CD-R (ltd. 77)
The new album from Ogni Videniy following the "Sounding Emptiness" disc delves again into Buddhist themes, this time - the spatial Buddhist cosmology. Every track is dedicated to a certain state of mind and its corresponding plane of existence of sentient beings, from material worlds to the realms of pure consciousness.
Nine compositions with intense sonic structures, like fractal canvases with no end and no beginning. Each of them with its own atmosphere: from mild and rarefied to dense, noisy and pulsating; all being pierced by elastic electric drones with lots of hues and parallel resonating forms.
Perhaps this is a kind of music that devas are hearing in the depths of their meditative absorptions. However, no matter how high the level of their staying in non-material worlds is, the most valuable is still human life because it has the best opportunities to make decisions and choose the right path.
After this great start we continue our trip with Ogni Videniy, just on their own, and they continue their exploration of Buddhist themes, and more especially Buddhist cosmology. 'Every track is dedicated to a certain state of mind and its corresponding plane of existence of sentient beings, from material worlds to the realms of pure consciousness'. Here we find this band in a more contemplative mood, and also more minimal in their approach; maybe more ambient than industrial would be the thing to say in this case. Their sound is essentially made out of the same apparatus as the 'Synapse' release; lots of synthesizer sounds and effects, but also a bit more rhythm thrown in, via machines, plug-ins or sequencers. Occasionally one has the idea of ambient house music, with the word 'house' not in big lettering. There is a psychedelic element in this music too, but it works on a much more subtle level I think. Ogni Videniy has a somewhat more melodically touch to the music. After the wild ride of their collaborative effort, this perhaps the chill-out album, complete with bird calls in 'Beautiful Devas'. There is an excellent mid-nineties ambient feel about this album, which is something I totally dig!