This song I composed to demonstrate a few sounds from the Korg Micro-Preset (M-500) and Polyphonic Ensemble Orchestra (PE-2000) analog synthesizers, both from the 1970's.
After the song was composed, I noticed that it bears some similarities to Vangelis' song "To the unknown man" (most of the chord changes and the key - C sharp). While "To the unknown man" grows into a quite bombastic tune from its humble beginnings, this tune stays rigid, but still airy and modest until the end, kind of complementing each other. Hence the song title.
Each part was recorded separately to a reel-to-reel recorder (Tascam 38) and mixed using an analog mixer. An analog drum machine (Roland TR-808) was used for providing the rhythm track. A tape delay (Roland RE-201) was the only effect used in addition to a phaser (EHX small stone) for the noise. Mild EQ and limiting was used in the final digital mastering stage.