ram nam satya hai

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    Regarded by many as i: wound's magnum opus, "ram nam satya hai" is mixed from 5 hours of samples recorded during an overland journey to and in India in 1996/97. It is no chronological travelogue like „traumpfad", but was arranged horizontally: Moments at the beginning of the journey mix with later encounters. Thus a muhezzin from Istanbul meets Indian tablaplayers, a Japanese zenmonk in Bodhgaya meets a Korean bamboo flute, Pakistani sufis meet Indian chaivendours.

    The central moments were recorded at the burning ghats in Varanasi (Benares). The title is the traditional hindu praise for the deceased first shouted by one person, then responded echo-like by those carrying the corpse. It is translated as: „The Name of Ram is Truth".

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released January 5, 1997

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i: wound Berlin, Germany

i: wound means riotambient & soundscapes using manipulated fieldrecordings (as in the indian trilogy punish the guilty/worminside/ram nam satya hai or the siamese box) and/or cut-ups and reworks of former recordings (triptych 2:skarz, and in live performances).
other releases (the patricide ep, .blackbox.) function as psycho-acoustic representations of the unconscious. explore within...
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Track Name: 05 the torch of naxalbari
only half awake as our train's been delayed
still more people than dogs sleep in the streets
yes, this city' s a bitch with more puppies than tits
and sometimes they bite so she bleeds
some drops for mother destruction, an omnipresent sacrifice to quench her thirst
kneedeep in rotten flowers, a humid human mass pulsating in steam
throb throb like the goats' blood at the temple in front of which cops destroy corrugating iron shelters
of those who escaped from the slums and commies chase hawkwers and beggars to clean the strees for mother destruction, an omnipresent sacrifice to quench her thirst...