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Nov 2020

The Stars Appear Like Diamonds

November 15, 2020




As is well documented in this blog, I am a space nerd. Over the years I have posted a ton of mixes related to the cosmos. Whether it's a stargazing mix or a celebration of the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle or a requiem for a dying space probe, ambient/electronic music is the perfect companion for turning your gaze to the heavens.

Over the last couple of months we've been treated to beautiful views of Mars, Jupiter & Saturn. Mars has been visible just after sunset in the eastern skies and has looked terrific with it's red/orange color easily setting it apart from the rest of the celestial objects.

Jupiter and Saturn are headed for a "Great Conjunction." Jupiter is usually one of the brightest night objects, but in recent months it has stood out even more than usual because of the presence of bright Saturn trailing just off to its left (east).


Jupiter & Saturn on Nov. 1, 2020
The two planets will continue to get closer and closer until Dec. 21 when they will be about one-tenth of a degree apart, appearing as a single star in the night sky. This will be their closest approach since 1623.
I thought about collecting a bunch of tunes with Jupiter and Saturn in the titles for a themed mix but instead I decided to go with a general stargazing mix because I had so many excellent new tracks from this year that fit perfectly. So all the cuts in this mix are from 2020 except for one random track by Altus from 2007.
Get outside and watch as the stars appear like diamonds and look for Jupiter and Saturn as they come together over the next month. And be sure to bring some space music with you.
T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Alva Noto - Xerrox Neige (Xerrox Vol. 4 2020)
  • 04:44    Loneward - Ethereal Glow (Moongate 2020)
  • 10:25    In The Branches + Bluetech - Celestial (Portals 2020)
  • 15:15    Thom Brennan - Night Lights Part 3 (Night Lights 2020)
  • 20:01    Machinefabriek - Waqur (To Yemen With Love 2020)
  • 23:12    Tatsuro Murakami - Inevitable Silence (Between 2020)
  • 28:46    Echoflex - 50°21'40"N 4°09'44"W veering S (Echoflex II 2020)
  • 33:55    Pulse Emitter - Winds (Calming Winds 2019)
  • 44:50    Lauge - Floating (Latitudes 2020)
  • 49:10    Altus - Dust Lanes (The Grand Expanse 2007)
  • 55:41    36 & zakè - Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel Reduction 3 (Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel 2020)
  • 64:22    end