Ambient in Outer Space: Seven Artists Exploring the Final Frontier 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

As the space age roared on, more and more ambient musicians came forth with their own, wild, astronomical-inspired experiments. The ‘70s introduced us to the otherworldly, droning universes of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Jean-Michel Jarre; combining sci-fi elements with the growing interest in New Age music, these artists began to cement the foundation of what many consider to be modern space music. In 1973, American producer Stephen Hill created Hearts of Space, a beloved weekly public radio show specializing in contemplative New Age, ambient, and electronic music; the program would later go on to become an independent record label in 1984, providing scene upstarts with a much-needed commercial platform—run by space music’s most influential cheerleader, no less.