Pink Floyd's ‘Echoes’ pairs perfectly with ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Weve all heard of Dark Side of the Rainbow – also known as Dark Side of Oz or The Wizard of Floyd – which refers to the pairing of the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. This produces moments where the film and the album appear to correspond with each other.

Somethings were just meant to be together and, it turns out, a mashup of Pink Floyd and Stanley Kubrick’s iconic science-fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of them. Luckily for you, we’ve got the clip so you needn’t take our word for it.

On reflection, it’s a marriage made in heaven as the mercurial sound of Pink Floyd not only soundtracked the real Moon landing in 1969 but also works perfectly alongside the iconic 1968 flick. It’s an otherworldly meeting of genius as Pink Floyd meets Stanley Kubrick.

The film, released in 1968 and widely considered one of the greatest films of all time, follows a conspicuous voyage to Jupiter and delves deep into subjects such as human evolution, existentialism, technology and artificial intelligence and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Pretty much what happens during the course of a Pink Floyd album.

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