Zreen Toyz - Mineral Abstraction

Buddhist on Fire Release: BOF-034
Number of tracks: 5
Genres: Experimental, Dark Ambient, Soundscape
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While I do not consider myself to be an amateur speleologist, I do enjoy large natural caves for their beauty and their particular acoustics.

Between 2001 and 2008, I made a series of recordings in various subterranean spaces, focusing particularly on caves with underground rivers.

I setup loudspeakers and playback equipment in these natural acoustic environments, then played back various field recordings, electronic and electroacoustic sounds --recording the resulting interplay and natural reverberation.

In 2010, I drew from these recordings to make a gigantic collage which became, after much editing, the album Mineral Abstraction.

Recordings sites (France) : Pit of Cabrespine (Aude), Cave of Choranche (Isère), Cave of Foissac (Aveyron), Cave of Labeil (Hérault), Pit of Padirac (Lot).

I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect. Practice brings the clear realisation of the oneness of all human beings and the importance of others benefiting by your actions.

-Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, India (1988)