Big ups to Ladia for getting the world to tip on it!!
The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the crown has several magic properties, as well as innovative technologies that can be employed only by The ArchAndroid. Zoman was a consummate inventor, artist and sculptor, a cross between Tesla and Da Vinci, and as such, he designed the crown to be a work of beauty that would embody the very spirit of Metropolis. According to legend, the crown features prominent Metropolis buildings and towers that will light up radiantly when the one and only true ArchAndroid wears the crown. According to the Daily Horos, this opulent headdress was stolen from the vaults in the Black House, reportedly by 1954, in October of 2715. Several members of 1954 were hunted down and executed for this crime. But the crown was never found. Many claim it has been secreted away to the Wonderground. There is also word that in the year 2010, several 1954 operatives have crafted a replica of this historic headdress to be worn by Janelle Monáe in anticipation for her album The ArchAndroid…no word on whether or not this replica has magic properties… The Living Cyktionary, 9th Edition, 2719
Music scored and composed by Wondaland’s own, Roman Gianarthur, and performed by the Wondaland ArchOrchestra.
Exactly one week ago, The Wondaland Arts Society descended upon New York city to present the museum goers at the downtown Rubin Museum with the first tastes of the soon to be released Emotion Picture The Arch Android. Below is an Arch Article, an amalgam of the many reviews of the Listening Experience that we have collected over the course of the last 7 days.
Magical. Electrifying. A Futuristic Funky Sci-Fi Psychedelic Hiptrip. Thriller 2010! No, these are not the reviews for Disney’s 3-D motion picture, Alice in Wonderland. While I’m sure that they are comparable, I’m describing the sounds and sights of the futuristic funkster, Atlantic Records and the Wonderland Arts Society recording artist, Janelle Monae, and the experience of her forthcoming album, The Archandroid. The Archandroid is a wildly exciting record full of fast paced 808’s, throbbing bass lines, electric guitars and synthesized percussion. Archandroid is simply unlike anything currently in the R&B market, not like anything in the pop market, Janelle Monae’s only present day comparison is to herself. -GrooveVolt
“Janelle is my most artistic signing yet,” Diddy said, his image projected on the theatre’s screen. “She’s not afraid to dream. I’m known for my hype, but her music speaks for itself.” The deep beats of “Suite II Overture” then blasted to a film accompiment — videos of pyramids, boxing matches, trains, and taxis, plus acid-drenched pics of Monae (see above), the clip’s co-director — and in seconds the place was jumpin’. Members of Monae’s Wondaland Arts Society crew flailed, shook, mash-potatoed, and straight freaked in the aisles. And for good reason: The ArchAndroid is out-of-this-world funky, from the turbocharged R&B single “Tightrope” to the free-floating jazz guitar and psych bass grooves of “Mushrooms and Roses.”
Kenan Thompson, standing outside the venue after the event, wearing sunglasses in the dark, was impressed. “I loved it,” he said. “It’s high energy… it’s wild. – Spin Magazine
A vacation from the expected gallery unveiling, the crowd skeptically eyed tall shadowy figures in mirrored masks that floated around, greeting guests. Portions of the Grammy-nominated singer’s eagerly-awaited debut The ArchAndroid, due May 18, played in the background of a short “Emotion Picture” that the eclectic chanteuse co-directed starring OutKast’s Big Boi, poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra. A true testament to her fans’ loyalty, as well as the quality of the music, everyone definitely loosened up and transformed into concertgoers. Shoulder shimmies turned into all-out “shake it like a Polaroid picture” mode within 10 minutes. And if this album moved a crowd of critics out of their seats, we think it just might move the rest of us to click the “Buy” button next to her pretty little pout on iTunes. -Rap-Up.com
*Stayed tuned for more pictures and video from your Chasemasters Jovian Zayne & George 2.0
It is time.
We have been getting your emails and your tweets. We have seen your blog entries, tags, and your status messages. You have told us about catching the spirit and running red lights listening to “Many Moons” and walking out of work to the tune of “Letting Go!” We’ve seen your dance recitals and You Tube covers of Sincerely, Jane, and we want to make sure that each and everyone of you know that you have inspired Janelle Monáe and the Wondaland Arts Society to complete Suites II and III. You have no idea how much you have been a part of this process– in fact we can still hear the screams of support from each and every show that you have been to!
This week the first two singles off of Janelle Monáe’s debut album, The ArchAndroid, will be released on http://www.Janellemonae.com. The first, “Tightrope,” is going to make you dance all day, and its companion track “Cold War” will be the soundtrack to your self-discovery. [It is suggested that you prepare to cancel all appointments upon the release of this new music. If you can’t get out of your shift that day, go on and make it the official “Take Your Songs to Work Day.”]
You, The Chase, who have always known and always believed in the transformative power of this music, are still our early adopters and ambassadors. We will be looking to you all week to conduct this ArchOrchestra on your subways, in your cars, in your dance studios, on your blogs, and most importantly in your earbuds and earphones (make sure to jam extra hard so that people have to ask you “What are YOU listening to?!?”).
We are asking each and every one of you to take the image you see attached to this letter and use it as your current profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, or any of your online playgrounds. It is important that we, The Chase, be the first ones to announce this music to our friends, enemies, loved ones, and complete strangers!!
Stay tuned to http://www.janellemonae.com this week! It is time to Dance or Die. It is time to embrace your superpowers. It is time to lead the Chase!
George 2.0 and Jovian Zayne
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