Space Music: Gazelle Twin, Roly Porter


"Out of Body" Image via Gazelle Twin

Let's kick off the week with some Space Music, checking in on the latest from two past favorites.

Gazelle Twin has a new release out in the form of "Out of Body," a kind of darker, ambient extension of her excellent 2014 album "Unflesh." While her previous album had the the feel of an upbeat entry into dystopian black-market flesh lab, this is the music of your indefinite entrapment within the lab's maze-like heart. There's a wonderful Nurse With Wound vibe to the whole venture. Twin created the soundscape as an original soundtrack the short film and live performance collaboration "Out Of Body" with British animator and filmmaker Carla MacKinnon. Here's the trailer:

You can grab "Out of Body" at the Gazelle Twin Bandcamp page, stream it on Spotify or wherever you buy your digitals these days. The release also features the industrial-pop single "Antibody" from the previous release. Let's relive that track and the accompanying music video:

Finally, if you enjoyed Roly Porter's "Dune" inspired music on our Science of Dune episodes, then I highly recommend you check out his Solid Steel mix from last week. It's a wonderful, deep ambient tech journey though the stellar void -- perfect for your entry into cryosleep.

Space Music is a continuous exploration of our expanding cosmos of sound, with a semi-firm emphasis on electronic music. Explore years of posts right here, and sample a little of everything at the Space Music Sampler playlist on Spotify.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.