Let's Get To Know Each Other / by Andres Davila

My Introduction To This Modern World

Self-proclaimed “Aztec God of Death” and modern-day spiritual overseer for the Mexican gray wolf, Xolotl, aka Lobo, rises from the shadows blending music with visual reality. Through influences ranging from early 80’s synthpop/minimal wave to Italo-Disco, Wolf, the Musician is a modern-day synthpop audio-visual collective hailing from Alton, IL, advocating conservation of the Mexican wolf.

Wolf, The Musician’s first EP, Neon Heartbeatz, reveals the story of founder Lobo’s odyssey through time. Initially from Mexico and living among the Mexican gray wolf population, he embodied the spirit of his species. They were at peace with the world around them, until their nature was corrupted by the appearance of new settlers. Each change sent reverberations throughout their land and sent them into a time of despair. With every passing decade, humanity disillusioned him more and more. He had seen death and was quite accustom to it to the point of accepting it as a new status quo, and he had never chosen to intervene. As time continues to hurdle forward into the future, Lobo can no longer ignore the death that surrounds him, his kind. Now, it is time for him to act. The Mexican wolf can’t speak for itself – someone – or something – must be its voice.

The aim of Wolf, The Musician is to raise awareness of the Mexican gray wolf’s current predicament. Conservation efforts are ongoing around North America to save the species, but without the help and interest of the populous, change cannot happen fast enough. Through music, Wolf, The Musician seeks to bring people together for awareness and advocacy. A portion of proceeds will go to the Endangered Wolf Center.