Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program - 'Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)'

This new Spiritualized track features on the 'Space Project' compilation album which will be released on April 19 for Record Store Day. Artists were invited to use sounds recorded during the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes on the album. According to a press statement: "The 'sounds' recorded by the Voyager probes aren't sounds in the conventional sense; rather, they are electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons, and large asteroids the Voyager probes traveled near. Each celestial body is composed of different elements, has its own size and mass, and therefore sounds unique." There are seven pairs of songs about different celestial bodies, with 'Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)' relating to Neptune. After odd little sounds gradually form into a rhythmic pattern, dreamy strokes of guitar enter along with Jason Pierce's distinctive vocal repeating sweet verses as the sound gets bigger and bigger, and the cosmic noises become louder and more present. Slightly repetitive yes, but strangely enticing. Maybe it's the embedded sounds of the universe casting some sort of a spell...

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