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Fu Kaisha – Porth/Mangaster

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  • Enter Fu Kaisha, a space made by hundreds of machines and one sentient being. Try to retain the calm perspective of the ultimate observer as the pummeling beats infiltrate your reptilian brain and analogue synth pads wash over your being, pulverizing your ego and sense of self.
    Album Credits
    Released 15 September 2011
    Cat nr: Helga004
    All tracks written and produced by Dagbjartur Elís Ingvarsson.
    Additonal production on track 3 by Max Leo.
    Additonal production on track 4 by Matthías Arnalds.
    Catering and technical wiring by Friðrik Helgason.
    Beautiful words by Gunnar Jónsson.
    Mastering by Jóhann Ómarsson.
    Cover photo by Árni Grétar.
  • Looking at the sunset, the words of the monk’s old master came to mind: “Desire is the creator, desire is the destroyer, desire-lessness is liberation.” The monk had always found great comfort in these words, but now he had the nagging feeling that he hadn’t taken them to heart. He did indeed feel a strong affinity for the sunset, it was his desire to sit at dusk on the rock he always sat on and watch the dazzling display of colors as the sun sank into the ocean. The orange hues dancing on the waves gave him a sense of calm, very much in the same way that a deep trance of meditation gave him calm. Only, meditation brought him renunciation whilst the sunset gave him clinging. The monk felt a slight unease. Presently he reached into his old pouch he always carried with him and pulled out his Sennheiser HD-280 headphones, he put them on and with a nimble movement of his hands pressed play on his iPod. Instantly the deep bass lines and furious drum sequencing of Fu Kaisha filled his ears and mind. As the monk sat on his rock and watched the sunset as his brain danced he felt that all was being revealed: the duality of truth, the beginning and end of the cosmos, the way in which electronic music was bringing the global village closer to the ultimate moment of ecstatic being. He bobbed his head and his lips moved to form an almost imperceptible smile.

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Date: September 15, 2011