Immeasurable is a long-form piece in four movements, based on the brahmavihāras (the “four immeasurables”), a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. Metta – Loving Kindness, the wish that all sentient beings, without any exception, be happy; Karuna – Compassion, the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering; Mudita – Empathetic Joy, the attitude of rejoicing in the happiness and virtues of all sentient beings; Upekkha – Equanimity, the attitude of not distinguishing between friend, enemy or stranger, but regarding every sentient being as equal.
The piece combines deep drones and ambience, percussive and dub elements, and analog warmth from acoustic guitars, bowed strings, vintage electric piano, voice, and shruthi box, to build an ambient, pulsing, sparkling and joyful whole.
released March 29, 2014
onewayness is Adam Holquist: electric & acoustic guitars, upright & fretless basses, wurlitzer 200, make noise shared system, marsynth wsb-b, soft synths, voice, effects
dRachemUsiK is Charles Shriner: marsynth morris box, msmb2 & wsb-a, ewi, shruthi box, wurlitzer 200, soft synths, programming, voice, effects
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered February 2014 at MCSD Studio by Charles Shriner with Adam Holquist
Copyright 2014 Adam Holquist, Charles Shriner. Naked Face Publishing ASCAP
Creative Commons Licensed CC-BY-NC