Maqlu was born in the year of Death, but she's never hesitated to leave her roots behind.
After a bit of a detour from songcraft, 2008 saw Maqlu return to it with a vengeance, inspired by technological possibilities and the aural landscapes she found herself in. Armed with some new and old toys, gadgets, and a near-obsessive attention to sonic detail, she has begun re-immersing herself in the process of reshaping the world according to her Will, set to throbbing beats.
The music is the life.
Turn ons: Pro Tools. Distortion. Weird loops. Blue glows. Black magic. Firebrands. Lightning in the hand. Thunder in the monitors.
Turn offs: Daylight. Deadlines and dead minds. PC police.
Aside from her own work, Maqlu has a hand in remixing. Remixing credits thus far include Left Spine Down: "Reset [Maqlu Mix]" on Smartbomb 2.3: The Underground Mixes, iVardensphere: "Jigsaw [Speak Mix by Maqlu]" on Remixes vol. 1, Jakalope: "I Wanna Die [Reborn Mix]" and Virtual Terrorist: "Thermonuclear Something Or Other."
Maqlu can also be heard on-air as host of CiTR Radio's the Vampire's Ball, CiTR's industrial/electro/noise show on Friday nights from midnight to 4am PST on 101.9 FM in Vancouver or citr.ca. Some of her more experimental work has aired during events like CiTR's annual 24 Hours of Radio Art.
LINER NOTES FOR BLOOD:
Maqlu is Pyra Draculea.
All songs written, composed, programmed and performed by Pyra Draculea.
Copyright 2009 - 2010.
Recorded at Maqlu Central. Additional recording and editing at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts. Mixed in Studio A at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Pyra Draculea.
Mastered by Scott Fox @ Noise Haus Studio www.noisehaus.com
Special thanks to: Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, Futcher, Garth Richarson, Heather Cashmore, Kathy Lo, Mark Sommer, Scott Fox, Scott Ternan, Shawn Cole, Vernard Goud, the Shewella clan and everyone at Synthetic Entertainment/Synthetic Sounds.
Thanks to: Bill Kennedy, Condor, Colin Everall, Tamara Eggleton, Mark Gordon, Terry Kerr, Kevvy Mental, Phil Western, Vicky Anastassiou, Joe and Kim Sabbagh, everyone at Music BC, Nat Jay, Jakalope, Left Spine Down, iVardensphere, Fake Shark Real Zombie, Pat Glover, Jeff Schultz, Edward Fajardo, Val Gregory, everyone at Nimbus, Raggedy Angry, Frank Baker, Craig Tompkins, the Thick of It, the Best Revenge, DJ Pandemonium, DJ s007ii, Luke Meat, Bryce Dunn, CiTR Radio, Bleek, Jimi Dali, Josh Guinan and everyone at Synthetic Entertainment. If I forgot someone, I promise I'll catch you next time.