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Awesome new album from High Skies, free for Hemisphere customers

Mat Jarvis just released an awesome new mini-album – Sounds of Earth – under his High Skies moniker; and he’s generously allowed us to distribute it free for the next while to people who purchase Osmos from us. (New and existing customers, just visit your game download page.) If you enjoy the music in Osmos, you should definitely check it out. I’ve listened to it several times now, and the description on his website says it best:

High Skies - Sounds of Earth

Blade Runner meets Voyager, Deckard meets Sagan; an interstellar soundtrack to NASA’s Voyager spacecraft. Subtle, deep, swirling electronics are entwined with narratives, sounds and recordings taken from Voyager’s golden record, building to the huge electronics of the title track. Six tracks of deep phased, electronic sounds of Earth.


It also includes a “digital booklet on Voyager’s Golden Record”, which I highly recommend reading while listening to the album; it’s a beautiful feast for the mind and eyes as you enjoy the music. It reminds me of the days when I would come home with a new LP, put needle to vinyl, and actually sit in front of the stereo as I lingered over the entire package and liner notes. It’s a great concept and a real pleasure in this day of lonely mp3 files.

Click here for more info on the mini-album, including a free track, “The Shape of Things to Come”. That title may sound familiar — it’s the soundtrack to the “solar system” levels in Osmos. But the game only includes a 40-second loop, this is the full six-minute version.

Enjoy everyone — and thanks, Mat!

6 Comments on “Awesome new album from High Skies, free for Hemisphere customers”

  1. #1 typh00n
    on Mar 5th, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Awesome album, although I had to regenerate my download link, the original one from when I ordered didn’t have the album (or the mac version, though it mentioned it).

  2. #2 Valis
    on Mar 5th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Well I’ve bought 2 copies of Osmos, one for myself and one for my wife but I purchased via Steam, so I’m not sure if I’m covered?

  3. #3 eddybox
    on Mar 6th, 2010 at 1:32 am

    For Steam folk and everyone else, it’s still pretty easy to get the album… it just takes about a minute’s “work”. Check this page for details:

    http://microscopics.co.uk/spreadtheword.html

    Cheers,
    Eddy

  4. #4 Valis
    on Mar 6th, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Thanks. The $5 at amazon is fine too but I’ll do the facebook bit to help you since I didn’t know the EP was for sale as well until I followed your link (I entered this page via createdigitalmusic.com even though I have gas 0095 original & remaster both.)

  5. #5 Fremder
    on May 26th, 2010 at 10:40 am

    i bought Osmos via steam, and i’d really love to get this album, BUT: how?? if anyone could help me on this one i’d really appreciate it :)

  6. #6 Bobby Bob
    on Jan 23rd, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I bought Osmos on my iPad – how can I get the High Skies EP Sounds of the Earth for free? Not sure what the game download page is in my case….

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