The Wandering Soul

Dark Ambient, Drone, Soundscapes
Sadayatana Podcast #179
Average Bitrate: 146kbps mp3
Cover: @petra
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At night the choppers buzz the bamboo roof of the jungle, dumping from three thousand feet to little more than a hundred, circling, climbing, circling again, no LZ to land in, no casualties to pick up. Above the roar of the rotorwash come the shrieks of the damned: wails, moans, plaintive cries of Vietnamese. It’s real William Castle stuff, weird sounds and screaming meemies, but even knowing it’s coming from a tape recorder, even hearing the static hiss of the loudspeakers mounted on the Hueys, it still spooks the shit out of the VC. “The Wandering Soul,” it’s called—the sounds of dead Cong, their bodies not given a proper burial, their spirits helplessly wandering the earth. Psychological warfare. Inner Sanctum meets Vietnam. Down in the tunnels Charlie hears it, knows it’s a con, tries to sleep but can’t, the damn stuff goes on half the night. The wails grow louder the lower the choppers fly, then trail off, to suitably eerie effect, as they climb away. Until the next chopper comes with its cargo of souls in a box.

- Alan Brennert, Ma Qui

00:00FornaxUFO Presence [Interior Disposition Remix]
12:13FornaxCrop Circles Fields
17:43FornaxFear Telekinez
33:52Reverse Projection800mts
37:16FoselAsterope Dimension
42:25Reverse ProjectionOld Potion
46:42Reverse ProjectionCeniza
70:20FornaxCattle Mutilation
76:24Edu ComellesAfterMascleta_16_03_Colon
87:58Edu ComellesDesperta_Beni
89:40Enoch's visionThe edge of eternity
98:05Tree HelicopterThe Numbest Station
125:59Irene West Royal HawaiiansKilima Waltz

Enchanting Traumas

Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #178
Average Bitrate: 134kbps mp3
Cover: KateMonkey
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It was to be a quick peek through a hand-wide crack, but enough to risk disillusionment and the dispersal of all the enchanting traumas he had articulated in his brain and his books, scattering them like those peculiar shadows he supposed lingered in that room. And the voices—would he hear their hissing which heralded her presence in a zone swirling with roping shapes? He kept his eyes fixed upon his hand on the doorknob, turning it gently to nudge open the door. So the first thing he saw was the way it, his hand, took on a rosy dawn-like glow, then a deeper twilight crimson as it was bathed more directly by the odd illumination within the room.

- Thomas Ligotti, The Medusa (1994)

0:00Scott LawlorRain 3
20:22L'Horrible PassionLucidique (or how to die in the arms of a beloved one)
29:55MuhrIntro ( The fall )
32:22MuhrDessous le mur de planck
38:59SunDummySpanish Moss
53:41PalancarA Profound Asymmetry
103:03L'Horrible PassionApatheia (or the story of a girl trapped in a world of madness)
111:35L'Horrible PassionMnemosine (or how to lose your eyes to never see the light again)
121:19Erik Satie & Peter JGnossiennes/La 1 ere. Lent

Instruments of Time

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Drone
Sadayatana Podcast #177
Average Bitrate: 132kbps mp3
Cover: Peggy Carlaw
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The flesh surrenders itself, he thought. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not . . . yet, I occurred.

- Frank Herbert, Dune (1965)

00:00PalancarFebruary 2, 2008 Part 1 (The Omicron Transmission)
22:00PalancarJanuary 6, 2008 (City Abandoned to Electric Birds)

This Inner Experience

Drone, Dark Ambient, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #176
Average Bitrate: 140kbps mp3
Cover: [ R . O ]
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Review at Sadayatana #176

We humans, on coming into the world, find we have one sorry privilege--the privilege of feeling ourselves live, with all the fine illusions that follow as a consequence, the illusion, in particular, that this inner experience we have of a life forever varied and changing--changing according to time, circumstance, or fortuity--is a reality outside ourselves.

- Luigi Pirandello, The Late Mattia Pascal (1923)

00:00Wings of an AngelPurity Sacrifice (unreleased)
22:00Shane MorrisFirst Spring Storm Of 2014 (field recording)
24:39Wings of an AngelThe Tall Tales That Sly Demons Whisper Around The Fire Camp
85:12John TocherAfter Hail Was Rain (field recording)
85:36Wings of an AngelHighway 90 - From The Dead Sea of Galilee To Beit She'an
123:47Peer SaerAncient Third Sight

The Last Sofa

Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #175
Average Bitrate: 148kbps mp3
Cover: Petter Duvander
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You buy furniture, you tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled, then the right set of dishes, then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things that you used to own, now they own you.

- Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996)

00:00Grove of Whispers2014-03-22 March Equinox
25:37uhushuhuподводная (underwater)
43:47Scott Lawlorit was a normal life before the sudden onset of a neurological trauma
57:44uhushuhuповерхностная (surface)
70:50Scott Lawlorthe bureaucrats discover that the patient isn't enrolled in the insurance exchanges, they let the individual die from complications that could have been prevented
81:59Christian DoilKaffeemaschinenland
101:10uhushuhuподземная (underground)
105:30EugeneKhaDust Song
112:00Grove of WhispersCoinlocker Heart

Foreign Country

Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #174
Average Bitrate: 140kbps mp3
Cover: Phil Snyder
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Review at Sadayatana #174

A man living in normal circumstances suddenly disappeared, was not heard from, returned months or years later and didn't remember where he had been during this time. Later, however, someone who had run across him, somewhere, in a foreign country, recognized him, but the man himself remembered nothing.

- Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Novel (1926)

00:00Grove of Whispers2014-03-14
34:52The Chestnut TreeMementos
39:02LuciftiasPerchance to Dream
52:16lost-radioremember (sandspace rework II)
65:29Emerald RustlingWind Into The Fog
73:37EarheadStalker III
78:40Wings of an AngelThe Tall Tales That Sly Demons Whisper Around The Fire Camp
95:56Scott Lawlordrone excursion 001
117:44Peer SaerAncient Third Sight

A Burning Wind

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Drone
Sadayatana Podcast #173
Average Bitrate: 130kbps mp3
Cover: quadrapop
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It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override.

- Jack Ketchum, Ladies' Night (1997)

00:00Kostin MichailMain Theme
01:35Neon LotusHollow
12:04Kostin MichailCold Winter
14:47SepticaemiaFoggy dreams
19:47Tribe Of AstronautsRain 3
25:18Neon LotusV
67:03Zreen ToyzIncongruous Talk From Theodolite
78:05Zreen ToyzDisturbed Zoos At Phase One
83:55Alex HedinSlow night
111:06Neon LotusFollow Me
120:45Peer SaerRitual Form in Buriatiia

The Long Night

Dark Ambient,
Sadayatana Podcast #172
Average Bitrate: 140kbps mp3
Cover: Snugg LePup
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A picnic. Picture a forest, a country road, a meadow. Cars drive off the country road into the meadow, a group of young people get out carrying bottles, baskets of food, transistor radios, and cameras. They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. In the morning they leave. The animals, birds, and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places. And what do they see? Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around... Rags, burnt-out bulbs, and a monkey wrench left behind... And of course, the usual mess—apple cores, candy wrappers, charred remains of the campfire, cans, bottles, somebody’s handkerchief, somebody’s penknife, torn newspapers, coins, faded flowers picked in another meadow.

- Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic (1971)

00:00Nagual ArtA Song from F.
04:02Xalm RetributionDark Soil
09:52Willy StamatiLe bateau ivre
19:29Invisible WavesSomnus
21:39Nagual ArtS.H.J.
22:01Xalm RetributionCold Wind
29:22Overhaul In DamnationIconoclast
40:15Kirill PlatonkinOrogenesis
70:33Xalm RetributionRoad To Nowhere
76:17Alan Morse DaviesNocturne [Grieg] (Mischa Elman & Josef Bonime, 1919)
90:34NordBeckGalli Cursi
98:00Nagual ArtThe 1631 Daemon
106:06Willy StamatiLumen obscurum
109:00Grove of Whispers (featuring pixyblink)The Dream In The Witch House

From The Beginning

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana Podcast #171
Average Bitrate: 128kbps mp3
Cover: Thomas Hawk
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Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning.

- Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005)

06:59ExuviaeMultitudes of Solitude
19:33Serge SunneAlien, Cold, Deep Space
24:43ExuviaeWane and Flicker
38:23Peter DiPhillipsI Hum the Body Electric
42:14c. reider vs. Implicit Orderghttnth
42:32M.NomizedA Nice Play To Visit
47:28Øystein JørgensenThe Odyssey of Flight 33 (thrown back in time)
53:49УгасаниеПуть к северным богам
60:34Grove of WhispersThe Name
78:46Cousin SilasDreams At Twilight
85:07BERTHELOTMécanique des limbes III
99:45Fabio KeinerCanto (10)
114:48ARCANE WAVESDevastated Power Plant

Within God

Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental
Sadayatana Podcast #170
Average Bitrate: 138kbps mp3
Cover: Beau Rogers
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Review at Sadayatana #170

The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God. He could not conceive anything which was or was not God, Who alone was great; yet there was a homeliness, an everyday-ness of this climatic Arab God, who was their eating and their fighting and their lusting, the commonest of their thoughts, their familiar resource and companion, in a way impossible to those whose God is so wistfully veiled from them by despair of their carnal unworthiness of Him and by the decorum of formal worship. Arabs felt no incongruity in bringing God into the weaknesses and appetites of their least creditable causes. He was the most familiar of their words; and indeed we lost much eloquence when making Him the shortest and ugliest of our monosyllables.

- T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)

00:00Hank TilburyBy the Stars
12:04TaigaMusic of Presence (excerpt)
21:14Frozen OceanDen Stora Kylan Gar
28:48Sōzu ProjectDark Wings
36:02AiresOrgânico II - Monolítico
47:09Scott Lawlor & EarlyguardAbstraction
73:35Hank TilburyThe Widening
85:45Paco RossiqueBell on caves
97:47Susperia-ElectricaBeyond Space
109:35Carlos Ramirez and Chris Silver TNear Earth
110:18SiJ & WMRIThe Shining Dark (Short Version)
116:28mystifiedWinter Spirit