‘The Dance of Venus’ album preview
“Samadhi combines the rhythms of India and Latin America with the beats of hip hop and the language of jazz to create a truly unique sound.
Led by drummer and composer Sam Gardner the group is to release their debut album ‘The Dance of Venus’ in autumn 2014. The album is a celebration of life, consciousness and the universe and the group explore the role of meditation and still mind in music.
Samadhi – achieved through meditation – is a state of consciousness in which the mind is clear and still. The musicians aim is to play music from this space, unhindered by the thinking mind and the ego and the music is the vehicle by which the group explore the role of meditation in music. Samadhi also explores ‘number in time’, the essential nature of music by combining the highly structured numerical systems of rhythm found in Indian classical music and the pinpoint precision grooves and rich harmonic progressions of hip-hop.
Influenced by the music of Kendrick Scott Oracle, Terence Blanchard, J Dilla, Ohbliv, Dil Withers and Pop Tart Pete”