Posted on July 26, 2005 Posted by John Scalzi 9 Comments
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.
Love the music, Scalzi. What software do you use?
Seems kinda Pink Floyd-ish. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just what it reminded me of.
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.
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!
Ooh, cool. I like it.
I used the sound of the Big Bang in my song “The Mountain Sisters.” You can get the whole album here at this link. Also, my other album is “The Navigatrix Soundtracks” which is here. Both, I believe, are excellent.
Very nice for relaxing, which I needed. Cheers.
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. :)
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.
Very Cool. It reminds me of the Halo soundtrack. You should totally sell this to Bungie.