Samsara (pre​-​order)

by Poligraf

/
  • The audio files are demos of compositions to be recorded by the band. You get immediate download of three « basement quality » demos (chapters 1, 8, and 10) and clips from the MIDI demos of the eleven other chapters. Buying this album qualifies you to receive download links to the official recordings once the final products are available. You are also invited to learn about our additional sponsorship opportunities - http://poligraf.tumblr.com/packages/samsara - Poligraf thanks you for your interest and support.

     $15 CAD

     

1.
2.
3.
(free) 00:45
4.
5.
(free) 00:46
6.
(free) 00:45
7.
8.
9.
10.
04:33
11.
12.
13.
14.

about

_______________________________________________________

Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to "flow together," "to go or pass through states," "to wander," and which translates as "continuous movement" or "continuous flowing."

In Buddhism, it refers to the concept of a cycle of birth and consequent decay and death, in which all beings in the universe participate and which can only be escaped through enlightenment. Samsara is traditionally associated with suffering and is generally considered the antithesis of nirvana.

An alternative interpretation proposes that Samsara is rather the process one must undergo in order to achieve enlightenment. Proponents of this view believe that individuals create their own worlds on their way to enlightenment. When their current world is starting to decay, they will create a new world and move into it.

As an illustration of this principle, one can consider the many « lives » individuals go through over the course of their physical lives, as they evolve through schools, jobs, relationships, activities, and so forth.

In this perspective, the many ups and downs, joys and pains, successes and failures, achievements and setbacks one experiences on their journey can be seen as metaphors for constant spiritual growth.

In accordance with the latter interpretation, the album presents a collection of compositions that depict the journey of an individual facing a series of challenges through which they will experience various forms of transcendence, on their way to a better version of themselves.

credits

released 01 July 2010

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Poligraf Québec, Québec

Christopher Stewart is the leader of Poligraf.

While he pursues various artistic endeavors, if there’s one discipline he’s perfecting, it must be the art of blooming late.

After practising Buddhism dead-seriously since the mid-nineties, he finally awakened to the fact that it teaches living happiness.

His interests include philosophy, divination, the arts, and the creative process.
... more

contact / help

Contact Poligraf

Download help

Track Name: The Idler : In The Taste Of The Day
« I don’t have the time » is the lie
I will not believe
Coming from you the alibi
Will not deceive

« I have no control over it »
I will not allow
As objection to disbelief

« I just can’t change » is this hell
You just don’t leave
While heaven is ignored you’ll keep
Facing the heat

Until this point you will admit
I will uphold my aim
You let your own inertia
Ignite the flame

Distract yourself in the tasks of the day
Don’t lie I know you’re only idling
Divert yourself in the taste of the day
You know I know you are only hiding

Angels timely sent
Keep getting lost in the noise that is maze
Blind to dreams even deaf to body
Fate is left to the hands of the clock
Track Name: The Idler : Chronoscope
Idler tell me, do you feel free?
Idler’s not free, clock ticks for me

Idler tell me, are you sorry?
Idler’s sorry, clock ticks for me

God have mercy, clock ticks for me
Why do I keep repeating the same old I ?
Track Name: The Idler : Upward
(instrumental)
Track Name: Lifeforce : Forsaken / Flashback
The goal was so near
Yet there was no reaching it
The prize was so dear
Yet there was no tasting it

Inches away
Promise of a better day
Fading away
Only agony remains

Nowhere to find
So elusive peace of mind
Nowhere to go
Left abandoned to the flow

Endeavors over the years
Disregarded in a day
Seeds of hope and fruits of tears
So high a price to pay
Track Name: Lifeforce : Infused
Heighten awareness
Beyond material
Question the sensing
Master imagining

Guided by the quest
Fired by the plight
Follow the insight
Further the need to uncover

So many ways this could fail
So many pitfalls
Yet there would not be a point
If not for these walls

All the difficulties of the world
Can’t make this fall apart
No hurdle is too high
For the heart

Lift your head up – so much to be done, so much to be said
Lift up your head – confrontation is no reason to stop
Lift your head up – so much to be done, so much to be said
Lift up your head – opposition will only make you thrive - keep it alive

Heighten awareness
Beyond conventional
Question the meaning
Master the reasoning

You are a life force
Nurture your creation
Be elevation
Foster the need to rise higher

So many claims challenging
Your intuition
Why should their voice speak louder
Than inspiration

All the cynicism in the world
Can’t make this fall apart
Intellect is no match
For the heart

Lift your head up – so much to be done, so much to be said
Lift up your head – confrontation is no reason to stop
Lift your head up – so much to be done, so much to be said
Lift up your head – opposition will only make you thrive - keep it alive
Track Name: Lifeforce : Derelict
(instrumental)
Track Name: Lifeforce : De Profundis
Holding in your hands
The gift of miracles
Resolving yet again
To elude all misery

Far yet so close
Wise yet so blind
Will you ever
Stop and see ?

Past endeavors
Were not wasted
Nor was your pain
Borne in vain

With you remain
All the things that you need for the way
A brand new day
Every chances to show us your best
Don’t mind the rest

See that your goal is near
All that you need is here

Let the music
Move your body
Endow with will and way

You’re here to play
Not to think of more shackles and banes
Loosen your chains
And be free to return to the game
Show us your flame

See that your goal is near
All that you need is here
Track Name: 1000 Radios : Countless Questions
There's a thousand radios playing in my mind
And I can’t tell which wave is mine
Should I turn them off if they have me bound?
Or were they meant to make me sound?

A thousand pictures moving in my head
Remains of stories unsaid
Should I paint them all for you to see
Or were they meant just for me?

There’s a billion providers with access to my mind
Uploading the reflections of futures left behind
Should I deny the requests? Could they set me free?
Disconnect them once again or let them alter me?

Radio why are you here, why do you play for me?
Is there something I should see?
Provider it isn’t clear, what do you want from me?
Show the place for me to be

Flow through my eyes, the dreams of another
Flood in my mind, the views of another
Flow through my eyes, the needs of another
Throughout my life, our lives altogether

Countless questions behind those eyes
Burning while I analyse
The design of the line between the world and I
An existence to justify

Too many references enfolded in my head
Who’s to blame for silences? Who's to blame for what is said?
Redirect me into truth, I’ll strive with all my might
The path is clear yet undefined and there’s no end in sight

Radio why are you here, why do you play for me?
Is there something I should see?
Provider it isn’t clear, what do you want from me?
Show the place for me to be

Flow through my eyes, the dreams of another
Flood in my mind, the views of another
Flow through my eyes, the needs of another
Throughout my life, our lives altogether
Track Name: 1000 Radios : Informaëlstrom
(instrumental)
Track Name: Reinfused
Here's the complementary poetry :

Tell me when are these times that I have dreams about
Are they mere memories of better days gone by
Unsubstantial fancies fated to fade away
Or horizons waiting to be arisen to ?

And the fire I felt when this hope was brand new
When not even Everest could have kept me from you
Has it burned its brightest or just given a hint
Does it smolder for chance or consume its last fuel ?

And the bridge you promised would serve as my footing
Had I strayed from the path or was my step unsure
Perchance that fall was meant to complete my healing
So I’d see for myself what my strength could endure ?

Weren’t you the blue bird that had awaken me
As I laid in the cold suffering of torment
Sung me out of starving, loathing and lethargy
Invited me to rise and resume my ascent ?

As I now look forward to more of your magic
Contemplating what so far had kept me bemused
Just ahead are the times I have dreamt ecstatic
I see the horizons and I am reinfused
Track Name: Between Worlds : Acceptance
Talk to me, tell me it's you
Clear sight has gone astray
All is dark outside and in
I’m sure glad you made it today

No word still of even a slight chance
It gets harder every day
I feel it won't be long before
It takes my mind away

Don't be sad my friend
This life is all behind me
Stay on for a while
Listen to my plea

Don’t be mad my friend
There’s not much that we can do
I’m reaching the end
Just help me through

Is there a point in trying to find
Reasons to keep going?
I’ve seen a lot through this lifetime of mine
No fear of death keeps me waiting

What’s left for me but this life of dependence
And fading memories of freedom?
I do accept that my time here is up
I want to know where we all go

I trust you can understand what I'm going through
This body, numb, is a jail
I know it’s no easy task that I ask of you
Promise me that you won’t fail

Don't be sad my friend
This life is all behind me
Take me to the end
With dignity

Please be strong my friend
Give me the shot that’ll kill me
Save me all this pain
Do it for me
Track Name: Between Worlds : Dissolution / Dance Of The Archetypes
(instrumental)
Track Name: Between Worlds : Deliberation
(instrumental)
Track Name: Between Worlds : Determination
(instrumental)