this might be the most honest and perfect music for this insane year. during a period where contact via musical happenings is off limits, this beautiful piece of work has helped me feel connected to the world, it's provided solace and hope for the future. favourite track? all of them x
4600 (=1) year(s) ago in the future, the Daoui emerged from the inner surface of the plasmic hōmstarh Fane Won, sister to Criola (265d). They were drawn out by distress calls from the Afrikan diaspora.
Their dimension exists inside ours and outside their own. There, the "laws" of physics as we know them are nothing more than suggestions. Their cosmologies are discrete. For example, hōmstarhs such as Fane Won square-orbit a planet which is not populated. The proximity to the planet determines not how warm the planet is, but how cool the starhs are, as the planet, xux, absorbs ambient heat from blackshine. Each planet has only one (Won) starh. Galaxies are arranged like vertices in a tesseract. The bonds between each vertex in the octahedroid are song.
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The Daoui are individuals, fiercely so, but have no concept of self. Their individuality is based upon their capacity to serve others. Each individual is “Sha”. The closest translation is family. Every individual is family. Thusly the group CANNOT act outside of its own interests or those of the greater good. Each and every Sha is very necessary. There is no hierarchy; they’re not hierarchical. They have a saying, “what is an eye with no lid?” The collective is also known as Sha, Sha-Fane, Sha-Won, or DAOUI.
Because they exist inside a star, their “color” is black so deep it cannot be seen. Much like dark matter, it does not absorb, reflect or emit light. Theirs is a blackness to be felt. They are not “people.” They ARE blackness. They do not even consider themselves "beings", but "been/will/bes", as they never weren't and never won't.
The Daoui do not have birthdays due to their hōmstarh orbiting a planet and not the other way around. They wield entropy the way you or I would hold a smartphone, and understand time as not fundamental, but as an emergent phenomenon that is a side effect of quantum entanglement. Individual births are noteworthy only because they add to the collective. They have no word for adding though. Instead they have a concept, the gist of which is "more whole."
They “celebrate” (collectively) individual achievements of enlightenment. Their version of enlightenment would seem odd to humans, as it doesn’t involve or require "personal" growth. Their enlightenment is a deepening of their blackness. They ARE blackness. The essence of.
Thelonious Monk once said "A genius is the one most like himself." He didn't know it, but he was referring to the Daoui.