The techno pioneer has composed a two-disc score for the 1966 sci-fi film.
Rather than Mills' usual forte of outer space or the distant future, Fantastic Voyage is set within the human body. The film's plot runs something like this: in the midst of the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union develop technology to dramatically miniaturize objects or people for temporary periods of time. After an assassination attempt leaves a key scientist comatose, the US puts a group of operatives inside a submarine, shrinks them down and injects them into the scientist's body to repair his potentially fatal blood clot. Breathtaking adventures ensue.
"In creating this soundtrack, there was slight tolerance for a dominating cold technological impression," says Mills. "The human body, the most organic of all Mankind's creations, far exceeds this realm. Early on in the production, it became apparent to me that what this film really needed was a sound scheme that is as unorthodox as Outer Space and as organic as the color pallet in the Seas and Oceans of our Planet Earth."
The album will be Mills' second this year to be inspired by a classic sci-fi film, after 2087, which was based on Cyborg: 2087. It will be released on Axis Records as a double CD in October.
01. Introduction - Phase 1-3
02. Into the Body (Inner World)
03. What Could That Be?
04. Brace Yourselves
05. Breaking Through the Inner Wall
06. Drift With the Direction of the Flow
07. The Heart
08. Passing Through the Heart
09. Miracle of the Universe
10. Clearing the Vents
11. Wait Until he Exhales
12. Endangered System
13. Blown Away
14. Light from the Outside World
15. What's That Up Ahead?
16. The Loss of Power
18. A Enemy Spy Surfaces
19. Laser Surgery
20. Rushing to the Eye
21. Whirlpool (The Only Way Out)
22. CMDIF - Mission Accomplished
Axis Records will release Fantastic Voyage in October 2011.