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Benn Jordan - Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan) album mp3


Looking Upwards 4:10
Ascent 3:15
Leaving Earth 2:49
Discovery 3:07
Infinity Alone 4:04
Passing Time 3:11
Becoming 3:25
Floating Vacuum 3:56
Cold, Agoraphobic 2:13
Outside 3:20
Hypoxia 2:30
These Solemn Stars 4:34
Looking Into The Past 4:10
Floating Vacuum II 3:28
Peace With Darkness 4:00
A Distant Earthrise 4:27
Safe Landing 2:51
Sunrise In Blue Skies 3:35


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ALPH030 Benn Jordan* Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan) ‎(CD, Album) Alphabasic ALPH030 US 2008
none Benn Jordan* Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan) ‎(18xFile, FLAC, RE) Not On Label (Benn Jordan Self-released) none US 2010

Benn Jordan - Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan) album mp3
Performer: Benn Jordan
Genre: Electronic
Title: Pale Blue Dot (A Tribute To Carl Sagan)
Country: US
Released: 2008
Style: Ambient
MP3 version ZIP size: 1213 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1121 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 203
Other Formats: AU APE VOX MP1 MP4 AUD VQF

Would love this on vinyl. Make it happen Benn! :D
Not in vinyl? T__T
One of the most genius albums ever, of any genre, period. Seriously, if you like ambient and/or astronomy, this is the album for you. And the fact that it's dedicated to perhaps my favorite human being in history (one of them, anyway) just makes the album all the greater. What a wonderful thing; so cool that Benn Jordan offered a tribute to the late, great planetary scientist, science popularizer, and unflinching rational skeptic. Love it!In terms of the tracks, my personal favorites are Looking Upwards, Leaving Earth, Ascent, A Distant Earthrise, Hypoxia, These Solemn Stars, Looking into the Past, and Infinity Alone. I think you'll notice, I just listed about half the album. Of course, the whole album is brilliant, from beginning to end. In fact, it's definitely chronologically themed, as you can tell by the track titles. So I certainly recommend listening to the CD/files in order the first time through.My only lament is that the 303 (or an analogous digital emulator) does not make an appearance. But the music is so beautiful, I'm willing to overlook that.Bottom line: get this, listen, and love. 5+/5.
I guess the reason that I keep listening to Benn Jordan is the fact that he simply makes beautiful music. Period. In fact, I catch myself restraining from listening to Benn Jordan too much. His short, full of witty ideas tracks, produced under The Flashbulb moniker, have already conquered all of my last_fm charts. And the debut album under his real name is quickly gaining ground. Pale Blue Dot is Jordan's entry into building ambient soundscapes, released on his very own Chicago based label, Alphabasic. Composed as a tribute to an astronomer, Carl Sagan, Jordan explores the insignificance of our daily conflicts in comparison to our chance habitat on a tiny planet in the midst of an infinite space. From 6.4 billion kilometers away, Earth is nothing but a tiny pale blue dot. In his book, Sagan invites us to contemplate this miracle. "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar', every 'supreme leader', every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." The tracks on Pale Blue Dot are titled around an interplanetary voyage. From Ascent, to Infinity Alone, Floating Vacuum, A Distant Earthrise, and finally Safe Landing, the pieces flow fluidly from one to another, capturing a story told without time. And Pale Blue Dot is more than a thematic album. It is an ambient journey through hypnotic sound, quietly drifting you away into space. The transformations are flawless, and many at times I seamlessly reach that sacred place of presence, by the middle of the album. If you are expecting Jordan's playful breaks and acid lines, turn away now. But if you are a patient, pondering listener, then you'll be repeating the album over and over, as I get to do now, for its fourth time this morning. A rewarding experience for a discerning ear. Recommended if you enjoy music from Evan Bartholomew, Biosphere, Christopher Bissonnette, Hammock, Eluvium, Manual and The World on Higher Downs.