Produced and mixed by Akira The Don
Mastered by Mike at Smash Mastering, Cardiff
Featuring narration by David Piper
Photography by Ev Sekkides, design by Zef Cherry-Kinaston
As first seen on The Quietus, who said:
Akira The Don has been disrespecting notions of genre since 2004, and this superb mix reflects that, bringing “over 100 samples and over 100 years of historical documents and testimony” in an exploration of an other view of these acres of former industrial land. Anything that goes from Gene to The Carpenters to UFOmammut to Daft Punk to Chris De Burgh to discussions of Blake to a breakbeat rework of The Fall’s ‘Dog Is Life/Jerusalem’ from I Am Kurious Oranj will surely blow thy mynde.
ZION 2012: The Apocalympics is a unique and historical artwork, that I’ve been working on at an incremental rate of intensity since I moved here to Nu Olympia in 2007. It is the story of strange and troubling hypothesis: that of the Zion 2012 Olympics Project Bluebeam Staged Alien Invasion/Rapture/Mass Hypnosis Mega Ritual Event. It is a story with roots in the 1700s, that incorporates politicians, poets, authors, Nazi scientists, and a young prophet from Scunthorpe, who died in strange circumstances shortly after divulging a theory that would go on to change the course of history.
The story is told via the medium of sound, in ten chapters over 60 minutes, using over 100 samples and over 100 years of historical documents and testimony.
I hope you find it enlightening.
Akira The Don, Nu Olympia, August 9th 2012
Akira The Don – ZION 2012: The Apocalympics
(The Strange And Terrible Story Of The London Project Bluebeam Staged Alien Invasion/Rapture/Mass Hypnosis Mega Ritual Olympics)
vi: 25 Whores
viii: Embrace The Martian
ix: Where Were The Heroes?
Dedicated to the memory of Rik Clay, artist, prophet, Lovely Human Being.
Thanks to redicecreations.com, an invaluable and wonderfully presented esoteric resource