Beck has unveiled a new project expanding on his 2019 Hyperspace album which sees the alternative figure partnering with NASA for Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration.
Beck’s 14th studio album saw him producing alongside Pharrell Williams throughout the record. The personnel also featured other notable musicians such as Chris Martin (Coldplay) adding vocals, Greg Kurstin, Sky Ferreira, and more.
The new collaboration, debuted on Wednesday, finds Beck teaming up with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. In Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration, music from Beck’s synthwave album is synchronized with famous space missions. Hosted on the musician’s website, users move through hyperspace while also moving through the album’s 11 tracks.
“I think each song is kind of a different way that different people ‘Hyperspace’,” Beck said in a statement. “We escape from the reality that we’re all dealing with.”
Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration features missions to the Sun, Earth, Earth’s Moon (featuring the Apollo 12 mission), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and more throughout the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Even on the planets that aren’t synced up with Beck’s music, users are also able to jump to the NASA website to learn more about the infinite frontier of space.
“Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration is an interstellar journey through a series of hybrid data and music videos featuring real NASA data transformed through artificial intelligence by Osk, scored to Beck’s Hyperspace,” an introduction on Beck’s website reads.
See the first video below and visit Beck’s website to get the full experience of Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration. Scroll down to see a full track list of songs and their associated missions.
Beck – Die Waiting (Hyperspace A.I. Exploration)
Hyperspace: A.I. Exploration Track List
1 Hyperlife | Landsat 8, International Space Station
2 Uneventful Days | Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Apollo 12
3 Saw Lightning | Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Curiosity Rover, Viking 1 Orbiter
4 Die Waiting | Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
5 Chemical | Cassini-Huygens
6 See Through | Juno
7 Hyperspace | Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
8 Stratosphere | Spitzer Space Telescope
9 Dark Places | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
10 Star | Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Swift, Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope
11 Everlasting Nothing | Hubble Space Telescope (HST)