Ruven Nunez – Samadhi
LABEL: Ruven Nunez Music
- Shima Enaga
- Haru No Hana
- Arjuna’s Dream
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Release Date: October 19, 2018
All of the music on Samadhi was improvised and recorded over a couple of long nights in the attic. Actually, I wasn’t that keen on recording music anymore. It has become somewhat of a weary and tiring process to me, especially the technical aspects of it and post-production. But I felt that there was still energy inside me that wanted to be captured, sonically. So let’s say that I emptied myself with this album. After recording, I felt things were full circle, emotionally and musically.
Whenever I recorded some new music, I tried to use the equipment in a different way than I did before. I tried to give the music new coloration and different depth. Of course, the music was always at the center, but still I wanted each record to sound a bit different from the others that I recorded before.
On ‘Samadhi’ I consciously used a guitar that I have never played before. And because the guitar sounded drastically different from the one that I was used to, the microphone set-up as usual didn’t work anymore. So I experimented with microphone placement, doing it like I haven’t done it before. Also, for the first time, there are percussive elements in a few of the songs. It’s also the longest album I have recorded so far, mainly because of the inclusion of ‘Arjuna’s Dream’, which was a very intuitive and playful experiment in sonic delay.
I must say, the last two years have been an emotional struggle to me. And probably all of it manifested in ‘Samadhi’. Grief, spiritual confusion, existential conflict – also endless love and gratitude. But there’s especially one thing that fills my entire being… awe.
My intention is always for the wellness of every living being. I hope my intention reaches you.