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Maritime Adventures of Explorer 96

from Derek Is An Astronaut by The Lightsenders



The Maritime Adventures of Explorer 96 is the third track off of The Lightsenders debut album 'Derek Is An Astronaut'. This post-rock instrumental album tells the story of a futuristic dystopian society of humans that are forced to search for a permanent habitat away from Earth or face extinction. This album takes you on a journey that modulates between despair and triumph as we navigate the cosmos, sending light signals transcoded with data, trying desperately to find someone to save us from an ecosystem that is actively fighting for its own survival.

In Maritime Adventures of Explorer 96 we have reached the practical application phase of our new technology that allows us to transcode complex data onto a light beam. As the Explorer 96 orbits MARS substation sending radio signals and collecting data, Explorers back home are transversing the deepest parts of our oceans trying to engineer a way to terra-form our oceans to potentially prolong our stay here on our home planet.


from Derek Is An Astronaut, released September 17, 2022
Shaun Coburn
Derek Henderson


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The Lightsenders Phoenix, Arizona

The Lightsenders are an instrumental Post Rock band out of Phoenix, AZ. Their second full length studio album '...And When the Sky Was Opened' delivers a powerful, decidedly human, interstellar voyage while their debut album ‘Derek Is An Astronaut’ takes you on a journey that modulates between despair and triumph.

Shaun Coburn - Guitars, Bass, Synthesizers
Derek Henderson - Drums, Percussion
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