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Songs from Other Planets

by Jon O'Bergh

A cyberjazz blend of alien voices, ambient textures and extraterrestrial grooves
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nexis 6
2:31 $0.99
2. First Interlude
0:54 $0.99
3. The Moons of Sarna
4:02 $0.99
4. Second Interlude
0:28 $0.99
5. Hypnoticon
3:41 $0.99
6. Harmonic Vibrations of the Tau
4:18 $0.99
7. G 51-15
3:00 $0.99
8. The F-i Factor
3:33 $0.99
9. Third Interlude
0:57 $0.99
10. Zero Gravity
3:48 $0.99
11. Ceruvean Twilight
3:37 $0.99
12. Orbiting Aldebaran
5:51 $0.99
13. The Return of Planet X
5:02 $0.99
14. Epsilon Eridani
4:57 $0.99
15. Clouds of Etherea
5:10 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Recording artist Jon O'Bergh has gone in a daring new musical direction with this album, "Songs from Other Planets." "This music is unlike anything else you've ever heard," O'Bergh explains. "It's like taking a cosmic voyage out of this world."

O'Bergh describes the music as a cyberjazz blend of alien voices, ambient textures and extraterrestrial grooves. Drawing on influences as diverse as world beat, sci-fi, and Brazilian nuevo bossa nova, the music manages to be both retro and futuristic. The alien voices were created using special effects, transforming vocal tracks into otherworldly sounds that suggest a host of unusual creatures. Asked what inspired him, O'Bergh says, "Music is a part of the fabric of the universe, from the rhythmic signal of a pulsar to the harmonic spectrum of vibrating atoms. I wanted to express this combination of the wonderful and strange with the familiar."

"There are more galaxies in the visible universe than there are stars in a single galaxy such as our own Milky Way," O'Bergh muses, "which alone contains some 100 billion stars. Even if there is only one planet with life in each galaxy, that would still leave trillions of planets with life. Without a doubt, there are other intelligent beings out there, probably playing some kind of music."

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kolabrenner

Spacey, trancey, and a lot of fun!
This is unlike any other music I have ever heard. Imagine Mirwais Ahmadzaï collaborating with a retro-hipster lounge musician and the space aliens from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and you might have an idea of what this album sounds like. But no matter how it's dressed up on the surface, the music underneath is clearly the work of a skilled, talented composer. A must-listen.
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Michele Taylor

Unique collection of complex song structures.
Jon O'Bergh's latest release titled "Songs from Another Planet" is a unique collection of of complex song sturctures combined with an amazing array of "instruments" and "alien" voices designed to take the listener to another place (or planet?). It yields new discoveries with each listen.
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Dr. Tom Fryer

This is O'Bergh's best CD yet.
Jon O'Bergh has done it again. Touching the deepest spaces within those who open themselves to him, O'Bergh's music draws us to a place of profound beauty and spirituality. This is his best CD yet.
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Marie Schreiner

Geat Songs , loverly to hear
I love the music and the songs, it brings a healthy feeling. Also I feel there is a spiritual aspect to the music.
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Bill Binkelman - Wind and Wire

A new take on electronica and chill-out music
Jon O'Bergh veers far afield from his last solo piano release and heads straight into outer space with Songs from Other Planets. O'Bergh brings a fresh perspective to electronica, ambient and chill-out music by intergrating processed sampled vocals into his superb laid-back keyboards and beats, achieving a type of cosmic lounge music. Imagine being on a bar in a space station orbiting a planet in the Andromedan galaxy. It's closing time, most of the patrons have gone to their rooms, and yet you can't leave because the music is so sensual and sexy and yet also alien and exotic. The songs on this CD are like that - intoxicating and relaxing, yet quite unordinary, to say the least. This is what they'd have been playing in the cantina in Mos Eisley if they knew how to be cool! And Jon O'Bergh is the "jedi" of cool on this entertaining and infectious recording.
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ben wang

a beautiful combination of rhythms and melodies
very interesting rhythms and beautiful melodies spin into a futuristic meditation
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Jennifer

Take your mind on a trip through the galaxies with this CD.
If you want astral projection without leaving your seat, you need to be listening to this CD! It moves you through the galaxies with seamless rhythms and melodies while creating a calming mood of exploration.
BUY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT!
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D. Okamura

JUST AMAZING!
This CD is the immensely impressive fifth CD by iconoclast Jon O'Bergh. Filled with fantastic soundscapes and shape-shifting textures, the listener is transported through a myriad of altered states via mercurial rhythms, other-worldly instruments, and ghostly modulated vocal samples. An extremely imaginative and expressive conceptual piece. A pleasure!
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Sharon Hitchcock

Songs From Other Planets is mystical and spiritual; very soothing
I loved Songs From Other Planets. It has a mystical and spiritual feeling --- very soothing and out of this world! Moon of Sarna is my favorite track. Listening to this CD is relaxing.
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