IO Vapoura [Variations]

“IO Vapoura” by Jaya Prime

Pt 12 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“A blade of grass is a commonplace on Earth; it would be a miracle on Mars.”
~Carl Sagan

Notes: This is my original album art for “IO Vapoura [Variations]” (2010) — world, downtempo, transnational, electronic music. The flying city of Vapoura is coming through my signature fractal — a bent hyperbolic fractal that appears in more than 60% of my designs. I have a similar signature in my music, where I sign one song on every album with a glitched synth-sequence. Not only was “Vapoura” one of my favorite albums to create, but it has remained my favorite to listen to over the years. My song “Gongo Dodan” has been remixed more times than I can count, yet retains the same ineffable and striking “otherness” that gives it its namesake. “Gongo dodan”, translated from Japanese, means: “Words fail.”

Words. Fail.


The Book: “IO Vapoura [Variations]” is a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon:
Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts

The Album:IO Vapoura [Variations]” is a long-play album that was published in 2010 via the Trochlear Recordings Limited digital label out of Austin, Texas. You can listen to it and download it for free from here on BandCamp:
San Jaya Prime – IO Vapoura [Variations]

“To say I enjoy this album would be an understatement.”
~William DeAngelis, CEO & Creative Director at DeAngelis Designs

“I look forward to seeing where Jaya goes from here.”
~PK, Peppermill Records

The Remixes: Before I started losing my hearing in 2012, the result of stresses from a childhood tumor, I had been working on a remix album to follow-up on this one. When I finally faced the painful reality, I salvaged the best of the remixes and released them for streaming on YouTube. Tune in!
San Jaya Prime – IO Vapoura [Unversioned & Unfinished]


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCgZcsmNqiG/

The Stargazers; aka, Birds on a Wire

A gaggle of pigeons gather together on a wire at night to watch the stars glow within the refracted light of a fractal.

“The Stargazers” by Jaya Prime

Pt 10 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

Lonely is he (who has lost his Home)
for that harbor where his heart has moor’d.
But free is he (who the World has known)
who rests his hopes upon any shore.”
~San Jaya Prime, The Wayfarer’s Songs

Facts: AKA, “The Grand Pigeon Empire” — Any and all empires are territorially limited based on three contingents: transportation (roads), strength (armies, enforcement), and communication. The great Persian Empire of antiquity (circa 400bce) had the might, and they built the roads, but the empire exploded as far as Egypt in the West and India in the East with one single discovery — the carrier pigeon. It was the first long-distance communication network of antiquity. The once respectably-sized Persia grew to a massive empire that held the center of the known world for a thousand years.

Nowadays, even the poorest of humans carries around a pocket-pigeon in the form of a miniature computer, networking with satellites and relays across the planet to create a seamless illusion of connectedness. There was a brief period where the pigeons held a “we will riot” campaign in protest of their early retirement, but a few handfuls of birdseed quickly quelled the aforementioned revolution.


The Book: “The Stargazers” is a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon:
Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCgSosKtqir/