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Crawling with Closed Eyes or The Wheel of Time

Kalachakra

Kalachakra Laghutantra Kālachakra (Sanskrit: कालचक्र), is a Sanskrit term used in Tantric Buddhism that literally means “time-wheel” or “time-cycles”. The spelling Kālacakra is also used. Kālachakra refer to a very complex teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism.

Kalacakra was also the name of a short lived German duo of Claus Rauschenbach and Heinz Martin doing just one album, Crawling To Lhasa from 1972.

I think it is fair to assume that the young Greman’s have been sky high at the time, and this is not party music, the mysterious spiritualism clearly inspired by Tibetan Buddhism provides for a very calm and peaceful experience best served with closed eyes laying down.

It is very hard to find anything quite like this album, could mention some sort of Raga Rock connection or Paul Horn’s Inside the Taj Mahal, or even Popol Vuh but this album is different, more stoned and at the same time very playful, almost humoristic.

You get the feeling the duo is recording on some very simple equipment while sometimes talking laughing or chanting? – just having a blast.