Mahi Bukimi – The Eclipse of Planet’s Beauty [SLNT011]

“There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.” Hermann Hesse. This album is a modest try of returning the spirit of Renaissance into the present age. 'The Eclipse of Planet’s Beauty' is about all of us - about extinction of nature and going deeper and deeper into the virtual world, about cruel wars and modern philosophy, humanism in nowadays perception and nuclear sunsets, ancient mythologies and cities of the future – the things we are facing often feeling strange or unanswered, but the things we are rushing toward like into the first summer rain. This artwork is some kind of reply to this so fast changing world, or maybe to our so morphing way of life. Sometimes the ages of past are much more closer than they appear and the delicate sculptures are much more alive than it may seem. The same as heavenly bodies change their orbits, slowly but insuperable, civilizations are moving round, some of them still afraid of themselves. It's like seeing the moon in the sky by day through the gentle resistance of crystal ice, like watching the stars in the antique observatory lying in deep grass. It's like a glass sphere in the storm, like an organ prelude passing through the waves of biosphere. Let the music describe all this feelings the best.

  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 1. Neverrain [05:20]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 2. Venus [03:54]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 3. Dharma [01:42]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 4. Proserpina [01:44]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 5. Common Emptiness [09:40]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 6. Basis of Weightlessness [03:32]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 7. Night Sun Moon [04:19]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 8. Zephyrus [02:49]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 9. Looking Through the Water [04:05]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 10. Healing [02:26]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 11. Depths of Poseidon [03:31]
  • play_circle_outline pause_circle_outline 12. Outro [01:00]

22 Feb 2010
2000 introduced musician to the soviet era analog synthesizers and endless improvisations on piano... 2001-2003 were the years of creating and developing the sound studio at media laboratory of the Culture and Information centre K@2 at Liepaja, LV. It was a time of making music for performances and films. A lot of audio-visual workshops took a place at Medialab. Interest for the elements of classical music, played on strings and piano through the digital processing effects, also appeared there, as well as many other experimental ideas. An interactive sound exhibition (actually first in Latvia) at the Contemporary Arts gallery 'K.Maxla', Liepaja (2003) – had the idea to analyse the information in the objects around us. This experiment followed the creative friendship with Derek Holzer (NL) - a partner for the trips into the ‘Zona’ at 2001-2003, ( Than, Mahi Bukimi was an artist of the ‘Kolka music’ label for some time (‘Yoshio Mashida meets Kolka music artists’, ‘Sound Forest’, ‘Microstraava’, ‘2 Annas’). Since 2006 collaborating with Kriipis Tulo as the Astrowind project ( At spring 2007 the first EP of Astrowind was released by the russian netlable Electrosound. During 2007-2009 Astrowind released 6 more albums on such a labels as Resting Bell, 12rec, Silent Flow and Musica Excentrica, participating in a different compilations as well. In spring 2008 together with Kriipis Tulo the soundtrack to the 'Dreamers', a new exhibition of popular Latvian painter Ritums Ivanovs, was presented at the 'Riga Gallery'. V/A 'In Memoriam Andrey Tarkovsky' LP [EXC015] was released by Musica Excentrica in 2008, Astrowind took a part there with 'Autumn Drifting'. The album 'Kurland' [RB074] is currently the latest work on this project.