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Sunday, November 23, 2014

'Across the Universe' comet video

I did not mean to make this astronomy weekend, but this was a video I thought sombunall of you would enjoy -- a cover of "Across the Universe" using only a vocal and sounds from the recent space probe's recording of a comet. ("Across the Universe" is a Beatles song, specifically one by John Lennon.)

 The video is from Andrew Huang, an artist I was not familiar with before. Huang writes:

When I first heard that the ESA had not only landed on but recorded audio from a comet, I knew I had to make something out of it. This is my reworking of the Beatles' awesome cosmic ballad "Across the Universe" which, apart from my singing, was created entirely with sounds from the Rosetta space probe's recording of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Check out this video of the sound design process

The original recording "A Singing Comet" can be heard on the European Space Agency's SoundCloud. 

This cover is available for download as part of an entire album produced with the sounds of the comet which I'm wrapping up work on this week. Pre-order it.

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fyreflye said...

The Lennon song has little to do with the physical universe. It is partly a reflection of some acid trips and partly an homage to his current guru Maharaj-ji (hear the chorus:
Jai guru deva. The "nothing" in the chorus, Nothing's gonna change my world, is a Nothing that all mystics and serious trippers recognize.)

This doesn't mean that Mr Huang's version isn't valid in its own right.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Thanks, fireflye!

There's quite a bit about the song on Wikipedia: