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Nations of I

by moody alien

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>> ๐ˆ : (1) The ninth letter of the Latin alphabet as well as the Roman numeral for the number 1. (2) The first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun in Modern English, which is used to refer to one's self and is capitalized โ€“although other pronouns, such as he or she, are not. (3) One of its homophones is "eye"...
>> ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง : (1) Wikipedia: "a stable community of people formed on the basis of a common language, territory, history, ethnicity or culture", (2) Benedict Anderson: an "imagined community", (3) Kurt Vonnegut: a "granfalloon", a "false karass", i.e. a group of people who affect a shared identity or purpose, but whose mutual association is meaningless...
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The music on this album sprang out of my work for the MAGAM project and consists of 3 suites โ€“2 of which have, in earlier stages, been used for a butoh and a dance performance respectivelyโ€“ that cover the distance from aleatoric to improvised to composed music... What I like most about it is its playfulness.

The album title was initially inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's concept of "a nation of two" (in "Mother Night", 1962):
โ€œ[...] ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด โ€“๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ.โ€
โ€œ๐˜–๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ โ€“๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ.โ€
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released May 21, 2021

moody alien: processed vibraphone, marimbas & glockenspiel,
improvisations, compositions, mixing, mastering, artwork design.
moody-alien.weebly.com

featuring:
> Jeremy Young โ€• sine & triangle waves, brushes, โ€œradio transmissionsโ€ on "Steve was Reight" & "Steve was Left".
cargocollective.com/jeremyyoung
> Markus Reineke โ€• bass recorder, amplified objects on "Subjectivity Rules v.2".
soundcloud.com/mr183
> The "Subjectivity Rules" suite features Vasilis Bacharidis' voice and was recorded with his help.

Cover images from Pรฎrรฎ Reisโ€™ "Kitรขbฤฑ bahriye" (1521).
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