Rivers By Cold Mountain

by Kokong

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Kokong / Rivers By Cold Mountain – Eternell Reissue


"Thirty years in this world
I wandered ten thousand miles,
By rivers, buried deep in grass,
In borderlands, where red dust flies.
Tasted drugs, still not Immortal,
Read books, wrote histories.
Now I’m back at Cold Mountain,
Head in the stream, cleanse my ears.

High, high, the summit peak,
Boundless the world to sight!
No one knows I am here,
Lone moon in the freezing stream.
In the stream, where’s the moon?
The moon’s always in the sky.
I write this poem: and yet,
In this poem there is no Zen."

– Han-shan ∣ 寒山


Kokong is cosmic consciousness expressing itself as Ludvig Cimbrelius and Rasmus Alkestrand. The sounds of Kokong began to grow out of a deep journey in India during 2009, where Ludvig and Rasmus got to know themselves and each other in a more profound way than before. The joy of this self-discovery began to take on the form of sound, recorded on simple equipment and carried around in backpacks across rural India. Instruments were acquired along the journey and eventually brought back to Sweden where the sounds continued to take shape.

Live instruments and jams were a key part of every Kokong session and therefore it was not a big step to bring their warm grooves to a live club setting. Kokong shared a celebrated live set at Borgen in Malmö on the 27th of October 2012.

After gathering up some 20 tracks and having a initial vinyl release plans falling through, the sounds were causing resonance with friends at AvantRoots and LoveZone Records. This eventually lead to the digital release of 2 EP's in 2013 and the original edition of 'Rivers By Cold Mountain' in 2014. Kokong extends a warm 'thank you' to these labels for believing in the music and presenting it as part of their imprints.

As for the future, it never actually gets here.

Om Namah Shivaya

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released April 23, 2017

Written and produced by Ludvig Cimbrelius and Rasmus Alkestrand

Cover painting by Natsumi Tominaga
tominaga.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/tominaga22


1-12 originally released by LoveZone Records [LZR044]

13 & 14 originally released by AvantRoots [AR037]


Kokong / Rivers By Cold Mountain – Eternell Reissue [EtnlR10]
© ℗ Ludvig Cimbrelius & Rasmus Alketrand 2014

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