Fly Rocket Fly OST

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Long before Elon Musk reached for the stars with his SpaceX project, a Swabian engineer by the name of Lutz Kayser harboured his own childhood dream of a voyage into space. "Fly Rocket Fly - Mit Macheten zu den Sternen" (to the stars with machetes) tells the remarkable story of how he and a dedicated band of Stuttgart engineers founded the world’s first private space exploration enterprise: OTRAG (Orbital Transport-und Raketen Aktiengesellschaft*). Having enlisted Wernher von Braun as scientific adviser, this early start-up developed a rocket in the late 1960s on the principle of low cost rather than high tech. Windscreen wiper motors were deployed in valve control systems, for example. Kayser’s search for a suitable development site led him to African dictator Mobutu Sese Seko who signed off on a deal to allow OTRAG to establish a launch facility in the Congolese jungle. OTRAG built their very own German Cape Canaveral in an area the size of the former GDR, complete with its own butcher’s shop and marijuana plantation. They successfully launched several rockets to suborbital altitude before the global political crisis of the mid-1970s put an end to OTRAG’s activities. Nobody wanted to see German rockets in the skies over the African jungle (or anywhere else) 30 years after the war ...

Fly Rocket Fly is a madcap mix of adventure, political thriller, farce and economic drama – somewhere between Fitzcarraldo, The Wages of Fear and Tintin: Explorers On The Moon.

The documentary’s soundtrack, to be released on Hamburg-based label Bureau B, features songs by the likes of ESB, Camera, Conrad Schnitzler, Günter Schickert, Die Wilde Jagd, as well as new productions from film composer Heiko Maile.

Release: September 7th, 2018

CD Tracklist:

01 Solyst - Atomium
02 Camera - Skylla
03 ESB - Market
04 Heiko Maile - Lampoldshausen
05 Günter Schickert - Wanderer
06 Dennis Young - Found Trees
07 Heiko Maile - Plateau Kapani Tono
08 Rolf Trostel - Bao
09 Die Wilde Jagd - Austerlitz
10 Moebius Neumeier Engler - De Nema
11 Heiko Maile - Boat Trip
12 Camera - From The Outside
13 Conrad Schnitzler - 03_1980
14 Heiko Maile - Luvua River
15 Heiko Maile - Mobutu Arrives
16 Heiko Maile - Smoking Apes
17 Heiko Maile - Landing On The Moon

LP Tracklist:
(LP version includes CD with all tracks)

A1 Solyst - Atomium
A2 Camera - Skylla
A3 ESB - Market
A4 Heiko Maile - Lampoldshausen
A5 Günter Schickert - Wanderer
A6 Dennis Young - Found Trees
A7 Heiko Maile - Plateau Kapani Tono

B1 Rolf Trostel - Bao
B2 Die Wilde Jagd - Austerlitz
B3 Moebius Neumeier Engler - De Nema
B4 Heiko Maile - Boat Trip
B5 Camera - From The Outside
B6 Conrad Schnitzler - 03_1980
B7 Heiko Maile - Luvua River

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Release Date 7 Sep 2018