Science Fiction Music

ORIGINAL MUSIC: "I'm Rick James Bitch"

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This is not at all related to Science Fiction, and it's highly offensive, and NSFW, so be forewarned.

It *IS,* however, the first thing I've ever managed to post on youtube, and even though it required a lot of help from Ginrummy, I'm super proud of it. If I were any happier, I'd be twins.

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SCIENCE FICTION MUSIC: You’re just never gonna’ get a real Blade Runner Soundtrack

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Back in 1982, Blade Runner came out, and of course I bought the soundtrack because I compulsively did that sort of thing. Also, hey, it was the peak of the Synth Music fad, and it was Vangelis at the top of his game. Why wouldn’t I buy it?

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FAN FILM FRIDAY: INTERVIEW: Sci-Fried

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With us today, we’ve got Sci-Fried, a science fiction-themed band out of Florida. Guys, thank you for being with us today.

JIM FREDERICK:
Thanks for Having us R3. It is really great timing, since we just finished our "2010: the Year We Make Con-Tact Tour," and right now we are putting the finishing touches on the last few songs for our new album "Future: Tense," which should be out in early in 2011. We are actually all at the studio right now, so you caught us at a great time.

REPUBLIBOT 3.0:
First things first: Which of you does what in the band?

JIM:

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SCIENCE FICTION MUSIC REVIEW #3: "Songs of Distant Earth" by Mike Oldfield (1994)

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I love Mike Oldfield. I always have. I like musicians who don‘t - or can‘t - confine themselves to the limitations of a 5-minute radio friendly pop song, and though he‘s had his share of singles over the years, Oldfield is first and foremost an instrumental composer. Taking his cues from the emerging Prog Rock scene of the late 60s/early 70s, he was never quite exactly a prog himself, though he was something close to it.

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Science Fiction Music Review #2: "Oh, Perilous World!" by Rasputina

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“Rasputina” is a deliberately odd, Cello-driven rock group out of Brooklyn, New York. They have five studio albums so far, and are evidently at work on a sixth, but for our purposes today we’ll be talking about their most recent one, “Oh Perilous World.” (2007). Ordinarily the band wanders from art rock to string-driven 90s alterna-music, to deliberately old timey songs, with a hint of vintage ELO thrown in here and there.

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Science Fiction Music Review #1: "Lost Horizons" by Abney Park

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Yes, I promise you, there really is such a thing as Science Fiction music, and it’s not just soundtracks to SF movies and goofy Theremin stuff (Though that is undeniably cool), and there’s scads of examples: There’s Jeff Wayne’s musical version of “War of the Worlds” which my science teacher forced us to listen to during tests in 9th grade; either of Peter Schilling’s US releases; “I Robot” by the Alan Parsons Project (Which I believe was some sort of hovercraft); “Valis,” an almost-unlistenable opera by Tod Machover and friends; Rasputina’s “Oh, Perilous World,” the B-Movie Chic of Man or

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