An exquisite experiment, Apollo takes Brian Eno's spacescapes from albums like Another Green World and arranges them with some heavenly pedal steel guitar by Daniel Lanois. The recording engulfs the listener and captures the feel of space travel, weightlessness, and other sensations vividly. It's also perhaps Eno's warmest record ever. In the end, it comes off sounding not unlike a Grateful Dead experiment, with Lanois' lazy pedal steel sounding quite similar to Jerry Garcia's playing on David Crosby's "Laughing." An excellent nighttime vehicle.
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Turn down the lights, sit comfortably and play this record. Whoever you are and whatever your experiences, the music will play pictures across your imagination. Eno wrote this music to paint an alternative picture of the Apollo 11 moon-landing. Instead of the News on the March fanfare of 60s US TV news, Eno reminds us that space-travel is a slow, silent, peaceful yet awe-inspiring affair and you can be taken to the moment through the music. Genius.