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  • Summary: The reissue of the soundtrack from Brian Eno, his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois for For All Mankind, a documentary film about the Apollo missions includes a second disc of new instrumental material.
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jul 19, 2019
    Perfectly encapsulate what Astronaut Buzz Aldrin described as space's "magnificent desolation." Includes new LP, All Mankind, making it truly indispensable. [Aug 2019, p.119]
  2. Jul 26, 2019
    By turns distant and unknowable, fleeting and eerie, and even serenely gorgeous, Apollo found Eno continuing to toy with, and reach for the edges of, a sound he himself perfected. ... The album stands out of time, never ageing, forever seeming to beam in from a future just out of reach. Much like the event it memorializes, forever there may it stay.
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    It’s an odd sort of idea: a trio paying tribute to themselves. But even if no new ground is being broken exactly, there’s a pleasure in hearing the old space cadets out on manoeuvres. The music of Apollo is meditative and benign, yet strangely inscrutable; a reminder that while you might be able to visit space, it will never be home.
  4. Jul 22, 2019
    Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks gets a sparkling remaster and almost an album’s worth of okay-to-pretty-good new tracks.
  5. Mojo
    Jul 19, 2019
    The likes of Strange Quiet, wit its pretty, pointillist synths and wobbly drones, the stately crystal guitar-flecked Capsule, or the tremulous, opalescent Under The Moon, serve to deepen the original album's strange, wonderstruct mood. [Aug 2019, p.108]
  6. Jul 19, 2019
    Following in the footsteps of disc one, the trio show off their creative ambitions with slowly shifting waves of meditative, hypnotic, and majestic harmonies and even an occasional melody. The enchanting instrumental pieces never stray too far into the nebulous stratosphere and are well worth the price of admission.
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