The Voyager Interstellar Record, Remixed by Extraterrestrials
November 13, 2010 11:46 AM   Subscribe

In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft, fastening to each a phonograph album containing sounds and music of Earth. If the best calculations are to be believed, one of these records was intercepted and “remixed” sometime in 2005 by extraterrestrial intelligences on the edge of our solar system. Ladies and Gentlemen: the Voyager Interstellar Record, Remixed by Extraterrestrials.
posted by muckster (14 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Gasping In Twelve Languages is both an obvious thing to do, and a wonderful thing that they've done. In fact, the whole thing could be described that way. Kind of shocked it took this long for someone to come up with and execute the idea.
posted by davejay at 11:55 AM on November 13, 2010


"Send More Chuck Berry."
posted by ambient2 at 12:10 PM on November 13, 2010 [12 favorites]


sorry, that domain is taken
posted by victors at 12:19 PM on November 13, 2010


Just wait until they remix the spacecraft itself! Just to begin with, it's going to play havoc with the relationship of Captain Decker and Admiral Kirk!
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:26 PM on November 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


The original sounds (and pictures!) are available here, if anyone's interested.
posted by theodolite at 1:08 PM on November 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


V'ger...?
posted by Webbster at 1:17 PM on November 13, 2010


Great bit from the West Wing about Voyager.
posted by axiom at 1:27 PM on November 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


The recent album by High Skies (formerly known as Gas) Sounds of Earth is also "based on" that record. A little.

Great if you're into spacey ambient music.
posted by aubilenon at 3:13 PM on November 13, 2010


"Send More Chuck Berry."

The aliens not only listened to Chuck Berry, but formed a band. We humans call it the Pixies.
posted by jonp72 at 3:30 PM on November 13, 2010 [4 favorites]


Here are a handful of reviews I just found on the SETI-X Facebook page. Also: Aliens 'hijack' Nasa's Voyager 2 spacecraft, claims expert.
posted by muckster at 4:02 PM on November 13, 2010


I guess I'm stupid, but this isn't really from aliens, right? It is an ironic(?) remix of the Voyager's record? I feel like I'm not hip enough to understand what is going on here.
posted by jeoc at 5:47 PM on November 13, 2010


V'ger...?

Yes?
posted by V'Ger at 6:02 PM on November 13, 2010 [9 favorites]


Also: Aliens 'hijack' Nasa's Voyager 2 spacecraft, claims expert.

Right. And I suppose missing spacecraft such as the Nostromo and the Sulaco were taken over by "Aliens" too.
posted by panboi at 7:19 AM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Seeland is Negativland's record label, jeoc, if that helps.
posted by mediareport at 8:22 AM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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