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7. GN-z11: At the very upper limit of what it is possible to observe, where to peer into the distance is to stare into the distant past, there is a galaxy at the edge of the universe, GN-z11. We see it from Earth as it existed 13.4 billion years ago, just 400 million years after the Big Bang; by comparison our Earth formed a mere 4.5 billion years ago, with the first land animals - our ancestors - appearing around 400 million years ago. The distance to GN-z11 is, however, far more than 13.4 billion light years; taking into account redshift, the distance to GN-z11 is in the order of 10^26m, and is therefore effectively at the edge of the observable universe. GN-z11, a vast mass of stars, millions upon millions of worlds, may today no longer exist: we observe it only in its distant past.


from Distances, released May 4, 2016


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Tim Benjamin Todmorden, UK

Immersive electronica with infusions of jazz, psychedelia, and organic sounds. Tim Benjamin uses natural and mechanical sources and his mostly hand-built modular synthesizer to create soundscapes filled with lush harmonies, richly textured tones, weird rhythms, and catchy cells of melody, all waiting for your next trip out.... ... more

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