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Number 85



Co-Produced with Michael McInnis. Co-Written by James Walsh


Drawing on real-life details from the early days of the American space program, “Number 85” tells the story of one remarkable NASA employee, a chimpanzee named Enos. While the idea of a chimp astronaut may inspire images of cuteness, the swirling synths and sadness-tinged vocals hint at a darker story of fear and lack of control, much in the same way as Alphaville’s “Forever Young.” The NASA employed ape had, of course, little say in the matter of becoming an astronaut, and there is a particular resonance with modern life and the difficulty of choice in our lives: We are all, one way or another, riding a rocket. Click here for more music from Fantazmz

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