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Infinity (The Stilling of the Mind Mix)



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Here we have a mix where the listener is taken on a journey within. S/he will be seated, attempting to still the mind of all the chitter (yes chitter, not chatter although its the same thing), a pun on the Hindu 'chitta' or mind stuff.

To reach the still, quiet place, the sitter has to still the mind and concentrate on a seed thought if practising meditation-with-seed or concentrate on no-thing if practising meditation-without-seed. Reaching the quiet, contemplative frame of mind is hard, especially if starting for the first time or early in your practises.

You may think that, because your mind appears quiet that you are there, but chitta rears its unwanted head and you lose the calm you thought you had. Persisence pays off and, later, you reach that contemplative plateau where your intuition can impress your now stilled mind with ideas that can then be registered, eventually, by your brain.

Sometimes, mostly as you begin these practises, you find your calm disturbed again and again, and climaxing in incessant thoughts, nothing to do with the seed thought or the meditation-without-seed, and then, slowly, you are able to still this chitta until it is no longer a problem and you reap the benefits of the practise.

The mix is in four stages, the meditaiton begins, the calmness is disturbed many times (when you least expect it), the chitta reaches epic proportions just when you thought you had it under control, you finally reach that quiet moment of Bliss.

I am always interested in your thoughts about my music.
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Uploaded: Apr 10, 2010 - 04:21:11 AM
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ic42 said 3333 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
many paths...
There are many ways to approach this idea, and I think you have chosen a very satisfying path here. The "disturbance from focus" could have been musical dissonance, but you chose amplitude instead, which is much less annoying and allows the thoughts to settle and re-focus faster, a very good thing. The choices of synth voices are pleasant, again, a difficult thing to achieve for a 10 minute ambient piece where there is little variation in timbre. The choice of occasional slow tremolo seems to imply an attempt to achieve balance despite a mental wobble away from centre. Many ingenious devices are used in your music, all combining to work the magic you set out to portray. Kudos on such great work. A piece worthy of many listens.
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Reinholt56 said 3332 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Hi ic42.....
Your observations are spot on. Many Paths, indeed, is almost an understatement. So many Ways to achieve. It's the finding of the Path and the Becoming the Path that is so hard for many seekers.

The arrangement came together after the MIDI sequence had been decided on. The first sound, for each track, that fitted, I went with. The mix you have heard is the result.

I too have listened to this track many times since I finalised it. It has a way of lulling me into it, even when the chitta rears its head.

The uploads I do from now on will be both less jarring and more experimental to the furthest point each type of music can be from each other. Always a dialogue of some sort will be apparent to the person who hears, but not to the listener.

Take care.

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BirdmanWayne94 said 3332 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
I can...
... see this as a soundtrack.

I enjoyed reading your description and was stunned by the music... your words were translated into music! Magnificent...
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Reinholt56 said 3328 days ago (April 15th, 2010)
Hi Yeman........
Thank you for listening to one of my mixes. It makes me happy that you have had a good experience in listening to this soundscape.

Take care sadeek (friend).

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