The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Hurtling Through The Void: Roly Porter's Favourite Space Records
Theo Darton-Moore , February 24th, 2016 10:52

Following the release of Third Law, the producer talks Theo Darton-Moore through his favourite records associated with space travel and exploration, pieces of music that "look at things outside our own existence"


Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno ‎– Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks
When my uncle gave me Music For Airports as a kid, it was possibly the most influential moment in my life. There are probably things I've taken more influence from compositionally, but just as a transitional moment in my life from thinking music had to be a certain way to hearing that and realising that it could be any way, hearing this was massive. He gave me Apollo a couple of years later and while I never had the same relationship with it that I did with Music For Airports, it is still some heavyweight space music from an artist whose influence can't be measured. His legacy is on a ridiculous scale no one can ever really hope to match; the amount of influence and the amount of involvement across music is incredible. That idea that musically you can literally do what you want to do... Brian Eno was the first person who really showed me that.