The Pale Blue Dot (42)

8 June 2024


Mix '42' from my 'Year of Music' has been renamed to 'The Pale Blue Dot'. Originally I had used the NASA image taken from Voyager 1, and the image that inspired Carl Sagan's book of the same name. I change this up whilst I give things a refresh around here and the image now used is one taken from Cassini, which was a project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency which was used to explore Saturn.

Aside from the opening monologue from Carl Sagan (which I timed the mix slightly wrong when I listen back), all of the music used came from compilations that were released by artists and labels as a means to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. This wasn't about supporting any aspect of that war, it was about supporting those impacted by it, people like you and I. So, if you listen to the monologue from Carl Sagan, it should be pretty clear why I opted to use that in the mix and for the title. Aside from that, I tried to use music that had a spaced out vibe to it, otherworldly if you like. 


I'm not sure whether the music is still linked into the cause outlined above, but as always I'll link the tracklist up as best as I can and I'd encourage you to pick up any of the music you should like for your own collection.

If you want to know the back story to the 'Year of Music', you'll find that [HERE]. If you prefer a Soundcloud link, then that is over [HERE], though it may not be active long term due to costs of running these things.



01. Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot (Youtube link)
02. Simon McCorry - Ash (Binaural Space)
03. Embassy Of Sound - How Come When I Close My Eyes I See The World So Clearly (Binaural Space)
04. Jordan GCZ - Rob Mod (Music From Memory)
05. Alex Ho - Idle Brain (Music From Memory)
06. MLO - Emptiness (Music From Memory)
07. Alita & Papa - Peacing Pieces (Home Normal)
08. Dazion - Ponds & Lakes (Music From Memory)
09. Dirk Jacobs - At The Edge (Binaural Space)
10. Chris Prine & Boiling Sky - To Float (Binaural Space)
11. Jad Baron - Spirits (Binaural Space)
12. Darren Harper - Sunflower Dream (Home Normal)
13. Elin Piel - Where Are You Luminous Moss (Muzan Editions)
14. Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - Strøm (Music From Memory)
15. Trigg & Gusset - Locked Outside (Preserved Sound)
16. Lexx - Prelude To Happiness (Extended) (The Sound Of Now - Music For Ukraine)
17. Suso Sâiz - Horizante 327 (Music From Memory)
18. Kayak - Astra (Flaming Pines)
19. DZM - Fearful Man (Binaural Space)



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