Italian project Urna makes its debut on Brave Mysteries with this fascinating tape. It’s minimalistic ritual tracks are full of chants, bells, gongs, and woodwinds, channeling sacred music from India and the Himalayas, but through the lens of industrial music. The first couple of tracks are drifting affairs, but at the third one, repetitive rhythms surface as well. Particularly “Lha-Mo” is a very effective track, its reverb-drenched (goblet?) drums pounding out an ethereal dance. The chants in the final track, “Hannya”, are damn impressive as well.
All in all an excellent tape album if you’re into ritual industrial and far-eastern spiritual music combined.