Sanders, Karl / Saurian Meditation
Album: Saurian Meditation   Collection:General
Artist:Sanders, Karl   Added:Feb 2005
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-13 Pull Date: 2005-05-15
Week Ending: May 15 May 8 May 1 Mar 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 16, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
Awaiting the Vultures
4. May 03, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Bekon the Sick Winds
2. Jun 04, 2005: Randomness Party
Whence no Traveler Returns
5. Apr 26, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Whence no Traveler Returns
3. May 10, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Temple of Lunar Ascension, Awaiting the Vultures
6. Mar 17, 2005: Loud Music For Quiet People
Whence no Traveler Returns

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-08
This some gorgeous, trippy Arabic & Egyptian acoustic music. His main band, Nile has used types of sounds before but they are a death metal band and this is a straight-ahead ethno-acoustic music (with the occasional electric guitar solo). Very film soundtrack like. Copious notes provided on the theme & making of each song. Excellent all around!
((((1)))) Mid-paced with a mix of mystical/occultish feeling and Middle Eastern percussion and guitar scales.
(((((2))))) $10 says he likes Dead Can Dance albums. Total Brendan Perry vocalisms, slow, choral, etheral with a nice solo.
(((((3))))) Great guitar tone & skills, bombastic beats, slowly slithering.
((((4)))) Trippy, space ambient with sea kelp drink spilled on the tape mixed with reverb = eerie stuff.
((((5)))) Twisting Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” into a tribal ritual of bizarre voices, saz riffs, and Egyptian percussion.
(((((6))))) Gyoto monk like chanting, spacey ambience, more slow-mo Arabic scales. Beautiful & hypnotic stuff.
((((7)))) Detuned strings, lots of echoed notes, loud patient strumming. Massive resonation.
(((((8)))))) Gorgeous guitar playing -lots of tonalities-from metal album interludes to psychedelic to ambient to world music. Wow!
(((((9))))) Deep ambience, metal guitar notes, Morbid Angel’s David VIncent dramatically reading Madame Blavatsky’s “The Secret Doctorine”. Nice!
((((10)))) Early Tangerine Dream playing with electronic ping pong balls while Sanders wails out a killer solo.

Track Listing
1. Awaiting the Vultures   6. Temple of Lunar Ascension
2. Of the Sleep of Ishtar   7. Dreaming Through the Eyes
3. Luring the Doom Serpent   8. Whence no Traveler Returns
4. Contemplations of the Endles   9. The Forbidden Path Across
5. The Elder God Shrine   10. Bekon the Sick Winds