Rah Zen’s Midnight Satori emerges from beyond time and space, serving as the Boston-based beat-maker's sonic thesis of his journey into the mystical world of lucid dreams and inner visions. Satori, a Japanese word meaning “sudden awakening,” defines the flashes of insight Rah has experienced in his creative process. Rah flips, mangles, and distorts compelling samples over off-kilter drums, creating an ethereal and spiritually engaging soundscape. Heavily sprinkled with vocal clips on dreams, metaphysics and the nature of our reality, Midnight Satori, guides the listener through a series of vignettes. “Lunar Eclipse,” the intense and solemn opening track, tears the soul apart for the subsequent reparation that takes place as Midnight Satori progresses. The record plays like a cosmic escapade, delving into territories both dark and light. The ominous “Nightworks,” and meditative “Soular Eclipse,” slow the pace into a trance-inducing lull; while the colorful, heat-generating single “Tree of Life,” multi-faceted “Mindshift,” and amorous “Astral Love” provide glimmers of impassioned hope and optimism. Full of unpredictable turns and syncopated rhythms, the transcendental “Ways Within” features fellow Boston creative, Wavysight, and Brainfeeder signee/Flying Lotus collaborator, Jeremiah Jae, delivering skillful lyricism on the alchemy of daily inspiration. Corresponding analog visuals, constructed by New Orleans’ based artist, Metasonik, function symbiotically with Rah Zen’s music. The project comes to light via rising Los Angeles record label Dome of Doom. In its totality, Midnight Satori is a multi-media ode to the creative energy manifested in the late hours of the night into early morning, when most are asleep, and the lines between dream and reality become blurred.
DOMEOFDOOM is an artist run record label specializing in physical media, with vinyl and cassette available at independent
record shops across the globe.
Ahee Blake Skowron Clyde Daedelus DJ Nobody Dream Panther Elusive Eureka The Butcher Eraserfase ELOS Gangus Great Dane Gnome Beats Holly Huxley Anne Kenny Segal Linafornia MC Nocando Phedee Shrimpnose Space Gang Speakz Swisha Woolymammoth +more...more
supported by 8 fans who also own “Midnight Satori”
A smart album that encourages many listens in order to take it all in, Due Rent is the type of album that uses it lowkey nature to hook listeners in. There is so much going on with this album, both in lojii's rhymes and Swarvy's beats, that you just have to sit with it for a while and keep going until you've absorbed it all. Wonderful project, hopefully they reconnect again somewhere down the line. Richard Giles