We are happy to announce that we just received the debut བདུད (pronounced dü) release from Virupi Music (Ontario, Canada).
The title of this project is in Tibetan and it deals with the concepts of Māra/bDud, the demon tempter of Siddhārtha Gautama while he sat in deep meditation under the Bodhi tree. According to Buddhist cosmology, Māra personifies unwholesome impulses, unskillfulness, the “death” of the spiritual life. He distracts humans from practicing the spiritual life by making mundane things alluring, or the negative seem positive.
This particular release attempts to combine an art collage with a music ‘soundscape’ with the intention of inducing a meditative-state in the listener. The purpose of this project is to highlight ignorance and how it causes chaos and death.
The physical edition features a professionally duplicated high-bias tapes in an limited edition to 50 hand-numbered copies. Includes a xeroxed insert of a fold-out collage that accompanies the soundscapes.
Here is a preview.
Tapes available through http://virupimusic.bandcamp.com/releases