I bet J. Spaceman was the first person Lefse Records called when they decided to release a compilation of space themed songs for this year's Record Store Day. The British space-rock legend /Spiritualized leader has always had his head up in the cosmos; it'd be criminal not to include him. The songs on Space Project aren't just space themed, they sample the goddamn galaxy, using sounds recorded by Voyager 1 and 2. Well, as the Alien poster taught us all, they're not exactly recordings, they're the "electromagnetic radiation fluctuations in the magnetosphere of the planets, moons, and large asteroids the Voyager probes travelled near." Not exactly something you can do in Pro-Tools.

Spiritualized's song is titled "Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)" and is being released under the name The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program. It's a glimmering love song from the cosmos, rightly one of the first tracks you can hear from Space Project, along with Youth Lagoon's 'Worms'. The compilations other acts include Beach House, Porcelain Raft, and The Antlers. Each artist's contribution is paired to that of another, tasked with writing their own song inspired by the same celestial body.

Space Project is available April 19th for Record Store Day. Stream "Always Together With You (The Bridge Song" and see the full track listing below.

  • Jupiter:
  • A Porcelain Raft: "Giove"
  • B The Antlers: "Jupiter"
  • Miranda:
  • A Mutual Benefit: "Terraform"
  • B Anna Meredith: "Miranda"
  • Neptune:
  • A The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program: "Always Together With You (The Bridge Song)"
  • B The Holydrug Couple: "Amphitrites Lost"
  • Uranus:
  • A Youth Lagoon: "Worms"
  • B Blues Control: "Blues Danube"
  • Saturn:
  • A Beach House: "Saturn Song"
  • B Zomes: "Moonlet"
  • Earth:
  • A Absolutely Free: "EARTH I"
  • B Jesu: "Song of Earth"
  • Io:
  • A Benoit & Sergio: "Long Neglected Words"
  • B Larry Gus: "Sphere of Io (For Georg Cantor)"

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