The Home of the Headhunter is a collaboration with graphic artist Michael Koehler inspired by our nostalgia for the fantasy cassette tape/story books of the 1980s. The physical package includes a 30 page storybook co-written by the artist and myself and illustrated masterfully by Koehler. It is accompanied by a brooding soundtrack on cassette, which guides the listener on an adventure through the fantastic world of Koehler's artwork.
The Magi is a collaboration with graphic artist Joel Heires (www.joelheires.com) that started with the cover image called "Initiation." A long time fan of high fantasy art (the likes of Frank Frazetta, Gerald Brom, Moebius, Katsuhiro Otomo, H. R. Giger, etc.) I was immediately struck by the ominous and austere energy in Joel's piece, and composed the first track immediately, using only my Moog Mother32, my guitar and a tambourine. Joel and I subsequently resolved to create a suite of seven works, a kind of soundtrack album to accompany his series of fantasy pin-ups.