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Sick Man Getting Sick Records | SIM009
released 26 April 2013

Black Tape, limited to 200
Comes in a black cardboard with 170g recycling paper insert with lyrics and a hand numbered printed banderole (transparent paper).

A1 | Dissolution | 9:55
A2 | Padmasambhava | 13:22
B1 | Impermanence | 14:30
B2 | Ancient Ones | 16:39
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From a remote mountain hermitage on the edge of the Cascadian wilderness, a lone seeker deeply immersed in spiritual practice listened to the forest’s voices. The grieving rain, the raging sun, the breathing wind, he let them in, and learned their songs. The result of this numinous collaboration is Terma, the debut album by Sadhaka. Featuring members of metal ritualists Fauna and dark folk band Vradiazei, Sadhaka play a style of blackened metal informed by the wildness of Cascadia, and the mystical tradition of the Vajrayana. At times haunting, at times harrowing, delicate in moments and devastatingly intense, their songs recall the work of Scandinavian pioneers Ulver and At the Gates, as well as contemporary legends Neurosis. Sadhaka's music is an offering to the ancient ones; a vision of life expressing all that is felt, holding nothing back, and knowing in a deep and immediate way that all of existence is impermanent, sentient, and sacred.