Space-age pop composer and arranger Attilio Mineo was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 28, 1918; after graduating high school he played piano in a series of big bands, subsequently leading his own orchestra on and off for close to three decades. Regularly writing songs with wife Toni, Mineo often accepted commissioned projects to fund his more personal work, and in 1962 he agreed to record musical accompaniment for a Seattle World's Fair attraction dubbed the Bubbelator, a transparent and spherical elevator housing up to 150 passengers. Sold alongside the Bubbelator, Mineo's resulting LP, Man in Space with Sounds, combined electronic melodies, alien sound effects and spoken-word introductions, quickly selling out its limited pressing and becoming a sought-after collectors item among exotica aficionados.

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Mineo, Attilio - Man In Space With Sounds - CD
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    Taxi to tomorrow with this saucer of space-age sounds! Sound, sustain, and silence unite, polyrhythmic Hammond organs and xylophones round off a cosmic eruption! Created for the 1962 World’s Fair, this album bundles beautifully textured space sounds with period-perfect narration. Take the Gayway to a surplus of recognizable moments lifted for modern-day samples! Man In Space With Sounds is a commemorative album of 12 tracks dedicated to the Seattle World’s Fair. Envisioned and conducted by...

    Mineo, Attilio - Man In Space With Sounds - LP
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    Item #: MH-8027 -

      Taxi to tomorrow with this saucer of space-age sounds! Sound, sustain, and silence unite, polyrhythmic Hammond organs and xylophones round off a cosmic eruption! Created for the 1962 World’s Fair, this album bundles beautifully textured space sounds with period-perfect narration. Take the Gayway to a surplus of recognizable moments lifted for modern-day samples! Man In Space With Sounds is a commemorative album of 12 tracks dedicated to the Seattle World’s Fair. Envisioned and conducted by...