NPR’s “All Things Considered” interviewed Melvin Van Peebles and the Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto about their The Last Transmission album. You can stream the story below.
“The Heliocentrics supported Van Peebles’ distant love story with other-worldly sounds — a lot of oscillation and static, like distant radio signals that just don’t want to cooperate.
‘That’s basically our idea of what it must seem like by the time it reaches another intelligence far off into space somewhere,” Catto says. ‘What would it be like? This message? It’d start off and then slowly dissipate, dissipate until it’s light years away. And you just get all this radio chatter.'”