Khorwa – Sad Soul Circus

Sad Soul Circus is Finn Yowell from Cork, Ireland. This tune is not your usual upbeat vacuousness. For a start it is avowedly sad-sounding. This comes through the sample from the life of Marionettes (Aus dem Leben der Marionetten,1980.), directed and written by Ingmar Bergman, even though I can’t understand it. Then, it mixes music box chimes with whirring, thudding bass. There’s a lot of the Amon Tobin’s about it (like this). This is thoughtful IDM, with a bit of glitch. Free download.

Blurb: Sad Soul Circus is the musical endeavors of 19 year old film student Finn Yowell. Currently based in Cork city, Sad soul circus has been active for the past 7 months under several previous names. Sad soul circus founded roots in music as a former DJ at teen discos as well as an traditional accordion player in céili sessions. After being shown a few basics in Ableton from a friend studying music technology, the link between Finns electronic music and acoustic instruments narrowed and Sad soul circus was formed. The name is based off a band that Finn was in over summer 2011 however the band was to split up, however the name did not go to waste. Currently Sad soul circus is in the process of producing a 8 track album and several music videos, the first set to be released in early February.

Khorwa is a Tibetan term for the Sanskrit word samsara. Khorwa literally refers to the circular nature of samsara, of endlessly doing the same things over and over expecting a different result or looking for happiness to arise if we just try one more time. In another presentation, it is short for the longer phrase khorwa du ngel gyi gyamtso meaning the ocean of suffering where we go round and round.

~ by acidted on June 29, 2012.

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