Meditation

This collection of auraloramas and harmonic improvisations was begun as long ago as 2010, when Mechkov played for the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts tenth anniversary ‘promenade performances’.

At that event, he played in the wings of the theatre’s main stage while Yoga for Harmony’s Julie Potter went through several series of yoga movements. The evening produced some three hours of ideas (none of them recorded) that went on to become the pieces Relaxation, Clearing the Mind and Walking Home.

The initial plan, seeded by these performances, was to make an album (or even a few albums) that would appeal to the yoga or meditation communities. Unfortunately, Mechkov’s predilection for dissonance will probably always prevent him from doing this.

Following on from Trophonius and A Day in the Country, he turned the collection into a sort of harmonic ‘story’ that takes a ‘practitioner’ from the moment a need to meditate is felt, through the journey into the meditational state, out again and the general feeling of well being and goodness that pervades after a successful session.

Mechkov claims to be “really very pleased with the results”, stating that this is the first album he has made that has resulted in something very similar to what was originally wanted.

The music will have a familiar ring to those who have kept an eye on Mechkov’s Youtube channel, where a number of the songs have been previewed, as well as a few of the pieces being made in the same style and with the same techniques as the A Day in the Country album. Beyond those, however, and the album stretches into richer textural environments, creating some quite expansive soundscapes through the use, primarily of the Roland Guitar synthesizer.

 

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Where Did It Go? 9:36  
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Uncertain Start 4:10  
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Relaxation 8:12  
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Acceptance 3:29  
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Clearing the Mind 7:52  
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One Hand Clap 8:44  
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Approaching the Eternal Now 10:25  
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Back to Earth (Re-entry) 2:59  
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Back to Earth (Thin Atmosphere) 3:07  
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Walking Home 1 3.45  
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Walking Home 2 1:21  
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On a High 4:25  
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