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aurora 7

By jbarket on June 30, 2024 4:52 pm

I wanted to write a hopeful, spacey jam this week, and I ended up going hyperliteral with it. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international space mission and required major cooperation between the US and the USSR to develop a universal docking system to allow their two capsules to connect. It was also the mission that finally saw Deke Slayton break orbit after being grounded from the Mercury program due to a heart arrhythmia.

I used a handful of sounds and conversation from the official flight audio of the mission. Hopefully this captures some of that... tension/anxiety/excitement I was going for, and then the exhilaration of not only the technical accomplishment of their success, but the border and ideology crossing these men made to progress human space flight.

Also there's 303 bloops in it.

The arrangement on this is great.  The samples all fit in very nicely, and the pacing and feel of the higher arps I think go a long way toward getting that sense of tension & excitement you were going for.  Great track. 

Fascinating 🖖

Not really feeling the hopeful, what with the minor chords, and the excess beats don't draw the space vibe as such, but it's a good progression and a good beat nonetheless.
- Spider

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