Archive for November 2015

Other Symbols

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Ambient
Sadayatana Podcast #225
Average Bitrate: 140kbps mp3
Cover: Michael Kappel
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Direct URL: Other Symbols
Review at Sadayatana #225

The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. This belief had survived in early Christianity, although with other symbols.

- Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980)

00:00Hsin-Jung Tsai無量壽佛祈請文
03:19Free TibetMystical Glow
06:54HalgrathHer Winter of Loneliness
16:02Sara Ayers and Jeff SampsonNot Even All The Stars
21:01Circle of PinesDown to the Dreamy Sky
45:16FelliriumStrange Mechanism
46:40Circle of PinesMoosiges Kissen
65:26Circle of PinesCove Point
66:09FelliriumConcrete Purgatory (Part 1)
68:51FelliriumConcrete Purgatory (Part 3)
79:37FelliriumConcrete Purgatory (Part 2)
82:32Circle of PinesWasser-Madrigal
121:31Hsin-Jung Tsai貝瑪拉米扎發願文

Far From Rare

Dark Ambient, Experimental, Ambient
Sadayatana Podcast #224
Average Bitrate: 120kbps mp3
Cover: Brian Talbot
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Direct URL: Far From Rare
Review at Sadayatana #224

There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an experience can be as light and fleeting as a breath of air, or it can imprint itself deeply upon our minds. … Many persons also have visionary experiences in daily life, though most of us fail to recognize their meaning and value. Mystical experiences, like those that marked my childhood, are apparently far from rare.

- Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980)

00:00John TocherGrove of Whispers: Live
28:34Astral & Shitaction
52:44Paul MinesweeperCoal Harbor
66:47Astral & Shitbrume
84:30Joseph SzymkowiakDead Chamber
116:15Hsin-Jung Tsai藥師琉璃佛