Sources for cosmological activity utilized include: pulsars, quasars, thermal radiation, synchroton radiation, electron particle interaction, radio galaxies, remains of supernova explosions and background radiation.
This activity is monitored by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The command center of NASA’s Deep Space Network, a series of radio telescopes located at Goldstone, California, Madrid, Spain and Canberra, Australia.
Arecibo’s “Trans Plutonian Transmissions” was first released by German label Atmosphere in 1994. It has been out of print for nearly a decade, and, whenever a rare copy appears for sale, changes hands for ridiculous prices. This new 2009 edition has been remastered from the ground up, and is presented in completely redesigned packaging.
Interviewed by AmbiEntrance, B. Lustmord described Arecibo as “a side project of sorts, where I indulge myself in music that doesn’t fit into the Lustmord concept.” Using audio recordings of quasars, pulsars and other deep space sources, B. Lustmord weaves a deeply haunting and atmospheric album. Reviewing the music for Amazon.com, Yorgos Dalman captured the essence of the recording perfectly when he wrote “The entire album could indeed be the soundtrack to the universe itself, with senses of vast cosmic plains, empty voids, infinite darkness, lonely, ever turning planets and immense large, desolate carpets of stars.”
B. Lustmord has been actively pushing the boundaries of sound for nearly 30 years and has a remarkably broad and diverse list of credits, including an extensive discography of his own highly regarded recordings, including fifteen Lustmord releases. He has collaborated with a wide variety musicians, ranging from Industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle and SPK to alt rock mainstays Tool and Melvins. He has also worked on television shows, commercials and games, including Unreal Tournament III and Assassin’s Creed, as well as on more than forty motion pictures, including The Crow, The Craft, Pitch Black and Underworld. Based in Los Angeles, he is currently he is working on new Lustmord material as well as Puscifer, an ongoing project with Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle.