SUPER grateful to read such an inspiring review for my album SONIC MANDALAS by fellow human Bill Mahoney.
“Aptly, Sonic Mandalas are mini-universes of rich and captivating sound and, on the whole, an exquisite artist album.”
Full review at https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/70237-sattyananda-sonic-mandalas/
Please do take out some time to read the review and if you have some more time to spare do listen to the album
Lots of love and light
To listen & buy this release please visit http://sattyananda.com/music/sonic-mandalas-experimental/
Why I choose digital music / electronic music as a medium to express myself as an artist is because I’m able to tell a story through this medium & that’s the one thing that constantly fascinates me & also keeps me excited about using this medium. I am not so much in to the production side of things as I am more into the concept of telling the story having said that ‘Sonic Mandalas’ was produced in the winter of 2007, at that time I was really excited as this was the first album I was going to write using the software Logic.
The concept of this album is based around the pattern we are all a part of, where our consciousness has comes to life and is experiencing itself.
What is a mandala?
The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean “circle,” a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself–a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
So, ‘Sonic Mandalas’ has 7 tracks, the first one ‘Open Reflections’ is where the consciousness comes to life and sees its own reflection in the cosmos. Leading on to ‘Heady Messages’ which is about how after consciousness is reflected the head receives messages from everywhere and the dream becomes a reality. The song ‘Other Planets’ is about understanding where the experience is taking place and how different races on earth came from different planets and colonized earth. ‘Twisted Realms’, it’s about realizing that the consciousness is in the middle of the experience and there is no way to go back. ‘You’re safe’ is the track where the consciousness comes to terms with where it is and what it needs to do. ‘Things we share our planet with’, is when the consciousness understands that everything that helps it exist and experience life is created by other forms of life and its future depends on everything else. The last track ‘Sonic mandalas’, is the mandala for bliss, here the consciousness realizes its purpose and understands deeply that this experience is about being free loving sharing caring helping and uplifting other forms of life and energy it is a song for inner celebration 🙂
Hope you enjoy listening to it 🙂