Massachusetts-based producer Tonio Sagan is the grandson of renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan, the pioneer who created the soundbank that traveled into space with the Voyager 1 and 2 shuttles in the seventies, a subject we poked last October when we posted about one of the records included in the project, Blind Willie Johnson's Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground.
Since September 30th when he dropped the first installment, Tonio Sagan has started a new series of productions using the source material curated by his grandfather back then. First came Greetings, followed now by Stranger Than Fiction, which is more hip-hop oriented, nodding to Tonio's early years as a producer. The new installment uses samplings from Louis Armstrong's Melancholy Blues as well as Allegro Con Brio from Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5 in C Minor.
Both the first and second installment of Tonio Sagan's very interesting project, are now available on limited edition gold 7-inch vinyl, via Redline Music Distribution.