PureH track “Kailash Dmyal-ba Ngari” on Cities and Memory Shortwave Transmissions project

“Kailash Dmyal-ba Ngari” is the echo of Tibet radio station, voice of yi-dvags from the deep underground network of Mount Kailash in Tibet.

Ngari was the heart of the ancient kingdom of Guge, the once flourishing ancient kingdom virtually disappeared, leaving theorists to suspect they fled underground to Mount Kailash – one of the most mysterious places on earth: shaped like a pyramid, it has been stated that Mount Kailash is the axis of the world – axis mundi, and according to ancient beliefs, it is the place where we can find the mysterious city of the gods.

Although Kailash is not one of the highest of Himalayan range, no human being has ever been able to climb it. Rough weather, altitude sickness, diverging in the wrong direction, misleading trails are some of the hindrances that deterred even the toughest of climbers. Another fact of Mount Kailash is time travelling which suggests that the air in the mountain renders to the rapid aging process. This transtemporal travel claim is backed by a story of climbers from Siberia: after trespassing the forbidden line, the group of climbers experienced aging by a few decades and all died within a year.

Part of the Shortwave Transmissions project, documenting and reimagining the sounds of shortwave radio.
Find out more and see the whole project at https://citiesandmemory.com/shortwave

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