Midnight Satori

A Multi-Dimensional Journey Through The Waking Soul of A Dreamer


          Rah Zen is a Boston-based artist seeking to create music that heals, unifies, and expands consciousness. He became impassioned with underground hip-hop at age 14 after discovering records by J Dilla (Jay Dee/Slum Village), Madlib (Beat Konducta, Quasimoto, Lootpack, Jaylib), MF Doom (Viktor Vaughn, Madvillain, DOOM), Pete Rock, and Flying Lotus. His love for alternative sounds grew from artists like Radiohead, Portishead, Bjork, Gnarls Barkley, Gonjasufi, Koushik, and more. In later years, Rah began to study different schools of spirituality, including Zen Buddhism, Egyptian Mythology, Jewish Mysticism & Kabbalah, Ancient Philosophy, and modern writers like Alan Watts and Jack Kerouac, whose novel "Dharma Bums," introduced him to the idea of Satori. Rah was seeking enlightenment, and following some psychedelic experiences and experiments with transcendental meditation underwent his first awakening in the winter of 2012. This brought him to revisit Richard Linklater's animated cult classic, "Waking Life," which explored a multitude of philosophical ideas and concepts about our world, with an emphasis on lucid dreaming. "Waking Life," along with the aforementioned interests, became a primary inspiration for Rah's debut instrumental record, "Midnight Satori."