Halcyon is a police procedural series set in 2058 and focuses on a future world where virtual reality is as ubiquitous as smart phones are today. The series follows Julie Dover, a detective in the VR Crimes Unit, investigating the first real-life murder to take place within virtual reality.
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Halcyon - Halcyon (Orbital song) - Netflix
“Halcyon” is a song written and performed by Orbital, dedicated to the Hartnolls' mother, who was addicted to the tranquiliser Halcion (Triazolam) for many years. It was released as Radiccio EP in the UK and Japan, and as Halcyon EP in the US.
Halcyon - History - Netflix
The song features two samples from earlier international hit singles. The first sample is a backmasked vocal sample by Kirsty Hawkshaw from “It's a Fine Day” by Opus III (1992). Ed Barton, the composer of “It's a Fine Day”, receives a co-writing credit for the track. The second is a vocal harmonies sample in the song “Leave It” from the 1983 album 90125 by the progressive rock band Yes. There is no co-writing credit for the Yes sample. The beats were produced by a Roland TR-909 rhythm machine. This original form of Halcyon is relatively uncommon; it first appeared on the Radiccio EP, and was only in the U.S. release as a single under its own name. It did not appear on a full-length album until the compilation Work 1989-2002, and then only in its shorter “single edit”. On Orbital's second eponymous album the track “Halcyon + on + on” appears, a slightly more upbeat and melodic remix of the original song. In contrast to the original, the remix is far more widely known, and has been featured on several movie soundtracks (most notably Mortal Kombat, Hackers, CKY2K and Mean Girls). The title of the remix is inspired by a contemporary advertising slogan used by the Ariston washing machine company (“Ariston + on + on”). “Halcyon + on + on” is somewhat shorter than the original, at 9 minutes and 27 seconds long.
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