Volume 006

Space and Sound

February 2016
Look & Listen

Listen Now

Side A

A1: Slow Dancer – “Took The Floor Out”
A2: Tyler Lyle – “Winter Is For Kierkegaard”
A3: Exsonvaldes & Helena Miquel – “Cyclop”
A4: Avid Walker – “Conversations”
A5: MT Warning – “When It All Bleeds Out”

Side B

B1: Quantum Keys – “Feel Alright”
B2: IGBO – “Gimmie Gimmie”
B3: O – “Ireek”
B4: Fort Lean – “Might’ve Misheard”
B5: Viola Beach – “Swings & Waterslides”

Features

Original photography taken in outer space during the Apollo missions makes for great source material. However, with over 8,000 pictures in the archive it was no easy task paring things down to the 52 page book included with Volume 6. Weeks of pouring through the images had us returning to the same favorites over and over. Pictures of the space missions we had never seen before. Photos of situations or locations that rarely get the spotlight. These photos were the ones that made sense to pair with these songs that also deserve a bigger spotlight. But what are pictures without some backstory? In the book you will find 3 full articles about different parts of the Apollo missions as well as numerous sidebars and captions that help bring these images and stories to life. You are going to want to carve out some time for this one…

About the artist:

Pat Chambers has worked for two supermarkets, a returned war vets bar, a butchers shop, an architectural firm, a record label and several ad agencies. He also founded an art gallery, ran a DJ collective and raced mountain bikes semi-professionally. He has been recognised at One Show, Cannes, London International, Spikes, Lotus, AWARD, Midas, ADCC, Create, MIA, and Workshopped for his work across advertising, curation and design. One day he will hopefully open a bar in Mexico. Until then, he is available for freelance work.

(From his bio on cargocollective)

Intro Letter:

Last year, a massive archive of NASA images was released to the public and I was instantly transfixed. As I went deeper into the images from those Apollo missions, many pictures felt familiar yet so many felt completely new. Unremarkable moments captured in the most remarkable place. I realized my perception of those space missions came from science class documentaries or Hollywood movies. Oversaturated images rendered too small or manufactured scenes as backdrop for fiction. I wanted more of the real thing and I wanted it big and bold like it deserved to be. But how to digest all those space missions down to something manageable? That’s when Patrick Chambers’ vision for the Volume 006 companion book began crystallizing into the amazing collection enclosed within. I’m so honored, humbled and excited to share it with you.

Making music may not be rocket science, but the guts involved to thrust your whole self into the great unknown remains the same. These bands bare their souls and sing right up at the sky as they spill their tales of dusty meandering roads and frantic city streets. These are the sounds of man fighting tooth and nail to get above the fray. And they are the sounds of hanging in the moment and looking back at where one once was. Sounds of the future and sounds of the now and sounds for every bit of blackness and joy in between.

– Brandon

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