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Frontiers of Space

Frontiers of Space

Playing tracks by

Alan Hawkshaw, Vector Lovers, Boards of Canada, The National Pool, Solvent and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #electronic chart, 1st in the #chill chart, 1st in the #retro chart, 3rd in the #ambient chart and 3rd in the #chillout chart.

I recently stumbled upon an album by The National Pool called "Relaxation Tape for Solo Space Travel."

When I heard the song "Simpler Times" I knew that I had to buy the album and I knew that I had to make a mix with an retro, analog, space sound. So I set about collecting tunes that sound like they came from an old space science filmstrip. Some of the music is from current artists like Boards of Canada, Air, The Belbury Circle, Panabrite, Cafe Kaput, Moon Wiring Club, Schengen and Lunar Testing Lab. But mixed in there is also old electronic music from Eric Vann, Paul Hart, Alan Hawkshaw and Frank Comstock. Much of the old music has a sort of cheesy, retro vibe that I love in a mix like this.

Grab some Tang and kick back for this journey to the moon and beyond.

Tracklist is in the comments.



Two of my old favorite composers-Morton Subotnick and Oskar Sala!!! Charles Wuorinen too.

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All good choices!

Mark Glassman

Soothing and spacey!

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That's how I like my mixes soothing & spacey. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

Bureau of Distractions

pure cosmic bliss

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Thanks for hanging out and absorbing the bliss!

Mark Sulkowski

I love this. Long live retro!

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Yes! I totally agree. Thanks for checking out the mix. Cheers!

Michael Burns Toast

Space is the place my friend & you've nailed it! Peace

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Thanks for beaming up to give this a listen! Cheers!


Great mix - old-school science fiction is always the best. 🚀

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Yup, totally agree! Thanks for listening.

Tom Murphy

I favourited this before even listening to it! Sometimes you know something's going to be *just* right

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Haha, thanks for the confidence that the mix will be good! How'd you like it after listening?


Thanks Dave...splendid as usual. I must admit though...I didn't make it past "Simpler Times" at first. I paused your mix while I went to listen to the whole album...but I did come back and continue listening to your goodness!

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Excellent! I love that the mix brought you to that album. It's so nice to see artists getting a little extra love from these mixes. Cheers!


YES! I like this!!--Mike L.

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Thanks for stopping by Mike, I'm glad you liked the mix!

Kristian Radolovic

Loved this mix. The soft flicker of the candle that lights up the whole room with it sound. Excellent

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So you glad you liked the mix! Thanks for your support & for listening. Cheers!