Label mainstays Homemade Weapons, Ancestral Voices and Torn contribute to the Hannya compilations, out later this month.
The series draws its inspiration from the "Hannya masks, [which] capture the stages of transformation of a female character as she undergoes a metamorphosis into a demon / ogre." Each 12-inch is named for a different stage of this transformation, Hannya White (Ghost) | 葵上, Hannya Red (Snake) | 道成寺 and Hannya Black (Demon) | 黒塚. The set, which will also be released digitally, features the first two collaborations from Samurai head Presha (with Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices), label regular Torn, fellow Russian producer Roho and Last Life, to name a few.
Listen to Roho's "Totemz."
Hannya White (Ghost) | 葵上
01. The Untouchables - Bushi Ronin
02. Ancestral Voices & Presha - Niflheim
03. Last Life - Rotterdam
04. Antagonist - Ministry
Hannya Red (Snake) | 道成寺
01. Artilect - A Message
02. Presha & Homemade Weapons - The Claw
03. Homemade Weapons & Roho - Kifuka
04. Torana - Amok
Hannya Black (Demon) | 黒塚
01. Homemade Weapons - Omen
02. Torn - Dance On The Bones
03. Homemade Weapons & Torn - Isolation
04. Roho - Totemz
Samurai Music will release Samurai Hannya on July 26th, 2019.