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Space Odyssey


Among the many tasks helmed by Swedish key pad ace Richard Andersson, Space Odyssey also includes vocalist Patrik Johansson (Astral Doorways), guitarist Magnus Nilsson (Talisman), bassist Marcel Jacob (ex-Rising Power), and drummer Zoltan Csorsz (the Bloom Kings). Confusingly, Space Odyssey’s debut record, 2004’s Embrace the Galaxy, seldom bothers itself with anything technological or space related, but instead features ultra-technical neo-classical rock within the picture of Yngwie Malmsteen’s Increasing Force.

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Full Name 2001: A Space Odyssey
Awards Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, BAFTA Award for Best Sound, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Producer, BAFTA Award for Best Art Direction, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Music Songs Also sprach Zarathustra, Requiem for Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra, Lux Aeterna, The Blue Danube, Gayane Ballet Suite (Adagio), Atmospheres, The Blue Danube, Also sprach Zarathustra
Nominations Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Production Design, BAFTA Award for Best Film, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, BAFTA United Nations Award

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