Yan Lohendra asserts a closeness to the spirit of the Zeuhl, a musical current initiated by the band Magma, and does not seek to produce music that everyone likes.
Through his Star Heaven album, Yan Lohendra evokes in a prophetic way the transhumanism that will result in transforming the oligarchy into almost immortal superhumans, the conquest of the space to which this caste will migrate, thanks to the exploitation of humans and the nature until exhaustion and destruction, all representing a capitalist hybridism to which nature, life and the class struggle will end.
The second album The Ten Commandments alludes to the cult scene of the film “They Live”, which reveals subliminal injunctions visible throughout the city. This one gives their titles to the music. The narrative of the film metaphorically expresses the fight against Capitalism. Each of the twelve pieces has a meaning given by the title and by the music itself. The album opens with an injunction to revolt, followed by the ten commandments of capitalism and ends with an incitement to.awakening.
The album Upsilon Plus tells the story of Sandra T. which gradually turns into a different being, called “Upsilon Plus” and will live an initiatory journey, in the form of a somewhat esoteric allegorical narrative, with nested meanings, and which ends in doubt, but also by awakening. The music also presents this esotericism and an experimental dimension that makes it little adapted to the general public.
Yan Lohendra, a follower of Buddhism, meditation, veganism and raw food, also enjoys trekking in steep places. Appreciating the work of Jacques Ellul, he does not like alienating techniques and modern society. Like the Dalai Lama, he calls himself half-Marxist and half-Buddhist.