We have sometimes been asked why we chose the name DiscorD Distribution when the word discord apparently signifies strife or conflict, an approach we certainly neither practise nor advocate. The explanation is that the name was borne out of conjuncting the words 'disc' and 'order' so discorder became DiscorD, which alliterated comfortably with what we do and have done successfully for more than 18 years now: Distribution of music and spoken word recordings.
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In this album, Al Gromer Khan used a number of Tibetan and Bengali bowls from a large collection, some of which he borrowed from Klaus. He tried many of them out in order to get the overtones right, to make the sound carry, and to correspond with certain Indian ragas (i.e. Bhupali) from the Indian mountain regions. He found that the sounds came alive while playing the bowls and immediately lead the listener inward, drawing them from a space of dwelling in the perception of the outside world directly into the most interior space where only a universal oneness exists.
The Tibetans have a word for this state-shamatha, loosely translating to 'peacefully abiding'. These sounds help the listener effortlessly ease into a deeply meditative state, allowing them to be there in the present moment.