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FIVE ELEMENTS MUSIC - Rishikesh

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Unfathomless U11
Release Year: 2012
Note: the favoured Russian project presents field recordings from two highly interesting places in India (Ganges river, Himalaya, and the ancient city of Vrindavan), all recorded in the middle of the night - very special atmosphere; fabric-pressed CD, numbered ed. 200 copies, in the typical artwork-style (beautiful patterns from nature & natural objects) of Daniel Crokaert
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"In this work, I present two acoustic environments. These sounds are born in India. Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas of which it is a gateway to. Within this piece are sounds that were recorded near the flowing mountain streams of the Ganges; they have been captured at night time, where small streams of water eventually grind coastal rocks. There is also the echo of prayer wheels, and the noise of the slow Ganges and streams flowing from the mountains and many more other sounds that were hanging around me.
Vrindavan (27 34.50. N 77 42.02. E)
This is the place I always wanted to visit. This is a city with an ancient history. It tells that Vrindavan is located in several spaces that are not detectable through simple vision. The city is the place where the God Krishna was once born. Almost all the recordings were again made at night along a small interval from 11:00 pm to 3:00 in the morning, when the city sleeps. I was there in Kartika time, and many people from all over India come in Vrindavan. At this moment, the city becomes filled with the sounds of religious mantras, peoples screams, songs, cars horns, noises of rickshaws and bicycles as well And also during the day one can add sounds of birds, monkeys, dogs and cows. Anyway, I wanted to reflect the sound of the advancing night as such this is not a pure documentary work, but humble sound art trying to portray an intangible atmosphere
(Sergey Suhovik respectfully revised by Daniel Crokaert)

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