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Science in Music

KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So, I just ran across that autotuned song with Carl Sagan in it.

This one.

Is there any other music that combines my love of astronomy and my love of music?

Metal would be great but isn't really necessary.

I'm aware of all the other songs this guy has made.

"And who are you," the proud lord said,
"that I must bow so low?
Only a cat of a different coat,
that's all the truth I know.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red
a lion still has claws;
And mine are long and sharp, my lord
as long and sharp as yours."
And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
that lord of Castamere,
but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
and not a soul to hear.
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  • AgentflitAgentflit Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    There's a whole series of those, and he's making more

    http://www.symphonyofscience.com/

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  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, I'm aware of all of them, should have pointed it out in the OP, thanks though!

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    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    They Might Be Giants have an album called Here Comes Science which is amazing.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Astronomy!

    Astrology is the crazy stuff Sagan fusses about in his books.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
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  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited January 2010
    MKR wrote: »
    Astronomy!

    Astrology is the crazy stuff Sagan fusses about in his books.

    Heh, I made that mistake my first day of Astronomy 101, too. Sort of embarrassing, seeing as I majored in English for a while.
    They Might Be Giants have an album called Here Comes Science which is amazing.

    I'll definitely have to check it out.

    Brilliant!

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    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well, for an entirely different way music and astronomy were combined, there's Atlas Eclipticalis by John Cage


    Essentially, he traced star charts to create the music.

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  • exmelloexmello Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    exmello on
    These are the type of people who get to Google by Googling "Google"
  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Buzz Aldrin- Rocket Experience (its a rap!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xNBsueJ4wY

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  • saltinesssaltiness Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Couldn't find a youtube link for it but Tarentel did a concept album based on Carl Sagan's Cosmos series.

    Tarentel - From Bone to Satellite

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  • McVikingMcViking Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I am shocked that nobody has yet mentioned MC Hawking.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Metal would be great

    VOIVOD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQkoCAnb0zY&feature=related

    This album is about getting sucked into a parallel dimension created by a particle accelerator and it rules

    For something newer, try Vektor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7G7iYCxK9U

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  • AsiinaAsiina Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Andrew Bird tends to use scientific ideas, though it isn't just about the science

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXCzFnkxtY&feature=channel

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  • KlorgnumKlorgnum Registered User
    edited January 2010
    exmello wrote: »

    Also try
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44DlSj6bnn4
    The original video for this one is a bit NSFW, so I found this NASA footage one instead.

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Let's go down to the beach. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Rush has a bunch of science-themed songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjd6RDjigpQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7W0Nm8iHwk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf_nJz5fKpo

    Lots of Sciencey stuff in the Permanent Waves through Power Windows era.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh boy no one's mentioned Arcturus yet? They're named after a star to start with, and one of their album covers has an altered version of the Pioneer Plaque. They've got a bunch of guys from the Norwegian black metal scene, but it's definitely not black metal (well, except for the first album).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bleAGvf4BI
    Lyrics:
    Mechanical shutdown due to reactorcore meltdown
    And outdated parts collapsed and discharged
    Autopilot on emergency power from
    Random fuel devoured
    Red alert sirens sighing
    Rusty pipelines dying
    Empty hull shatter into cold dark matter
    Unknownspacepioneer the end draws near
    What once was acrobatically flying
    Is now burnt out and dying
    Now that I am shipwrecked
    A piece of shit falling
    Through space and time
    Moaning oh why oh why did not I
    Just stop in time
    Knowing the answer I am dirty as a cancer
    Once a virus like me is set free
    Old grim flashes his grin
    And violently introduces
    A shortcut for loosers
    Drop all illusions as I pop the next fuse in confusion
    Transvesting the mind evolving past mankind
    Unknownspaceadorer toxicwasteexplorer
    Lost in free will time stand still
    Full front on
    Drifting here in the outer rim
    As a piece of spacejunk
    No valuables within
    A scraphead of sin
    Too much acid in these batteries
    Leaking out its filthy grease
    Disband all current settings to standard default
    Fall and arise you diamond of lies
    You know what is wise
    Fire or ice
    That's when I find
    Hyperspace-central-divine
    A pitstopmaintenance hall for the mind
    Satanic protectors of my kind
    I shop some new parts
    Re plugged and charged
    I head towards the stars
    Knowing that this trip
    Will be my last slip

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  • ascannerlightlyascannerlightly Registered User
    edited January 2010
    as much as i love the whole gh/rb thing, it makes it nearly fucking IMPOSSIBLE to find actual videos for alot of songs on youtube (ie through the fire and flames)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d3ZWqv_gx4

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well, they did cover a song from the 1950s, its allowed to be a little inaccurate.

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  • KingthlayerKingthlayer Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. If no one has anything else to add I'm satisfied.

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    "And who are you," the proud lord said,
    "that I must bow so low?
    Only a cat of a different coat,
    that's all the truth I know.
    In a coat of gold or a coat of red
    a lion still has claws;
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord
    as long and sharp as yours."
    And so he spoke, and so he spoke,
    that lord of Castamere,
    but now the rains weep o'er his hall,
    with no one there to hear.
    Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall
    and not a soul to hear.
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