Aphelion Star Fragment a Hypolyte 'A' Solo Project
Hypolyte A (a.k.a. Andre Johnstone) penned his first poetry in Calgary, Alberta at the age of nineteen. During his early twenties, he
honed his spoken word skills performing at parties, festivals and installations in Edmonton, Alberta.
In 2003, Hypolyte A was invited to join Eshod Ibn Wyza. The now defunkt hip hop band burned bright and hot for two dense years.
Eshod’s creative collaboration culminated in nearly forty shows and three releases. Like expanding galaxy clusters in space,
the members of Eshod spun outward. Andre chose to orbit Vancouver, British Columbia.
Gravity being what it is, Hypoyte A recently returned to Edmonton and spent two frenetic weeks spinning out his debut album,
Aphelion Star Fragment.
Stellar members of Edmonton’s spoken word community join him: Tzadeka, Corvid Lorax, Lazarush,
Shima Aisha Robinson, Nineca Bunica, and Field Basansikis. With Madame Wang (Little Whore Records) at the helm, these stars explode;
they create what is, for Hypolyte A, the last Eshod album. What you are holding is the soundtrack to a motion picture that has yet to be
Little Whore records presents:
Aphelion Star Fragment
About the album:
When a star reaches supernova,
the explosion disperses debris
like seeds into the proto-gases
that surround it,
initiating the birth of a new star.
This process takes millions upon millions
Aphelion Star Fragment,
is about a dying star that breaks apart
upon entering a planet's atmosphere,
a shard from its debris striking and
embedding into the chest of an observer,
and beginning a conversion from
human being to new star.
Aphelion is the observer,
who has journeyed from a great distance
to witness the final throes of Hyperion,
once the mighty Sun God Titan,
now an iron crusted core of a red giant.
Aphelion has waited his whole life to make
contact with this occasion,
so feels destined to experience whatever
results from this cosmic symbiosis.
"Man be to a star what grains of sand
are to space dust- made with some of
the same substance"