"Contact" as written by and Daryl Braithwaite Guy Manuel Homem Christo....
Hey Bob I'm looking at what Jack was talking about
And it's definitely not a particle that's nearby.
It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing,
It's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion
Because the flashes come around almost on time.

As we look back at the earth it's up at about 11 o'clock,
About maybe ten or twelve diameters.
I don't know whether that does you any good,
But there's something out there.

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"Contact" as written by Guy Manuel Homem Christo Thomas Bangalter


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    My InterpretationTo me, this whole song speaks without words. The monologue at the beginning let's you know they are in space looking at an object that is ten to twelve earth diameters rotating in a rhythmic fashion. The whole time, the music is what the object is emanating, whatever that object may be. It repeats the same four chord progression but somehow building the tension. But near the end, the song gets progressively more and more intense. As the tension rises, the spacecraft is enveloped by the object and the beat of the object is heard for a while then gradually lost. Like a black hole, it distorts the message until it finally sucks the spacecraft in, ending the transmission.
    jshumckon May 23, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe spoken monologue is from the Apollo 17 mission, where the astronauts saw something outside the capsule. Take a look at spaceanswers.com/space-exploration/2837/which-astronaut-is-speaking-at-the-start-of-daft-punks-new-song-contact-and-what-is-he-talking-about/.

    I do like what Daft Punk has done sonically here.

    If you like this, particularly the tag to a real-life bit of spaceflight history, you'll probably like Countdown by Rush.
    Alan_Peeryon July 19, 2013   Link

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