Algonkian Mythos is an outgrowth of my own quest to find my roots. Family stories of my Native ancestors led me to investigate history books, historical narratives, and genealogical resources. Indeed these relatives were American Indians, but their tribal affiliations seemed to be assimilated along with many of their ways of life. (Fortunately, I have had a lot of my questions answered in the eight years since I recorded this album). Their blood now flows in my veins, constantly urging me to seek earth wisdom. This journey officially began when I was 15, when a friend gave me the Lenni Lenape name Nechochwen, which means "He who walks alone".
It was only natural that the mythos of the Eastern Woodland Indians of which I was learning would manifest itself through my other passion, music. There is no central theme to Algonkian Mythos; it is just my attempt to paint musical scenes of Native events that inspire, anger, or sadden me. I hope it somehow will transport you to another time and place.
released 01 September 2008
Nechochwen - Classical, Electric, and Acoustic Guitars, E-bow, Hand drum, Rattle, Chant, and Singing, Floor Tom, Keyboard
Andrew Della Cagna - Backing vocals on "Talgayeeta" and percussion on "Pilawah"
All music written by Nechochwen except "Pilawah,"
traditional Shawnee, arranged by Nechochwen
Recorded and Mastered from June 2006 to March 2007
at Obsidian Sound
Produced by Andrew Della Cagna
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered: Obsidian Sound
Art and Layout By: JPriest
2008 Dark Horizon Records