Starting last April, Heidi Alexander has led an intragalactic tour of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way through her Earth Girl Helen Brown Center for Planetary Intelligence Band project. Beginning with MERCURY, her group of sonic cosmonauts, The Boogeyman (Emmett Kelley), Sunshine Lady (Sonny Smith), Loro Valiente (Tahlia Harbor), Ziggy Spec (Ty Segall), José Deseo (John Dwyer), L.F.F. (Tim Cohen), Jim Win (James Finch Jr.), the Former Future (Sean Smith), and Jasmine Ivanov (Jamin Barton) propelled themselves toward a new theory of planetary identification.
Using only their geocentric instruments, the project intends to create a cassette's worth of recorded tributes to each of the fellow Heliocentric satellites. Having splashed down to explore Mercury, Mars, and Saturn in 2017, the capsule makes it's landing on Earth's sister planet, Venus for it's first 2018 reconnaissance. The fourth transmission investigates the deepest anomaly of the galaxy, the terrestrial emotion of love. The project reaches a Zenith of cosmic energy on Venus just before the thrusters hurl them toward their next destination leaving behind only a cloudy mist of space debris and sulfuric acid.
The cassettes are available from Empty Cellar Records on limited edition 100% post-consumer recycled cassette tape 2/14 with all proceeds going to benefit organizations committed to the expansion of love and empathy as an antidote the absurd and vacuous practice of enmity.