Siamgda – Oppression

Released October 29, 2015 on Ant-zen

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‘to all oppressed minds, different ideologies, beliefs and societies shape us, dictate how
humans should live and appear, be or not be … this spreads confusion, fear and
destruction, keeps us controlled, imprisoned and separated, blocking the full
expansion of our consciousness. may patience and compassion light
our way and freedom be our future!’
– siamgda –

on his second album for ant-zen, ‘oppression’, marc fischer a.k.a. siamgda continues
to tread the path that began with ‘tremors’: a unique and captivating mixture of
acoustic ethnic sounds and electronic soundscapes ranging from ambient to
noise, with the emphasis on looped tribal percussion. on ‘oppression’ this
german artist generates a wide scale of moods between trance, unease
and wariness. dense, textures and even borrowed elements from the
characteristic repetitive krautrock rhythm ‘motorik’ carry the catchy
musical motifs based on native sounds recorded in india and
nepal, and all this is then enriched with subtle changes
which become clear after repeated, intensive listening.

this release connects industrial roughness with beat-structured
hypnosis, riveting drumming with tailor-made samples and
lo-fi production elements with an intoxicating live feel.

recorded between 2013 & 2014 in india & nepal
lyrics on ‘last body’ from ‘poems of early buddhist nuns’
mastered by eric van wonterghem at prodam berlin
layout by stefan alt