B. Ashra - Monks
1. Monks Part1 - 43:26 min.
2. Monks Part2 (feat. Travis McMurphy) - 21:53 min.
Composed 1999 for a performance at the Kung Fu Academy Berlin
Working Title: Music for Kung Fu Academies, remastered 2012
special thanx to Master BamBang Tanuwikarja (Kung Fu Academy Berlin)
Travis McMurphy (Monks Part2) and Ilona Kowalschek.
Artist: B. Ashra
Limited Edition: 500 Copies
Label: Separated Beats
Catalog #: SBKW004
Release date: 15.10.2012
ISRC: DEHE10700080 - 81
Total playing time: 65:19 min.
Distribution: Silenzio Catalog:31532
Mastered by Bert Olke: email@example.com
Genre: Ambient, Ritual Music, Electronic Music,
Drones, Dark Ambient, Tribal, Floating
Monks was composed by B. Ashra in collaboration with Travis McMurphy for a performance of the Kung Fu Academy Berlin.
Monks Part 1 will enchant with its ethereal electronic sounds that are interwoven with overtone singing, gongs, rainstick, Tibetan horns and acoustic guitar sounds.
One feels progressively relaxed is automatically reminded of an East Asian scenery.Only after 26 minutes into the piece a pleasant groove is slowly manifesting.
Ritual Music | Ambient | World | Meditation | Floating Music
The second track - Monks Part 2 - is a very deep meditative drone / dark ambient atmosphere with sound collages of nature sounds and Buddhist bells. You're facing a fresh breeze and feel like being transported to places in the icy Himalayas.
Dark Ambient | Drones | Deep Meditative Drone
B. Ashra has been producing electronic and experimental ambient music since 1993. He is living and working in Berlin and owner of mastering studio, GL Audio.
He is a member of the band projects Brain Entertainment Laboratory, Morphon and Psychotikum. Under the monicker Robert Templa he is living out his penchant for techno music.
Apart from his creative work as a musician, composer and sound designer, he's also working as a mastering engineer and serves as label manager of Klangwirkstoff Records and their two subdivisions.
B. Ashra - Spacetime 1995
B. Ashra & Ricky Deadking - Live at U-Site Fusion 1999
B. Ashra - Diestelman EP Vinyl 1999
B. Ashra - Atomic World 2002
B. Ashra - Hoy (Remixed for Velcro - EP) 2004
B. Ashra - Dittany (Remixed for Anne Clark) 2007
B. Ashra - Om Meditation 2009
B. Ashra & Ricky Deadking - Alchemical Congress 2010
B. Ashra - Monks 2012