This is the second and concluding part of the Space episodes of the Threadwork podcast. And in a way this is maybe not the but certainly a distillation of what Space in music can feel like. At least as far as I’m concerned - there’s not a chance in hell I’m making that assertion for anyone else. And all I really mean is that genre-wise and record-wise so many of these records just really make me feel spacey. The music sounds like it’s beaming in from, setting out towards or orbiting in perfect harmony, space. They’re so evocative, conjuring images of inky blackness and pinpricks of light that are so much more than they seem - unfathomably so.
On that note, evocative is a word I keep coming back to when describing music I play on the podcast, which is leading me to add more weight to that ability to evoke either images or feelings being ‘a Thread’ - and this is a podcast that seeks to work out what it is that links together all this amazing music.
Anyway, there may only be 9 pieces of music in this episode but what a 9 they are. Headphones would do you well on this one. But even if you don’t listen to the podcast that way - I hope you dig it and the music in whichever way you so.
Tracklisting w/ links to purchase, if I can find them (these are directly related to the artists where possible but not always). Also, I take no responsibility for the links. Just trying to help…
Atmosfear – Outer Space [Mr Bongo] (1979) https://atmosfearuk.bandcamp.com/album/dancing-in-outer-space-outer-space
Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Music [Ed Banger] (2008) https://www.junodownload.com/products/mickey-moonlight-interplanetary-music/3634640-02/?track_number=1
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower taken from Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band [RCA Victor] (1976) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/dr-buzzards-original-savannah-band/release/dr-buzzards-original-savannah-band-381684
Origin Unknown – Lunar Bass taken from The Speed Of Sound [RAM Records] (1996) https://www.ramrecords.com/download/rammlp1d
Q.-Project – Solar System  (Looking Good Records) https://www.junodownload.com/products/logical-progression-level-1/2625055-02/?track_number=2
Moses Sumney – Man On The Moon taken from Mid-City Island [Self Released] (2015) https://mosessumney.bandcamp.com/track/man-on-the-moon
Korsakov – Deep In Space [Müller Records] (1997) https://www.junodownload.com/products/korsakov-deep-in-space/2966700-02/
The Orb – Supernova At The End Of The Universe taken from The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld [Big Life] (1991) https://www.junodownload.com/products/the-orb-adventures-beyond-the-ultraworld/1782976-02/
David Bowie – Space Oddity taken from David Bowie [Phillips] (1969) https://www.junodownload.com/products/the-orb-adventures-beyond-the-ultraworld/1782976-02/
Spotify episode playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/rosscale/playlist/0J5rnuDcK05fEGdvQixSFK?si=QeL2AgEyQECVWpxD8dLq5Q
Threadwork is presented by Ross Cale.
Huge thanks to Bod for production support.
Huge thanks to Bettina Langlois for the Threadwork soft sculptures. Check out some of her other work here: https://www.instagram.com/bettenoire93/