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Nick Bradey I noted the link to Instrumental(adj) -therefore checked this out . Great performances. Not to be missed .
Favorite track: Ascension.
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John Yarbrough Atmospherically pulverizing, overwhelming heaviness. This is not background music.
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John Cratchley If you know the studio album then this live outing will meet all expectations...if you don't, then listen to both immediately...
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    Hashshashin 'Supreme Heruka' tee. Comes with a free download of our new release, 'nihsahshsaH (adj.)'.

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    This image is of the Heruka, a group of wrathful deities in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These gods were worshipped in pre-Buddhist Tibet, in the regional folk animism and the shamanic Bön traditions.

    When Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to Tibet, he was confronted by these deities. He subdued the gods with wisdom and compassion. They became enlightened and pledged allegiance to the Buddha. They are now guardians of esoteric Buddhism, and are the object of tantric visualisation meditations.

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    A run of limited edition CDs for Hashshashin's debut album 'nihsahshsasH', alongside the recent live album 'nihsahshsasH (adj.)'.

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    Hashshashin 'Supreme Heruka' tee. Comes with a free download of our new release, 'nihsahshsaH (adj.)'.

    Unisex shirts printed on AS Colour Staple Tees. Regular fit. Crew neck. Mid-weight, 180 GSM. 100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester).

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    Design by Sam Harwood. Shipping from 1 November.

    This image is of the Heruka, a group of wrathful deities in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. These gods were worshipped in pre-Buddhist Tibet, in the regional folk animism and the shamanic Bön traditions.

    When Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to Tibet, he was confronted by these deities. He subdued the gods with wisdom and compassion. They became enlightened and pledged allegiance to the Buddha. They are now guardians of esoteric Buddhism, and are the object of tantric visualisation meditations.

    We use this image with respect.

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Prostration 03:39
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The Ascetic 02:41
3.
Ascension 04:53
4.
Moksha 06:18
5.
Levitation 09:13
6.
Immolation 05:58

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“(Hashshashin’s) music is powerful and muscular and ranges from full on psychedelic rock-outs to fully hypnotising drone. Often ragged and cathartic, this is, in its own way, soul music, music that taps into a primal, tribal, part of our consciousness that we, in our too comfortable Western civilisation, rarely draw from.”

- Echoes And Dust

On their new live album 'nihsahshsaH (adj.)', Hashshashin pair their brand of of sun-baked, Middle Eastern psychedelia with improvisation by guitarist Simon Dawes of Instrumental (adj.), whose spacious and creative guitar playing calls to mind the compositions of Morricone, the nuance of Bill Frisell, and variety of Robert Fripp.

The songs come from the group’s claimed 2016 debut ‘nihsahshsaH’, which draws on progressive rock and metal with melodic themes from the Middle East, field recordings captured in Tibetan regions of India and Nepal, and passages of trance-inducing drone.

But here - and thanks to Dawes’ input - the transcendental atmosphere turns towards dystopia. Dawes advanced modal and melodic manipulations cast these once familiar songs in new light. The recording is further bolstered by the intensity and tightness of performance itself.

This is another thoughtful record from Hashshashin, which will be of interest to fans of progressive and experimental music, from The Physics House Band to Secret Chiefs 3.

credits

released February 15, 2018

Hashshashin (adj.) is:

Evan McGregor: drums and percussion
Cameron MacDonald: bass
Lachlan Dale: bouzouki
Simon Dawes: guitar

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Recorded live on 23 March 2017

This multi-track recording was made possible thanks to Ollie Bown, and with support from UNSW Interactive Media Lab.

Mixed and mastered by Tim Carr at Theta Labs
Artwork by Sam Harwood

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Hashshashin Sydney, Australia

“(Hashshashin’s) music is powerful and muscular and ranges from full on psychedelic rock-outs to fully hypnotising drone.

Often ragged and cathartic, this is, in its own way, soul music, music that taps into a primal, tribal, part of our consciousness that we, in our too comfortable Western civilisation, rarely draw from.”

- Echoes And Dust
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