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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

IV:034 © 2017 Innervenus (ASCAP). All rights reserved
BLACK YO)))GA® is a U.S. Federal Trademark Registration

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Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1 CD cover

Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1

the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble – Music for Asanas Ritual, Vol. 1

1. A Wandering Through
2. The Dark Places in Our Lives
3. Carmentis
4. Hungry Ghosts
5. Negative Confession
6. Lament
7. Nest of Thorns
8. Loopholes in the Universe

Cover Art by Chris Smith, Grey Aria Design Studios
Layout & Design by Kimee Massie, Fresh Coffee Creative

From the official press release
(http://www.earsplitcompound.com/site/2015/06/08/black-yoga-joins-the-screaming-crow-records-roster/)

“…Since 2012, the music for classes has been a series of mix-tapes. This particular recording, however, was performed and created by the BLACK YO)))GA Meditation Ensemble, an eclectic group of metallic hippies and doomlords, headed up by Kimee’s husband, Scott Massie. This ensemble has created a soundscape tailored to form a heavy meditative space and spread the benefits of yoga to people in 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 the typical yoga classes, the people who, in all rights, may need the balance and release of yoga the most to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

This project consists of two releases. The first will be the BLACK YO)))GA DVD/instructional video, Asanas Ritual Vol 1, directed by Joseph Stammerjohn of Eyes To The Sky Films, containing a full one-hour yoga class, stylized and set to their original score. The second release will be a CD version of the soundtrack on its own. Both releases contain plenty of bonus features and will be available in stores and online October 2015 via Screaming Crow Records.”