The Lotus of the Silent Deep
"A journey unfolding from the deep realm where primordial sound uncoils, transporting one through brute worlds and radiances of wisdom."
The second album of NADAKA 's LOTUS TRILOGY
Nadaka - vocal, electric guitar, gongs, tibetan singing bowls
The Tibetan Choir of the Ganden Shartse Monastery
Vikku Vinayakram on the ghatam
Nothing less than the attempt to move through sound to the source of sound itself. The refusal to be superficially tuneful, the relative sparseness of orchestration, the lingering on the texture and resonances of individual notes and instruments. Above all, the use of silence, space, and the exploration of that borderland where sound and silence meet.
Each is a meditation , not background music to meditate to, but extended meditations in which the listener participates in an exploration: you feel you are on the cusp of creation, present at the moment when a particular sound first emerges from the void.
Who is NADAKA:
In Sanskrit, Nada is the origin of sound and Ka is the one who carries it within. Nadaka was born in Quebec, and learned to play the guitar at an early age. At 16, his quest for life's deeper sense led him on a pilgrimage along that wondrous road which infallibly brought him to India, which he immediately adopted as his country. Dedicated to the ideals of India's great revolutionary yogi, Sri Aurobindo, he has been living in the international settlement of Auroville, in South India, since 1974. His love of Indian culture and passion for Indian music led him to study a number of traditional music styles, both on Indian stringed instruments and vocally.
In This album he explores an occult world with sounds of Tibetan origin.