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Glasgow’s wonderfully fickle Happy Meals kicks off So Low, a new label from Optimo, so called after their new wave/EBM club night, with a naturally variegated suite veering from tonal hypnosis to pulsing krautrock and levitating kosmiche themes and back again in Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Volumes IV-VI.
As it was originally intended for release on tape, and to be heard as one long continuous piece, you’re recommended to do the same with the digital. But , it neatly breaks down into five discreet parts, too; in palindromic formation entering and closing to the purified, La Monte Young-esque frequencies of 432hz Resonant Activation Zone and 528hz Full Heart Vibration, and flanking the swirling raga-like vocals at the centre of Full Ashram Emerging Theme with whirligig krautrock in May You be Thje Mother - May You Be The Sun and its kosmiche inversion Every Moment Is A Birth,
“Full Ashram is the name of Happy Meals’ recording studio. The Devotional Ceremony is Happy Meals connecting with their cosmic inner selves. They realise their Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony on vinyl (and digital) banishing demons, devils and ill will. Devote your soul to the positive forces before the misguided, suffering spirits pull you down and wipe you out.”