LINER NOTES: Satsangs In The Dark' brings together the majestic black splendor of sound, seditious spoken-word and thought-provoking poetry – to create a transcendental mind and life altering experience. Satsang (in Sanskrit, sat = true, sanga = company) is an Indian philosophy that involves (1) the company of the "highest
truth," (2) the company of a guru, or (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth. This typically involves listening to or reading texts, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’s daily life. This project marks an inspiring step further unto the most dangerous terrains and inner-landscapes of one's obscure existential reflections…
Needless to say that 'Satsangs In The Dark' is a paradoxical title. As an experienced and highly passionate critical thinker, my humble words of wisdom to y'all are: Don't trust gurus, artists, psychologists, professors and others who (manipulatively) guide you how to (supposedly) live and conduct your life. Execute your critical instincts and don't believe the hype. Romanticism is alluring - but it rarely holds any sustainable promises. Beware of those claiming to represent The Truth or any so-called Truths. Don't turn off your defenses and DO NOT fall in the trap of those calling you to be less judgmental and (allegedly) open to new experiences. People tend to have a hot spot for charisma and sugar-coated nonsense - let that be known.
'Satsangs In The Dark' is all about late night journeys to non-specific destinations, in the context of a perfectly equal intellectual/emotional relationship. 'Satsangs In The Dark' is all about crossbreeding information and mutual sharing of knowledge via dialogue. 'Satsangs In The Dark' is all about promoting intelligent nonconformism and iconoclasm. 'Satsangs In The Dark' is all about providing a valid and well-founded alternative to the herd, sheeple and bourgeois mentalities. 'Satsangs In The Dark' is all about a sound transformation of consciousness. Here and now.
Last but not least, there's a ridiculous New Age driven fashion to dismiss thinking as a whole and promote emotional experiences that are highly regarded and considered to be much more authentic. Give me a break... I have three words for you: Cogito ergo sum.
-Wings Of An Angel-
TAGS: Wings of an Angel; Avant Garde; Experimental; Ambient; Poetic; Spoken Word; Existential; Philosophy; Misanthropy; Melancholy; Apocalyptic;Consciousness; Nihilism; Dark; Satsang; Iconoclasm; Transcendental; Awakening; Duduk; Ethno; Ethereal; Soundscapes
Written and produced by Felix Kaplan.
Artwork by Volador.
via archive.org / ParaLucid Records
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