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97. Hiroshi Yoshimura: Green (1986)
201 points, 3 votes.

alan i've been going through hiroshi yoshimura's discography since you recommended him, he's so wonderful

― (曇り) (clouds), 8. joulukuuta 2014 8:21

The first music you hear on Green were the sounds of a stream and bird song. Once the “synthetic” part cycles in, they played a part of an unlikely ensemble; unobtrusive, complementary of the larger, sonic vision. Brian Eno once spoke of “Another Green World“, but with Green this one somehow remains the most impressive. It must be. It’s our green world, presented in these refinements, that speak of a golden period in time when Hiroshi graced us with one astounding vision after another, culminating in this utterly sublime masterpiece. My suggestion: gather, digest, and refresh.

Diego Olivas, Fond/Sound

Tuomas, Monday, 24 June 2019 11:29 (three years ago) link

71. (no artist): Symphonies of the Planets 1 - NASA Voyager Recordings (1992)
x points, y votes.

This collection of Voyager's electromagnetic recordings of the planets is still one of my fave drone/ambient albums. Drop me a line if you want a copy.

― Elvis Telecom, Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:20 AM

These sounds are recordings of the interaction of the Solar wind and the Ionosphere of each of the outer planets. The resonance of these ions is exactly within the range of human hearing (20-20,000 Hz) - called by NASA "Ion Acoustic Waves". This means that nothing had to be done artificially to the sounds to hear them – They were the REAL "Music of the Spheres". Although there is no air in space, there is vibration. Space does not have the medium of air to carry the vibration to your ear, but the vibration is present. With the specialized recording equipment aboard Voyager, it became possible to record these amazing sounds for the first time and then hear them here on Earth.

Imagine his amazement and that of all of us when we heard these NASA Space Sound recordings that sounded like dolphins, whales, ocean, crickets, choirs, Tibetan bowls and monks chanting! Something in the core of the subconscious awakens and pays close attention to and in the presence of these sounds. These are some of the most powerful tools for healing, inner awakening and self change that Dr. Thompson has researched and produced. His Primordial Sounds™ are found on his Audio Programs, giving even more power to his musical sounds and other techniques used.

These were originally released on a label called 'Brain/Mind Research' with equally New Agey liner notes and marketed as theraputic tools, one CD for each planet. I found those remaindered in the early 90's and have listened to these a lot.

The skeptic is thinking the data's been clearly been processed by someone who grew up on Space Music in the same way that the guys who colorize the Hubble shots were influenced by 70's / 80's Space Art (i.e. I can hear digital reverb applied to certain components of the drone, so my guess is it's been layered somewhat). But this is so much more abstract than most space music I have no problem accepting that he's working with captured data & part of me can imagine that this could be an accurate representation of the way soundless vibrations move & develop in a vacuum.

― Milton Parker, Friday, January 16, 2009 10:46 PM

played this voyager stuff for the tenth graders and they totally tripped out on it ...

― moonship journey to baja, Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:20 AM

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 17:24 (three years ago) link

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