THE 1970's was a decade of change. In the culture, the powerful forces opened up in the 1960s continued to disrupt society. Popular music enjoyed a kind of peak era, while electronic music had a quieter revolution, emerging from the laboratories of academia and into the hands of working musicians around the world.
To say the arrival of practical electronic instruments and personal studios opened up new possibilities would be an understatement — they fueled an era of unprecedented creativity and whole new genres of experimental music. The analog synthesizer allowed musicians to design entirely new sounds, and naturally created a new kind of spatial imagery that evoked the vastness of the cosmic panorama. It could be cold and dark, warm and romantic, dramatic or contemplative, and it came to be called "spacemusic."
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a classic deep space journey, on a program called COSMIC ELECTRONIC. Music is by MICHAEL STEARNS, ASURA, VANGELIS, RUDY ADRIAN, SPHARE SECHS, and CLIFF MARTINEZ.