A collaboration between composer Úlfur Eldjárn and filmmaker Christopher Riley, ‘Poyekhali!’ was originally released to celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake’s first orbit of the Earth in December 2015. This “Gagarin cut” starts with Yuri Gagarin’s preparations for his first historic orbit of the Earth in April 1961. It reveals the views of Eastern Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula which Yuri first saw from Vostok 1, carefully matched and recorded in 2010 for the First Orbit project (www.firstorbit.org), before transitioning to the spectacular time lapse views of the Earth captured from the International Space Station today. Poyekhali! is the first song to be released from Úlfur’s upcoming solo album, The Aristókrasía Project.
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Imagery courtesy of First Orbit, David Woods and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.