Mercury​-​Atlas 6

by Energy 2000

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"Friendship 7 streaks through the night of tomorrow and races toward the dawn of yesterday...flashing high above the Indian Ocean, far beyond human sight, seen only by the electronic instruments of the coastal sentry as she records the lightning passage of the man in space..." - 1962 NBC Special News Report

"The sun went down fast, but not quite as quickly as I expected...for five or six minutes there was a slow but continuous reduction in light intensity, and brilliant orange and blue layers spread out 45 to 60 degrees on either side of the sun, tapering gradually toward the horizon...” - John Glenn, 1962

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released 13 October 2014

(Cover image credit: NASA/JSC/ASU)
Algeria, South of Colomb Bechar

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Energy 2000 Richmond, Virginia

Inspired by long pan reverb, tremolo, delay, vintage amplification, 1960s-era Fender Mustang guitars, obscure surf rock, warm pad synth sounds, sci-fi radio shows from the early 1950s, still images captured on 70 mm Kodak Panatomic-X fine-grained 80 ASA b/w film, moon bounces, and the incredibly rich spectrum of emotion associated with attempting to comprehend the beautiful vastness of space. ... more

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