But times change and there was, he now felt, an element of aggression within the work which veiled its essential message of love and peace; it was a passion that could all too easily be mistaken for blind anger.With this in mind, and inspired by John Lennon’s ‘All You Need is Love’, he set about rewriting ‘Yes, Sir’ from what he describes as a more Taoist viewpoint.
So it with utter fan-boy-delight that the two have come together for 4 tracks of expert sonic destruction on this brand new album.
An absolute treat, somewhat suprising collaboration and further proof that noise is still working in mysterious and ear wrenchingly wonderful ways!
Of crucial importance was his introduction to the spiritual tradition of Bon and Dzogchen and his meeting with singing masters of Gyumay and Gyuto tantric colleges.
Phurpa was formed in 2003, and the project is named after Phurpa Drugse Chempa (phur pa ‘brug gsas chem pa), one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition (this unique deity has a lower part of his body shaped in a form of phurpa, or kīla, three-edged peg/knife, widely used in tantric Buddhist rituals).
The trademark style of the band is based on a special type of tantric overtone singing/chanting, called gyukye (rgyud skad), from Tibetan words ‘rgyud’ (tantra) and ‘skad’ (sound of the voice).
This singing is based on the principle of practitioner’s transmogrification during chanting meditation.
Harmland offers his most mature work: over 40 minutes of decay, desolation, illness and hopeless fear. “The Black Post Society” embraces and accepts the depression of not having anything left to hunt. The depression of the hunter after the deer is killed. As fantasy shatters under the whip of reality, erotic malaise settles in the nest of the mind inverting this dormant fuel to rekindle the endless cycle of sexual chaos.
Black Industrial / Power Noise from this highly respected US act!
Phurpa line-up includes Alexei Tegin, Dmitry Globa, Eduard Utukin, Anastasia Tomskaya, Pavel Selchukov.