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Inside John Malkovich's Eerie, Plato-Quoting New Album

27 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Two years ago, composer Eric Alexandrakis wrote an ambient piece of music titled "Cryogenia π [Requiem For Humanity]" that was "very freeform and free-flowing and had this time-warp, evolving vibe to it." He visualized an actor reciting Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" — a text suggested by his philosophy professor mother — over his music and knew there was only one person whose dulcet, yet eerie voice could complement the piece: John Malkovich.

"He has this very poetic, intellectual, mysterious, academic vibe to him — this blend of classical and edge that you just don't see, »

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Hear John Malkovich's Creepy New Song With Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon

9 November 2015 6:22 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

In the early Eighties, years before he would perfect brooding menace in Hollywood, John Malkovich was a rising theater star that would perform in front of New York's musical and cultural elite. "When you're a kid from Chicago and you go do a play in New York and David Bowie or Mick Jagger or Jacqueline Onassis show up, the only question you can really kind of think of is, 'Why?'" Malkovich tells Rolling Stone. One frequent attendee of the actor's plays at the time was Yoko Ono.

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Hear John Malkovich's Terrifying Ric Ocasek Collab

18 September 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Malkovich: actor, director, portal vessel, sonic explorer. The performer has teamed with an eclectic group of musicians – including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, the Cars' Ric Ocasek, Omd, Young the Giant, Dweezil Zappa and the Dandy Warhols – to create Like a Puppet Show, a Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl exclusive. The album finds Malkovich reciting classical musician Eric Alexandrakis' version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave over original material composed and produced by Alexandrakis, paired with bizarre photos of Malkovich taken by Sandro. 

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