Review: This Morn’ Omina – Kundalini Rising

Label: Dependent

This Morn’ Omina is the unique project of Mika Goedrijk, who has been producing their own genre of ritual industrial music since 1996. With the goal of conveying a new language to the masses, This Morn’ Omina has succeeded in providing the listener with an adventure both spiritual and musical. With their latest release Kundalini Rising, the band has moved on from their Nyan theme as presented releases such as Les Passages Jumeaux to present something entirely new. The different spiritual themes and concepts presented here are telling a story to the listener, taking them on a journey to enlightenment.

Kundalini, in the concept of Dharma, refers to a primal energy or Shakti as the song title refers which is said to be located at the base of the spine. There exist methods of awakening this kundalini energy to reach spiritual enlightenment. This album invites the listener to such an awakening. The tribal beats presented in the first track Ayahuasca invite the listener to prepare himself or herself for initiation, to take a voyage into the unknown. The first disc reaches a crescendo with Garuda Vimana, which brings to mind visions of the mysterious “vimana” flying structures mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit texts.

The most basic release presents itself in the form of two CDs. The first of which is upbeat and combines ritual industrial and EBM elements. The second disc has more of an atmospheric quality and builds up the subject matter like a sculpted landscape. The effect of this crafts the theme of the song like a story while keeping the listener wanting more. Kundalini Rising allows the listener to attain a musical nirvana, to reach musical enlightenment based on your own spiritual awakening.

Website: This Morn’ Omina