Somnium is a nod to the novel of the same name, written in 1608 by Johannes Kepler
and is regarded as the first ever science fiction novel. “This book fascinates me
because it was basically Kepler travelling in his mind to a non-existent world while
describing it, and his journey, with amazing detail. Many of his imagined sensations
are actually really what happens when one travels into space, which happened almost
four hundred years later. You could call it a vision of the future through his dreams,
and I find this aspect very mysterious and powerful.” This form of mind travel is what
Jacco has set out to create in a sonic, almost alchemic, capacity.