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About SETI-X (The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in Exile):
Scrambles of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar
In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft, fastening to each a phonograph album containing sounds and music of Earth. In 2010, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in Exile (SETI-X), a dissident offshoot of the better-known Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, received transmissions believed to be extraterrestrial remixes of these records. The Scrambles of Earth CD contains the 70 minutes — in some 24 sound segments — that SETI-X has so far been able to reconstruct.
The scientists of SETI-X, finding their colleagues skeptical and their institutions unwilling to vouch for or make available the sounds they had received, at first sought contact with the principality of Sealand, in hopes that this micronation dedicated to stewarding controversial data might channel extraterrestrial sounds to a broader public. With no response from Sealand, SETI-X, through a serendipitous Google typo, discovered an ally in Seeland Records, which has historically brokered the release of sounds of uncertain provenance but wide cultural relevance.
Scrambles of Earth collects what appear to be “remixes” of the Voyager Record; although the evidence has yet to be fully evaluated, these may represent the first audio signs of alien intelligence. This account may comport with Hartwig Hausdorf’s May 2010 claim that the Voyager has been hijacked by aliens, as reported in the
Because the members of SETI-X wish to remain anonymous, Seeland Records has asked Dr.
Other high-profile scholars who have agreed to comment include: Dr. Richard Doyle (Rhetorician of Alien Communication, English,
Please contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic to arrange an appointment to speak with Dr. Helmreich or any of these experts.
(The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in Exile)
Scrambles of Earth:
The Voyager Interstellar
01. Uranium Nations/Hello Children 0:35
02. Pulsar Plus
03. Thin Dark Night
04. Ill-Tempered Wedding
05. Visit to the Observatory
07. Men’s House Stutter 1:23
08. Shakuhachi Mariachi
09. Just Cranes
10. Back in the CCCP
11. Countdown 0:59
12. Scrambles of Earth/What Earthlings Are Made of
15. Fifth World
16. My Life as a Field of Sheep
17. Total Transmission 0:10
18. Psychlo Killer/Total Transmission
19. Fifth Dysphony
21. I Am Getting Married in a Spaceship
22. Way Down
24. Elegy for Pluto/Secretary
More about SETI-X:
The Voyager Interstellar
• In the wake of the viral success of the YouTube video of an autotuned Carl Sagan signing “A Glorious Dawn” (which Jack White of The White Stripes released in 2009 as a 45
• The sound on Scrambles of Earth is noisy, obscure. It may appeal most to fans of experimental music, modern composition, and noise.
• Scrambles of Earth speaks to a popular fascination with extraterrestrial communication. A recent news story suggests that such transmissions as Scrambles’ are of plausible extraterrestrial origin. (LINK)
• Scrambles of Earth claims that more alien transmissions are on the way and invites anyone and everyone to call attention to new remixes they may find (or make).
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