Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts

20 February 2018

Marcus Denight - Legends of the Imminent Winter

Record: 2016 • Edition: 2018 • USC-WR-1802.0403
Traditional Electronic, New Age

The silent winter chill gave sparkling tenderness. Blue freshness blazed, pushing away chains of darkness. And in this snowy tanglement the distance shone under the moonlight. Windy dreams hurried to the cold branches. Fluffy snow like shores of glowing vasts; the azure of skies is home of clearness: shaky shapes are barely visible through blueness. Round dance of memories circled loudly along with it in motion of frozen sounds in crystal icy whiteness. And there’s is incomprehensible mystery hidden in every snowflake fallen to the ground. Late sunrises meet someone’s dreams, while winter outside the window is composing a new legends — legends of the imminent winter...

9 February 2018

Rigel Centaurus -
Колония. Часть первая = The Colony. Part One

Record: 2015-2016 • Edition: 2016 • USC-WR-1802.0402
Space Ambient

"...Following the results of observations we came to a conclusion, that the parameters of the star allowed that it had an Earth-like planets. Who knows, maybe Delta Pavonis is destined to become a new sun for mankind. We made calculations, built a spaceship for long-range flight and prepared an expedition. Cosmonauts were cast into anabiosis to go through G-force easier and to reduce resource consuming. The onboard computer was obligated to control the spaceship’s course as well as crew’s state. In a distance of tens of billions kilometers retrorockets ignited. Meanwhile the star gradually grew in objective lenses of cameras. Onboard navigation system made calculations and built up the trajectory: the fourth planet orbiting in the habitable zone. While the spaceship was approaching, the machines collected data: atmospheric gases, temperature and ground-level pressure, humidity and weather conditions, radiation level, thickness of ozone layer and strength of magnetic field, as well as search for traces of life. Happily the planet turned out to be similar to Earth in many properties, and the next step was to determine a landing site and a place for building of the future colony. Robots deployed a planetary base and began comprehensive works to prepare for the moment when the human himself could take the first step into this brand-new world…"

28 December 2017

Okkulta - :deepspacetrip:

Record: 2016-2017 • Edition: 2017 • USC-WR-1712.0394
Industrial, Aggrotech, Dark Electro

Cleared for takeoff. The countdown timer is ticking, and I am glad to great you, dear friends, aboard our spaceship. Our voyage is about to begin and it will be breathtaking and dangerous. We will visit the most exotic corners of our Universe and encounter something you cannot even imagine, revealing mysteries of the Deep Space — so luring and scary at the same time. And with luck we will come back alive. Mission ":deepspacetrip:", year 2017 according to the Earth calendar. Ignition! Move on!

28 December 2014

Lost-Radio - Remember

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1412.0237
Drone Ambient

Story? It's difficult to say... Herein something purely personal is enclosed. Dense concentrate convolved to the minimum volume: hence the complexity of the penetration into it though seeming plain, inside - depth. Echoes of remembrances are implicitly soaring in the surrounding space, becoming iteratively enhanced by the memory. That was and did imprint itself in mind, but the time ruthlessly destroys images, often washing away the circumstances and details, leaving only hints. There's an own charm - the basis for an embellished reality, full of just bright events, covering with an avalanche of bustle. Touching the thin veil, separating reality and reveries, intangible, enveloping consciousness on the verge of perception. And behind it - the heavy fog of oblivion, secret desires and lost dreams.

26 November 2014

Space Dust - Quintessence

Record: 2002-2003 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0236
Progressive Trance, Techno

We stand at the very beginning of our Universe, just about thirteen billion years from its birth, and there are at least a few hundred billion years ahead. Still fresh is the memory about the beginning of time and space, about the moment when there was nothing and everything had appeared. Knowing how the Universe was born, we can suppose how it will change, and where it will go to. Hypotheses already exist now, but is our world so predictable? It can be that it is much more complicated, because during the short period of conscious and highly developed existence of mankind - just some century - we managed to learn so much and we don't stop to learn more and more. The space more recently seemed to be the most static and stable thing in the Universe. But now we know that this it is not so. It appears that it is continuously expanding, and this process is constantly accelerating. Mysterious force leading to this effect - the dark energy - is probably fluctuations of density of some unseen elusive field called quintessence. It's hard to believe that three fourth of existing Universe are still hidden from human eyes, but this fact reminds how reality can be more wonderful than any fantasy.

25 November 2014

Ether - Road to the Sky

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0235
Traditional Electronic, Psy-Ambient

This is the story about a quest for a way to the beautiful and the eternal. If there is nothing left untouched by progress of civilization on Earth, where should we look for them else, but in the skies? A man imprisoned in urban constructions sees nothing besides asphalt and concrete, while there is a shoreless ocean above his head. Distant and captivating, it is calling into its boundless vasts, winking with countless stars. We are ready to dive into it, but we are way too weak to break free from the ties of gravity of our planet. Nevertheless, despite of all, we are going on dreaming. Looking upwards we give birth to a hope.

6 November 2014

Mornastra - Light Echo

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1411.0231
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth, New Age

Echo is reflection of waves. Light is the most lightweight matter which fills the space. It is reflected by many objects, and these reflections form a significant part of visible world. Light echo is an envoy from areas of the Universe so far away, that a human cannot comprehend. Estimating enormous speed of light and scale of cosmic distances, we can imagine light echo as a kind of time machine giving us an opportunity to take a look at event happened millions and billions years ago. At the same time light can draw not only pictures. In itself it is a reservoir of energy, which development is able to open horizons of the future beyond any fantasy.

31 October 2014

Exalot - Time Slice

Record: 1995-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0230
Traditional Electronic, Spacesynth, Space Ambient

Time has no beginning and no end, but we can take a segment even from infinity. To take a slice of time and to put it on a table of the expert, who can explain the meaning of what is happening there. The past is so murky that it often becomes an object of thorough study: if not it, then what else has a direct link with where, or better say, how we do exist. At the same time, the future is being built before our eyes and by our hands, although at times it is unpredictable - only if in the nearest perspective... Nevertheless, we would prefer far future this time. Let's imagine the vast expanses of space, amazing beauty of nebulae clouds and galaxies. Majestic huge spaceships and small yachts of all sorts of shapes. The richness of life, worldview and understanding of the Universe. Contemplating this all with a human sight, it is impossible to imagine the proportionality of human mind on the planet Earth and cosmic endlessness.

12 October 2014

Joost Egelie - Particles

Record: 2012-2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0226
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Space

In a journey through life one may experience periods of reflection, search for new beginnings and deeper philosophies. The most important and impacting episodes of life leave an imprint of a shifting style of common work, artistry, intercourse, mood and even way of life. Such unpredictable changes are similar to the behavior of elementary particles: physically so small that only imagination can help to see them, and as a matter of fact so huge that their influence is noticeable across the Universe. Particles are unseen, unimaginable, in dimensions other than the concrete four ones we can witness. And most of all - they tell our stories, of human beings: acting, reacting, interacting, interfering. Just let your mind, which is made of stardust, float along the strings and dimensions. Dream away...

11 October 2014

Евгений Науменко (Eugene Naumenko) - 2000 лет (2000 Years)

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1410.0225
Modern Classical, Space, Post-Rock

Space inspires. So our hero, inspired by long trips of predecessors, flies into the unknown. This is a flight to see the beauty of space with own eyes, to get closer to stellar nurseries - nebulae, and to lonely white dwarfs, who have lived their wild youth, attaining their age in quiet fade. An encounter with an asteroid, ploughing vasts of the giant Universe from times immemorial, leads to the idea of solitude. Tired wanderer lands his ship on it. In this tiny world natural treasures are so plentiful, and reigning rest and silence are so fascinating, that our hero can linger here, away from any human vices and anguish, for two thousand years - even forever.

28 September 2014

Joost Egelie - From Mars to Earth

Record: 2010 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0222
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

As a sequel to Music for Mars Missions, the journey home is quite different though there are some similarities. As it is technically not possible yet to make a journey to Mars and return at once, some time will pass. A base on the Red Planet needs to be built and a new space ship has to be constructed in orbit. But when it finally comes to leaving Mars, a golden ark will set the course home. This first ship will be laden with new technologies and understandings of how to preserve life on a planetary scale. Things learnt on Mars may form the key to saving Earth, because by the time we return home with our knowledge of terraforming, the Blue Planet may be badly in need of this process too. A ship carrying hope for the future...

22 September 2014

Vortex Mechanic - Forecasting the Future

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0220
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Psy-Ambient

Future. Forthcoming. The state of time which will certainly happen and take form of the present. But in this instance future is not a state of time, future is a state of society, culture and science. Being in progress, the world follows from age to age, and then a moment comes when every dweller on Earth may say for sure: "Yes, I'm already living in the future now, it has come!". This state of society ripens very slowly, but inevitably - hereof futurists, scientists and sociologists say. Touch of the future can be felt more and more in the present. And one day, as quite occasionally, but leaving no doubts, so rapidly the age of tomorrow comes and enters everyday life of everyone. Let's look what is occurring around us. Reuniting all factors, we can say with confidence, that the future is already knocking at our doors! We live in the century of premonition of aftertime - a little more and it will come. Are we ready for this?

20 September 2014

Joost Egelie - Music for Mars Missions

Record: 2009 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0218
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

It is said that man can achieve anything in his dreams. Less than 500 years ago Copernicus discovered that Earth was not the center of the universe. In 1609 Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope on various planets in our Solar System. From then on the dream began. What are those strange lines on the surface of Mars? Are we alone, circling the sun? These questions still puzzle us. And there is only one way to find out for sure - to set foot on Mars, like we did in 1969 on the Moon. Not just to set another flag and claim more resources for eager consumers, but to find a new approach. The rover missions taught us already that Mars may actually be a view on the distant future of Earth, if we continue planetary exploitation in such a pace. Mars offers us a chance to go back to the drawing board and to do everything as it should be. Instead of robing a planet, where everything we need is fully available, we have to learn how hard it is for a man to become a god-terraformer and create a habitable place from scratch.

18 September 2014

Eleomys - Commencement

Record: 2013-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1409.0216
Ambient, Cinematic

...just an essence, lost in gloom, among weird machinery and eternal frost. They are peculiar essences as well - iron giants, into whom life was breathed to make them... Could it be a kind of utopia? A perverted dream of ruined mind which seeks for solitude or unity with emptiness, if you wish. The value of silence is learnt when noise overflows everything around and breaks in thoughts. All these bawling dolls are unable to... ...shall begin, for a moment must necessarily come when all should be brought into primordial state - to the initial, to be reset to default. It will be a brand new start. And meanwhile the chance to dissolve in silence must be used all the way - to become saturated with it, until noise gets to...

31 August 2014

Joost Egelie - Boundaries of Infinity

Record: 2005-2007 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1408.0214
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School

Exploring the great universes between the particles so small, human mind explores the boundaries of itself. Natural contrasts are built upon the energy fluctuations, creating matter and antimatter, whereas a man tries to embody everything that he can imagine. In the end, we may have created existence and cosmos ourselves. There is a lot more to it than just letting two atoms collide at high energy levels. Are we the ones able to learn, in what way the cogwheels of the Universe turn? We just have to sit out the ride on the space roller coaster, watching the blazonry. Boundaries are relative, as they can be broken. Particle accelerators eventually provide more answers to questions lying beyond these boundaries. This is the quest in search of the Theory of Everything. Do we really wish to know, how it works?

31 July 2014

Lost Radiance - Upon Us

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1407.0210
Traditional Electronic, Berlin School, Space Ambient

Look around - and you will see the endless majesty of cosmos, a myriad of stars, whose light goes hundreds, thousands, millions and billions years. What keeps us from reaching them? Damned relativity! But there is a way to overcome it! In the beginning there were only thoughts, concepts. Alcubierre drive, Krasnikov tube. There only one challenge remains: generation of matter with negative density of energy - and forward, to the stars! There, where new life, new intelligence, new destination await! So far, these are only dreams... It is necessary to develop a theory. It is necessary to fund the experiments. Begin constructing devices unseen ever before. All this is for the flight to a distant planet. And lo, a massive complex is being built gradually. A spaceship with a strange structure is being designed. Finally everything's ready! Starship is ready for the first leap. Distance ahead, unexplored before, in some three light years (come to think of it that we may already say: "some three light years"!). Attention! Start! The leap is performed flawlessly. After a few weeks ship comes back with detailed snapshots of the nearest star - Proxima Centauri. This event is celebrated all over the globe. A hope is born, that there will be no need to slice and torture the planet tired of mankind. Finally there'll be enough place for everybody - after all the Universe has no boundaries.

1 May 2014

Rigel Centaurus - Центр галактики (Galactic Center)

Record: 2013 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1405-0206

Galactic center is relatively small - about 1000 parsecs. Hidden behind the clouds of gas and dust, it is a real stellar nursery. The formation of galaxy began here. Around the giant space monster - a supermassive black hole located in the heart of the galaxy, stellar population is most plentiful. If the stars in the center of the galaxy have civilizations, they may be billions of years older than humanity. During this time they could have reached a level of development that comparing to us they are like gods, which as a wise guardians of the order watching the fragile mechanism of galaxy, skillfully adjust and fix it, keeping the balance of power in space.

30 April 2014

Vortex Mechanic - At the Edge of Solar System

Record: 2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1404.0205
Traditional Electronic, Psy-Ambient, Space

Solar system is a giant cosmic city. The planets, warmed with heat near the Sun, chase each other, while on the edge of the Solar system, where cold reigns, frozen worlds live their mysterious life in unhurried motion. Here, on the boundary, the Sun is so far, that it can hardly be found among billions of alien stars in the sky. Anxious darkness enchants, and so near extrasolar space is beckoning. And still we are under protection of the gravity of our star. One little step is enough to leave our home. And there... And there are scaring infinity and emptiness full of dangers there. Let's stay here, on the very frontier, and enjoy mysteriousness and majesty of the borderline of presence of our Sun.

31 March 2014

SiJ - Shadow of Time

Record: 2011-2012 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1403.0204
Ambient, Space

If you glance at the familiar world through a veil of shadow, then the things may take a strange and sinister look. The shadow side always carries something, at first sight, odd, frightening, but if you take deeper into the essence, you can see the extraordinary beauty, which is usually obscured by the bright light of the day. That's the beauty of unusual forms, which are born by hiding redundant lines and curves. That's the beauty of subdued images, which themselves look plain. That's the beauty of movement, which creates the illusion of life. A whole world created by the shadow that is irresistibly impending onto the fragile reality.

16 January 2014

Eugene Naumenko - Reversion

Record: 2012-2014 • Edition: 2014 • USC-WR-1401.0201
Modern Classical, Ambient

Reversion is a rethinking. It is memories, that each of us has experienced for sure. Sit back, close your eyes and go back to the past, living with us to this music.