nihsahshsaH (UK Edition)

by Hashshashin 

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

    All profits will go towards Hashshashin's new album.

    CDs come as a four panel digipak with a matte finish.

    Ships from 1 November 2019.

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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).

    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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about

On nihsahshsaH (UK Edition), Hashshashin pair their brand of of sun-baked, Middle Eastern psychedelia with a live 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.

This special UK Edition includes 6 bonus live tracks.

credits

released February 16, 2018

Tracks 1 to 9:

Evan McGregor - drums, percussion, didgeridoo
Cameron Macdonald - bass
Lachlan R. Dale - bouzouki, guitar, field recordings

Recorded by Tim Carr at Jungle Studios
Mixed by Tim Carr at Reelboi
Mastered by Martin Firestorm III at Theta Labs
Album art by Sam Harwood <harwood@email.com>

Violin on tracks 1, 3, 4 and 7 by Natalya Bing

Field recordings:

Gurung wedding procession at Bindhyabasini
Men chanting in Kagbeni
Women chanting at Boudhanath
Monks chanting at Ranka Monastery

Tracks 10 to 15:

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

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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