Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith – Songs From the Bardo (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith – Songs From the Bardo (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:17:32 minutes | 655 MB | Genre: Experimental, Folk, Spoken Word
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Songs from the Bardo begins with a bell ringing out once, twice, three times, as a ritualistic chant emerges from the dense silence. The collaborative composition by avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson, Tibetan multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal, and composer and activist Jesse Paris Smith is a guided journey through the visionary text of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, unfolding in an 80-minute ebb and flow of sound and words. Songs from the Bardo is a transporting experience, meant to draw the listener into the present moment and provide a framework for inner exploration. Anderson, Choegyal, and Smith fuse modern compositional techniques with the mystique of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to make these visionary traditions more accessible to a new generation of listeners and to reveal the ancient wisdoms contained within.

1. Homage to the Gurus (03:31)
2. Heart Sutra Song – Gone Beyond (07:31)
3. Awakened One (05:28)
4. The Three Jewels (04:17)
5. Brilliant Lights (11:13)
6. Listen Without Distraction (05:26)
7. Gong (01:37)
8. Dancing with the Crescent Knife (04:26)
9. Jigten (06:04)
10. Natural Form of Emptiness (06:38)
11. Lotus Born, No Need to Fear (07:07)
12. Dividing Line (03:50)
13. Moon in the Water (05:15)
14. Awakened Heart (05:09)