Vangelis Returns with New 'Rosetta' Album
Published Jul 29, 2016Looking to probe your ears with some spacey sounds? Greek synth god Vangelis has got you covered, as he's set to release a suite celebrating the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta Mission. While the probe itself landed on a comet at the tail end of 2014, Vangelis's Rosetta touches down September 23 via Decca.
Press materials explain that the 13-song collection was inspired and created for the ESA's Rosetta program, which launched a probe in 2004. It took 10 years to connect with the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Composer Vangelis explained in a statement that "mythology, science and space exploration" have captivated him since childhood, adding "They were always connected somehow with the music I write."
The release of Rosetta marks the end of the 12-year mission, with Vangelis dedicating his music to "everyone who made ESA's ongoing Rosetta Mission possible." It's added that his "Mission accomplie (Rosetta's Waltz)," which you can preview below, is "an expression of his appreciation to the mission team."
In other space related news, it was confirmed this week that Jack White is launching a copy of Carl Sagan's "A Glorious Dawn" into the cosmos to attempt to play the first phonographic record in space.
1. Origins (Arrival)
4. Exo genesis
5. Celestial whispers
6. Albedo 0.06
9. Philaes descent
10. Mission accomplie (Rosetta's Waltz)
13. Return to the void