as you btw] I guess space travel, for the foreseeable future, will simply be too difficult/expensive. Nice composition anyway.
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bud said 1357 days ago (November 8th, 2013)
Richard Branson just offered
retail space travel for tourists. That's what someone told me today anyway.
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paul f. page said 1357 days ago (November 8th, 2013)
Story Telling...
That's what you do so well here, Bud. You have found a little segment in the space race archives and time frame. It is so clever (and precise) the way you put all of these elements together into such a succinct package. This is very cool.
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