Space Music: Space Dimension Controller


Space Dimension Controller Ninja Tune

Space Dimension Controller (AKA Jack Hamill) has given us such a lovely dose of space music in "Orange Melamine." It's an album full of light synth elegance, glitching drum beats and cascades of VHS-era electronic dream. You know, so it's pretty much my jam. Here's a taste:

The album's out now on Ninja Tune, and SDC has kindly provided us with a list of all the places you can purchase and/or stream the album.

Dive one album deeper, however, and you'll get to Space Dimension Controller's 2013 release "Welcome To Mikrosector-50," which offers a funkier, early hip-hop vibe atop the electronic sensibilities. The concept album scores the nonexistent cinematic adventures of time traveler and funk cadet Mr. 8040. Think "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" except with lighter, funkier sensibilities. Score a copy from your favorite digital dealer -- or stream it on Spotify.

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.