Space Music: The 2999 Project

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Robert Lamb also co-hosts the "Stuff to Blow Your Mind" podcast and blog.

"ARKA" painting by David Schleinkofer (King Deluxe/Creative Commons)

What will the year 2999 look like? What will it sound like?

That's the creative catalyst behind The 2999 Project, a multimedia time trek to the end of the 30th century. Canada's King Deluxe record label called on electronic and dubstep artists to a create a soundtrack for the year 2999, then asked a selection of visual artists to illustrate the tracks.

That was two years ago. Fast forward to 2012 and we find a gallery of more than 30 futuristic tracks and illustrations, all Creative Commons and all of it available for stream and download. Eventually, King Deluxe labelhead Peter Krahn plans to feature the work in a self-directed space opera audiofilm. For now, it's a wonderful convergence of art and music, with futurist and stargazing eyes cast to the very dawn of a new millennium.

We'll taste a sampling of the paired tracks and artwork, but be sure to explore The 2999 Project in full, as well as the rest of the beautifully-designed King Deluxe webpage.

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Originally published at HSW: Space Music: The 2999 Project

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