AHRKH: Bliss Waves (From the Heart Realm) LP
∿ ∞ _-¨ Ultradimensional Transportation Music ∿ ∞ _-¨
"Forget your worries, lie back, and rest your mind. Watch the sun gently set on this world as pink-tinged clouds drift by like thoughts in your mind and feel yourself letting go . . . nowhere to go . . .nowhere to be. Nothing matters, nothing exists outside of this moment . . . right here. . . right now."
ZamZamRec are ecstatic to announce the first vinyl release from AHRKH, the solo project of Gnod’s A P Macarte : BLISS WAVES (FROM THE HEART REALM).
Recorded during the first UK lockdown in 2020, BLISS WAVES brings us an hour of undulating, swirling, vaporous and transcendent waves of sonic bliss.
Macarte may be best known for blowing out our senses with his work in the experimental noise collective GNOD, however he returns this time to ZamZamRec under his solo moniker AHRKH with a triad of delicate, transcendental sound works, more closely aligned with the ambient sonic journeys he transports us on via his monthly NTS radio show, Golden Ratio Frequencies.
Following on Macarte’s 2015’s ZamZam release “Tone Mantra”, and from last year’s deeply meditative “Beams From A Spiritual Panorama” cassette (Golden Ratio Freq), BLISS WAVES (FROM THE HEART REALM) finds the Manchester-based artist and Sound Therapist delving into a more “Nu-Age” sound palette of mystikal aeriferous sound waves, cascading arpeggiators and bliss-out drone tones, resulting in something akin to Laraaji’s ecstatic zithers being dosed in psilocybin and modulated through LSD soaked synthesisers.
Though recorded during the first UK Lockdown in 2020, the music wasn’t initially intended to be a “lockdown” album. It was simply born out of a time of innocent play and deep rest, as the world outside seemingly slowed down and offered a collective moment of quiet repose.