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.
Celebrate the International Day of Human Space Flight and Yuri’s Night and download the compilation at https://fuzzypanda.bandcamp.com/album/lvii-xxxvii.
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.
Jeffrey Prosser, a D.C. graphic designer and integral part of the Washington, D.C. experimental music scene as both musician and promoter, passed away on April 3, 2015. He was an exceedingly sweet and generous man with many friends across D.C.’s various music and arts scenes and beyond. Shortly after his death, two memorial concerts were organized in Adams Morgan and Fredericksburg, Virginia. Now, some of his musician friends have put together a compilation in his honor, titled Thirsty and Miserable, a phrase Jeffrey was particularly fond of.
The compilation features twenty-one artists (twenty-two for the downloadable version) who knew and loved Jeffrey, featuring both locals and musicians from farther afield. The artwork includes designs by Jeffrey, including art for flyers he designed to promote shows around the DC area. Proceeds from sales of the compilation go to Bread for the City, a charity selected by the Prosser family.
Jeffrey released a pretty amazing EP under the moniker Keep through Fuzzy Panda as well as an individual track the first Hydrophones compilation.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Vents Program has made public a series of underwater recordings of whales, ships, unknown sounds, and even earthquakes. Timmy Sells His Soul, Tag Cloud, and Immanent Voiceless made tracks using only these sounds.
Ivan Khilko – sample manipulation
Anna Skubikowski – viola
Daniel Euphrat – vocals, vocal manipulation