Wow, this is pretty mind-blowing and I love the description too:
“Mazdâ’ is “an ‘R’n’B incantation. It’s about burning the ego and finding inner peace. It’s a meta love song.”
It’s by Swiss-Nepalese artist Aisha Devi who sounds like a cross between a Transnational Bjork & Kate Bush creating a soundtrack to a David Lynch movie.
It’s her second outing on London’s Houndstooth label following her earlier EP release “Conscious Cunt”.
“Here, the conceptual musician and label owner resumes her dark and intricate self-journey, described as both an identity search and spiritual quest challenging our perception of reality and the possibility of alter-invisible dimensions, ‘the disconnection between matter and spirit in our society’.”
Aïsha Devi’s “Of Matter and Spirit” LP is due for release on 2nd October via Houndstooth.
Pre-Order 2xLP / CD: store.houndstoothlabel.com/of-matter-a…spirit.html
Pre-Order on iTunes / Google Play: found.ee/AD-OMAS-DL
PR: Kathryne Chalker – [email protected]
Be sure to check out her amazing previous EP too, totally slept on this one:
Besides founding her label, Danse Noire, releasing leftfield electronic music from the likes of IVVVO and Vaghe Stelle, Swiss-born, Nepalese-Tibetan electronic producer @aisha-devi’s latest solo productions are further testament to her personal evolution. The ‘Conscious Cunt’ EP explores different perspectives on womanhood and the dichotomy between materialistic femininity under societal pressure and spirituality.
“It’s an EP about sluts, awareness, death, and women in a patriarchal society… enlightenment, violence, resistance, mothers, daughters, consciousness, Guy Debord, Vedas and eternity. It’s also a high-five to my grandmother who raised me and passed away early this year.” – Aïsha Devi
Lead track ‘Kim & The Wheel of Life’ is a whirling melodic vortex of melancholic echoing synths underlaid by deep rumbling kicks that morphs into a vocal-centric piece. The beatless ‘Aurat’, Devi’s second ‘vox tool’ of a series, is an Urdu/Hindi poem written by Pakistani feminist, Kishwar Naheed. Finally, ‘The Saviour on Spilled Blood’, a reference to motherhood, is a slow-building epic, using Devi’s dark, chanting voice to accumulate energy and emotion.