Space Music: Maks_SF, Children of Future Sleep

'Last One Standing' by Untitled Project of Maks_SF Venator Music

Let's enjoy a little Space Music.We have two selections this week: one to bring you up and one to put you back down.

Our first selection comes from Belarusian electronic artist Max Simchenko (AKA Maks_SF). His album "Last One Standing" delivers a high-energy electronic vibe with strong sci-fi themes. A few of the tracks might lean a bit dubstepy for some listeners, but several of the tracks achieve a darker, more subdued cinematic vibe. "Collector" is probably my favorite track on the album, pulsating with rising subterranean intrigue in the dystopian cyber-city of your choice. I'm also partial to "Sojourner" (which I understand narrates the story of a droid-satellite) and "Spanish Ass in Space" (which, perplexing title aside, resonates with rising, futuristic tension).

Here's the title track as well, which leans in more of a dubstep/synthpop direction:

You can grab the album for yourself on iTunes, Amazon or stream it on Spotify. It's out now on Venator Music.

Children of Future Sleep

I've come to expect a great multimedia experience from King Deluxe Records and their latest video "Children of Future Sleep" delivers in spades. Directed and animated by Ivan Gopienko, it depicts a hypnotic world of lost consciousness and robots who quest for existential truth. It's a breathtaking 10 minutes of video art made all the more soothing and contemplative through the use of music by Floex, Son Lux, DVA, Joe Hisaishi, Mum, and S. Larue. Watch it, then watch it again and assemble your own interpretation of what transpires.

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.