Over the weekend, I'll be blogging (or not blogging) from Austin, TX!
So, in case that's actually not blogging, here's the first ever Astral Headspace compilation download: Astralnauts Are Go!! 15 tracks, two hours, covering this stuff I've been squawkin' about - plus more - from the best freely available music out there. Use the instructions for downloading .zip files from MegaUpload (step #3 forward).
Astralnauts Are Go!! Astral Headspace, Vol. 1 (2009)
01 "Space" - Beyond the Wizards Sleeve
- Shatnertrek intro from OOP West EP
02 "Long Distance Voyager" - Space Debris
- Krautrock Sessions: 1994-2001 and .mp3 from band's site
03 "Alien Abduction" - Linus Pauling Quartet
- All Things Are Light and .mp3 from label Camera Obscura
04 "Crossing the Blacklight Void" - Thru Black Holes Band
- All band's output available at Aural Innovations
05 "Samtidigt" - Dungen
- Downloaded from Pitchfork's Forkcast blog
06 "Statement" - Boris
- Smile and .mp3 available at All That Is Heavy
07 "Teleforce" - Majeure
- Timespan available from Temporary Residence. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork track review.
08 "Comfy in Nautica" - Animal Collective (Live, 1/21/09, NYC)
Live recordings available and mp3 taken from Archive.org
09 "Plain Material" - Memory Tapes
- Seek Magic available from Rough Trade. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork track review.
10 "I Knew" - Lightning Dust
- Infinite Light available from Jagjaguwar. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork track review.
11 "Vampire" - Pink Mountaintops
- Outside Love available from Jagjaguwar. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Forkcast blog.
12 "Carpenters and Sailors" - Christian Kiefer/Jefferson Pitcher
To All Dead Sailors and .mp3 from label Camera Obscura
13 "Voodoo" - Voodoo Suite (with Bliss Blood)
Many Bliss Blood-related mp3's available at BlissBlood.com
14 "Dimensional Bleedthrough" - Krallice
- Dimensional Bleedthrough and mp3 taken from label Profound Lore
15 "Godspeed/Sonic Prayer" - Earthless (Live at Roadburn)
- Live at Roadburn on and mp3 taken from Tee Pee Records
After uploading the compilation, I thought of using my mad MS Paint skills to make some cover art. So, neither of the "covers" in this post are on the download. Feel free to copy them over if you put images with your audio files.
Also, sorry about the random bitrates and volume levels. I figured it's best to use the original free promotional downloads, and they vary. Enjoy!!