*Digipack CD, Digibook CD and Lathe Cut 12"+7" will be release in the middle of March 2019.
Two albums of jì lú, the new music project after Raflum.
Agama is transliterated from a Sanskrit term “āgama.” In Buddhism, the term āgama is used to refer to a collection of sutra of the early Mahāyānistic Buddhist schools. It was collected and published by Buddha’s scholarly students after Buddha’s death. It was the very first written down sutra, and also the origin of later Buddhism doctrine. In this album Sramana Jiran selects Buddhist hymns freely from the four extant collections of āgamas, and composing them as a collection of āgama songs. The last song of the album is a cover of a two thousand years old song — “Epitaph of Seikilos,” which engraved on a tombstone from the Hellenistic town Tralles near present-day Aydin, Turkey. The epitaph has been variously dated, but seems to be either from the 1st or the 2nd century AD. (In the East it is the time during the Han Dynasty, which is also the time when Buddhism was introduced into China.) The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest surviving ancient Greek musical notation, and at the same time, is the oldest surviving complete musical composition from anywhere in the world. The recomposed version of this song was attached at the end of this album.
Instrumental by Liu Zhu (bamboo flute) /Qi Ya (Guitar)
Voice by Yuan Tian/ Liu Zhu / Qi Ya
Lyrics editor: Sramana Jiran
Recorded by Qi Ya at Ningbo、Hanzhou in 2016-2018 and Yuan Tian at Chengdu in 2016
Mixed and Mastered by Qi Ya
Artwork and Layout by Qi Ya
Released by Pest Productions