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Jeff Mills reveals new album celebrating 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Moon – The Area Of Influence will be released on July 19 via Axis Records.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Jeff Mills has dedicated his new album to give us “interpretations of earth’s moon and its profound effects on us and the planet”.

Moon – The Area Of Influence, will be released via Jeff Mills’s label, Axis Records. The LP uses vocal samples from inside a NASA control room and eerie intergalactic beats to pay homage to the moon. An exclusive 60-minute live stream of Moon – The Area Of Influence played by Mills will coincide with the release, available through the Axis Records website on July 20, the exact date Apollo 11 landed on the moon 50 years ago.

The pioneering techno DJ and producer has focused a lot of his work in recent years on the mysteries of space. Exploring how music can be a way to express the sheer extent of space to the human mind and also form a way of comprehending its workings without having to understand equations. Mills’s Axis Records partnered with NTS last year to create a six-part radio series with original music production, Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits, it focused on high-level concepts in interstellar theories, parallel realities and the concept of time while showcasing the icons favourite classical, electronic and jazz music.

Mills is not the only eminent electronic music artist to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. On July 20, legendary ambient producer Brian Eno’s Apollo album is re-worked, alongside ground-breaking composers by Icebreaker to accompany Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space mission at the Barbican.

Watch the trailer for Moon – The Area Of Influence below.

26 June 2019