21st Century Electronic Cinematic Concept Album: The Allegorist #MusicMonday
If you have a hankering to look forward rather than backward when it comes to your electronica, Hybrid Dimension II by The Allegorist aka Anna Jordan might satisfy your yearning. Dark Forces has an invented language, a hero named Dragon Rider, and some compelling, expansive, layered, and stunning electronic sound. Here’s more from CDM:
We were investigating Jewish mysticism through the work of Lara Rix-Martin / Meemo Comma at the end of last month. That work, while futuristic, drew heavily on history and directly incorporated past elements. Anna’s work is almost like a corresponding synthetic creation for a new century, looking forward with materials concocted from scratch. Even the explanation of the language has behind it a dream of a different sort of future, for a tribe that’s created anew out of the future rather than the past. And it encodes its own alternative ideology:
“The Allegorist sings in the fictional and majestic Mondoneoh language, to connect all nations. The name is broken up into three parts. The first is ‘MONDO’, which is a collection of dialogues between a pupil and a Zen Buddhist teacher, designed to obtain an intuitive truth. The purpose of ‘NEO’ is to update values for the 21st Century, which transcends the hierarchical, gender-biased, outdated aspects of traditions to one community of equality, diversity and inclusion. The letter ‘H’ at the end symbolises the bridge between past and future, us and them, and the balance of darkness and light, yin and yang, the micro and macro, nothing and everything.”
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