Based in Paris D.K. has previously released music on the likes of Antinote, Melody of Truth and Second Circle. For his newly released project, the DJ, producer hooks up with French label, Good Morning Tapes.
The 38-minute cassette, aptly titled ‘The Goddess is Dancing’, D.K. delves back into his ancestral Vietnamese past and features five originally composed tracks that pay homage to the mysterious shamanistic dance of ‘Hau Dong’.
Speaking about the dance D.K. explains…
“This tape is an imaginary interpretation of the music used in Vietnam’s ancestral/spiritual possession rituals called ‘Hau Dong’. It’s a ceremony in 5 parts, whereby spirit mediums dance on each song to honor the mystical goddesses of Forest, Water and Heaven. Whilst dancing during these rituals, the Medium’s appear to transform themselves into different characters….changing their personalities, as if various spirits have entered their bodies.”
There’s little else to say, other than listen below and let the relaxing yet exciting ‘Going Into Trance’ take over your body and excite the mind.
1. The Three Realms
2. The Goddess Is Dancing
3. Going Into Trance
4. Forest Palace
5. Summoning The Spirits
The Goddess Is Dancing is out now, order a copy from the label’s Bandcamp page.