Space Music: Michael Red, The 2999 Project, Tycho


Exoplanet on the verge. Art by Maxim "Maximyz" Kozlov

It's time for more Space Music, and once more we look to The 2999 Project, an ongoing initiative from King Deluxe records to present dreams of a dawning 31st century through music, art and the written word.

The above image comes form the mind of Maxim "Maximyz" Kozlov, and the accompanying music is the work of Canada's Michael Red. Let's have a listen...

I think "Harpoon" might be my favorite 2999 track released thus far, combining -- in my mind -- this older sense of the ethereal with the biochemical beating of a far-future heart.

The textual vision for this entry comes from Bevan Bartlett. Let's have a taste...

"On the world called Harpoon, once famous for its warm subterranean oceans and titanic oilfish, the abandoned colonists eke out a living amid the ruins of their overconfidence. The bigger fish having long been wiped out, the massive empty refineries now simply stand as a warning: take only what you need."

Finally, I'm a big fan of Tycho (Scott Hansen). so of course his latest album "Awake" is on heavy rotation in my house. Those dreamy, nostalgic vibes really really do wonders after a long morning of video shoots or a weekend of toddler wrangling. Anyway, Scott has a video out for one of the new tracks, so I thought I'd share it here:


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.