Space Music: ?ICASEA Select 031, Moons of Saturn


A painting of NASA's Voyager 1 passing behind the rings of Saturn, 1977. NASA/Hulton Archive/Getty

In our podcast episode "Saturn's Brood: Beyond the Outer Ring," we mention a fabulous space music mix featuring fantastic retro-documentary narration about the Saturnian moons. As promised, I share it with you now. It's a 2012 mix from UK artists S>>D and GF1, featured as ?ICASEA SELECT 031 on the ?ICASEA Records podcast. The narration sets the tone for ambient, spacey wonders and then the rest of the mix takes us through the sounds of X-102, Gescom, Unit 93, Goblin, John Carpenter and more.

You'll find the original landing page for the mix right here, but it's the file itself has sadly vanished. I've taken the liberty of temporarily hosting it on my own Soundcloud page below, so do give it a listen and/or a download -- and be sure to explore the vaults of ?ICASEA. There's still plenty of active content on the site, including the work of Wyrding Module.

And if you can place the source of that intro sample, let me know!

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.