Basically that guy who only listens to space ambient and thinks about cosmic horror a lot now
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Four of the ten discs I just bought from Tuluum Shimmering. His music is sort of a summery, meditative pysch-folk from some eternal forest August. Tuluum Shimmering has a a lot of stuff on his Bandcamp. As if making it is as much of a meditative practise for him as it is for me to listen to it and live inside his endless woodsmoke summer.
People do not talk about this film enough. Is it too resistant to analysis because it is so much? Does it overwhelm the viewer, or drain the viewer? Does it defeat a close reading because it says everything? It’s a novel on the screen. I bought it on digital the day it was available. This blu-ray has a bunch of extra stuff. But I mostly wanted it on the shelf, like a favourite novel, there to dip into or spend an evening with. Trying to study its pieces and then getting swept away in its orchestral storm.
And I think this completes my collection of available physical editions by Phurpa, thanks to the wonderful Zoharum, whose output you can check out at their Bandcamp or at zoharum.com, Phurpa are… well, here’s their own description: “Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow based group in this tradition.”
This is great. From the Bandcamp notes:
… gently rocking waves of sound, or like a babbling sonic stream of fractured audio debris. It also sounds a bit like the equivalent of sunlight dancing on the ripples of a lake’s surface.
‘eau’ is not really a song, or a composition. Well, technically it is, but it functions more like an atmosphere that fills the space. Just let it play (on repeat…) and let the sounds hang in the room…
This was one I needed to own in a physical edition. Maybe you do too.
It’s a big planet full of people, and I want to experience as much of its art as I can before I go. People like Unexplained Sounds help a lot with that. You can stream all this, and buy the material in digital or CD, at their Bandcamp page.
I’ve always, since I could afford to buy music regularly, kept a small collection from musics that are not from Britain, from the songs of the Bayaka to Tuvan throat singing.
I’m actually falling way behind with photographing what’s coming in as I (re-) build my library. I mean, I’m sure it’s pretty boring for you, reader, but as it’s only you and I reading, and I pay for the website, you’re kind of shit out of luck there sorry
These, I did order. Cryo Chamber’s got a lot of money from me lately, but their curation of dark ambient/space ambient is excellent. protoU’s latest is here.
And these are going into the CD machine now because today is a big thinking day and I would like to do it in space.