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Singer-songwriter Josh Rouse isn't the only Nashville-based artist with ties to director Cameron Crowe's flick, Vanilla Sky. The instrumental track “Earthtime Tapestry,” from Spacecraft's 1999 CD of the same name, can be heard during the pivotal car crash scene in the mind-bending drama, which stars Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. The Spacecraft tune didn't make it to the soundtrack CD, but thanks to their association with the movie, keyboardist/guitarist Tony Gerber, keyboardist/programmer Giles Reaves, synth master John Rose and keyboardist/vocalist Diane Timmons join a high profile musical roster that includes R.E.M., Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Buckley, the Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren and Bob Dylan, among others. By the time Vanilla Sky comes out on video, the space music veterans will have released their ninth album through Gerber's Space for Music label, titled Inside the Inside. The forthcoming CD will be available through www.spaceformusic.com by the end of the month.
—Heather Johnson (Nashville Scene, January 24, 2002)
Metropolis If you’ve never seen a silent film with live accompaniment, it’s a fabulous thing: a combination of cinematic effects and precision with the energy and spontaneity of live performance. For one night only, at 7 p.m. this Friday, the Belcourt screens the restored version of Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction masterpiece Metropolis with “of the moment” music by Spacecraft, the electronic ensemble of Tony Gerber, Todd Gerber, John Rose and Diane Timmons. If nothing else, it should be a vast improvement over that bizarre Giorgio Moroder version in the ’80s. Tickets will be available at the box office.
—J.R. (Nashville Scene, December 12, 2002)