ANKH IS ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph meaning | Life.
In the context of this project, it’s the story about Civil Rights on a Human Scale as told through the eyes of two friends, Shelly “Traction” Jones and Scott “Splinter” Owens, with the philosophy that it takes one person to make a change and two to start a revolution.
Ankh is the story of Traction and Splinter, two friends who see the world very differently. Traction believes there’s a future, while Splinter dwells on what was.
It’s based on the lessons learned by Tom Libertiny’s multi-year listening tour and inspired by Rachel Andresen.
Concept, Writer, Designer, Director | Tom Libertiny
Concept, AI Prompt Engineer, Retouches | Tom Libertiny
Visualization Artist | Daria Zhestyreva
Graphics Designer | Sanzi Popa
Vocals (Splinter) | Javier Yuch
Vocals (Traction) | To be announced
Guitars | Greg Ayers (Wild Jackass)
Piano and Keyboards | Boh Cooper
Bass, Keyboards, Guitars | Tom Libertiny
Drums | John “JR” Robinson
Produced by | Tom Libertiny
Music by | Tom Libertiny
Lyrics by | Tom Libertiny and Caroline Six (Wild Jackass)
Mix Engineers | Jason Groves, Sneak Attack Studios (Wild Jackass) and Patrick Phillips, Real World Studios
Mastering Engineer | Sangwook “Sunny” Nam, Jacob’s Well Mastering