Track 1 - Solar Flares
Track 2 - Stella Maris
Track 3 - Lift Off
Track 4 - Destination Omega 3
Track 5 - Conversations With Hal
Track 6 - No Flowers On Venus
Track 7 - Quasars
Track 8 - Meteoric Rain
Track 9 - Space Walk
Track 10 - Infinite JourneyTrack 11 - In Nebular Orbit
Track 12 - ...And Beyond
Being an Aussie I couldn't resist posting this rare and wonderful example of 1970's Australian library music. The unique sounds heard on this recording can be attributed in part to the Qasar II synthesizer which was invented by Sydney resident Tony Furse. However, at its heart this is a jazz / funk album and a very good one at that. I suspect that the High Llamas have heard of Sven because "Stella Maris" is incredibly similar to the style of music they play.
While writing this post I thought to myself "Haven't I heard of that name before?" and sure enough Sven is responsible for one of my favourite library music tracks of all time - "Misty Canyon" so I will have to hunt around and see if I can find some more albums by him. The only criticism I would give to "Solar Flares" is that without the track titles you wouldn't have a clue this was space themed. So, in that respect it fails but purely as a listening experience it's an epic piece of funkiness!
Credit goes to the I Flips Me Lid blog for the photo and background info.