We use cookies on our website to provide you with the best experience. Most of these are essential and already present.
We do require your explicit consent to save your cart and browsing history between visits. Read about cookies we use here.
Your cart and preferences will not be saved if you leave the site.

Soundohm

play
Out of stock
1
2

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Deuter

Kundalini Meditation (Lp)

Label: Private

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

Out of stock

New age masterpiece from krautrock mystic Deuter, this album contains the music for the first two stages of an hour long kundalini meditation developed for westerners by Rajneesh (later known as Osho). The stages involve listening to the music and "Shaking" (stage one), "Dancing" (stage two), and "Witnessing" (stage three). These stages are not really meditations but a sort of preparation to facilitate meditation. Rajneesh had been trying to teach the practice of direct meditation for ten years before he realized his effort was futile: "I would say, 'Relax', to those I was teaching. They would appear to understand the meaning of the word, but they could not relax." He developed a technique that would activate the body with intense movement, creating tension in order to allow for the stillness of the meditation. Deuter and Rajneesh (along with a team of disciples that tested and consulted on these methods) collaborated to make music that would (in stage one and two) occupy the mind and compel the body. The music of stage three was designed to relax the body and compel the mind to awareness, acting as a transition to stage four, which is silent, with the person lying down, (actually) meditating. Speaking about music, Rajneesh wrote, "Between sounds of music there are gaps of silence. The authentic music consists not of sounds, but of the gaps. Music can make you aware of those gaps more beautifully than anything else." While living at the ashram as a disciple of Rajneesh, Deuter produced a series of compositions to be used in these "active" meditations. They were recorded using a multitrack tape machine and an assortment of acoustic and electronic instruments - guitar, tambura, bells, percussion, and synthesizers. The playing style is repetitious yet dynamic, incorporating loops, Indian classical motifs, musique concrète, and pastoral acoustic passages. Kundalini Meditation, never released on vinyl in the states, is presented here for the first time with the full length tracks. It was originally released in 1979.

Details
Cat. number: deuter 001LP
Year: 2016

More by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Deuter

D
CD | €14.50
Aum
CD | €16.50
D (LP)
LP | €21.90
Aum
Vinyl LP | €15.99

More from Private

Syzygy (tape)
Tape | €12.00
Isola/Azione (LP)
LP | €18.90
For a Moment Nothing Happens
Tape | €8.00
IsoMonads
TAPE | €7.00
Snoring (Lp)
LP | €24.00
Tiresia
TAPE | €8.00
Endless Sky
TAPE | €7.50
Hacia la luz
LP | €13.90
Sol Sketches
CD | €8.00
Das Tagstück (LP)
LP | €15.99
Broken Guitars
Vinyl LP | €15.00
KO/USK
BOOK + CD | €26.00
Mectpyo Box (Handmade Edition by MB)
10 x CDr in a special boxed edition handmade by MB | €100.00