ASFO 2024–01–27

This episode, in all honesty, slides rapidly off the rails. If you didn’t expect to hear the term “bronies” on this show, you’re scarcely alone ― I didn’t expect to use it! But it turns out to be relevant to the notion I explored last week, of a yearning for stability and reassurance in the concrete form of a declarative social order. And this seems to be connected to something I have discussed before, the fear of decay and collapse and catastrophic loss. So I spend a while discussing how this affects, and is in turn affected by, our prospects for space settlement. We have reasons for hope, we have the means to endow that hope with materiality, but we have to believe that or it is worthless. And that lack of belief leads to radical and destructive politics, perhaps the greatest threat to our future.

Two mailing envelopes, with space stamps on them, one with a space-station hologram cachet. Also, circular stickers with mottoes "Atomic Power to the People", "Split Atoms Not Wood" and "No Blood for Oil / Atoms for Peace"
Some of the contents of the envelopes pictured above, including a "coin card", a sample copy of "blast", and leaflets.
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Intergalactic Wasabi Mix – Ep 1034 – 2024/01/21


Intergalactic Wasabi Mix – Ep 1033 – 2024/01/20


Sounds of Synergy – 2024/01/24

Listen in the archives


  • Terminal 11 – Adcar
  • Mike Morasky – I Saw a Deer Today
  • Lorn, Dolor – PRIVATE OAR
  • Gridlock – Voiceless
  • Futa – The Experiment
  • Autechre – Squeller
  • PistolShrimp – Cyborg (Shamanic Technology Remix)
  • NiT GriT – This Old Heart
  • Excision & Subvert – Darkness
  • Genetix – Paranoid Android
  • Trampa – Gunfingers Ft. Slick Don (Hedex Remix)
  • Mefjus – Fractured (Calyx & TeeBee Remix)
  • Barely Alive, Coppa – Shudder (Joe Ford Remix)

ASFO 2024–01–20

This should be the last I talk about “racism” for a good long while. I try to connect it with what appears to me to be the desire, among many people for a declarative social order. Also, news from Morris, Illinois, and the Moon ; and burning hoverboards, possibly the most futuristic–sounding calamity of the past few months.

US Postal Service pre-printed postcards from 1989 (15c "America the Beautiful" issue), four to a letter-size sheet, overprinted with a "Man and Atom" return-address cachet, with 36c of postage added, and printed on the other side with a promotional message, and a "Split Atoms not Wood" sticker attached.
Outgoing mail!

Myocyte — January 18, 2024

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Track Year
1 Masa Matsuda & Yuji Ohno – Mirage 1979, 2023
2 Dat Oven – Icy Lake (Rashad & NA Remix) 1998, 2014
3 Eberhard Schoener – Why Don’t You Answer 1984
4 Kuruki – Here Comes the Rest 1984
5 Eupholks – Red Or Blue (Red) 2023
6 Patrick Vasori – Novembre 1981
7 Lucy – Anniversary 2024
8 Lily – So Long 1976
9 Venus Gang – Evil Times 1977, 2009
10 Sarah Goldstone – Imaginary Conversations 2023
11 Ken Ishii – Extra 1995
12 Dopplereffekt – Epigenetic Modulation 2022
13 Petula Clark – I Know a Place 1965
14 Tom Elliot – Cultures ?
15 Michael Hurley – I Paint a Design 1987
16 Dip in the Pool – What about this love 2021

Mike Jittlov’s Animato
Petula Clark – I Know a Place

Music Video
Ken Ishii – Extra

Icy Lake: A Night Slugs x Fade to Mind Short Film
Dat Oven – Icy Lake

Sounds of Synergy – 2024/01/17

Listen in the archives


  • Excision & Dion Timmer – Mirror (Kai Wachi Remix)
  • Virtual Riot – Getting Real (Tired of Your Shit)
  • Ephwurd – Accelerator
  • Barely Alive feat. Diamond Eyes – Welcome To The Real World
  • JVST SAY YES – Do That Shit
  • G Jones, Eprom – On My Mind
  • Barely Alive, Jeff Sontag – Sell Your Soul (Eptic Remix)
  • digboye – robocrush.mp3 / GREATGREATGREAT
  • Jay Eazy – Mega Man (Camellia Remix)
  • t+pazolite – Oshama Scramble!
  • telemist – peanut butter jelly time 2020
  • JERK – Pakku-Pakku
  • Galactic Hole – Soulseek Ninja Warrior
  • 100 gecs – hand crushed by a mallet
  • Gupi, Fraxiom – Thos Moser
  • PAS TASTA – zip zapper (Explorers of the Internet Remix)