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“We fight this battle not for ourselves, but for our children, and our children’s children, which is why I’m forming a children’s brigade.” - Captain Zapp Brannigan


Don’t panic! Set your faces on fun, ‘cause this mix boldly goes where man has fun galore. Some of these sounds may have been crafted a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, but their combined force will impact you greater than the greatest hits of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes. At times, this mix evokes the beauty of C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate, while others simulate the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. So, grab your multipass, green, and klaatu barada nikto.


 
 

01. Leila - “Space, Love” (Like Weather, 1998)
- Start time: 0:00; Links: Rephlex - Leila


02. Blockhead - “Farewell Spaceman” (The Music Scene, 2009)
- Start time: 4:54; Links: Ninja Tune - Blockhead


03. AMP Live feat. Micro Jaxson & Trackademicks - “Gary Is A Robot” (Murder At The Discotech, 2010)
- Start time: 11:22; Links: Child’s Play - AMP Live


04. Eats Tapes - “UFO Depth” (Still lox w/ xyx bice, 2010)
- Start time: 14:06; Links: Tigerbeat6 - Eats Tapes


05. Raoul Sinier - “Bad Little Robot” (Brain Kitchen, 2008)
- Start time: 18:33; Links: Ad Noiseam- Raoul Sinier


06. Free The Robots - “Orion’s Belt Buckle” (Ctrl Alt Delete, 2010)
- Start time: 22:20; Links: Alpha Pup - Free The Robots


07. Niveau Zero feat. The Unik - “First” (In_Sect, 2010)
- Start time: 26:19; Links: Ad Noiseam - Niveau Zero


08. Kanji Kinetic - “Earthbound” (New Era, 2010)
- Start time: 30:20; Links: Tigerbeat6 - Kanji Kinetic


09. Daedelus - “Robotic Girls Are Hard” (Rethinking The Weather, 2003)
- Start time: 34:29; Links: Mush - Daedelus


10. Ras G - “Come Down (2 Earth)” (Brotha From Anotha Planet, 2009)
- Start time: 38:22; Links: Alpha Pup - Ras G


11. The Cinematic Orchestra - “Time & Space” (Ma Fleur, 2007)
- Start time: 42:02; Links: Ninja Tune - The Cinematic Orchestra


12. Sufjan Stevens - “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” (Illinois, 2005)
- Start time: 50:16; Links: Asthmatic Kitty - Sufjan Stevens


13. Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - “Asteroids!” (Take Off, 2009)
- Start time: 52:18; Links: Alien Transistor - Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra


Total Running Time: 60:57


 
 

Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.


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AMP Live feat. Micro Jaxson & Trackademicks - Gary Is A Robot
Soundscape
6 May 2011
How we see things is affected by how we say things. This mix is a reflection on formerly prominent methods and modes of communication, such as the typewriter, cassette tape, and radio. Enjoy your cultural evolution.
13 Mar 2011
Don't panic! Set your faces on fun, 'cause this mix boldly goes where man has fun galore thanks to way-out tracks from Leila, Sufjan Stevens, Blockhead, AMP Live, the Cinematic Orchestra, and more!
20 Feb 2011
Through dedication to their scene and aesthetic, Bay area label Muti Music is on the brink of greatness. Unwavering commitment to their form is demonstrated by the dependable quality of their consistent releases. Dig it.
23 Dec 2010
The holidays are full of dreadful music being pumped from every speaker in every commercial business. May the latest from Soundscape provide you with a pleasant respite of solace, a bit of shelter from all the pop star vanity and pseudo-comedic novelty albums that attempt to penetrate your earholes from every angle.
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