This is a soundtrack for the novel 'Autour de la Lune' by J Verne. And for an immaginary SF movie. The outer space and the inner space.
All tracks by Massimo Ruberti
Cover artwork it's original illustration from book "Autour de la Lune".
REVIEW BY THOMAS RAUKAMP, FOR AUDIOVOLTAICS.CC WEBZINE:
In its early days in the late 60s and early 70s, electronic music served as the soundtrack of a generation that was ready to conquer space. Neil Armstrong has just set his foot on the moon, and artists like Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Jean-Michel Jarre defined the open horizon of a completely new kind of sonic adventure that was about to become the real "classical" music of the 20th century. The genre evolved into myriads of styles, and most of them are defined as Ambient music these days.
The Italian composer Massimo Ruberti brings back this classic space sound on his latest release "Autour de la Lune"; and if you happen to read a book every now and then, you might already have realized that this is also the original title of the well-known science fiction novel "Around the Moon" by Jules Verne, the story of three brave astronauts, who embark on a five-dray trip to the moon (which they never reach by the way). Massimo Ruberti put their adventures into music, and together with his musical "partners in crime" Fabio Leonardi, Roberto Mangoni, Alessandra Donati, Sandro Nullo Vincenzoni Sainati, and Laura Lo Conte he delivers a breathtaking soundtrack to the book. Warm analogue sounds are everywhere, sweeping around your head and guiding your imagination into space.
But Massimo and his crew don't just pretend to be true to the original spirit, they even used a bunch of classic synths from that "space era" like the Korg Polysix, the Sequential Circuits Pro-One, or the rare Concertmate MG-1. On one track, Massimo Ruberti even plays a Theremin, which is regarded as one of the first electronic instruments of all time - no good (or bad) SciFi movie from the 60s and 70s could do without its howling sound.
"Autour de la Lune" is a masterpiece of its genre and without any doubt one of the best releases of the year. If you're ready for some sonic adventures, you simply can't afford to miss it. Jean-Michel Jarre would kill for it, I'm sure.
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