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Featuring pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, film from Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind, and music by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois, Icebreaker’s piece captures the excitement and awe of the time. Widely regarded as Eno’s most significant work, the music matches the beauty and tranquillity of the moon with the dizzying scale of the feat of engineering involved. Deep synth rumblings mimic the rocket launch whilst string harmonics add an eerie sense of anticipation.
★★★★★ The Guardian 'With the blown-up, grainy Nasa footage and Icebreaker's diligent musicianship, this weightlessness becomes moving and sublime'
★★★★★ Time Out 'The footage is astonishingly good.' (on For All Mankind)