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VIDEO PREMIERE OF CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND 

Fantastic new review and video debut of Can you hear the Sound from new album The Slow Light filmed in a very summery Poland and directed by Łukasz Pytlik.

Review by Dave Cantrell in Stereo Embers:
"A little over a week ago SEM published a review of Martin Kennedy project All India Radio’s tenth album (and first in four years) The Slow Light, a critical hosanna that ended like this: ” As appreciable as the composer’s ability to produce a piece of work that so deftly interweaves the otherworldly with the solidly terrestrial may be, preserving his focus during what was in effect a 48-month (and likely much-interrupted) vision quest is perhaps the greater achievement..." Full review here

FANTASTIC REVIEW ON STEREO EMBERS! 

Another fabulous review, this time from Stereo Embers. My favourite line:

"One settles in, hits play, is instantly enveloped (opener “Blueshift” seduces a la Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”) and before one knows it finds oneself tripping along inside a tumbling spell of dreamlike evocations and cinematic glimpses as the poor pen does its desperate best to keep pace. These are the most sublime, mindful stupors I believe I’ve ever been in.." Full review here

'GALAXY OF LIGHT' VIDEO PREMIERE ON POPMATTERS 

Check out Popmatters for a great article and the video premiere of Galaxy of Light from the new album The Slow Light. 

Click to read on popmatters

Galaxy of Light is dear to my heart not the least for being my then twelve year old daughter’s first singing gig and video appearance, but it is also the embodiment of my love of science fiction (just wait until the last scene!) I made the video in a lo-fi way (because that’s all I know) with help from 1980s scifi artist Steve Dodd who allowed me to use his beautiful spacescapes, and Lance Gordon aka The Mad Alchemist, legendary San Francisco psychedelic light artist since the early 1970s, provided me with some custom psychedelic light work.

THE SPACE ART OF KAZUAKI IWASAKI 

Apart from music, one of my hobbies is sci-fi art, blogging about it, creating videos, buying it if I'm lucky enough to afford it, otherwise just simply looking at it. Kazuaki Iwasaki is one of the greats you've probably never heard of. Heavily influenced by US space art of the 1950s and 60s, he was 'Japan's Chesley Bonestell.' This is a little video I complied of his art from the book Visions of The Universe by Kazuaki Iwasaki, Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan (Introduction) published in 1981 by Sagan's sadly short lived publishing house The Cosmos Store. The music is 'Shimmer' from the album The Silent Surf.

FOUR THREE VIDEO WITH NEW HI-REZ AUDIO 

This is a new version of the 'Four Three' video from our album Echo Other (2007) with a high resolution (24bit-48khz) audio. The hi rez version was mastered by Francois Tetaz (Wolf Creek soundtrack, Gotye). Yes it's same crappy lo-fi video but now with new higher resolution audio! The re-upload was long overdue as the original video upload back in 2007 was an embarrassingly low resolution of 240p.

ASIMOV + FOSS + ALL INDIA RADIO!  

If I do say so myself!

The Foundation trilogy by Isaac Asimov was reissued in 1977 with new artwork by Chris Foss and reissued again in 1979 in a superb slipcase by Panther books in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Being the wide-eyed scifi-obsessed adolescent I was at the time the artwork, although infamous for having nothing to do with the books, had *everything* to me buying and reading them!

Music: Echo Other from Echo Other (Expanded Edition)

FALL REMIXES (INSTRUMENTALS FREE DOWNLOAD 

Hello everyone, 

It seems I am perpetually finding songs on my many hard drives that I've forgotten about. Today I found the instrumental versions of the Fall Remix album released a few years ago. I'd prepared them for a TV music opportunity last year but then went back to working on the new album and forgot all about them. 

So here they are for you for free.

Click here to download Fall Remixes instrumental versions


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The Slow Light is All India Radio’s tenth studio album, and their return to the Minty Fresh label. "If David Gilmour recorded an instrumental album, it might sound as good as Echoes CD of the Month: All India Radio's The Slow Light." - echoes.org


'Lo Fi Groovy' is released as a single for the first time! Recorded in 1999/2000 Lo Fi Groovy was originally released in 2004 on the compilation Permanent Evolutions. The Bandcamp edition includes a Bandcamp exclusive remix 'Lo Fi Groovy (1976 Mix)'
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Includes 'Four Three' featured in CSI: Miami. Special Expanded Edition features 8 bonus tracks.
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Expanded edition of our 2007 album Fall. Features 'Far Away' from hit TV series The Lying Game. Includes 14 bonus tracks.
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Vinyl edition of the remixed version of Fall. "Be careful, the music will capture you like a menacing but beautiful storm"- blogcritics.org
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"Mashed the ambient-hop signatures of DJ Shadow, Tortoise and Thievery Corporation with the instantly recognizable guitar soundtracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti. The resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away." - wired
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Songs and soundscapes from the band's first five years. Features fan favourite LoFi Groovy plus remixes, rare unreleased tracks and film/TV music.
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Red vinyl edition. Includes download card. "Red Shadow Landing has cyclical lines that will get lodged in your brain." - Popmatters
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Includes 'Evening Star' featured in hit TV series One Tree Hill. Expanded edition of the ARIA nominated features 6 bonus tracks.
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'Ghostly voice and music samples, distorted, distant pianos and choirs are woven through palettes reminiscent of Brian Eno and the KLF ('Chill Out')."
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Special guests include Graham Lee (The Triffids) on pedal steel guitar and some evocative ambient sounds from Australian rock legend Ed Kuepper (The Saints).
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Limited 180g vinyl remix edition of All India Radio's acclaimed debut album. Includes additional download card
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Acclaimed debut album and John Peel favourite

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Music from indie post-apocalypse film The Rare Earth. Features new, remixed and previous album tracks by All India Radio and Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy. The Rare Earth stars Tropfest New York 'Best Actress' winner Eliza D'Souza.
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  • Cinefantastique Vol 9, No 1, 1979 with Giger art on the front cover. One of my favourite issues of this mag. #giger #horror #vintagemagazine #scifiart #illustration #ridleyscott #alien #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #scifi #movie #cinefantastique
    Cinefantastique Vol 9, No 1, 1979 with Giger art on the front cover. One of my favourite issues of this mag. #giger #horror #vintagemagazine #scifiart #illustration #ridleyscott #alien #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #scifi #movie #cinefantastique
  • Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #space #astronaut
    Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #space #astronaut
  • Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship
    Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship
  • Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #spacestation #asteroid
    Another one from the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #spacestation #asteroid
  • From the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #galaxy
    From the Usborne Book of the Future (1979). Artwork is not individually credited but these artists are listed in the books credits: Gordon Davies, Terry Hadler, Brian Lewis, Michael Roffe, George Thompson #usbornebooks #scifi #scifiart #starship #spaceship #galaxy
  • I've posted this a few times over the years but I can't help myself posting it again. It's in my top 5 favourite scifi artworks. 'Metal Planet’ by David Hardy (1974, gouache) On his website Hardy says it was painted as a personal project possibly inspired by the planet Trantor from Asimov's Foundation novels. Of course it also foreshadowed the Death Star from Star Wars. It was used in Future magazine (1978) and Science Fiction Monthly. #scifi #scifiart #trantor #foundation #davidhardy #isaacasimov #metalplanet #deathstar #starwars
    I've posted this a few times over the years but I can't help myself posting it again. It's in my top 5 favourite scifi artworks. 'Metal Planet’ by David Hardy (1974, gouache) On his website Hardy says it was painted as a personal project possibly inspired by the planet Trantor from Asimov's Foundation novels. Of course it also foreshadowed the Death Star from Star Wars. It was used in Future magazine (1978) and Science Fiction Monthly. #scifi #scifiart #trantor #foundation #davidhardy #isaacasimov #metalplanet #deathstar #starwars
  • Nice old school starship 'Ion Starship' by David Hardy from his book Energy and the Future. Not sure of the date. Image from David's website astroart.org #davidhardy #starship #scifiart #scifi
    Nice old school starship 'Ion Starship' by David Hardy from his book Energy and the Future. Not sure of the date. Image from David's website astroart.org #davidhardy #starship #scifiart #scifi
  • Repost. Cover painting by Tim White for the book ‘Critical Threshold’ by Brian M. Stableford #timwhite #scifiart #scifi #forest #pandora #sciencefiction
    Repost. Cover painting by Tim White for the book ‘Critical Threshold’ by Brian M. Stableford #timwhite #scifiart #scifi #forest #pandora #sciencefiction
  • One of my favourite sequences in the Empire Strikes Back #theempirestrikesback #darthvader #starwars #specialeffects #practicaleffects #scifi #miniatures #superstardestroyer
    One of my favourite sequences in the Empire Strikes Back #theempirestrikesback #darthvader #starwars #specialeffects #practicaleffects #scifi #miniatures #superstardestroyer
  • Mountain Grill 2015 by David Hardy. A fan of Hawkwind commissioned Hardy to paint this new version of his rear cover of Hawkwind's 1974 album Hall of the Mountain Grills #hawkwind #davidhardy #scifi #scifiart #albumcover
    Mountain Grill 2015 by David Hardy. A fan of Hawkwind commissioned Hardy to paint this new version of his rear cover of Hawkwind's 1974 album Hall of the Mountain Grills #hawkwind #davidhardy #scifi #scifiart #albumcover
  • Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974) by Hawkwind back cover painting by David Hardy #hawkwind #davidhardy #scifi #scifiart #albumcover
    Hall of the Mountain Grill (1974) by Hawkwind back cover painting by David Hardy #hawkwind #davidhardy #scifi #scifiart #albumcover
  • 'Brown Dwarf' by David Hardy. From David's website astroart.org #davidhardy #milkyway #astronomy #stars #galaxy #space #scifiart #spaceart #pparc #alienworlds
    'Brown Dwarf' by David Hardy. From David's website astroart.org #davidhardy #milkyway #astronomy #stars #galaxy #space #scifiart #spaceart #pparc #alienworlds
  • ‘Third From The Sun’ (Author- Richard Matheson) by Gene Szafran from the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #geneszafran #scifiart #scifi
    ‘Third From The Sun’ (Author- Richard Matheson) by Gene Szafran from the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #geneszafran #scifiart #scifi
  • ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ 1986 reprint of the Robert Heinlein book by James Warhola from the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #jameswarhola #strangerinastrangeland #robertheinlein #scifi
    ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ 1986 reprint of the Robert Heinlein book by James Warhola from the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #jameswarhola #strangerinastrangeland #robertheinlein #scifi
  • Repost of Frank Kelly Freas' brilliant painting for the LP record ‘Dune - The Banquet Scene’ read by the author Frank Herbert, 1977. #dune #frankkellyfreas #lprecord #scifi #scifiart #vinyl
    Repost of Frank Kelly Freas' brilliant painting for the LP record ‘Dune - The Banquet Scene’ read by the author Frank Herbert, 1977. #dune #frankkellyfreas #lprecord #scifi #scifiart #vinyl
  • 'Sandworm and Rider' (from Dune) by Terry Oakes from the book Alien Landscapes by Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (1979) Repost. #scifi #scifiart #dune #terryoakes #sandworm
    'Sandworm and Rider' (from Dune) by Terry Oakes from the book Alien Landscapes by Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (1979) Repost. #scifi #scifiart #dune #terryoakes #sandworm
  • Tomorrow Magazine cover (1993) by Paul Lehr. I find this a hopeful image. From the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #paullehr #futurecity #scifiart #scifi
    Tomorrow Magazine cover (1993) by Paul Lehr. I find this a hopeful image. From the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #paullehr #futurecity #scifiart #scifi
  • Repost. Tim White’s breathtaking artwork for the 1984 reissue of Dayworld by Philip José Farmer. It also reminds me of the album cover of Lost Horizons by Lemonjelly. #timwhite #scifiart #scifi #futurecity #sciencefiction
    Repost. Tim White’s breathtaking artwork for the 1984 reissue of Dayworld by Philip José Farmer. It also reminds me of the album cover of Lost Horizons by Lemonjelly. #timwhite #scifiart #scifi #futurecity #sciencefiction
  • I've started a separate Insta for my own art @retropainting I used post them here but decided they didn't really fit the scifi art vibe #mycrapart #abstractart #expressionism
    I've started a separate Insta for my own art @retropainting I used post them here but decided they didn't really fit the scifi art vibe #mycrapart #abstractart #expressionism
  • ‘Glory’ (book by Alfred Copel). Painting by Darrell K Sweet. Reminds me of John Berkey. From the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #scifi #scifiart #alfredcopal #darrelksweet #spaceship
    ‘Glory’ (book by Alfred Copel). Painting by Darrell K Sweet. Reminds me of John Berkey. From the book Infinite Worlds by Vincent Di Fate (1997) #scifi #scifiart #alfredcopal #darrelksweet #spaceship
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