01 Quake [02:18] 02 Sandwind [04:02] 03 Expansive Dome [06:06] 04 Grain Again [03:52] 05 Debris Field [15:14] 06 Project Blue Beam [40:54] 07 Martian Cigarettes [03:55]
The inscrutable and contrarian Tribe of Astronauts wishes to share this very personal collection of soothing sounds for spacefarers, the melodies of which were first transmitted over alien frequencies and intercepted via a particularly sensitive set of silver-mercury tooth fillings. There are so many facets to this international and interstellar collective of sound artists, the nature of which is presently classified TOP SECRET, but which may some day be leaked accidentally on purpose.
This is a concept album. The songs on this collection are in a non-verbal language, and each of them are thematically connected, encompassing a tale that cannot and will not be told. Many of the instruments are held mute as the musicians pantomime their parts, and thus the lushness of the sounds resulting.
Tribe of Astronauts is eternally masked, and our liberating anonymity means our numbers are potentially legion. Maybe you are a member of this tribe. Yes, I think maybe you are. You can demonstrate your kinship by anonymously adding to our growing discography, releasing work under Creative Commons to any netlabel.
Credits: Vocals: Tribe of Astronauts Backing Vocals: Tribe of Astronauts Choir Lead Guitar: Tribe of Astronauts Rhythm Guitar: Tribe of Astronauts Bass: Tribe of Astronauts Percussion: Tribe of Astronauts Synthesizers, programming: Tribe of Astronauts Mandolin, Banjo: Tribe of Astronauts String & Horns: Tribe of Astronauts Symphony Orchestra Arranged & Conducted by: Tribe of Astronauts Recorded & Produced by Tribe of Astronauts Planet Earth, October-November 2010