“The Last Mission of Cassini Seven” is the soundtrack for the Hyland production of the same name. The play features sci-fi space adventure and the music is tailored to suit. The music is a mix of orchestral arrangements and electronic, spacey sounds designed to heighten the sense of adventure in an alien world. Inspired by classic 1950s science fiction movies, especially “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and modern ones such as “Tron: Legacy” as well as classical music such as “Ravel’s Bolero.” Those of you familiar with “antique” electronic instruments will recognize the unearthly wail of the Theremin.
Some tracks are fast paced and tense, a couple are quirky and fun, while others are more reflective. One track features the real recordings of the Apollo 11 astronauts on the way to the moon, including Buzz Aldrin. The artwork features real NASA photographs as well.
You can listen to the tracks below. The “The Last Mission of Cassini Seven” is available at many music sites, including the following:
If you like soundtracks by Hans Zimmer or atypical electronic music such as Disasterpeace give this a spin. I’d love to hear feedback from you!