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COTD #16 : Void 20.11.2008

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On a background of Wall Street Bailout and the Large Hadron Collider, “Void” paints the Buddhist concept of emptiness :

In Buddhism, the realization of emptiness of inherent existence is a “state of pure consciousness” in which the practitioner realizes all particular objects and images to be appearances of the subjective mind.

The song is made up of twelve short verses, one longer vocal interlude, and no chorus. To give you a taste of the style, here are verses seven and twelve :

Universe of words
Walls of mentation
Discriminating
Occult liberation

No cause nor effect
Coming and going
This world I project
Is enlightening

The vocal sections are tied together with short instrumental passages and one longer instrumental bridge, the latter being featured in today’s clip :

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