Eztica, brethren follow-up to 2009 s Atlan (PJK 232) draws a heavy,
hungry breath like that of the first man, Quetzalcoatl, created from
maize. Soriah s virtuoso Tuvan throat-singing, Central Asian stringed
instruments, and hand percussion are perfectly melded with the
neo-ancient airs of Ashkelon Sain s exquisite darkwave guitars,
celestial electronics, and hypnotizing poly-rhythms. With roots in
ritualism and shamanism, Eztica is a deeply organic experience.
From the Artist
David J - of Bauhaus / Love And Rockets - writes: I once had the good fortune to be with Soriah in a sacred place in nature. A true power spot atop a mossy peak in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. There we sat under a magnificent, pummeling waterfall as he bowed his horse-headed two string Igil, tuning into the vibration, the essence, the cosmic ebb and flow. Shaman that he is, the Tuvan throat singing phenomenon that is Soriah will take you to that holy place whenever you lend an ear to his music. It is instant transcendental transportation and guaranteed to get you there on time.
On his new album, Eztica, a collaborative work with the extraordinary Ashkelon Sain, that magickal realm is accessed simply by the push of a button marked `play'. Eagles will suddenly soar around the room and wild horses stampede through your inner cortex! Fires will burst into roaring flame and swarms of cicadas, sing. Blood memory! Ancient ancestors dancing in the alcoves of a powerful cellular imprint. All is brought back and made present, humming with vital life as you find yourself caught up in a mesmerizing swell of Aztec incantation and layers of symphonic swells, this ethereal etheric suddenly invaded by explosive percussion and lavish layers of electric guitars. Surrender to the journey, lie back and travel deep.