Space Music: The Spotify Playlist


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I've been doing these Space Music posts for going on 6 years now, covering the odd intersection of space exploration and music, but mostly using it as a place to highlight the sort of experimental, electronic sounds that expand my imagination and fix my mind on matters cosmic, futuristic, extradimensional and weird.

As I've been toying around with Spotify of late, I thought it appropriate to create a playlist to profile many of the artists I've featured on Space Music so far.

Granted, not everything was available, but I think this serves as a nice sampler. I put more thought into track selection than placement, so please forgive any jarring transitions in tone. The music ranges from the ambient and dreamy to pulsing and uncanny. You never know what the universe is gonna throw at you.

The Space Music Sampler playlist is starting out around 30 tracks strong, but I'll likely add to that over time. And, as always, if there's some Space Music in your life you'd love to share, shoot it my way at rlamb (at) howstuffworks.com.


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.