Asanas Ritual Vol. 1
Thursday, October 29, 2015
@ Union Project
801 N Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
At this event, we will have a brief introduction of BLACK YO)))GA, a one-hour class that we will do TO the actual DVD itself, followed by a reception in the lobby, where we will provide some snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (feel free to BYOB).
Don’t feel like doing yoga? That’s cool too. Just come and watch. There will be plenty of room.
This is a FREE EVENT (donations appreciated) hosted by Screaming Crow Records.
Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 is the forthcoming new full-length composed and performed by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by BLACK YO)))GA founders, 200-hour RYT-certified instructor, Kimee Massie and her husband Scott Massie.
BLACK YO)))GA — vinyasa style yoga set to drone, noise, stoner metal, ambient, industrial, space doom, and other traditional meditation music — incorporates basic poses in a relaxed environment, while focusing on safe body mechanics. It’s a traditional yoga class in practice, however darker than what you may typically associate with the practice in the Western world. Since its 2012 inception, the music for classes has been a series of mix tapes… until now.
The BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble features members of Storm King, Veniculture, Agnes Wired For Sound, Moonstation Burning, Vulture, Deathcrawl, Complete Failure, Hero Destroyed, Filth On Demand, Secant Prime, Emay, Crown Of Eternity, Torrential Bleeding, and more. Together, the collective has produced original soundscapes tailored to create a heavy meditative space in order to spread the benefits of yoga to people within their own art and music communities: people who may battle depression, anxiety, alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma/PTSD, phobias, dark passengers, etc.; those who may not feel they fit into typical yoga classes.
Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 will be released via Screaming Crow Records next month paired with an instructional BLACK YO)))GA DVD. Directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, the DVD contains a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score.
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is pleased to deliver the first helping of the audio edition of Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 with the official premiere of grim fifth movement, “Negative Confession.”
Elaborates Massie, “‘Negative Confession’ is the fifth track on Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, and introduces live drums into what was a more ambient record up until that point. It was written by Adam Weston, guitarist for Vulture and Storm King and was presented as an offering of things to come. The song first appeared in its original demo state on BLACK YO)))GA Mix No. 13 — though it was called ‘Becoming’ at that time, and as the Meditation Ensemble started coming together, the song became the transformational piece to the Ritual.”
The Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 CD/DVD package will see release via Screaming Crow Records on October 30th, 2015 with the DVD alone to be unleashed in January.
*The above text originated at this post from Earsplit Compound: http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2015/09/03/black-yoga-decibel-magazine-premieres-new-hymn-from-forthcoming-the-asanas-ritual-vol-1-full-length/
The BLACK YO)))GA CD and DVD package, Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1, will be released on October 30, 2015 in a nice two disc digipak with an fold-out booklet to help you line up the poses with the songs, as they are crafted to flow. The stand alone amaray DVD only digipak will follow in January 2016.
AS A PRECURSOR TO IT’S RELEASE, CVLT NATION IS PLEASED TO DEBUT AN ASANAS RITUAL VOL 1 VIDEO TEASER AT THIS LOCATION.