Space Music Podcast

Space Music Podcast

Internet Radio

Fans of ambient space music can find the genre in a few spots online, one of which is the Space Music Podcast hosted by TC from Holland, which just completed its sixth season. My own exposure to space music comes originally through the long-running Hearts of Space, and that show has basically shaped my personal definition of the style. Not everything TC plays would really be “space music” as I understand the term, but a lot of it would be, and the other styles he plays are also very rewarding to listen to.

Along with space music proper, TC plays a lot of what I would call “chill-out” or “ambient lounge” music, based on looping tracks of sampled drum beats and other programmed material with an emphasis on deep relaxation and voices repeating simple phrases at intervals. A lot of the charm of the Space Music Podcast is from the personality of TC himself. Something about his voice and his attitude makes the listener feel cheerful, optimistic and relaxed all at once. He even pours tea and drinks it on the show, and you can actually hear the hot tea boiling and then pouring into the cup before he takes a sip. Even though it doesn't always have the same science fiction atmosphere of the music I personally think of as space music, I find myself listening to TC's program just as often as Hearts of Space, especially when what I need most is to calm down and relax.