I’m Kim, a writer, author, designer, artist, yoga and meditation instructor, trained as an architect, living near Montréal, Canada.

MY NEW BOOK:
The Modern House Bus is now available for order (published by The Countryman Press).

music

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  • November 9, 2018

Hidden Emotions – Unusual Cosmic Process

New favourite album of the moment. Unusual Cosmic Process is based out of Ukraine, and has been producing electronic music (psychedelic chillout and progressive) since 2006. Best track is Inner Silence (Phantom Sentinel Remix) — can you hear those triumphant universes?

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  • April 12, 2017

Deep Listening: Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros was an American composer and an early pioneer in the development of post-war electronic music. I don’t know about you, but listening to this album above (a collaboration with Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis) sends chills down my spine and calls to something deep within. In developing a new musical theory of “sonic awareness”, …

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  • March 12, 2016

Hanuman Chalisa By Heart (sung by Nina Rao)

I will admit this: I’m rather partial to monkeys. I suppose it is because I am born in the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese zodiac. One of the most famous Chinese legends is that of the Monkey King, one of the main characters of the Chinese story Journey to the West. The Hindus have …

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  • January 25, 2016

“The Infinite Proceeds From The Infinite”

The beginning of yet another year, yet another present moment in this holographic emanation of time. How we come back again and again to the infinite Here Now. What is revealed…? From Wikipedia: Ancient and medieval Indian scholars have referred to Brihadaranyaka Upanishad as a foundation to discuss psychological theories, the nature of psyche, and how …

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  • November 4, 2015

Cymatics & Mantra: Tapping into Matter with Sound Vibrations

The ancients of India believed that all existence arises from sound vibrations. There is a lot of fascinating literature on this, and the bija mantra (seed sound) of AUM is a well-known one. It may seem like some esoteric tidbit, but there is science underlying this ages-old tenet. A relatively new field in modern science, …

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  • March 26, 2015

“Donimo” by Cocteau Twins

I first heard about Cocteau Twins via Chinese singer Faye Wong. Ethereal and otherworldly, a kind of rhapsodic glossolalia from the higher dimensions. Of course, in reality, there is another story behind the music. Betrayal, broken promises and denial, via The Guardian: [Lead singer Elizabeth] Fraser’s decision to pull out of the reformation was made …

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  • April 15, 2014

iambic – Touch the Sky

Insanely lovely track. iambic is an electronic music act based in London, UK which was created by Guy Andrews in 2004. The music is based around the ambient genre but fuses elements of many other styles together including Jazz, Soundscape, IDM, Post-Rock and Break Beat to create a new and evocative sound. Since the release …

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  • January 24, 2014

Indigo

One of my favorite remixes of all time (Androcell remix of Tripswitch’s “Indigo”). A must-love, the layered outer-space vastness of the beginning that touches down to a transmission back home to Earth. “Well, we’re two-thirds of the way to the Galactic center. [..] But we definitely are in outer space.” Whenever I listen to this track, …

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  • August 1, 2013

Rhythm & Hues: The Live EP

Combining jazz and the Chinese zodiac — a novel idea. The Live EP from Montréal-based group Rhythm & Hues — masterminded by musician and composer Parker Mah — does just that. Six tracks are available to listen (and download for free for a limited time) over at Bandcamp. Based on his brief, I worked with Parker …

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  • February 8, 2013

Fall Equinox Mix

Here’s an electronic music set that my husband and I put together for a September party in Montreal, under the banner of Dharmakaya. The track selections were almost split evenly down the middle between me and him, surprisingly, but it took lots of work to whittle it down, and for me to learn the basic …

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