A new message from the Tribe (click on the pictute to go to the download page)
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.
Exactly one year after the release of Amalgamed, the Astronauts are back on eg0cide with a new album, usings sounds from KvB (album “Oncogénèse”), Luciftias (albums “Suspension of Disbelief” and “Soundscapes for headphones”), Mystified (albums “Displaced Assemblage”, “Phantoms” and “Skywtachers”), The Ghost between The Strings (raw unreleased material recorded especially for the Tribe of Astronauts) & Kecap Tuyul (raw unreleased material recorded especially for TOA)
“Displaced Soundscapes” is a strange sonic journey in 3 parts that the Tribe recomends you to play at high volume or with headphones…
Click on the picture to go to the download page on archive.org (link will open in a new window)
Thanks to Joe Baire for the photo and of course to all the sound contributors
After several sonic manifestations on Webbed Hand and Treetrunk, the Tribe of Astronauts landed again on earth and have chosen to deliver their new work on Eg0cide Productions : Amalgamed
It features exclusively sounds from Mystified‘s albums : 22 tracks from Amalgam and one from Cosmic Howling. The original recordings haven’t been altered : the only effects used are light equalization and compression on some tracks, and of course pans and fades, and little edits (just a few “copy and paste” when a particular sequence needed to be extended)
The Astronauts wish you a good trip and would like to thank Thomas of Mystified for his support and inspiring sound experiments.