moon:and:6 – Welcome to Space
Sunday is my lie in day. Try to creep downstairs and not be noticed to have some coffee and something gentle to listen to. Here’s Canada’s moon:and:6 with ambient tune Welcome to Space.
NASA samples are rather overdone in ambient music. But they appear here and don’t jar at all. An unusual choice of intros for astronauts. The tune is also not your usual IDM ambient sounds, nor even whooshy spaciness. It’s quite grounded on earth, with a joy at life and living.
Blurb: “Welcome to Space” by Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer moon:and:6 is the first single from his upcoming new album, A Brief History of American Space Travel — a meticulously told story of the American Space program from 1958 to 2011. At 29 minutes in length, it’s a conceptual mini album that reveals new details with each listen. The music is infused with French downtempo, 1990s post-rock and the experimental nature of mad men like Brian Eno and Steve Reich.
This song plays with the eagerness before an anticipated journey. An ambient texture and a disorienting rumble give way to a solid groove that lifts the song into an exciting, ever-changing new atmosphere. The voice sample, taken from NASA’s audio archives, introduces the seven astronauts that were selected for the very first American attempts of launching human beings into space.