May 4, 2014

Sundaze 1418

Hello, snookerfans have seen a hi quality 12 hours long semi final that ended tonight 17-15. World no 1 Neil Robertson was catching up no 3 Mark Selby for most of the match, in the end he ran out of frames. Well it gives the English something to shout about as two of their kinsman go for the world title the coming two days. Brilliant maverick Ronnie O' Sullivan is the defending champ and not many will bet against him... but who knows Selby's never played better.

The coming month it's all about elektrolux's space nights. Space Night (full title: space night - All-tag nachts) is the name of a German television program in the early night/morning hours each day. It is a mixture of chill-out-music and images of the earth as seen from space interspersed with informative broadcasts. It was started by the Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) in 1994 and is now broadcast by BR-alpha, .....N'Joy

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Space Night started in 1994 as a replacement of the test cards which were broadcast on BR at night until this time. The idea originated in the fact that the German satellite ASTRO-SPAS (see STS-80) had recorded many hours of video footage in space. The BR received this footage, edited the material and added downtempo spherical music.

As BR did not want to show the same pictures 7 days a week, both NASA and ESA as well as the German Aerospace Center were addressed. They offered more hours of footage from in and around space, which were thusly included.
Cult status and music.

The broadcast quickly turned into a cult: At raves in the mid-90s it wasn't unusual to show the images of Space Night on big TV-screens. Early in the morning after the rave it was often used to calm down, especially from 1996 and later, as Space Night's sound changed through the musical guidance by Alex Azary (a European chill-out-DJ), who provided a more electronic background music. This was a logical step that originated from Alex Azary. He headed the Club XS in Frankfurt where "chill out nights" started in 1990, supported by spherical music. Alongside, pictures of Space Night were shown, albeit the playback was a little bit slower than in the original program. The images did fit well to the then new music-genre and Alex thought it would be a good idea to show it to the people at BR. A meeting in Munich followed where he could convince them to try something new.

The compositions are also available as separate CDs, the mixdown starting from the album "Space Night II" is done by the German music label Elektrolux. In the meantime, twelve CD-albums with music to the television series have been published, with three of those clearly differing in musical style. While "Space Night Vol. 1" is an album featuring pop music, "Space Night Vol. 10" features Jazz music and "Space Night Vol. 12" is a double CD with classical music. A DVD titled "Best of Earth-Views" is also available.

After a change in tariffs by the GEMA, BR stated they would not want to continue Space Night starting in January 2013, due to the drastically increased royalties. Hence the series was ended on January 8th 2013. Numerous viewers engaged BR to continue Space Night by using GEMA-free music. The station decided to undo the cancellation, first by rerunning older episodes starting on February 25th, 2013 and to later broadcast new episodes starting in autumn of 2013. To accomplish this, BR will use music with Creative Commons licensing, encouraging their viewer to upload their favorites.

The restart was scheduled for November 1st, 2013. It had to be postponed to November, 15th, because NASA was not able to provide the necessary graphical material, due to the Government shutdown in the United States

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VA - Space Night Vol. 3 Alpha  (flac 358mb)

01 Oliver Shanti - Well Balanced 6:09
02 Ralf Hildenbeutel - Hommage À Noire 6:23
03 Sultan - Yenelik (Part II) 5:04
04 David Sylvian - Words With The Shaman 5:41
05 Brian Eno & David Byrne - Mountain Of Needles 2:30
06 The Dark Side Of The Moog - Psychedelic Brunch (Part V) 7:05
07 Twinlens Reflex Sound - Aurion 5:25
08 Full Moon Fashions - Yes 6:39
09 Aural Float Meets Arc In The Sky - Clash Of The Scales 6:32
10 Bullinuts - Pipin' 4:24
11 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Remix) 5:22
12 Double Fantasy - Food For Fantasy 5:01
13 Siram - Atma 6:49

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VA - Space Night Vol. 3 Beta  (flac 379mb)

01 Syrinx 2600 - Passage 5:53
02 Saafi Bros - The Witness 6:11
03 Global Communication - Delta Phase: Chapterhouse 5:20
04 Dreadzone - A Canterbury Tale 4:46
05 Zardos - A Long Trip 5:40
06 Leftfield - Melt 5:13
07 Aural Float - Zwei G 7:09
08 Johannes Schmölling - White Out 6:34
09 Z-Plane - Slowdown Sundown 4:58
10 TV Victor - All (Excerpts) 7:49
11 Ajax - Story Of Life (Intro) 5:22
12 Tree No Active Volcanoes - At Least 3:57
13 Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities 4:32

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VA - Space Night Vol. 4 Alpha (flac  426mb)

01 Anthony Rother - Nummern/Computerwelt 2 5:43
02 Sven Väth - Schubdüse (Anthony Rother Rmx) 3:35
03 Aural Float - New Frontiers (Audiowerk Rmx) 3:06
04 Unknown DJ, The & DJ Slip - Revenge Of The X-Men 3:49
05 Coldcut - Timber (Chopped Down Radio Edit) 3:26
06 The Gentle People - Journey (DMX Krew Rmx) 3:25
07 Bolz Bolz - Music 3:16
08 Elektro Nation - Woman/Machine 3:37
09 Aux 88 - Welcome To Avolon 3:33
10 Le Car - S'Prang 3:21
11 Pascal F.E.O.S. - Gold Pressed Latinum 3:26
12 Third Electric - Third Stone From The Sun 3:42
13 Audiowerk - Impulse Transmission 3:24
14 The Advent - Elektra Fix 3:34
15 DJ Good Groove - Rock It 3:19
16 Jackal & Hyde - Beyond 4:46
17 Ultratubes - Random Fast (Ultratubes Rmx) 3:22
18 Kraftwelt - Deranged (Überzone Remix) 3:45
19 Acid Jesus - Hibernation 3:25
20 Resistance D - A Modern World Of Today 3:26

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VA - Space Night Vol. 4 Beta (flac 388mb)

01 Monolove - 3:30 AM 3:40
02 Funktaxi - Sektor 17 3:17
03 Tevatron - Tetra-Novice 3:27
04 A1 People - Do It (Metamatics Mix) 3:24
05 Beanfield - Elektro-Kraut 3:30
06 Anthony Rother - Basic Level 3:25
07 Babel - Shaman 3:35
08 Synapse - Cosmic Connection 3:38
09 Ectomorph - The Haunting 3:26
10 I-f - Secret Desire (Instrumental) 3:10
11 Pamétex - Wrak/Plet 3:15
12 DJ Glow - Future Control 3:34
13 Mark Broom Lost Message (Jega Rmx) 3:40
14 Dagobert - Inharmonic Whispers 3:19
15 Gary Numan - Dans Le Parc (DJ Hell Rmx) 3:36
16 MAS 2008 - Battlefields In Space 3:44
17 Subtonal - Seashell 3:16
18 Insect Jazz - Insect Electro 3:23
19 Earthfrequency - Satellite 3:39
20 Fortunato & Montresor - The Operator 3:29
21 Funkstörung - Dot 3:21

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

first of all many, many thanks for this fine series !!!

Unfortunately it seems that "multiupload.nl" seems to be gone - so disc alpha from vol. IV (flac version) is unreachable since some time already. :(

Is there any chance for a new link to the file(s)? That would be really great!

Many thanks for all your efforts in advance!

Rho said...

Couldn't agree more Anon and yes it has been re-upped to filefactory N'Joy

Rho said...

Couldn't agree more Anon and yes it has been re-upped to filefactory N'Joy

KalpolIntrol said...

I'm getting greedy... Thanks so much for the re-posts on the other Space Nights. Listening to them now and they are superb! You up for continuing the generosity for these? Thanks as always. (also been enjoying all the Twin Peaks related posts)

Mzee Schnauzi said...

One and a half year since the last request... and here's another re-up request for this page. For the newbies of your blog.

Mzee Schnauzi said...

Many thanks for the re-up. And a happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these and thanks for all you do.
Happy New Year