Wing Makers - Chambers 1- 10 (and other chambers till 23)
Wing Makers appeared in 1998. It is a complex of visual art, philosophy, poetry, cosmology, MUSIC, and a background story, which explains how it all suddenly came out of nowhere. It is kind of sci-fi, or rather a modern mythology, and it’s followed by several interviews with the mysterious Dr. Neruda.
The music, released in the same year as Shpongle (so no copying here) is ambient, ethno world music, electroaccoustic, similar to Carbon based lifeforms, entheogenic, and so on… The music is dynamic, changes its moods, melodies, rhythms, it’s generally a bit in American Indian style, which corresponds with the background story.
It’s originally not divided into albums and tracks, but into chambers. Each chamber has its music, image, and the chambers are supposed to be in a gigantic DNA-shaped cave in the Ancient Arrow canyon in New Mexico, which was discovered full of alien artifacts. The story is amazing. It’s a mythology, not a fiction directly, but with a possibly real background. The huge amount of various art appeared out of nowhere in 1998 without any commercial purpose till this moment (except of the albums which are, of course, sold).
On the Wingmakers music Charlottemarie participated, but its origin is unknown, or rather, hidden in future (yes, there is sort of time travelling thing in the background story of WM).
Charlottemarie has also a wonderful album Ancestral Voice, catchy dancey tunes, chanting in dead and exotic languages, a fair share of ambience, I recommend!