Phurpa – Gyer Ro / Gyud
Phurpa “Gyer Ro” 2CD (91st Cycle)
PHURPA – Hundred Syllable Mantra
ロシアのシャーマニズム儀式家PHURPAの ” Gyer Ro ” は、チベットのBON伝統に根差した儀式の祈り、この儀式は変身の道具として使われている。 詠唱の瞑想は、ドラム、ロールモシンバル、ジャイリングオーボエ、ダンカンホーン、ダンカーシェル、ショートウォンドンホーンなどが使用されている。彼らの演奏は人の意識を変えることを目指した響きの原始的な音、チャクラを揺らす祈りのマントラを意味する。 2016年3月にロシアのモスクワで録音されたもの。
Phurpa is a Russian musical collective and performance group, recording and playing authentic ritual music of Bon, the oldest Buddhist tradition from Tibet, using ritual instruments and special tantric singing technique.
Alexei Tegin, a founding member and leader of the group, started exploring and experimenting with traditional and ritual music in the middle of the 1990s, at a legendary Cardinal Art Factory (Фабрика Кардинального искусства) in Moscow, led by Vladimir Epifantsev, controversial actor, director and propagator of trash-culture. 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).
Phurpa line-up includes Alexei Tegin, Dmitry Globa, Eduard Utukin, Anastasia Tomskaya, Pavel Selchukov. Band members are constantly studying ancient Tibetan liturgical practices and ceremonies of Bon tradition, both theoretically and practically.
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. This technique is achieved through an extensive training, including both meditation and physical, breathing and vocal exercises. Special training includes standing on your head while rehearsing (in the inverted position, lungs and vocal cords works more efficiently) and also drinking black tea with chili pepper and cream – hot pepper is irritating your vocal cords, so they are swelling up a little, while cream (or any other kind of grease or oil) acts as a lubricant.
Phurpa uses ritual Tibetan instruments to perform their music, which includes dungkar (horn made out of huge seashell), dungchen (three-metre-long horn/trumpet), silnuyen (flat cymbals), nga (double-sided drum), damaru (drum, made out of human skulls), kangling (human thighbone trumpet), shang (bon tambourine), rolmo (other type of cymbals), etc.
Cyclic Law is a Record Label and Publishing House founded in 2002.
Phurpa – Gyer Ro
Cyclic Law – 91st Cycle
2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition
05 Apr 2017
Folk, World, & Country
Experimental, Overtone Singing
1-1 Laughter Of To-Nag-Ma 78:15
2-1 Hundred Syllable Mantra 10:03
2-2 Mu-Ye 27:02
2-3 Three Mantras Of Bon 8:07
Limited edition of 500 copies in gatefold A5 sleeve
CYCLIC LAW 2017
Phurpa – Gyud
Zazen Sounds – ZZS017, Nigrum Serpentis – NSP012
20 Feb 2017
Folk, World, & Country
1 Untitled 39:56
2 Untitled 27:03
New live Ritual Recording at Kunstraum Walcheturm. Zurich, 17 October 2016.
Recorded by Dave Phillips
Comes in a digifile.
The first 40 copies come with a special handmade incense for use during meditation.
Zazen Sounds is a Lodge Created by Acherontass, dedicated to the Dark Experimental Art, Ritualistic Expressions, Dark Ambient & Drone Vibrations.
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ZAZEN SOUNDS 2017
チベット ボン教の伝統を受け継ぐロシアの集団Phurpa。ギリシャのZazen SoundsとNigrum Serpentisが共同で制作した2017年の一作目。高い目的のためのイニシエーション・アート。録音はDave Phillipsが担っている。。