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.
Performed and produced by moon:and:6. Written by Michael William Chambers. Published by All Your Genres Are Belong To Us (SOCAN).
Public domain samples and audio clips from:
NASA Audio Highlight Reels, Soundbites and Launch Sounds | National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Cover artwork based on Cosmonaut Space Suit (photo credit: Stefan Schweihofer)
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