Archive for April, 2011

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Rain Cap

April 28, 2011

This week on the Space Capsule, an experiment in digital rain dancing and atmospheric sounds.

The rhythm of rain and thunder (and even a choir of crickets) accompany this Friday night’s Space Capsule.

Tune in and also make sure to plug in your headphones, it’s a truly stereophonic radio experience, beginning Friday night at 11pm CT on 91.3 KVLU or catch the stream at kvlu.org.

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Electronic Capsule

April 21, 2011

Electronic textures prevail on this week’s Space Capsule. The mix is a sampling of the innovations in electronic music.

The set features new music from…

SSaliva, Pye Corner Audio, Matthewdavid, Tipper, Grouper, Puro Instinct, James Blake, Gold Panda

and a song from Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” album…an electronic composition by Bulent Arel and a song by Bjork from her lovely album, “Vespertine”.

Plug in to the Space Capsule this Friday at 11pm on 91.3 KVLU in Beaumont or listen online at kvlu.org.

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First Orbit

April 13, 2011

This Friday’s Space Capsule is inspired by the first human spaceflight made by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

His Vostok spacecraft orbited the Earth on April 12, 1961.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the amazingly historical event, this film “First Orbit” was created.

“By matching the orbital path of the Space Station, as closely as possible, to that of Gagarin’s Vostok 1spaceship and filming the same vistas of the Earth through the new giant cupola window, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, and documentary film maker Christopher Riley, have captured a new digital high definition view of the Earth below, half a century after Gagarin first witnessed it.

Weaving these new views together with historic, recordings of Gagarin from the time, (subtitled in Englsih) and an original score by composer Philip Sheppard.” – from firstorbit.org.

For more information on the film and to download it for free visit:

http://www.firstorbit.org/

Also, remember to come aboard the Space Capsule and recreate the journey in sound this Friday, beginning at 11pm on 91.3 KVLU or stream online at kvlu.org.

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Space Capsule mixtape will offer a sample of the show!

April 8, 2011

91.3 KVLU, the station on which the Space Capsule airs is currently in its Spring Membership Campaign, so tonight’s Space Capsule will be a sampler of some of the various genres we feature on the show.

Do you have a favorite personalized mixtape from the past or a compilation CD that turned you on to a particular artist or style of music?

If so, you don’t want to miss the radio mixtape that we will be presenting on tonight’s Space Capsule!  It’s a cool spring mix of ambient, avant-garde jazz, funky grooves, dub, roots reggae and electronica for your Friday night activities!

Also, remember to visit kvlu.org to pledge your support to 91.3 KVLU and help keep the Space Capsule and other fine programs on the air and the internet!

Thanks for listening!

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Matthew at SWSX 2011: Space Capsule Video Slide Show

April 5, 2011
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Radio-Activity

April 1, 2011

Tonight’s Space Capsule mix is inspired  by Kraftwerk’s “Radio-Activity” album from 1975.

Kraftwerk - "Radio-Activity" (1975)

The show’s cinematic scope is mixed in several stages and will include music from Sonic Youth, Tangerine Dream, OMD, Legendary Pink Dots, Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor, Klaus Schulze and L.S.G.

The fallout begins at 11pm CT on 91.3 KVLU and streams live at kvlu.org