Various Artists: Space Project

Space songs made from NASA Voyager recordings, dancing to Jamie xx vibrations, and more in the music we tweeted this week

Since their launch in 1977, NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 space probes were gathering more than just data and photographs of the heavens. They also recorded electromagnetic radiation fluctuations that planets, asteroids and more were emitting, essentially capturing their “sound.” Thanks to the efforts of Portland-based Lefse Records, 14 different artists—ranging from Beach House, Youth Lagoon, Larry Gus, The Antlers and more—have used the recordings as raw material to create songs and soundscapes, resulting in an out-of-this-world sonic experience. Stream Space Project in its entirety on NPR before its release on Record Day, 19 April 2014.