The latest offering from the BYO)))ME, Earth Portals

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble - Earth Portals

Pre-orders available now for the latest offering from the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, EARTH PORTALS.
Release Date: 9/15/17

“We recorded (Earth Portals) about 2 years ago, doing yoga on a farm in West Virginia for a few days, but then we let it sit to work on other projects, or just whenever we’d get sick of working on it. There were a lot of challenges. Earth Portals has a totally different vibe than any of the other material we’ve ever done, and it’s WAY different than the Asanas Ritual 2 album we’re currently wrapping up, but I like it a lot. Hopefully some of you will, too.” – Scott Massie

A limited D.I.Y. pressing of 100 copies, hand assembled and numbered by Innervenus, come with a free screen printed patch and download codes for Earth Portals and “Asteya” (the first track released from the Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 sessions), can currently only be acquired at the BLACK YO)))GA webstore or on Bandcamp.

Album Credits:

Earth Portals by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble

Side A:
1. Mountain, Fire, Lake, and Sky
2. Paracelsus Drifts
3. Altar Space / Sacred Tongues

Side B:
4. Escaping Shadows
5. The Most Beautiful Part of Letting Go
6. Completely

Written & Performed by:
Erika May – Vocals (3), Piano (6), Bass (2), Violin (4), Bass Drum (1)
Chad Hammitt – Guitar (1-6), Gong (2), Samples (2)
Nick DeMaio – Guitar (2-6), Bass Drum (1)
Nick Noir – Bass (4-6), Piano (3), Bass Drum (2)
Thomas Watkiss – Bass (2)
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard (2,3,5), Violin (6), Bells (1), Hand Drums (4)
Mark Palmieri – Cello (2,3,5,6), Guitar (4)
Scott Massie – Singing Bowl (1,2), Gong (1), Bass Drum (3,4)

Produced by Scott Massie & Mark Palmieri
Recorded Live by Mark Palmieri at Healthberry Farm
Additional Recording & Overdubs by Mark Palmieri at
Crust Mountain Studios
Edited, Mixed & Arranged by Mark Palmieri & Scott Massie
Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios

Photos by Nick Noir
Layout & Design by Scott & Kimee Massie

Released by:
the Innervenus Music Collective
P.O. Box 81213, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
innervenus.org

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Filming for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2

BLACK YO)))GA - Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 filming

We filmed the footage for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 2 a couple weeks ago at a gutted warehouse in the South Side of Pittsburgh, re-uniting once again with Joe Stammerjohn of Eyes to the Sky Films (eyestotheskyfilms.com) and the amazing crew that he put together for this one. SOOOO excited to see how it comes out. Right now, we’re looking at an early 2018 release date, FYI. In the meantime, thought you might like to see a photo of the set.

New music from the Meditation Ensemble

We’ve been working on a lot of new music lately to get ready for Asanas Ritual Vol. 2. Some of the demos will be making their way to our SoundCloud page, such as this collaboration with Jim Wylde/sp3ct3rs. At 35 minutes, it seems perfect for morning practice. Enjoy.

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble
“Asteya”

Written & Performed by:
Scott Massie – Drums, Singing Bowls, Keyboard, Voices
Chad Hammitt – Drums, Keyboard, Guitar, Samples
Jim Wylde – Tapes, Samples, Loops, Glitches

Contains elements of the “Black Mask” album, by sp3ct3rs
https://sp3ct3rs.bandcamp.com/

Recorded by Chad Hammitt @ Knox Studio, February, 2017
Mixed by Chad Hammitt & Scott Massie
Mastered by Mark Palmieri

Little Spring Status Report

A little status report on things we’ve been up to behind the scenes…

Weekly BLACK YO)))GA classes at Exhale Pittsburgh are going great, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble has new songs on 3 upcoming compilations, a music video and a separate series of live videos are about to be released, there’s a brand new album called “Earth Portals” that is finished and will be out this Fall, and finally, for those of you who have been asking, we’ve been getting ready all year and, YES, filming for “Asanas Ritual Vol. 2” begins in one week!

There’s also some other things, but we wouldn’t want to ruin ALL the surprises 😉
Have a great weekend!

Scott & Kimee

“Cycle of Suffering” : Official Press Release

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble @ Treelady Studios

Yoga is often used as a means of joining the body with the spirit to attain freedom and serenity. It is a way of drawing into oneself to unburden stress and pain as well as achieve focus and strength. Commonly, ambient sounds are used to assist in blanketing the noise of life and the world around us: to go deeper and achieve more when practicing yoga. While many may use the peaceful and soothing sounds of nature (rain, waves, birds chirping) some are drawn to darker forms of sound to drown out all distraction.

Lucky for us, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble have endeavored to meet those needs by banding a collective of like-minded musicians together to craft the perfect complementary accompanyment to the Vinyasa style of yoga that is practiced and taught by Kimee Massie of BLACK YO)))GA. These artists and musicians worked together for months to perfect the musical soundtrack that gave birth to the Asanas Ritual, Vol 1. From that ongoing collaboration, the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble have brought forth four additional tracks entitled “Cycle of Suffering” that will be released digitally and on limited Compact Disc on September 30th. The Ensemble have created something new while pulling from doom, noise, traditional, ambient, and drone musical stylings.

While these tracks did not make the initial cut for Asanas Ritual, Vol 1, do not make the mistake of categorizing them as “afterthoughts” or “bookends”. These four tracks stand on their own. Let “Cycle of Suffering” envelop you in a sonic cocoon whether you are practicing yoga, meditating, or doing anything else.

The album is available for pre-order now as a digital download or as a limited to 300 compact disc here:

http://blackyoga.bandcamp.com/album/cycle-of-suffering-outtakes-from-asanas-ritual-vol-1

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditaton Ensemble - Cycle of Suffering

Produced by Scott Massie and Mark Palmieri
Executive Producer: Kimee Massie

Performed by:
Chad Hammitt – Guitar (1,3), Keyboard (2), Drums (4)
Nick DeMaio – Guitar (1,2,3,4)
Adam Weston – Guitar (3,4)
Gene Fikhman – Guitar (3,4)
Nick Noir – Bass (2,3,4)
Justin Bach – Bass (3,4)
Mark Bogacki – Bass (2,4), Drums (3)
Kelly Gabany – Drums (3,4)
Tom D’Andrea – Drums (2,3,4)
David Johnson – Drums (1)
Danielle Commisso – Keyboard (3,4), Violin (2)
Mark Palmieri – Cello (1,2,4)
Scott Massie – Singing Bowl (1,2,3)

Track 1 Recorded in Mark’s Old Basement
Engineered by Mark Palmieri
Drums Recorded by David Johnson at Bad Back Studios

Tracks 2,3,4 Recorded at Treelady Studios
Engineered by Dave Cerminara
Assistant Engineers: Liz Klehm and Josh Hirshar

Additional Recording and Overdubs by Mark Palmieri at Crust Mountain

All Tracks Mixed and Edited by Mark Palmieri
Assisted by Scott Massie

Mastered by Garrett Haines at Treelady Studios

Cover Art by Chad Hammitt and Nick Noir
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative, LLC

Released by:
the Innervenus Music Collective
P.O. Box 81213, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 USA
innervenus.org

IV:032 © 2016 Innervenus (ASCAP). All rights reserved
BLACK YO)))GA® is a U.S. Federal Trademark Registration

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ALL PRESS INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Josh Thieler
Cursed Breath PR
cursedbreathpr@gmail.com

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New Downtown Pittsburgh Class

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What:
New BLACK YO)))GA class

When:
Every Tuesday (starting September 13, 2016)
7:15-8:15pm

Where:
Exhale Pittsburgh
222 Boulevard of the Allies – 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

www.exhalepittsburgh.com | www.facebook.com/Exhalepgh

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BLACK YO)))GA Class Mixes

It’s been a while since we’ve announced new class music uploads on the website, but they’ve been going up on Mixcloud semi-non-regularly. Here’s a few…


Featuring Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer), Marc Kate, The Babadook Bootleg Score, Tribes of Neurot, Drone, True Widow, Chelsea Wolfe, MoonStation Burning, O Heiðrún, Mike Patton, Sunn O))), LYCIA, and sp3ct3rs.


Featuring NASA sounds, KYRØS, The Pseudomancer, the BLACK YOGA Meditation Ensemble, Mortiis, Mustard Gas and Roses, Ulver, and Thomas Watkiss of WHOTE.


Featuring Skadi, Today Is The Day, Sigur Rós, Yob, Chelsea Wolfe, High aura’d and Mike Shiflet, The Owls Are Not What They Seem, Gojira, and Old God.


Featuring oVdk/Bunk Data, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Year of No light, Ulver, Wolves In The Throne Room, Sisyphus, Lard, OM, Lab Report, and Raison d’être.


Featuring Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Diamana Galas, Atrium Carceri, Deafheaven, Dead Can Dance, Windhand, Tool, Om, Catacombs of Doom, Worship, Year of No Light, Angelo Badalemente, Raison D’etre, and Tarentel.


Featuring Ulver, Blood of the Black Owl, Pig Destroyer, Esoteric, Year of No light, Grails, and Atrium Carceri.

Class mixes curated by Scott Massie & Chad Hammitt, for use during BLACK YO)))GA classes led by Kimee Massie in Pittsburgh, PA. They have been made available for practitioners personal use and listening enjoyment.

Thank you for your support.

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