Irkalla

by Vajra

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Lanna E Listening to this in the very early morning hours in the dark, enhanced the listening experience of this album. The song that hooked me in to Vajra was Sever The Tie. I love the powerful vocals and the energy each track exudes. Favorite track: Sever The Tie.
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    PLEASE NOTE: The Irkalla Black Vinyl does not ship until January 15, 2021.

    Irkalla is the first album in our Trilogy Series exploring consciousness, and releases on January 15, 2021, a day that is a derivative of three in numerology.

    Dark times call for dark music. Irkalla is the Sumerian/Akkadian word for the underworld. It is the lowest level of consciousness. It is the base, material, selfish, ego aspects of ourselves. It is the place that we must shine a light and acknowledge before we move to the next levels of awareness. Only when we acknowledge the darker facets of ourselves, can we bring ourselves out of the clutches of our own darkness.

    Weaving a tapestry of melodic rock with dark ambient experimental interludes, the music and lyrics of Irkalla reflect an esoteric space to explore the dark night of our souls.

    The album photography is part of a triptych created in ritual in Los Angeles. It was designed by Tas Limur along with set design and installation by DeeAnn Morales. Makeup was by Erin Nakashima.

    Irkalla is written in Cuneiform, a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. The cuneiform spelling was written by Annamaria and the corrected by Dr. Irving Finkel, of the British Museum, one of today's leading Cuneiform scholars.

    Irkalla was written by Vajra, was produced and mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, mastered by 2x Latin Grammy Award Winner Camilo Silva at Camilo Silva F Mastering, and written by Vajra. Blake Fleming (ex-Mars Volta) guest drums on the recordings.

    Order Irkalla today and get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Only the physical versions of the album (vinyl and CD) include the Shadow Queen EP, a raw, ritual experimental performance dedicated to the Shadow Queen, which is set in three movements.

    More: The album also includes a four page gatefold insert designed by the band.

    Includes Tracks:

    Irkalla track list:

    Irkalla
    Maya
    Crown or Crucify
    Wavering
    Sever The Tie
    Wind

    Shadow Queen track list:

    Maiden
    Mother
    Crone

    More: The Irkalla Black Vinyl comes with a digital download version of the album for free starting January 15, 2021!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Irkalla via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    PLEASE NOTE: The Irkalla Exclusive Splatter Vinyl does not ship until January 15, 2021.

    Irkalla is the first album in our Trilogy Series exploring consciousness, and releases on January 15, 2021, a day that is a derivative of three in numerology.

    Dark times call for dark music. Irkalla is the Sumerian/Akkadian word for the underworld. It is the lowest level of consciousness. It is the base, material, selfish, ego aspects of ourselves. It is the place that we must shine a light and acknowledge before we move to the next levels of awareness. Only when we acknowledge the darker facets of ourselves, can we bring ourselves out of the clutches of our own darkness.

    Weaving a tapestry of melodic rock with dark ambient experimental interludes, the music and lyrics of Irkalla reflect an esoteric space to explore the dark night of our souls.

    The album photography is part of a triptych created in ritual in Los Angeles. It was designed by Tas Limur along with set design and installation by DeeAnn Morales. Makeup was by Erin Nakashima.

    Irkalla is written in Cuneiform, a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. The cuneiform spelling was written by Annamaria and the corrected by Dr. Irving Finkel, of the British Museum, one of today's leading Cuneiform scholars.

    Irkalla was written by Vajra, was produced and mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, mastered by 2x Latin Grammy Award Winner Camilo Silva at Camilo Silva F Mastering, and written by Vajra. Blake Fleming (ex-Mars Volta) guest drums on the recordings.

    Order Irkalla today and get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Only the physical versions of the album (vinyl and CD) include the Shadow Queen EP, a raw, ritual experimental performance dedicated to the Shadow Queen, which is set in three movements.

    More: The album also includes a four page gatefold insert designed by the band.

    Includes Tracks:

    Irkalla track list:

    Irkalla
    Maya
    Crown or Crucify
    Wavering
    Sever The Tie
    Wind

    Shadow Queen track list:

    Maiden
    Mother
    Crone

    More: The Irkalla Exclusive Splatter Vinyl comes with a digital download version of the album for free starting January 15, 2021!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Irkalla via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ships out within 5 days

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    PLEASE NOTE: The Irkalla CD does not ship until January 15, 2021.

    Irkalla is the first album in our Trilogy Series exploring consciousness, and releases on January 15, 2021, a day that is a derivative of three in numerology.

    Dark times call for dark music. Irkalla is the Sumerian/Akkadian word for the underworld. It is the lowest level of consciousness. It is the base, material, selfish, ego aspects of ourselves. It is the place that we must shine a light and acknowledge before we move to the next levels of awareness. Only when we acknowledge the darker facets of ourselves, can we bring ourselves out of the clutches of our own darkness.

    Weaving a tapestry of melodic rock with dark ambient experimental interludes, the music and lyrics of Irkalla reflect an esoteric space to explore the dark night of our souls.

    The album photography is part of a triptych created in ritual in Los Angeles. It was designed by Tas Limur along with set design and installation by DeeAnn Morales. Makeup was by Erin Nakashima.

    Irkalla is written in Cuneiform, a system of writing first developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. The cuneiform spelling was written by Annamaria and the corrected by Dr. Irving Finkel, of the British Museum, one of today's leading Cuneiform scholars.

    Irkalla was written by Vajra, was produced and mixed by Sahaj Ticotin, mastered by 2x Latin Grammy Award Winner Camilo Silva at Camilo Silva F Mastering, and written by Vajra. Blake Fleming (ex-Mars Volta) guest drums on the recordings.

    Order Irkalla today and get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS: Only the physical versions of the album (vinyl and CD) include the Shadow Queen EP, a raw, ritual experimental performance dedicated to the Shadow Queen, which is set in three movements.

    More: The album also includes a four page gatefold insert designed by the band.

    Includes Tracks:

    Irkalla track list:

    Irkalla
    Maya
    Crown or Crucify
    Wavering
    Sever The Tie
    Wind

    Shadow Queen track list:

    Maiden
    Mother
    Crone

    More: The Irkalla CD comes with a digital download version of the album for free starting January 15, 2021!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Irkalla via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Irkalla, The Mirror, 3.14 (Water Mix), Inside The Flame (Rapid Oxidation Mix), Blind (Blood Mix), and Pleroma. , and , .

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1.
Irkalla 01:23
2.
Maya 03:44
3.
In and out Of you and of me Like waves crashing on the shore I'm drowning But I want more Together forever We lie Bathed and braided Inside we Your lips on my lips Your breath On my skin lying on love's altar Our egos, we slaughter I'm floating I dont know Where I end and Where you begin But I'm starting to see All the red flags are flying Your anemic vows Made of glass Are denying The actions you take Reveal that you're lying Is this real Or is this Just a dream Through all the shadows Why won't you show me Who you are Actions tell me more than words Will you bleed Time is still passing I wont be waiting Anymore Our rhythms aligned Your heart beats with mine We're bound intertwined But intentions are blind With your truth By omission I give you permission To crown And crucify But I'm starting to see All the red flags are flying Your anemic vows Made of glass Are denying The actions you take Reveal that you're lying Is this real Or is this Just a dream Through all the shadows Why won't you show me Who you are Actions tell me more than words Will you bleed Time is still passing I won't be waiting Anymore I Will Take back my energy I Will Suffocate the flame I Will Take back the best of me I Will Break and walk away
4.
Wavering 03:09
5.
I long for the day When money's not your god A poison idolatry And focus on gold Are the strings that hold you Tight blind fold Heart cold Eager to be sold In the shape of a slave Just do what you're told Never question why You can't touch me inside Get on your knees It’s time for you to pray To the ones in control Who told you what to say You promised Liar Let me help you Take out your knife Let's do this together Sever the tie Let me help you Cut through the cord Let's do it together Sever the tie Let go They took what you gave Put it in a box You let them feed Whenever they want Once you take it out It’s hard to put back in Your ruby heart’s Atrophied within You promised Liar Let me help you Take out your knife Let's do this together Sever the tie Let me help you Cut through the cord Let's do it together Sever the tie Let go Light as a feather Stiff as a board The path of the other Is through that door Forget what they say Set aside your doubt Fly through the colors Turn inside out Let me help you Take out your knife Let's do this together Sever the tie Let me help you Cut through the cord Let's do it together Sever the tie Let go
6.
Wind 02:17

about

From the Great Above, she opened her ear to the Great Below

To The Listener:

This album shall be listened to in one sitting beginning at midnight. The room shall be in semi-darkness, illuminated by at least one candle. Subtle incenses and a desired elixir will enhance your journey.

credits

released January 15, 2021

Words and Music - Ann Marie Pinna
Produced and Mixed by Sahaj Ticotin
Mastered by Camilo Silva at Camilo Silva F Mastering
Photography by Tas Limur
Set Design & Installation by DeeAnn Morales
Makeup by Erin Nakashima

With additional thanks to Ann, John and JT Pinna, Blake Fleming, Dryhill Studios, Michael Russo, Dr. Irving Finkel, Dean Baylis and the British Museum, Keleigh Black and Chris Radcliffe, Michaela Limur, Stephani Inagaki, Carlos Oropeza, Inanna, Ereshkigal, Hecate, and the Great Spirit that moves within us all.

Released on Thunder Cult Records
All Music and Lyrics (c) (p) 2021 Ann Marie Pinna (BMI)
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Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies.

Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

Vajra’s music will leave you spellbound.
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