For a long time Tibetan singer «Loten Namling» carried the wish to bring Tibetan freedom songs to the western world. Tibetans in Tibet risk their lifes to sing these songs. Many of them are in prison for simply asking for basic human rights and the return of the Dalai Lama!
So in summer 2014 he approached Swiss guitarist and Producer «Patrick Lerjen» to help him realize his vision.In a careful process Lerjen was then seeking for an organic and powerfull fusion of these melodous Tibetan songs with the earthy sounds of Western Alternativ Rock.What came into being, is a perfect allegory to the life of exiled Tibetans away from their homeland, still caring their heritage within their hearts.Namling and Lerjen were both truly surprised and amazed by the beauty of the music that rose from the melting of these two worlds.
With Mik Keusen (piano), Philipp Moll (bass) and Muso Stamm (drums) they where lucky to find the perfect companions to complete this extra ordinary TIBETAN -SWISS band Porok Karpo, thus fulfilling the vision of Loten Namling.
Porok Karpo’s music is both raw and filigree, where intimate sceneries lead to powerfull episodes. The raw rhythmic fundament by drums and bass combined with evolving piano & guitar patterns bulid the landscape in which singer Loten Namling tells the story of the the Tibetan people and their struggle to lead a self-determined life.
Vocals - Loten Namling
Guitars - Patrick Lerjen
Piano - Mik Keusen
Bass - Philipp Moll
Drums - Muso Stamm
|02.||Tibetan Joy and Suffering||05:02|
|04.||The Unforgettable 2008||04:35|
|07.||Yi Re Kyo||04:26|
|08.||1958 - 2008||04:21|
|09.||This Is How It Is||04:21|
|12.||Us Tibetan Nomads||04:53|
released february 2, 2018
All Songs arranged, recorded, mixed & produced by Patrick Lerjen at Slow Breeder.
Exept «Mila Repa» arranged by Mik Keusen
Photo by Martin Möll