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‘Toe In The Bardo Pond’ is Rabit’s remix extension of his Jodorowsky-inspired ‘Life After Death’ album
Peering thru the Halcyon Veil into vast, imaginative, psychedelic dimensions, Rabit further projects the experimental designs of ‘Life After Death’ to suggest and invoke surreal non-places and sites of metaphysical investigation.
While it’s not made explicit anywhere, it’s possible to gauge the influence of DMT and its putative effects inside the ‘Toe In The Bardo Pond EP’, who title likely refers as much to the Tibetan Book of the Dead as the US psych band who also borrowed it for their name. Heck, the EP length is even the same as most DMT trips.
In this context, rabbit supposes a fractured, fractal trip in 5 stages, emerging with the digitised exhalation and surprisingly lush revelations of ‘Rebirth (Smoked Out)’, and un/furling inward/outward thru the origami fractals of ‘Rebirth II’, the screwed sensuality of ‘Rebirth 33’, and the percussive tumult of ‘Rebirth 4’, to culminate in the serene ambiguity of ‘Rebirth 5 (Voidness)’.