Tribe of Astronauts is a loose recording collective consisting of some artists affiliated with Webbed Hand Records, Treetrunk Records, Infinite Sector, and other netlabels. It is an "anonymized" project, an opportunity for the artists to create work not in the style of their main projects.
Any netlabel artist may release work as Tribe of Astronauts on any netlabel, under the condition that they release the work under Creative Commons or Public Domain, and claim no ownership of or exclusive rights to the name "Tribe of Astronauts."
Much of the output has been experimental, long-form ambient and electronic music, but there is no set style for TOA, nor any set artist lineup, so future works may be unlike prior works.
Because Tribe of Astronauts does not want the listener to focus on the artist, but only the recordings, it is consequently an exercise in ego nonattachment. TOA makes the work, and gives it to you, with no expectation of remuneration or gratitude. If you like it, share it. If you dislike it, nobody cares. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.