Boomkat Product Review:
‘Intrapersonal Experience’ is the spiritual sibling to Saphileaum’s 2021 album ‘Transpersonal Experience’, extending its pleasures over six new blooms that warmly recall the sort of ‘90s gear we’ve discovered on the Landscape Channel via YouTube (seriously don’t sleep on that one!), bathing us in blissed choral pads, lilting percussion and gooey-eyed acid with a sincere, therapeutic sympathy for your wellbeing.
As the grandchild of famous Georgian singer Temur Tsiklauri, Andro Gogibedashvili aka Saphileaum has spent a lifetime immersed in traditional music that led to his own conception of esoteric, new age and ambient music and art, expressed like an abstract impressionistic painter and implied by its symbolic, geometric artworks.
‘Intrapersonal Experience’ characterises his cosmic thrust in the lushest terms between the supine Venusian beach music of ‘Dear’ and sublime suspense of ‘Useful Wisdom’, with traces of Georgian vocal traditions embodied in the choral pads and spirit-combing harps of ‘Moon Desert’ and temple-kissing, subcontinental inspirations found on ‘Plum’, ‘Remote’ and the unmissable, spine-feathering tact of ‘Spell Singer (Free Spirit)’.