I heard this on Saturday with Sarah on 95 BFM, and here we are, and I mean I had been up all night at a Friendly Potential gig with MARTYN, so it was time for reflection
Favorite track: Yin Yang Self-Meditation.
Yin Yang Self-Meditation tape, an audiovisual experience (also available on limited edition cassette) in which Charlotte Adigéry, explores some of her own fears and destructive thoughts, both as a person and as an artist with the aim to break thought-patterns.
The project was recorded and filmed at the DEEWEE studios with go-to collaborator Bolis Pupul, the Dewaele brothers, label art directors Ill-Studio and director Jorre Janssens. The Yin Yang Self-Meditation gives the listener a brutally honest view in the artist’s mind, exposing personal experiences, struggles and worries. Racism, self-discipline, relationships and other subjects are shared by Charlotte over a meditative soundscape defined by a continuous heartbeat, however tackled by a self-written mantra moments later as a cool down. The 17-minute tape builds to a climax when Charlotte takes you into a moment post-show with all of her thoughts bouncing off the walls, eventually reaching a panic attack. A stream of consciousness with all her fears and destructive thoughts.
“This tape is an invitation to myself and eventually others to look inwards. It is a ritual for letting go. I was tired of being stuck in a narrow mental reality and I wanted to look beyond. The suffering is not caused by the problem itself. We worry about not having enough. We are anxious about rejection. We fear being misunderstood. We even fear things that lie in the future we do not control. In this meditation I invite you to follow my voice into my own mental state, through paralyzing thought-patterns and blind fears I want to say goodbye to. Openness can lead to understanding, unity and compassion.”
released October 14, 2019
Recorded, produced, mixed and filmed at DEEWEE
Video directed by Jorre Janssens
Art Direction by Ill-Studio