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. The first three of seven planned pieces appear in the playlist below.