Thursday, December 15, 2011


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 Journey
Track 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.


Boggle said...

I just want you to know that I love your blog. I love it like a hog loves slop. I really do. At first I just jacked a few things that piqued my interest. Now I'm all over it like stink on rice because I trust your taste. Whatever you put up I will check out. This and Sleazy Listening are probably my favorite music blogs. Outstanding! Keep up the good work and have a very happy holiday.

Mr. Craig said...

Wow, thanks Boggle! Your comment gave me a good giggle and made my day. I'll try to maintain your faith in me!

Dave Price said...

I want that synth!