Celestial Summer, a compilation inspired by free ambient sounds released by NASA in decades past. These sounds aurally capture the electromagnetic activity of distant planets and celestial bodies, including those from the planet Jupiter and from blazars, blazing compact quasars.
The 15-track mix invited electronic and experimental musicians to pay homage to space exploration through their own interpretations of it. Celestial Summer includes everything from the vocal-driven and dynamic “Quaid” by Teeel to the minimal and aptly-named “floating” by Ricky Eat Acid and the jazzy “Sunlight Shivers” by Baby Sloth Spirit. And with track names like sc49′s “Dream Of An Extraterrestrial Orgasm,” Summer Heart’s “Girl From The Moon,” or Yojimbo Billions’ “Interstellar Love Letter,” it is clear that each band has varied interpretations of what space is or expectations as to how mankind’s understanding of it will ultimately fare. Nonetheless, what unites every band is a deep curiosity about the mysteries of the great unknown.