The International Space Orchestra Feature in Rolling Stone

19th August 2020 online at Rolling Stone

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The International Space Orchestra and The Avalanches released their collaborative music video for the Avalanches song 'Wherever you go' features Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and Clypso. The Rolling Stone covered this release saying, 

The Avalanches and the International Space Orchestra (ISO) conjure space, science, exploration and connection in their new collaborative video for the duo’s “Wherever You Go.” The track — which features Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and Clypso — was released in tandem with single “Reflecting Light” last month.

Filmed live in quarantine, the Avalanches’ Robbie Chater and Tony DiBlasi appear for the first time in one of their videos alongside ISO artists and Clypso in the new clip. ISO musicians comprise researchers, scientists and professors, among others, who hail from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute and the International Space University. In the visual, the artists are seen in rooms featuring tin-foil backdrops playing a variety of traditional and makeshift instruments. They also sing along and dance.

“We are forever grateful to [ISO Director and SETI Institute’s Designer of Experiences] Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun and the International Space Orchestra for a truly magical, inspiring and connective experience,” the Avalanches said in a statement. “During a hard lockdown, it has renewed our faith in music, humanity and the power of connection, science and love.

“We hope that our performance will allow for further curiosity and interest to research further galaxies and extraterrestrial intelligence and life,” Ben Hayoun-Stépanian added in a statement. “Working with the Avalanches has been our greatest honour, one of the most cosmic experiences we have encountered.”

Earlier this year, the Avalanches released “Running Red Lights” featuring Rivers Cuomo and “We Will Always Love You” with Blood Orange. Their last album was 2016’s Wildflower, which was their first album in 16 years.

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1967 by Jann Wenner, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its coverage of rock music and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. 

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