Multi-media mystic Andro Gogibedashvili aka Saphileaum expands his ‘spherical ambient’ lexicon into increasingly celestial terrain on his newest creation Ganbane, inspired by visions of galactical oases, sparkling starscapes, and elemental serenity.
Ganbana takes its title from a Georgian word for ‘cleansed by water,’ which aptly characterizes the album’s six liquid-tribal compositions. Rolling oceans of hand percussion flow below soothing swells of electronics, streaked with ocarina, insects, and sitar. Snippets of mantric voice occasionally cut through the devotional trance but otherwise Saphileaum’s world is one of solitude and ascent, attuned to a time and space outside our own, where ‘a second is a century, and a century a second, as the waterfall of cosmic nectar is poured over your being’.
Our pick from Ganbana is the percussion-saturated Nearby the Golden Lake, a tribal hypnotic piece exploring the sacred and universal parts of our world.
- Nearby The Golden Lake
- Relaxing Stream (Oasis)
- Aerial Smell of Reality
- Smooth Breath
- Dancing Awareness
- Cosmical Nectar (Outro)
Ganbana will be out on August 26th 2022. Order a copy via Bandcamp.