The Quest for Prester John - Volume One
Between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries, thousands of knights, pilgrims, and other pious folk devoted their lives to finding Prester John. His vast legendary kingdom was located in India, East Asia, or Ethiopia -- depending on the century and which version of the legend you happened to hear about.
A concept album in two parts, this project tells 12 legendary tales: a mindbending collaboration of more than 30 artists (including vocalists!) recorded in 6 different studios across the US, and taking more than four years. Volume One tells the first 7 tales, from the first two centuries of the Prester John era.
For more info (including lyrics, storyline and more), take a look at the band's Program Notes.
More about collaborators and recording studios can be found here.
This was all recorded in 24-bit hi-fi, and the CDs sound pretty fine! The album is also up on Spotify. Visit the ScienceNV YouTube channel here; original artwork by Martha Diaz.