On Record Store day 2014 (April 19th) Lefse will release a very special record featuring sounds recorded in outer space on the Voyager I and Voyager II missions.
The press release for the project states that: “The ‘sounds’ recorded by the Voyager probes aren’t sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons, and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique.”
Here, Jason Pierce, under the moniker Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, uses the sounds the Voyagers recorded in the proximity of planet Neptune and lets his inspiration do the rest: the result is a six-minute deep space love jam with eery Joe Meek overtones.
You’re dreaming in space, floating alone behind one of Neptune’s moons. You take a moment to notice how the stars look different from up there, but after a slow and cacophonous cosmic confusion, you are reciprocally attracted to another celestial body and enter each other’s orbit, until you eventually collide and become the brightest of Supernovas in the universe.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Outer Space.