In 2021, I released EKG, an album based on plunderphonics and inter-genre sampling. The album concept is alienation, expressed through a stage persona I created ("Xeno"), inspired by various masked performing artists. From MF Doom to Daft Punk, Ramellzee to Mexican luchadores, the common theme underscores a political undertone I wanted to express in solidarity with the nationwide recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement. It was my way of voicing the unheard, visualization of racism, xenophobia, and systemic issues.
Xeno is the physical manifestation of the Alien
live performance @Vinyl Index EKG release instore live
I worked with Katherine Taylor, a Boston-NewYork-based documentarian photographer with an emphasis on human rights, to capture the photos used for the album cover and press kit below. I met her through her Masks of Boston series at the Bow Market in Somerville, the same place where we featured the AR Art Gallery.