Today we calm ourselves a little bit and the tempo goes down, everything becomes a little slower, you feel the Friday mood, a little cozy. Hailing from the Aschaffenburg region in Germany we find the band "My Sleeping Karma", the band started in 2005 as a side-project of the stoner rock band "The Great Escape". The basic idea was to create something which chills and rocks at once.
So back in March 2006 they began with recordings for their eponymous debut and when "The Great Escape" disbanded in September they could fully concentrate on the new project. It was the end of the year when the band finally offered the self-released album which holds a blend of psychedelic, space, stoner and post rock.
For the next album the band members still tried to take more attention for detail. They released "Satya" in in 2008 provided with some Buddhistic references, samples and female vocals - hypnotic, trippy spacey as well as explosive here and there. Both albums are available as vinyl in the meanwhile.
matte - bass
seppi - guitar
steffen - drums
norman - soundboard
Todays tune "Ephedra" is taken from the fourth release "Soma" released 1/10 - 2012.
The clip is filmed live @ Arena, Up In Smoke Vol. 3, Vienna, 2011-11-09
Ephedra - Sound Only
Karma is a term that comprises the entire cycle of cause and effect. Karma is a sum of all that an individual has done, is currently doing and will do. The effects of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain in others. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well.
The "Law of Karma" is central in Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, & Jainism. All living creatures are responsible for their karma - way of life - and for their release from samsara. As a term, it can be traced back to the early Upanishads. The Law of Karma is taught in the esoteric Christian tradition, Essenian and later Rosicrucian, as the "Law of Cause and Consequence/Effect". However, this western esoteric tradition adds that the essence of the teachings of Christ is that the law of sin and death may be overcome by Love, which will restore immortality.
Karma is simply the golden rule: what you give out is what you receive - either in the same or in similar form. You reap what you sow - your actions create that which you do live out now, whether this relates to a past/future life situation or to the present date.
The process view of release from ego-consciousness through individual responsibility for the totality of action with its inherent karma can be contrasted with the soteriological view of mainstream denominations of Christianity: grace given by faith in the suffering, death and resurrection of a singular saviour.
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