Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith feat. Anoushka Shankar & Tenzin Choegyal & Charlotte Gainsbourg - Peradam [CD]
Released: 4th September 2020
The sounds of bird song, singing bowls and water rippling invite us to ‘Peradam’, the transcendent new album by Soundwalk Collective with Patti
Smith, released via Bella Union.
‘Peradam’ takes as its entry point René Daumal’s early 1930s novel ‘Mount Analogue: a Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures
in Mountain Climbing’, in which the French writer, critic and poet mapped a metaphysical journey to “the ultimate symbolic mountain” in search of
meaning. In it, Daumal introduced the idea of the ‘peradam’, a rare, crystalline stone - harbouring profound truths - that is only visible to seekers on a true spiritual path.
‘Peradam’ arrives as “the final stone,” says Soundwalk Collective’s Stephan Crasneanscki, in ‘The Perfect Vision’, a triptych of albums that evoke and explore the sainted spaces of thought and creativity opened by three French writers. After albums devoted to Antonin Artaud (‘The Peyote Dance’) and Arthur Rimbaud (‘Mummer Love’), ‘Peradam’ expands on “the living space,” says Smith, that Daumal left for future seekers to enter and create out of.
Double LP pressed on sky blue vinyl with digital download card.
Knowledge Of The Self
Dawn in Rishikesh
The Four Cardinal Times
Hymn To The Liquid