I am a total outsider not well-versed in the Buddhist tradition, and apologize in advance if some of the terms/names I'll write are placed out of context or misused.

To cut the story short, I am looking for a transcription (and possibly translation into English) of a certain Tantric overtone singing (Rgyud Skad) fragment, used as a sound effect at the end of each level in Painkiller 2004 videogame.

According to my research, I believe it to be a sample from Yamāntaka mantra as performed by Gyütö Monks on this album, 4th track, starting at 0:32 time mark.

I tried to make sense of the chanting by reading Meditation on Vajrabhairava and attempting to "sync" the text by looking at the places where performers play the bell — obviously, I have little to no idea of what I am doing and that didn't ring any bells (pun intended) :)

  • This is a really interesting niche question that I wish I knew how to answer. I upvoted it all the same. I'll see if anyone I know knows anyone who could even begin to identify it. Have you also considered asking ethnomusicologists?
    – Caoimhghin
    Jan 23, 2021 at 20:10
  • @Caoimhghin thanks for the suggestion! I'll happily ask around if there exist communication mediums for that (forums, mailing lists, private messages &c). Can you give me any pointers in this regard?
    – 9214
    Jan 24, 2021 at 0:39


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