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Orb

by Bobby Beausoleil

Bobby BeauSoleil explores the world of imagination in this mystical symphony performed on guitar and electronic instruments. Recorded in 2001 at Oregon State Penitentiary.
Genre: Electronic: Soundscapes
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Orb (Complete)
32:17 album only
2. Alchemical Reaction
11:34 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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An instrumental modern symphony in a sequence of themes that circumnavigate the sphere of an inner dreamworld and explore deep mysteries. Orb is Now Available on CD with the bonus track, Alchemical Reaction, featuring Bob Ferbrache.

The long-secret teachings of the Tantra demonstrate that just about any activity can be used as a focusing tool for meditation and self-realization. One technique that has proven to be of great value to me is nada yoga, the practice of using audible tones as the focus for inspiring and stimulating awareness of the true self, as in meditation. Much of my work in sound design and music is centered around this practice.

Back in the 1960s when I was a young vagabond musician, and in a peculiar state of mind, I heard the humming dynamo at the heart of existence — that which is symbolized by the syllable OM . When I heard it for the first time I knew instinctively that it had always been there, just on the edge of my awareness, a very subtle pulsing vibration humming within everything everywhere, giving rise to all phenomena. I heard it in the sounds made be my instruments and in my own voice when vocalizing in consciousness of it. We all know this core vibration when our awareness awakens to it. Everything, including ourselves, exists as harmonic waves riding upon this dynamo hum. It is the voice of existence itself.

All of my music and soundscape design is the craft of working with and bouncing harmonies against the primal vibration. The higher frequencies of the visible spectrum arise from the infinite vibration as well, so a similar process is at work when my focus is concentrated in producing the visual image.

It is a kind of self-hypnosis, I suppose, that with these enabling tools it becomes possible to pierce through the obscuring veils of nescience and mental yammering for a period long enough to pry open some of the vast realms within.

Freedom or its lack is a state of mind, as I've proven to myself again and again. The physical world has rules I cannot change physically but the spirit is not bound by them. The inner world has become far more than a mere refuge. As I've explored it across the years the truth of myself has gradually revealed itself to me, and I have discovered that it extends into infinity like the vibrations of a string plucked on a well-tuned guitar.

The recordings I've been blessed the opportunities to make on occasion are not the goal of my music by any means. They are merely some artifacts left behind as I explore inwardly, like tracks in the sand, or like postcards sent back home to tell where I've been. May you find in these artifacts something to encourage you on your own inward journey.

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