Deep in the Peruvian mountains, exists a small but powerful village of magical people. Gogon is their leader. He is a white wizard whose only concern is the proliferation of his people. Daily monitoring of secret signals broadcast over shortwave connect like minded villages all over the globe.
One day, a mysterious radio transmission is broadcast in Chinese, but the meaning can not be known. This disturbs Gogon, so he calls a family conference. During 1. Gogon's Family Conference, his elders infuriate him to no end and he manages an impassioned filibusterer. Most of the villagers just look on with confusion. And rightly so because for the first time in his life, even Gogon is confused.
Gogon takes a retreat to 2. Sao Palo to regroup and search his mind for the resolution to this inner conflict. Gogon has never before been so confused about his path. For 356 years he has been strong and focused. During this retreat, he is utterly alone and isolated among the bustling city. One night he has a lucid dream full of colorful imagery and symbolic manifestations. He realizes that his people are his number one priority and although he is tired, he must continue to lead.
He returns to Peru weary but ready to give his people 3. The Word of the Imaginary Vision. He calls another family conference and describes his 4. Tea Dreams in great detail. The nightmarish vision scare most of the village as they reel back in horror and confusion. But one villager sees the vision very clearly and privately visits each member of the village to explain 5. Gogon's Visionary Plan. With each visit to each domicile, the village begins to understand the visions and their role in the completion on Gogon's plan
Over the next 10 years, the village works everyday to fulfill this prophecy. The power builds each day and charges the village like a battery. Then, on December 8th, 3752 they reach the apex of their concentration 6. Sunn Kill Moon is realized and all is peaceful among the village once again.
released July 7, 2007
All tracks Copyright 2005 Ben McAllister/Scott Colburn
All tracks Published 2006 Listen Faster Music/Gravelvoice Music BMI
cover art by Matt Wainwright
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