Pink Floyd continues to have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of ‘The Darkish Facet of the Moon’ with the discharge of a brand new 30-minute documentary solely on YouTube concerning the current photo voltaic eclipse listening occasion in Australia.
Pink Floyd will proceed celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of their traditional album, The Darkish Facet of the Moon, by releasing a brand new 30-minute movie documenting the current photo voltaic eclipse in Australia. “Eclipse” follows a bunch of Pink Floyd followers who flew to Western Australia to hearken to The Darkish Facet of the Moon in the course of the viewing of the uncommon whole photo voltaic eclipse. The movie will launch solely on the band’s YouTube channel as a part of “Floyd Fridays” on October 13.
On Thursday, April 20, the shadow of the moon brushed the tip of Western Australia because it travelled throughout the area. Overseen by Pink Floyd’s longtime artistic marketing consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey “Po” Powell, the band gave eight Australian followers (known as The Astronome Domine Eight) the unique alternative to go to the scenic UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth the place the eclipse could be most seen, for a Darkish Facet of the Moon full album listening occasion. The occasion was timed to coincide with the second the moon eclipsed the solar in its entirety, culminating within the album’s epic final tune, “Eclipse,” that includes the road “However the solar is eclipsed by the moon…”
Created by Powell and his staff, the documentary follows the Astronome Domine Eight, who listened on headphones alongside a purpose-built pyramid on a abandoned seaside. The movie covers their journey from making use of for the journey to their feelings afterward. Space locals and 1000’s of others who additionally made the historic journey to Exmouth for the expertise have been additionally interviewed as a part of the documentary.
This yr may even see one other main eclipse on October 14 in North America, with Pink Floyd working a marketing campaign on the band’s social channels to encourage followers to play The Darkish Facet of the Moon in the course of the eclipse and add movies and photographs of their experiences with the hashtag #pfeclipse. One of the best submissions might be reposted throughout Pink Floyd’s social media presence.
Planetariums worldwide are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary with an immersive expertise that mixes visuals of the photo voltaic system and The Darkish Facet of the Moon. The all-encompassing encompass sound and visible expertise incorporates a totally different theme for every observe, to “transcend actuality and take you means past the realms of 2D expertise.”