Liberation Through Hearing

by Somatoast

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The EP is influenced by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, or the Bardo Thodol, which roughly translates to "liberation through hearing." One can be liberated at the moment of ego death by simply hearing or even remembering the instructions of the Bardo Thodol. The goal was to successfully embed the powers of the text into my music. Track 1 corresponds to the first bardo: The Clear Light. Tracks 2 and 3 correspond to two different peaceful visions that may occur within the second bardo. Track 4 represents the re-entry period of the third bardo.


released September 1, 2012

Tracks 1, 3, and 4 produced by Mark Rubin
Track 2 produced by Mark Rubin and Kyle Samson
Dialogue from tracks 1 and 3 are recordings of Timothy Leary
Album Art by Mark Rubin




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Track Name: Clear Light
In order for your consciousness to flow beyond the confines of the normal body ego, it is necessary to undo the bond which chain you to the external world. There are three main stages in this void. The first and most profound is called the experience of Clear Light. Here you merge completely with a basic energy process. There are no thoughts. You are gone. All boundaries dissolved. The drop of water has merged with the ocean.
Track Name: The Vibratory Waves of External Unity
Can't you feel it?