Contemplating Buddha

by Catherine Meeson

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Contemplating Buddha (Sonic Sanctuary) is the third solo studio album by Melbourne artist Catherine Meeson. It demonstrates her unique sound which crosses many genre/ style boundaries. From ambient electro elements to ethereal wave, neo Psychedelia and progressive folk rock tinged with soundscape and cinematic qualities. The album features 12 tracks written in the 2010-2015 period a combination of songs and instrumental soundscapes augmented by some lyric and narrative elements. Themes include deep space, spirituality, politics, mythology, philosophy, relationships and nostalgia.

As a self produced independent, the quality of the release is commendable for this one women show. Her work is often regarded as atmospheric, cinematic, relaxing, meditative with a beat, otherworldly, psychedelic, progressive, unique and has been featured on Radio Adelaide, 3PBS, 3RRR, 3PBS AND 3CR, 97.9FM and maybe others unknown to the artist.

Contemplating Buddha picks up where Atmospherica left off- travelling once again through the farthest reaches of interstellar space from the Perseus system arriving at Bio Station 8767, and on to The Dark Rift Edge of Eternity. We journey over the waters of the world with Odysseus, encountering the sirens, return to The Motherland via The Rainbow Bridge- (Across the Deep Blue Ocean_- where all things come together in Convergence. Now and Then we Contemplate Buddha and find ourselves on The Outpost where things are Going Down. Sometimes life is a bit confusing, a bit lonely, but as life is a solo journey we come into focus like a Lazer Beam and finish the journey wiser and stronger then before. Not a concept album per say- but a thread through time and space, an experience of a life, a journey begun on Revolution Complete, deepened on Atmospherica, pinnacled on Contemplating Buddha. Expect much more from this artist on the Sonic Sanctuary label

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released March 20, 2016

CONTEMPLATING BUDDHA
Recorded @ Sonic Sanctuary Studio & V.U. Kindred, Yarraville, Australia by Catherine Meeson
All words music and design copyright Catherine Meeson © 2010- 2015
Accept Rainbow Bridge C.Meeson & Harvey Saey

Thank you Andrew Onto for didgeridoo on The Outpost
Thank you to Luke Thomas Davey acting and Glen Cook filming for Rainbow Bridge
Thank you to Gareth Hailey and Troy Masters for digital render assistance
Thanks S.K for advice on early mixes and being fiercely independent, you're my hero always
Thank you to my Aunty, Uncle and sister for funds assistance and all crowdfunders, you rock!

Phonographic Copyright Catherine Meeson ℗ 2010-2015
Mixed by Catherine Meeson 2013-2015
www.catherinemeeson.com

Attribution listings - from www.freesound.org see below and
www.catherinemeeson.com/music/attributions
Additional mixing & Mastering by Gareth Hailey @ www.waveshaperaudio.com

All Rights Reserved no unauthorized duplication.

White Tara 2008A & Saraswati 2008B courtesy of
resources.tsemtulku.com/free-downloads/buddhas-and-bodhisattvas.html

Photography inner sleeve courtesy of Bhargav Boppa

INNER SLEEVE ATTRIBUTIONS FROM

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GOING DOWN
S: baby_birth_firstmomentscrynumber9.mp3 by NoiseCollector | License: Attribution
S: G.W.Bush - An empire of oppression.wav by m_colon_o | License: Creative Commons 0
S: do it now 2.wav by ERH | License: Attribution
S: lasd suv police scare kids.wav by ERH | License: Attribution
BIO-STATION 8767
S: tail 143.wav by Jovica | License: Attribution
S: Razor Blade Running2.wav by thatjeffcarter | License: Attribution
S: UFO Landing.WAV by waterboy920 | License: Creative Commons 0
S: Stasis Pod.wav by gcmax | License: Attribution
S: Bio Station.wav by gcmax | License: Attribution
THE DARK RIFT EDGE OF ETERNITY
S: Thunder_02.wav by YevgVerh | License: Attribution
CONTEMPLATING BUDDHA
S: SabinePass_0552.wav by naturenutt | License: Attribution
THE MOTHERLAND
S: Westminster 03 bells.wav by WIM | License: Attribution

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Catherine Meeson Melbourne, Australia

Catherine Meeson is a singer songwriter electro acoustic composer/ performance artist living in Melbourne Australia. She is a multi instrumentalist, who writes and produces her own work under her own label name Sonic Sanctuary. Genre Ambient Ethereal Electro and Electro Folk Rock Psychedelia. ... more

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