Man In Space With Sounds is one of those legendary LPs many have heard about but few have ever actually heard or seen. A rare souvenir of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, this music served as the soundtrack to a ride called the Bubbleator, which transported fair visitors through an overview of the future, a technological utopia where science and space travel promised solutions to all of humanity’s plights. Needless to say, that future never arrived and this music (actually recorded in the early 1950s) still sounds as futuristic today as it must have back then..
“As you listen to this album you are quietly lifted into . . . Sounds of Space.” Ayy-men. Exceptionally outasite kitsch: Mineo composed this music for the Bubbleator in Washington state‚s “World of Tomorrow” exhibit at the 1962 World‚s Fair. Eerie strings saw, vibes intone, bells chime, electronic boxes burp esoteric burps, in evocative mono. Your narrator explains how modern inventions will make life in the future much, much easier . . . – LA Weekly