Saturn Speaks

John Scalzi again. No, I’m not back yet. I still have a week left on my hiatus. However, I wanted to drop a musical composition I did on y’all. The Cassini mission has recorded radio frequencies from Saturn and NASA has fiddled with them to put them into human hearing range, and I thought they sounded interesting enough to work with in a musical sense. So, for your musical delectation: “Saturn Speaks.” It comes in three flavors: Real Media (3.4 MB), small variable bit rate mp3 (4.3 MB) and large variable bit rate mp3 (9.9 MB). The track itself is 7 minutes long. Let me know what you think.

9 Comments on “Saturn Speaks

  1. Seems kinda Pink Floyd-ish. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just what it reminded me of.

  2. Lauren: I use Sony Digital’s Acid Pro software. It’s got a huge library of loops, etc and I find it pretty intuitive to use.

    In case you haven’t seen it earlier, I put up a collection of other tracks I did here: http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003148.html.

  3. Considerning that you are a writer, and the title is “Saturn Speaks,” well . . .

    I was a little disappointed in the lyrics. They were a little garbled. Who exactly is the anti-Christ and who am I supposed to kill?

    Oh, wait, it is clearer the more you listen to it. Awesome!

  4. Very cool. You want to be rich enough to compose. I want to be rich enough to write… perhaps while listening to your music! We may have to meet in the middle somewhere. :)

  5. I dig it. It is very relaxing. I clicked on the link to the Cassini mission to hear the radio frequencies themselves just to see what they sound like but I can’t find it.

    The music manages to be relaxing and kind of eerie at the same time. I like it a lot.

  6. Very Cool. It reminds me of the Halo soundtrack. You should totally sell this to Bungie.