As with any enlightening adventure experience, Puerto Rican Space Program’s contribution to The Buddy System began with clear direction and intention, but somewhere mid-journey, unexpected factors steered the project from comfort zone into a more emotionally demanding endeavor. With multiple technical difficulties hindering the recording process, a more sobering development emerged. Numerous reports of suicide and suicide attempts cropped up amongst friends and their families. Loved ones were surrendering at an alarming rate.
With compositions primarily instrumental in nature, TBS 008 transformed into personal meditation music- the tracklist itself became the message. Despite the project’s brevity, the dense electronic arrangements now had purpose: to convey hope. Each musical decision filtered through this root and helped bridge the private and intimate with Puerto Rican Space Program’s experimental nature; at the core connecting with the soul as much as the intellect.
released September 28, 2018
Written and Produced by Puerto Rican Space Program for Oddinhuman Music (ASCAP)
Mixed and Mastered by J Jurgensen @ Slowdown Studios, Miami