Nations of I is a playful album that sprang out of moody alien's work for the MAGAM project; it consists of 3 suites that cover the distance from aleatoric to improvised to composed music. His focus remains on idiophone instruments - only this time the marimbas dominate the vibraphone & glockenspiel and the final outcome is a lot more spacious, minimalistic and at times rhythmical (after all, 2 of these Nations suites had, in earlier stages, been used for a butoh and a dance performance respectively)...
The album features contributions from Jeremy Young, Markus Reineke & Vasilis Bacharidis. The cover artwork was based on maps from Pîrî Reis’ Kitâbı bahriye(1521). The album title was initially inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's concept of "a nation of two" - a concept that led to some thoughts of his own, hints to which you can discover on the release page if you're curious enough to drop by...
Available on a ltd edition of 250 LPs (12", black, reverse board print)
+/or digital album with bonus track
...while there's still the option of pre-ordering the Amaro (TLM027) and Nations of I(TLM028) LPs together until their arrival
(5€ discount + combined shipping cost):
10€ (17%) discount
on their regular price + combined shipping cost!
Watch the 2nd of the Amaro videos: moody alien created this live video with Fotini Filoxenidou's help and while in lockdown for Electricity over Mirabel (featuring Pauline Kim Harris on violin) from Jeremy Young's Amaro:
Perhaps you'll notice that both our new LPs can't be shipped out before July 21. This is due to Monotype Pressing's contribution to our little celebration: they unwillingly admitted at the very last moment that they will delay delivery by 2 months instead of 2 weeks after all (...and that was that for our joy, after years of effort & anticipation).
Those of you following us on Bandcamp have already heard about this. We hope you can imagine the impact this has on underground, independent artists like ourselves and especially after 15 months of lockdowns and unprecedented restrictions. We can only count on your understanding and support to pull through these impossible circumstances.