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…An Album By Its Cover: Superconductor

Andy Allo‘s album, Superconductor, will be released on November 20th and so, in the meantime, here is my analysis of the album cover. The triangle either within or interlocking with a circle symbol is a common image in alchemy and many religions. The symbol has numerous meanings including spiritual sight, higher knowledge, the unity of the trinity of God, the divine union of the body, mind and spirit, masculine and feminine, or universe, the symbol for protection and power, and the totality of wisdom. Some modern images that are based on it are the dollar bill with the cornerstone of the pyramid inside the circle of the sun, the Paramount logo of the mount within the circle of stars, and Alcoholics Anonymous logo.

The image inside the triangle is often an eye (ex. Eye of Horus) or the sun. However, in Allo’s cover, the middle image is that of a two-pronged object resembling either a tuning fork or an electric plug, fitting for a musician. Erykah Badu , one of Allo’s inspirations, is known for having tuning forks on her album covers and in her performances. Badu’s use of the forks represent tuning or plugging oneself to the universal spirit, frequencies, vibrations or higher consciousness, linking back to the meanings of the symbol. Additionally, the title of Allo’s album is not only musical, but also a type of conductor in quantum physics that prevents the loss of energy due to resistance in an electrical system, which she mentions in this interview.

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Moving on the Wires: Black Weblog Awards, Andy Allo, P.OS., Tunde Olaniran…

*Voting for semifinalists begins today for the Black Weblog Awards and ends October 1. Please vote for my blog in the Best New Blog category here!

*Update: On November 20th, Andy Allo will be releasing her new album Superconductor, which was executive produced by Prince and features a few songs written by him, including the title track. Allo describes it in an interview as a bit of “old school, funk, and a lot of soul.” “The first single, People Pleaser, featuring Maceo Parker and Trombone Shorty is almost confrontational it’s so funky,” she said.

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