The final side of this album begins with a more philosophical debate about the relationship between myth and religion. The metaphorical aspect of religions is questioned as we hear a group of native American voices relate the story of the Peace Maker and its close correlation to the story of Jesus Christ. This Seneca story is juxtaposed with another clan member’s perspective who is a born again Christian and who refutes his native traditions of the Long House.
This conversation on theology slowly begins to open up as we hear more peoples’ beliefs from a broad selection of different faiths. Muslims and Christians debate the connections between their faiths as
the binary electronic math of the music hints at the more secular beliefs in science and technology.
The track is carried by a beautiful Oud solo by NYC based musician Mavrothi Kontanis and the lazy jazz drums of Brian Fishler, with an ambient electronic composition crafted by audio visual artist Tim Cowie.
from True Fictions : New Adventures in Folklore
released September 28, 2014
Documentary Interviews taken from recordings by Christopher Thomas Allen & Robert Rainbow at Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community, Fonda, New York, The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, The Ronathahonni Cultural Center, Cornwall Island, Ontario & during the 5th Anniversary of 911, Ground Zero, New York 2007.
Oud : Mavrothi Kontanis
Drums : Brian Fishler
Percussion : Joseph Jarman
Music Production & Arrangement : Tim Cowie
Additional Music : Jude Greenaway & Mark McRae
Additional Post-Production : Malcolm Litson
Initial Arrangement and Recording Engineer : Ben Allen
Music Producer : Christopher Thomas Allen