Soundtrack composed by: John Broomhall
This is one of the two tracks that plays when you're viewing the "Geoscape" which is a graphical representation of the globe, its major cities, your bases and any hostile UFOs that happen to be zipping by. It's a pretty minimalist tune but I enjoy it all the same, perfect music while you're plotting your next move or while waiting for your scientists to make their next major breakthrough.
For ones with a keen ear you might recognise the chords that play at 4:01 are a lot similar to what you hear when selecting the Gollop Chamber in the most recent XCOM: Enemy Unknown game.
Thanks to Fenyo for providing these memorable tracks.