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superheroes_of_spaceThe Intercontinental Music Lab (IML) is a world-wide music project whose aim is to promote musical collaboration. The core contributors, originally from Cambridge, England are now writing and recording music all over the planet – and new international collaborators are being enlisted every week. IML Collaborators submit backing-tracks to IML H.Q. where they are randomly redistributed to other collaborators who write lyrics and record vocals. The subject of IML’s first album was “Superheroes of Science”, second “Superheroes of Sea” and the latest ones’ is “Superheroes of Space”.

“Superheroes of Space” is a fun and interesting pop album and the last one in the Superheroes trilogy. It’s a bit on the alternative side, but it will not disappoint even the most conventional listener.

The track listing
1. Laika
Music: Kip Loades (produced by Rob Fisher)
Lyrics and Vocals: Layla Vandenbergh
2. Droids (gonna rock this mothership)
Music: Dan Gresham
Lyrics and Vocals: Greg Dean
3. An Echo of Mimesis [subject: James Turrell]

  

Music: Joe Dean
Lyrics: Tim Donderevo
Vocals: Kelly Hoglund
4. I am the Space Hand [subject: DEXTRE]
Music: Jimmy Schmitz: First Engineer ISS (additional synth commands: Doctor 30)
Lyrics: Tim Donderevo
Vocals: Microsoft Mike
5. Russian Man Outside [subject: Alexey Leonov]
Music: Greg Dean
Lyrics and Lead Vocals: Barney Brown / Kip Loades
6. Voyager
Music: Robot Android Fisher
Lyrics and Vocals: Craig Macintosh
7. Dear Mars Rovers
Music: Craig Macintosh
Lyrics and vocals: Jules Peters
Backing Vocals: Sam Berry
8. Probe II’s Golden Message [subject: Voyager II]
Music: Dan Waldkirch
Lyrics and Vocals: Kip Loades
9. Klaatu Barada Nikto
Music: Mike Weber
Lyrics and Vocals: Joseph Ashley-Smith
10. Lonely Planets Club [subject: Pluto]
Music: Tim Marchand and Jules Peters (percussion: Julian Lambert)
Lyrics and Vocals: Dan Waldkirch
11. Dave [subject: 2001]
Music: Eric Lebofsky/Tim Donderevo
Lyrics and Vocals: Bob Rocket
12. Space Junk
Music: Barney Brown (additional drums: Jim Smith)
Lyrics and Vocals: Eric Lebofsky / Tim Donderevo
13. Step Aside Roger Moore [subject: Yuri Gagarin]
Music: Digital Midget
Lyrics and Vocals: Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns: JuPiter (Jules Peters), Spaceman Sam (Sam Berry) Tim Martian (Tim Marchand) (additional backing vocals: Eddie “Dwiddles” Peters)
14. That’s the Worm’s Game [Subject: Wormholes]
Music: Jules Peters (drums and percussion: Julian Lambert)
Lyrics: Nick Osbourne / Richard Yates
Vocals: Nick Osbourne / Mad Sparks
15. Freeman Lowell
Music: The Incredible Flight of Birdman
Lyrics and Vocals: Tim Marchand
16. The Burning Man [subject: Gully Foyle]
Music: Joseph Ashley-Smith
Lyrics and Vocals: Dan Waldkirch

Album mastered by Tim Donderevo

Artwork by Greg Dean and Dan Gresham

Images Courtesy of NASA


Related Links:
Superheroes Of Space’s Website
Intercontinental Music Lab’s Website
Intercontinental Music Lab on MySpace
Intercontinental Music Lab on Facebook
Intercontinental Music Lab on Jamendo
Intercontinental Music Lab on Last.fm
Interview with founders Intercontinental Music Lab

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