moon:and:6 – Apollo-Soyuz
A big welcome back to moon:and:6 with another NASA sampling offering. Apollo-Soyuz celebrates the joint 1975 mission which I had completely forgotten about. Lots of NASA samples at the start, including lists of first US and Russians in space. Another ambient wandering in the weightless vastness of it all. Piano lines lead off before post rock beats take it forward. Beautiful, just beautiful.
Written by Michael Chambers (SOCAN). Performed and produced by moon:and:6 / moonand6.com
The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, conducted in July 1975, was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight. The event symbolized the slow and gradual easing of political tensions between the two superpowers.
The song “Apollo-Soyuz” in turn chronicles a careful collaboration between two opposing forces. The track opens with an introductory speech held by an ambient texture and a ethereal piano motif. A bright bass guitar answers back with the same phrase before molding into a solid downtempo groove.
Additional samples and audio clips from NASA Audio Highlight Reels, Soundbites and Launch Sounds / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / available at archive.org/details/NasaAudioHighlightReels / Public Domain
From the album “A Brief History of American Space Travel” out March 31, 2017: moonand6.bandcamp.com/album/a-brief-…n-space-travel