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and then there was light

by Kriya

Melodic driven alternative and modern rock with sign language
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Seems So Simple
David Hyer/Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg
3:14 $0.50
2. Out There
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
3:38 $0.50
3. I Want You Back
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
3:29 $0.50
4. Everything Has Changed
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
4:39 $0.50
5. Faith
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
2:31 $0.50
6. Manhattan
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
3:05 $0.50
7. Can You Really Tell Me
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
3:44 $0.50
8. All You Need
David Hyer/Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg
4:03 $0.50
9. Class Clown
Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg/David Hyer
4:40 $0.50
10. Kriya Benediction
David Hyer/Erik Forsberg
2:32 $0.50
11. Seems So Simple (Movie Mix Bonus Track)
David Hyer/Erik Forsberg/TL Forsberg
3:14 $0.50
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
KRIYA - The Kriya Story

"Breaking boundaries", "Assaulting your senses", & "Stretching your soul" are just a few things that come to mind when thinking about the band KRIYA, who bring forth their own evocative and stimulating style of melodic driven alternative influenced "Rock". This is a curiously fitting definition, for a band whose lead singer claims to be able to sing to the deaf and whose songs say a lot about the internal struggle between darkness and light.

Drawing upon the collective influences of Kate Bush, Bowie, and Bjork, for their visually captivating performance style which forced the boundaries of live performance, to the grit and honesty of Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos, for their courage to give a voice to their demons, Kriya brings forth their own self-inflicted debut album entitled, "...and then there was light".

One enormously significant musical element that bursts forth from Kriya's debut album is a distinct orchestration of guitar soundscapes, drawn from such influences as U2, STP and Soundgarden for their exceptional songwriting and sound experimentation.

The name "Kriya" is a thematic Sanskrit word meaning "a spiritual emergency or surrender", "spiritual tantrum or seizure"; they are "cries of the soul as they are wrung through changes". These themes are obvious in "OUT THERE", a song whose chorus asks the lonely question; "Is Anybody out there? Does anybody really care?"; and "CLASS CLOWN", a song that comments on the misuse of humor to avoid pain and the courage it takes to be honest and to feel.

While Kriya's debut album continues with some of these honest reflecting commentaries, other songs also touch on a lighter side to life. "SEEMS SO SIMPLE" understatedly covers the difficulties of seemingly simple relationships while "MANHATTAN" embodies the seductive & creative energies felt while being held captive by New York City.

While too many artists today struggle to find their true voice, it is obvious that KRIYA understands the impact and power of music and the capability of the message in a song. By captivating audiences with sight, sense and sound, KRIYA is committed to making sure people get that, through the power of performance, music has the power to transform both the performer and the listener. For KRIYA, this is what music is really all about!

For More detailed info on Kriya, contact TLRockson@yahoo.com



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D. Paul

Hooks and more
Great musical hooks and meaningful lyrics. Thanks.

Ken Minagawa

Kriya is most amazing
I have CD from friend in USA. He plays bassist on the band. The CD is #1 for me, I love all the songs and Kriya is very good. All my friends in Bentencho are #1 fans. We hope Kriya is coming to Tokyo soon, we wait with excitement!


How great and awesome
This CD rox! i fell in love right away. im listening to it right now :) good job everyone. Gervais Family misses you T.L and Erick!

Hai Da Wei

Kriya has good hooks in their songs, even better live.
Kriya-...and then there was light: almost every song has a good hook or some deeper meaning. The band is even better live. Check out their website, too.