MOUNT SOMA: Release details for “Nirodha” EP… Posted: 24/04/2019 by John O'Brien
Dublin based sludge doom four-piece, MOUNT SOMA, are set to release their sophomore “Nirodha” EP on the 1st May 2019.
The EP’s concept…
Sorrow and beauty exist side by side in the realisation that we, as humans, emerge from star dust and light in vast nebula to take form here on Earth with conscious minds and open hearts and an often profound sense of loneliness stemming from our existence within a vast universe. We come raging from the stars, crashing to Earth, broken and beaten and destroyed, yet willing to rise again. We love and are loved and exhale unimaginable beauty and light into our own and each other’s existence. And yet we suffer, we lose our way, we bend under addiction, we anxiously strain at the light beneath immense skies and while much is outside our comprehension, we wonder, we evolve, we grow.
Fuck suffering – that is the theme of Nirodha. In ‘The Prophet’ by Kahlil Gibran it states ‘Much of your pain is self-chosen’ – this realisation, allied with the conscious intent to choose to be better, to choose to transcend attachment, craving and aversion, to choose to live and emerge from the cycles of suffering and dislocation, is the primal yelp at the heart of our music.
We struggle to exist as a band because life is complicated, so if this is our last transmission then let it be thus: At the heart of everything there is light, a light which connects us all, and there is in reality no point at which one of us ends and another begins. We are one, created in the furnace of exploding stars and imbued with the incredible gift of conscious awareness. This awareness comes with a price and a challenge: the price is that we are beings who suffer amidst this beauty, and the challenge is to use our ultimate human freedom, the freedom of choice, to choose how we react to that suffering and to choose how to live our lives while we are so briefly here. Love one another and do no harm. Though we rage, we choose to transcend our suffering and emerge anew.
1. Dark Sun Destroyer
2. Emerge The Wolf
Brian Killoran (Vocals/Guitar)
Keith Walsh (Lead Guitar)
Conrad Coyle (Bass/Backing Vocals)
Aaron Carroll (Drums)
Recorded live at The Meadow studio in November 2018.
Recorded and mixed by The Deaf Brothers.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Artwork/Photography by Samantha Muljat.