Imaginos tells the story of Desdinova, also known as Imaginos, born as a puppet of unnatural influences and drawn to rediscover a magic mirror of evil origin hidden in a pyramid in Mexico. Such is the power of the mirror and the forces behind it that dragging it to England results in the stirring of forces that cause the outbreak of World War I. The nine songs on the album each tell parts of the story of Desdinova's life, snapshots in time. The liner notes describing the background for the whole thing are a complicated mess (on purpose, I imagine, as part of the "feel" they wanted for the album); the whole Imaginos myth is presented as a horrible rush of events that you can perceive in any and every order. The story is interesting, and pieces of it go back to BOC's second (and, according to the biggest fans, greatest) album Secret Treaties, with two of the songs from that album recreated here. If you listen to it and get a bit confused trying to follow it all (everyone does), makes sure to check out the interpretation of Imaginos found at the boc-l site.