DWS091: Pregnant Spore – Tyjaya/Xanadu

“Xanadu was the name of the summer capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty in China. Xanadu was a story told by the Venetian traveler Marco Polo. In 1797, it inspired a famous poem, Kubla Khan, by one of the leading English poets of the Romanticism movement, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The band Rush, a huge Pregnant Spore influence, also had a song titled ‘Xanadu’ based on this very poetry. Additionally, Jane Yolen wrote a book called Xanadu (and Xanadu 2) which was the introduction into the history of Xanadu in my own personal life. I stumbled across the book wandering the library as a kid and my life has never been the same. Sonically and technically speaking, this release is extremely experimental in nature and covers many facets of avant sound-art using manipulated electronics and tapes.”