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Energy 2000

Energy 2000 was born late at night on the day before Thanksgiving 2012 in a grimy apartment in Richmond, Va. Aided by a string of Christmas lights, a $60 Yamaha keyboard, a few old guitars, and GarageBand, brothers Taylor and Ian Robinson charted a course for the cosmos. Since those early days, which consisted of bizarre instrumental recordings and freak-out experiments with old-timey radio, the project has evolved to channel the spirits and voices of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts (as well as the occasional space monkey) as a way of celebrating the early days of spaceflight.

These dreamy, spaced-out guitar interludes are inspired by an obsessive nostalgia for long pan reverb, tremolo, tape delay, vintage amplification, 1960s-era Fender Mustang guitars, obscure surf rock, warm pad synth sounds, science fiction radio shows from the early 1950s (i.e., X Minus One, Dimension X, Suspense), David Bowie’s penchant for crafting haunting, introspective pop songs about space travel, still images captured on 70 mm Kodak Panatomic-X fine-grained 80 ASA black and white film, moon bounces, and the incredibly broad spectrum of emotion associated with attempting to comprehend the beautiful vastness of space.