Dawn, is an Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack based on the first book of the Lilith’s Brood trilogy by Octavia E. Butler. The book tells the story of Lilith Iyapo who resides in the beautiful Andes mountains with her family until a nuclear war destroys all of humanity. Centuries later, she awakens to discover she now resides on an alien ship being studied and groomed by powerful unearthly beings, the Oankali. Driven by an irresistible need to heal others, the Oankali set out to rescue the dying planet and its species by merging genetically with mankind. However; not all humanity agree with this new arrangement.
This new album has themes of love, sadness, hope, and conflict. Even if you are not familiar with the book, the listener will experience these feelings within this strange new world. You will be filled with sadness at the destruction of humankind, and wonder at the introduction of the frightening, yet helpful alien race. Your skin will tingle with the curious connection between Lilith and Nikanj, and your heart will race with excitement as they fight for the continued existence of the new race.
This is my musical interpretation of this amazing story.