Albedo will be releasing a new album called “Space Probes” in August. It will contain musical interpretations of select space probes of achievement. Unmanned robotic spacecraft that explored astronomical objects in our solar system other than earth, and were the first successful flyby, orbiter, lander, rover or sample return missions. Voyager 2, Galileo, etc. The music itself will be a mixture of live instruments, synthetics, plus professional orchestra and choir samples. The musical style is similar to Mannheim Steamroller, Vangelis and Yanni.
A portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to Albedo’s local planetarium, Clark Planetarium, which will help make a significant positive impact on the quality of science education provided to over 75,000 children and teachers each year.
The album can be sampeled here.
A fundraising project for the album just barely got started on the Indiegogo website and will run until July 25th. Indiegogo is a website where you can submit whatever project you’re working on and people will donate in exchange for a perk. Usually a tangible object that has something to do with the project. A CD, T-shirt, etc. It’s similar to a PBS pledge drive.
This will be a full album of 12 songs, and over 45 minutes in total length. It’s currently in the final stages of the recording and mixing process according to Albedo’s Indiegogo page.
The Indiegogo project will run until July 25th. The goal is $500.00, but is set to “Flexible Funding” which means the artist will receive all funds regardless if they reach that goal or not. They are offering many great perks for your donation of any level to the project. According to Albedo’s website, the album itself is scheduled to be released on August 25, 2014. Which happens to be the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 encounter with the planet Neptune. Pre-orders of the album are available on the indiegogo website.