Italy's SHABDA rise like a phoenix from the ashes of avantgardists THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE (Code666 Records) and we're incredibly pleased to release their debut album, "The Electric Bodhisattva" on Paradigms. An esoteric journey of enlightenment fueled by sitars, thunderous guitar hypnotics and layers of laptop drone.
SHABDA is the basic unit of sound from which the world is shaped according to the main Indian darsanas, and the creation root of each mantra. Deep listening and repetition are the keys around which the identity of the project is built, and the channel to direct the search for timeless and spaceless dimension of being.
Ideally channeling Marco Castagnetto and Anna Airoldi's spiritual research, supported by guitars from cultural saboteur Riccardo Fassone, SHABDA explores the fil rouge that holds the Tradition in Tantric Shaivam Indian currents, Taoist and Occidental alchemy, Tibetan Lamaism, Sufism and the Fourth Way as theorized by Gurdjieff.
According to Terry Riley, tradition is only "what works", and it exists as a result of constant experimentation devoid of dogmas and easy morality.
Fusing obsessive doom riffs and traditional indian melodies to ambient sound structures, SHABDA produces slow, repetitive, trance-inducing music that will delight fans of Earth, Popol Vuh and La Monte Young.
Five sprawling sonic landscapes over sixty minutes. Presented in finely screen printed gatefold board digi-wallets and issued in a strict edition of 200 exemplars only.
Buy it at www.paradigms-recordings.com