The Asteroid Project: The Tragedy of 4660 Nereus

by May Oskan

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $8 USD  or more


  • Limited to a numbered edition of 100, the art book is about 9" square. The cover is screen printed and a letterpress printed pocket on the back holds the CD and a download card. Illustrated by ten artists, intended to be enjoyed with the music simultaneously. For a limited time the first edition is available for half price (originally retailed for $90).
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    edition of 50 

      $45 USD or more 


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Want to listen to the Asteroid in your car without getting all those noodly wires involved? Here's a CD! (Book not included.)

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Asteroid Project: The Tragedy of 4660 Nereus via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $10 USD or more 




released December 11, 2015

All tracks composed and with lead vocals and keyboards by May Oskan.
All tracks recorded and produced by Dave Rice except for Toothless, recorded by Ashley Clayton, produced by Ashley Clayton and Dave Rice.
Mastered by Scott Craggs, Old Colony Mastering, Boston.

Guitars performed by Dave Rice.
Drums and rhythm tracks by Dave Rice, except the following: Too Many Flowers by May Oskan and Dave Rice. Toothless by Dave Rice, Ashley Clayton, and May Oskan. You Are Electric by Campbell Emory and Dave Rice.

Viola, clarinet, and bass clarinet arrangements written and performed by Nina Violet.
Flute arrangements on A Heart of Ore and Toothless written and performed by May Oskan.
Bass guitar on Titans, Fugitives!, Mercy Takes Away, Minesight, Fist of Lies, Toothless, and You Are Electric by Ashley Clayton.
Keyboards on Titans, Mercy Takes Away, Fist of Lies, and You Are Electric by Adam Lipsky.

Backing vocals on Titans and processed vocals on Fugitives! and A Heart of Ore by Nina Violet.
Spoken performance on Titans by O. Rossum (tour guide), Mara Carlyle (news anchor), and Willy Mason (field reporter).

Samples and synthetic instruments harvested, programmed and performed by Dave Rice, except analog sirens on A Heart of Ore performed by May Oskan. Lap steel and toy dulcimer by Nina Violet. Paper tearing, wind-up toys, power drill, toy piano, cowboy boots, ukulele, and spider tube performed by May Oskan. Extra-heliospheric sound recorded via plasma wave instrument by Voyager 1.

Cover design and artwork by Lena Gustafson, Night Diver Press.
Book design by Annemarie Munn, Ladybones Print Collective.

Special thanks to Jerry McDaniel for lending many musical objects, and to Abigail McCannon and Mikel McCaig for their invaluable assistance and childlike giggles. Thank you, illustrators, for your visions.



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