April 12th is the 57th anniversary of the first manned flight into space. We’re paying tribute to humanity’s exploration of space with a compilation made entirely from radio emissions recorded by spacecraft and converted to audio.
This compilation features a wide array of compositions by Chester Hawkins, Arthur Loves Plastic, J. Surak, Michael Hendley, Love of Ruins, Fast Forty, Small Craft, Immanent Voiceless, BLK TAG, NarkotroniK, Inffinte Sstar Zzero, and PraxisCat.
There’s something about the word afoot that is fun to say. Maybe it’s because of Sherlock Holmes. 2016 is looking to be quite the year for the Panda after a slow 2015. First up will be Halfbytes, the glitch art project of J.S. Adams and Chester Hawkins. Halfbytes’s debut will be of the Temporary Release variety. This will be followed up by another Temporary Release Program album, also including J.S. Adams: BLKTAG. From there, we’re looking at the long-awaited drone compilation Excerpts from Ten Innovative Workout Tapes.