This cover of John and Yoko’s “Oh My Love” by Louise Gold incorporates two things you’d never think to include in a song:
(a) an audio representation of the elliptical orbit of Venus around the Sun; and
(b) NASA telemetry of Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat while Apollo 11 was on the moon.
Here’s what she has to say:
“My original plan was to use these sounds to put together an instrumental, that would try and resonate the experience of Neil Armstrong in being in a place, where no one ever was before. I imagined he must have felt peaceful and exhilarated at the same time, a bit like being in love with someone and finding out that this person loves you back.
“While I was working on this I went to lunch and „Oh my love“ was on the radio. While I had heard the song very often before, this time the line, ‘everything is clear in my heart“’ struck a note and I realized, that this song expressed exactly, what I thought Neil Armstrong must have felt, while he had the moon all for himself for a moment.”
Take a listen.