About the Artist
The Ambient Temple of Imagination is loose collective dedicated to activating the world's imagination through experimentation. It is primarily promoted and conducted by Richard Sun & Seofon, but members exist worldwide, and anyone may become a member. The ATOI transmission is a continuation of the "ultimate conspiracy": to transmit information intended to prepare humanity for its role as global and galactic consciousness. The transmission began in San Francisco, where Richard planted the seeds of the ambient experiment in the rave scene, outside of the stagnant rock & roll circuit. With introspective chill spaces, ritual performance art, and spoken-word poetry, ATOI focused on the public ceremonial exploration of magick and sound. With its releases, ATOI intends to inject a virus into the music industry that will tranform it, over the next 20 years, into something new--a scientific expression, using technology to alter consciousness, evolving out of a dependence !on chemicals and business into an awareness of vibration and sound. The ATOI sound is that of enlightened awareness using new technology, a process of discovery and learning through experimentation. Band-members: Richard Sun & Seofon with Thermal (Joshua Maremont) BPM/0 (Peter Becker) E.A.R. (Mark Wayne) IAO Core (Johannes Ayres, Daniel Callahan, April Dawn, Kira Westfall, et al.) Blue Screen (Justin Beck, Chris Halstead & Jordan Cadogan) Michael Moroney Stephen Kent Tahoe Foster Roy Robinson (of 23 Degrees) Randy Cone (Dionysus Dreams) and many others.