Aug 29

Vajra Blind | Music News

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Band/Artist:  Vajra
Location: NYC
Styles:  Dark, Alternative, Progressive Art Rock with Eastern Indian Themes
Similar to/RIYL:  Tool, Dead Can Dance, A Perfect Circle, Lacuna Coil, Kate Bush
Single title: Blind (Blood Mix)
Members/Instruments: Annamaria Pinna (Vox, Composer, Keyboards), Kevin Jones (Bass), James Rosenberg (Guitar); John Keener (Drums, Percussion)vajratemple Production: Written and Produced by Annamaria Pinna Vocal Production by Annamaria Pinna & Sylvia Massy Shivy Recorded at Vacation Island Recording by Matt Boynton & at Radiostar Studios by Sylvia Massy Shivy & Ian Rickard Mixed at Radiostar Studios by Sylvia Massy Shivy & Rich Veltrop Mastered at Precision Audio by Tom Baker *Blake Fleming (Ex Mars Volta) drummed on the single.

Bio: Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. The child of a former monk and school teacher, Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound. Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Their debut album “Pleroma” was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12). Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male) and includes Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered. Vajra is a force and is quickly generating a buzz after selling-out their first show in November, 2011 (at The Bowery Electric in NYC).