The Ritual/Drone collective Nam-Khar returns to the Dutch Winter-Light label with their latest inner outing entitled 'Sur Chöd'.
This is Nam-Khar's second release on the Winter-Light label, after the very successful and well received 'Secret Essence/Sangwa Dupa' album in 2018. The music has evolved ....
"Sur Chöd" is composed of 6 long-form pieces, each piece transforming and morphing in to a musical entity within it's own right. The traditional percussive elements are still there in the music, deployed in full force alongside more subtle uses of these instruments. It is the use of the drone and bass elements that have changed on this release. The small vacuous pockets which Nam-Khar use so well are soon filled with warm, thick drones, synthesised sweeps and enlightening cosmic sounds. It once again creates that space for the listener to move into for contemplation and reflection, to energise and focus through the welcome isolation space created by Nam-Khar's atmospherics. Pushing the inner-traveller ever further onwards, along different trodden paths.
Ritual ambient, dark ambient, drone, industrial and subtle tinges of dark-jazz await the listener on this deep and diverse release from Nam-Khar.
On "Sur Chöd" Nam-Khar are: Boenke, Gossmann, Gyaltsen, Martinegou, Prochir.
The Track " T´ew rang" is a collaboration with Akoustik Timbre Frekuency.
All music by Nam-Khar.
Mastered by Robin Storey/Rapoon.
Cover artwork and design by Midnight Sun Studio.
© Nam-Khar 2020
© Winter-Light 2020
Glass-mastered CD comes in a 4-panel matte digipak, strictly limited to 300 copies.
Nam-Khar | Sur Chöd | CD
1. Dgra Lha 8:38
2. aDre 13:00
3. Dregs Pa 7:19
4. gNod sybyin 10:09
5. Gangs chen mdzod lnga 9:41
6. T'ew rang 13:09