the above, I decided that I would take many of the premises of 'White
Monkey' and its characters, and combine them with this concept of
creating alter-egos within electronic music promotion. Thus the
story and world I had created could be diffused into smaller pieces
of work, like videos or poster and flier campaigns, and the work
may find the right outlet and platform in this way.
The characters I had created could become
like the heroes of 'UR' or 'Drexciya', and the world I had created
could provide their background and history. As the Drexciyan migration
told of slave emancipation, and 'UR' brought a message of unity
with 'Nation 2 Nation, World 2 World, Galaxy 2 Galaxy' ...so my
immortal characters, The Metal Dragon and Yama, would bring a message
of cultural unity via their 400 year story and journey, tracing
the ethnic gradation around the Ring Of Fire, circling the Pacific
But they would inhabit a fictitious parallel
Earth where the continents ( foreshadowing the path of thier story
), had once joined across the Pacific and not the Atlantic, forming
a kind of 'mirror' Pangea ( the postulated original single continent
), on an Earth where all ethnicity was a continuous, infinitely
varied colourfield, without divides, and all communication made
via electronic music.
Native American, Asian, African, Caucasian
- all communicating on an web of musical channels corresponding
to the tectonic activity of this parallel Earth, through the earthquake
and volcanic belts and along the fault lines, the geological activity
of this Earth at one with the pattern of its electronic music, bringing
a unity to its inhabitants.
An exercise in collective conscience, it
would be named after the first mountain to emerge from the primieval
waters of American Indian folklore, 'Nun Chaha', which I thought
a suitable parallel for 'Pangea'.