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The Allegorist - TEKHENU

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TEKHENU by The Allegorist

A theatrical ancient passage

Like being immersed in a swashbuckling epic, your emotions will roller-coaster throughout this wondrous escapade into the ancient Egyptian world and the beautiful mind of Anna Jordan, aka The Allegorist. Defined by its emotive vocals, the chanting creates a visceral sense of dark ritual and history, alluring and enthralling in abundance. Like her previous work, TEKHENU is deeply conceptual, accessible and open to interpretation. Encompassing stories, self-awareness and truth, it's like an elder sharing wisdom.

A video accompanies each of the ten tracks. Here's opening track Whispers of the Mind

The Allegorist explains:

In the music video, ‘Whispers Of The Wind’, I’m telling the tale of TEKHENU. TEKHENU is an allegory for meaning, and purpose, something that we are all bound to and that connects us all. We all have our own individual paths in life, which are also intertwined. We have our own truth, one perspective of the whole, and our unique experience and journey in life. We all are sort of going towards TEKHENU and it looks different for all of us. We are a part of the Endless, and the wind symbolises the subtle feelings that guide us, our inner voice and intuition.

And a story written by The Allegorist:

TEKHENU
For the seekers

Born in the fast-moving river, she was part of it. The river didn’t cause her to be who she was, but it was her origin in this life. She could have stayed, but a beat in her heart made her fingers tremble; a longing in her spirit for life and a driving force in her mind called her by her name. And so she left to risk, live, explore, and follow the invisible.

Today, in the deep silence of the cold midnight, she couldn’t fall asleep. It was all the effort of the journey that kept her awake. Gray fog lay heavy on her mind. Resting her head on a stone with her legs tucked up, her heart was beating in pain, and her limbs felt heavy and tired. All those years spent walking thousands of miles through deserts and winds, climbing up mountains and swimming through seas, learning where to take turns, how to read meanings in the stars, studying maps of various cultures, seeking knowledge of all kinds, and still, now, she was lost.

Dreaming of answers within her, she woke in the light of tomorrow, and between the trees on the little meadow wet with dew, the first rays of spring’s sun beamed through.

If you only listen to one track

Inner Dialogue

Label

Awaken Chronicles

Artist website

The Allegorist

Release date

05 May 2023

Tracklist

  1. Whispers Of The Wind
  2. Born In The River
  3. Trees Of Peace
  4. Inner Dialogue
  5. Through The Forest
  6. Howling With The Wolf
  7. The Invisible
  8. Dreams At Dawn
  9. Tekhenu
  10. Barefoot
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