Recorded by Eliane Radigue in 1986, it's beyond great to have mass access to this delicate and spiritually profound electronic work, spread out over 84 minutes. There are only a handful of available works from Eliane, despite the fact that she has been active for the last 4 decades, and each one is a major event. "Performed (Arp synthesizer) and recorded digitally by Eliane Radigue. Jetsun Mila is inspired by the life of Milarepa, a great yogi and poet of Tibet who lived in the 11th century. The story of his life as told to his closest disciple, Rechungpa, represents one of the most famous works within Tibetan culture. The Mila Kabum, or Namthar, has been translated into several Western languages, including English and French. Eliane Radigue's 84-minute musical evocation of Milarepa's life is in nine sections, with prelude, which correspond to major periods of the life of this famous yogi. The sections flow from one to the other without breaks, one giving birth naturally to the next."
Eliane Radigue works with electronic sounds on tape to create an ambience within which sound seems to move in a continual flow around the listener. Her music has been described as 'infinitely discreet...next to which all other music seems to be tugging at one's sleeve for attention. --Michel Chion