Some artists know how to take the best of an entire genre and do some completely original with it. “Welcome To Space” is neither just an electro track, neither a pop song and neither an experimental piece. It is all of those things and something entirely unique, addictive and entrancing.
Starting with a set of late 70’s, early 80’s staccato keys, we are taken on a journey of arpeggiators, firework drum patterns, echoing space sounds and the narration of the best of NASA’s early recordings of man’s first journeys into space.
“Welcome to Space” by Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer moon:and:6 is the first video and 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.
Whether you dance to it or use it as an education of modern musical history or even the history of astronomy, this is a wondrous and mesmerising track.