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Music for Our Future: Free 13-track compilation inspired by SyFy’s Caprica

Music for Our Future

Music for Our Future is a special compilation inspired by the SyFy original series, Caprica.

Peter Kirn writes:

Working with music production today is a bit like science fiction. It’s fitting that visions of technology’s promise, menace, and humanity would inspire electronic music.

Create Digital Music, XLR8R, and Pitchfork got to join together with TV network SyFy to curate a free, 13-track compilation of “Music for Our Future.” Inspired by the world of SyFy’s new TV series Caprica, which is set just before the recently-concluded Battlestar Galactica, this is science fiction as the familiar. It’s the near future, not simply fantasy.

The full compilation is available to download for free, exclusively at: http://www.xlr8r.com/musicforourfuture

The compilation includes tracks by Lusine, Willits & Sakamoto, The Field, Richard Devine, and more. Also features some exclusive material by White Rainbows, Nice Nice, and CDM’s Peter Kirn, who also talks to some of the artists to find out what inspired them and which techniques were used for these tracks.

More information: Music for Our Future / Create Digital Music

SynthTronic releases Machine Creator

SynthTronic Machine Creator

To celebrate the launch of the SynthTronic website, Michael Kastrup has released Machine Creator, a freeware rompler featuring various noises and ambient sounds used to create the illusion of sci-fi machinery or ambience.

Machine Creator features

  • 166 (45 MB) sci-fi sounds split up into 7 categories.
  • Each category has its own MIDI channel.
    1. Bright sounds
    2. Deep sounds
    3. Medium sounds
    4. Scanner sounds
    5. Static sounds
    6. Various Tones
    7. Utility sounds
  • All sounds are looped 16 bit 44.1 kHz Mono and unprocessed.

Machine Creator is available for Windows PC (powered by Maize Sampler) at no cost.

Visit SynthTronic for more information, a demo mp3 and a link to download Machine Creator.

Sounds For The Space-Set! by RIAA (Robotic Intergalactic Astro-Artists)

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Sounds For The Space-Set!! by RIAA

RIAA (Robotic Intergalactic Astro-Artists) presents Sounds For The Space-Set!!

This 22-song album is described as a “mashup tribute to the pioneers of electronic music“.

Mashups titles include Antenna Rock/StroboNews (Kraftwerk “Antenna”, Queen “We Will Rock You”, Dick Hyman “Strobo”) and Mechanical Robot Man (Bent Bolt & The Mechanics “Mechanical Man”, Daft Punk “Robot Rock”).

You can download a zip file with all the songs here.

Visit Sounds For The Space-Set!! for more information, a complete tracklist, mashup sources and downloads of individual mp3s and the whole album.

Link via Boing Boing

Paper Star Wars models

Shunichi Makino’s SF Paper Craft Gallery features downloadable PDFs for papercraft Star Wars vehicles like the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) Snow Walker and the Millennium Falcon.

Star Wars paper models
Paper models: Millennium Falcon and AT-AT Snow Walkers

He also has many other Star Wars models (TIE-Fighter, Y-wing, etc.) in his gallery

These incredibly detailed models can be downloaded for free. Good luck building!

Link via Boing Boing

Iconfactory freebie: Doctor Who

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Iconfactory‘s latest free icon set is called Doctor Who, after the famous sci-fi tv show. More about Doctor Who here.

Iconfactory Doctor Who icon set
Iconfactory Doctor Who icon set (by Gedeon Maheux)

This set contains 8 individual icons and can be downloaded in Windows, Mac and Pixadex format.

Visit Iconfactory for more freebies.

Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe: Music For Robots

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Forrest J. Ackerman - Music For Robots

Jason of Scar stuff ripped this vintage LP and posted it for everyone to listen to: Forrest J. Ackerman and Frank Coe “Music For Robots” (Science Fiction Records, MFR-1001A, 1964).

From the ad blurb (click here to see it):

Hear weird vibrational multisonic effects, electronic melodies created for the ears of androids!

The record has a narration about robots and the flip contains dozens of cool sci-fi bleeps and the like. Great stuff for cut-up type music!

So fasten your safety belt, step into the time machine and check out a robot factory in the future! 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000… Wow! We travel so fast and here we are in 2050 already!