July 8, 2019
Based on Hannya masks.
Berlin imprint Samurai Music is releasing a new 3×12″ series, called Samurai Hannya, this July.
The triple vinyl collection was inspired by Japanese Noh theatre Hannya masks.
“Hannya masks capture the stages of transformation of a female character as she undergoes a metamorphosis into a demon / ogre,” shares Samurai Music. “This transformation is caused by deep sadness and anger, fuelled by intense jealousy… its horrible look gives us an impression that it is not just a grotesque monster, but that it also expresses the deep sadness of human beings.”
Samurai Hannya is divided into three 12″s – Hannya White (Ghost) | 葵上, Hannya Red (Snake) | 道成寺, and Hannya Black (Demon) | 黒塚 – and includes tracks by nine artists including Homemade Weapons, Presha, Torn, Roho and Ancestral Voices.
Head here for more info, check out the tracklists and covers below.
Hannya White (Ghost) | 葵上
1. The Untouchables – Bushi Ronin
2. Ancestral Voices & Presha – Niflheim
3. Last Life – Rotterdam
4. Antagonist – Ministry
Hannya Red (Snake) | 道成寺
1. Artilect – A Message
2. Presha & Homemade Weapons – The Claw
3. Homemade Weapons & Roho – Kifuka
4. Torana – Amok
Hannya Black (Demon) | 黒塚
1. Homemade Weapons – Omen
2. Torn – Dance On The Bones
3. Homemade Weapons & Torn – Isolation
4. Roho – Totemz