+STERLING INFINITY- THE #MENTALHYBRID (often shortened to #MentalHybrid) is a 2014 concept Album by American musician/performance artist Sterling Sènia.
The album tells the story of Sènia's alter-ego Sterling Infinity, a
hybrid who will fuse the human and cyber worlds together as
"Bridging the human and cyber worlds with symphonic precision, +Sterling Infinity- is an anthem for the present."
It’s the year 2022, and people are more machine than ever.
Cybernetic upgrades to humanity, offered at little cost, exist to
eradicate human problems like hunger. The 5% have fled to the stars but
the masses are left to either struggle through an apocalyptic wasteland
or comply to shutting off their fatal hunger. The price? Domination by a
new mechanic elite. It’s a cursed half-life where the only release is a
virtual paradise people can plug into, but even utopia gets glitches.
It this dark future where horror is mitigated by being propped up in
life by machinery, songwriter Angel Jerome tries to breed happiness in
his music. Shy and unassuming, he continues to churn out
optimism-inducing pop songs for the very corporations that breed
despair. Invited to a strange party (which are mythological happenings
in such a dark world) he finds himself in the company of an otherworldly
woman who challenges everything he thought he knew about his perfectly
As Angel is lead down the rabbit hole into an alternate, or perhaps
real, world of truths and secrets, his new knowledge and his new
relationship are both tested by the forces that start to see the
greatest threat: someone who has found the secret to real happiness
instead of being fed it from on high as he becomes Sterling Infinity,
What seems revolutionary in the future is no less psychadelic, erotic
and truthful than it is now: society, at an epoch of exploring both the
crazy inevitabilities and the shocking missed opportunities of both
people and science, is challenging us to think about what binaries
remain in place and which have been instilled there through fear and
In the 21st century the heart the body, the mind and the soul are caught in the
crossfire of a debate Sterling seeks to heal. Viewers
are invited to a mythical party of his own creation, where they too will
be asked to challenge what real truly means. Sterling Infinity is an
exciting sonic talent that seeks to find a brand new and exciting fusion
of vocal prowess and musical meditation.
Where some use the electronic era of music to mask a lack of
traditional talents, he provides both in a theatrical soundscape that
undulates for as long as it needs to finding a languid economy many more
seasoned artists cannot judge as successfully. Even a slower jam like
Heart Mind Body and Soul still has an internal choreography you cant
deny if your body has the capacity for motion. He wants you lulled into a
sense of seduced, self-sacrificing musical nirvana. And he's doing a
damn good job and getting people to do just that. Listen to Hypnotized
and try not to dance. I dare you.