About Secret Space Program
Secret Space Program, Sverre Knut Johansen’s second release on Spotted Peccary Music, focuses a distant lens on some of life’s strangest and possibly most impactful questions. Who are we? Where did we come from? Are we alone? Inspired by fantastic stories of extra-terrestrial intelligence, Johansen magnifies these inquiries, addressing them through a large array of synthesized instruments and soundscapes.
The resulting electro-symphonic compositions unveil a deeply compelling musical experience. The album’s concept shimmers with the enthralling aura of a sci-fi story, flirting with conspiratorial questions reminiscent of The X-Files, as the “Secret Space Program” of Johansen’s musical tale investigates our involvement with non-terrestrial intelligence.
“There are many who argue that there are secret organizations cooperating with extraterrestrials on several levels. So-called black ops programs.” Johansen explains. “What if these stories were true? Would we find that there is a secret base located on the moon, or that there are organizations on Earth that have daily contact and interaction with extraterrestrials?”
The photorealistic artwork by acclaimed visual artist Michal Klimczak, along with captivating track titles like “MILAB (Military Abduction),” “LOC (Lunar Operation Command),” “Orb Beings,” and “IE (Intuitive Empath)” embellish the album’s story with sensational details, while the music, filled with mystery, drama, tension and wonder, underscores the extraordinary saga.
Masterfully soaring between melodic peaks of dramatic intensity and deep lush valleys of ambient meditations, the excitement and subtle introspection of Secret Space Program serves as a soundtrack to what some have imagined could be the greatest discovery of all – that we are not alone!