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Attilio Mineo

Man in Space With Sound (LP)

Label: Subliminal Sounds

Format: LP

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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Man In Space With Sounds is one of those legendary LPs many have heard about but few have ever actually heard or seen. A rare souvenir of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, this music served as the soundtrack to a ride called the Bubbleator, which transported fair visitors through an overview of the future, a technological utopia where science and space travel promised solutions to all of humanity’s plights. Needless to say, that future never arrived and this music (actually recorded in the early 1950s) still sounds as futuristic today as it must have back then.. The amazing aural and visual content of this endearing package transcend everything. A rare, sought-after gem made accessible at a reasonable price.
The all-original compositions fall somewhere between nervous Philip Glass and 1950s sci-fi movie music, arranged with string orchestra in a sometimes rhythmic, polyrhythmic, or merely ambient cloud of odd electronic space noises. Despite its intended technological optimism, the music is quite heavy and menacing, and the future ultimately feels pretty scary. Regardless, this recording proves Attilio Mineo to be an unbelievably progressive and underappreciated composer and arranger

Details
Cat. number: SUB-081-LP
Year: 2011
Notes:

Originally released on LP as a souvenir of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. "The Bubbleator was Washington State's official exhibit in the Coliseum, which housed a 'World of Tomorrow' exhibit. A 150-passenger spherical clear plastic elevator, the Bubbleator moved 2.5 million people through displays promising an easier life ahead. The operator wore a silver shiny space suit right out of a Buck Rogers comic strip and the music of Man in Space with Sounds was being played through the sound system." 

Limited edition 500 copies.

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