100th Monkey

Andy Guthrie is a composer & producer who was a founding member of Banco de Gaia and member of Medicine Drum (with Chris Dekker and DJ Chrisbo) and Prana (with Tsuyoshi Suzuki.) He also collaborated with Eat Static, Manmademan, Si Wild, Mark Allen & Tristan, amongst others and released solo projects as 100th Monkey and Funkopath. He co-ordinated The Earthtrance Album for EMI/Positiva with Jacki Kenley of 21-3 Records http://www.discogs.com/Various-Earth-Trance/release/89025 The name 100th Monkey comes from research conducted in the mid-sixties by four Japanese primatologists into the eating habits of monkeys across several separate Pacific islands. The researchers found that a concept or skill learned by a few could spread almost overnight to the rest of the species across long distances provided a critical number of individuals was reached. This was later picked up on by Lyall Watson who gave the concept the name "the hundredth monkey phenomenon". The point being that a new skill or concept can be accepted into the gene stream and affect evolution provided enough individuals acquire it. So proving that whatever we think or learn affects the collective unconsciousness... probably.