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Forgive my indulgence but I have been a fan of Space music (if such a genre really exists) since, would you believe Telstar (the pop song instrumental) back in the early 60s.  Then leaping into the psychedelic music of the mid-60s, which still prevails to this day in its myriad flavours.  In the early 70s I "found" Hawkwind.  With their mix of hard rock, sci fi lyrics and electronic (nascent) flourishes my love of Space music was well and truly set. Then came Tangerine Dream with Phaedra and I have never lost that love of space/celestial/cosmic music. Klaus Shulze, Cluster, Cosmic Jokers, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and the Kraut Rock scene generally and their music, I reckon, is still great today as it was back in the analogue 70s. A few examples if I may -

These are just links. They are not my videos obviously
Fripp & Eno's "An Index of Metals":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZx85NBBnek
"Cosmic Jokers":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyNpuh192JA
Klaus Sculze's "Irrlicht":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHTaCVTqolA
Tangerine Dream's "Rubycon":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No7L6CkKhwo
Robert Rich's "Hayagriva":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUavgSuTgkI

And a video favourite to take you there

"Drifting Nebulas":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MluxCfFtHCo

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Comment by retepk on July 23, 2013 at 7:09pm

Thanks Nick for the link.  I shall explore the videos.

Cheers mate.

Comment by Nick Stevens on July 23, 2013 at 2:51pm

Star One was a side project of  Arjen Anthony Lucasson - its loaded with songs inspired by great SF, and even includes a Hawkwind medley where Dave Brock provided the vocals...

Try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0JuJr0a4I

Comment by retepk on July 22, 2013 at 2:56pm

Thanks Nick.  Good to hear of another space music fan.  Oh yes I could've listed a lot of others.  I like Steve Roach's music. That's cool that David is a member here.  I've not heard Star One.  I've been getting into the music of Atrium Carceri of late.

Cheers mate.

Comment by Nick Stevens on July 22, 2013 at 1:23pm

I think we have VERY similar tastes in music!

I would add Steve Roach for gentle ambient space music, Amon Duul II (more prog rock), and a lot more recently "Star One".

And of course, we are lucky enough to have David A Hardy as a member of these forums, who did stunning album cover art for Hawkwind!

Nick

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