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Golden Record (mj space race 2009)



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album: Space
track 1: 7:29 NEAR
track 2: 6:56 Golden Record (mj space race 2009)
track 3: 42:35 Once Around The Galaxy
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Song Description

For the Space Race 2009 Challenge

My place in space is the human artifact that is farther away from the Earth than anything else yet.

Except for the voices, all sounds were done using the Crystal Synth plugin.

"As the Secretary General of the United Nations, an organization of the 147 member states who represent almost all of the human inhabitants of the planet Earth, I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of this immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step."


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Uploaded: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:40:08 AM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 01:47:03 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2019 - 03:37:12 PM
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jgurner said 3517 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
For some reason....
...this sounds to me like it should be a "lost track" from soundtrack to the trippy David Bowie version of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Cool, cool stuff.
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Henke said 3517 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Cool take

Safe journey!

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sloparts said 3517 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Very subtle Bill
and thought provoking, I like the quietness of this, which is more like space than most of the "Space Ambient" pieces I've heard.

I have to wonder, not if, but when will that disk be listened to, and by whom. I'm sure I'll never know. but someone will, someday.

Excellent piece Bill, Kudos,

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Vic Holman said 3517 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
i agree
with Joseph, this would be a lost track from the Man Who Fell To Earth. make sure you have your intergalatic passport ready upon arrival. :-)
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Ren-Tin-10 said 3517 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Delightfully Spacey
I love it!

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Doug Somers said 3517 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Has a 50s Sci Fi feel to it
Slowly unfolds, simplicity works really well as each sound can be appreciated as it reveals itself and morphs. Your restraint here is so powerful - not sure I could do it!!

Very cool and spacious.

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DWL said 3516 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
This is ground control
a very nice piece you've put together here.

I'm watching over my shoulder for the aliens.


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Lennon714 said 3516 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
nicely done
meticulously pieced together. Patience is a virtue you hold. That sample sounds great in there!
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richard13 said 3516 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
V'ger meets close encounters
A cool trip Bill. As Ed said, the quiet is appropriate, but the rest is cool, too ;-)
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apod said 3516 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Oh yeah
now we're talking. We can really get deep into this. Excellent crystal synthesis. Nice artwork.
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Reinholt56 said 3515 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Hi SmokeyVW.....
This is a great atmospheric space piece. I love the use you have made of all the different sounds, it all adds together into a great listening experience.

Take care.

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guitapick said 3515 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Doing this...
...to my lesson plans. I love this. Kudos...
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mr_mordenus said 3513 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Out there
... in the sheer emptiness of the vast stretches of space where our lonely artifact drift. Out there in a space measured by numbers too big to comprehend, where every concept becomes abstract..... our little golden disk floats on, pictures and sounds carrying what we might hopefully become someday.

Beautiful piece, Bill. To not be afraid of the quiet is a rare skill. Nice work.
davajonah said 3510 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Yes, a good synth to do something like this. I like especially the echoing motif. Real nice.
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drakonis said 3509 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
I remember Voyager taking off, and hearing about the recording onboard, and thinking it was a cool idea... then later wondering how the heck anything that found it would figure out how to play/listen/understand the messages. Would it be just cricket-chirps and whale-song to them? Would they even have ears? It really got me thinking as a kid.

Nice tribute, and gave me flashbacks thinking about all this again. Excellent eerie synth voice choices.. I lost Crystal in the upgrade to the new machine, need to download it again. I hear a thinly-veiled reference to the close-encounters motif.

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Diviner said 3508 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Nice Sounds
Very spacey, it suits the concept very well. Clever track and well produced, love the vocal it fits really well.
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dave_b said 3508 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Golden Record
I'm hearing the music of the spheres and the echo of the Big Bang... Impressive the way you assembled those diverse sounds around the theme and made it work.
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MarkHolbrook said 3499 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
I'm picturing a rocket during that intro!! Nicely done!
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Narad said 2076 days ago (September 13th, 2013)
Golden Record
Excellent work and journey. :)
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