Ana Bhraka

Ana Bhraka

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Intelligent rock with a primal heart and a gentle soul, best listened to alone driving on a dark highway through urban decay wearing glass headphones...

Biography


"One of the best albums of the year..." (DJ Gary Lauzon Radio CHUO 93.1 FM)

"Very original and well mastered, The Flowerbed of Oblivion has its own distinct sound that stays with you" (DJ Tina HMTV)

"The music pulls at your soul and leaves you with something almost unexplainable" (Tim Greencorn, producer)

"Some really powerful lyrics...I cried like I was peeling onions." (DJ "Cousin Ken" J. Lillico Radio CHCR 104.5 FM)

"She's (Eliot) got a pop/rock sound that is pure gold: a silky dark alto that has a reckless beauty."
(Wildy's World)

"Expansive music suitable to stadium intimacy." (kingofbermuda)

. . .

Ana Bhraka is a Canadian band formed in Ottawa, Ontario in 2003 under the alias of Year of the Gone. Afterwards, they changed their name to Ana Bhraka, digitally releasing their first album "The Flowerbed of Oblivion"(2008) [produced by Tim Greencorn at Little Chicago Studios (Feist, Stars, Last Supper) and mastered by Joao Carvahlo (Pilate Speed, Death from Above 1979, Billy Talent)] under their own label, "FIVER".

The band is comprised of Jane Eliot (formerly on ARTISTdirect Records) (vocals and guitar), Mike Danis (lead guitar and bg vocals), John-Marc Desmarais (bass), Phil Desmarais (drums and percussion) and Allan Kinney(keyboards) . Ana Bhraka blend alternative, progressive, folk and ambient music and are best known for their hypnotic live performances with the use of muti-media and their eccentric interests in existentialism, surrealism, mythology and dystopian fiction.

(Note: For an in-depth bio please refer to the bands main website)

Musical influences include: Pink Floyd, Mazzy Star, Portishead, Radiohead, Genesis, The Doors, Bjork, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cranberries, The Cure, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, more.

WEBSITES:

www.anabhraka.com
www.myspace.com/anabhraka
www.ukbands.net/anabhraka
radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Ana-Bhraka
www.youtube.com/gardenofforkingpaths
www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47632096054
www.twitter.com/anabhraka

CONTACT:

MANAGEMENT: Miraslav Royz
Tel: 416.230.3853 Email: miraslav@idirect.com

BOOKING/PRESS:
info@anabhraka.com
anabhraka@gmail.com

MAILING ADDRESS:
1568 Merivale Road, Suite #330
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. K2G 5Y7

LEGAL: Stacey Mitsopulos
Tel: 416.537.1529 Email: stacey@tmkolawyers.com

Lyrics

Blackstars

Written By: Jane Eliot

BLACK STARS

Waiting for the break of day,
knowing that you've gone too far,
there's no time to change your ways.
Say goodbye to who you are...

But when the black stars shine,
...shine on you
You'll leave it all behind when they
shine on you.
Shine on you.

New horizon on the brink:
this destruction
that will break.
There's no time to stop and think
when you feel yourself
fading away.
So you tear your pictures from the wall:
like a dream inside a memory.
Silent footfalls down the hall:
like a memory inside a dream.

But when the black stars shine,
shine on you.
You'll leave it all behind when they
shine on you.

And the world keeps
keeps turning,
and it's enough to break your heart.
So you keep on,
keep learning,
'till you find yourself back at the start.

And maybe you weren't so far off.
...maybe you weren't wrong after all.


...maybe there will be a new day

In You

Written By: Jane Eliot

IN YOU

If I could exist in your breath,
And if I could rest in your bliss,
Would I find the piece that I miss?
Would I find the peace I resist?

Am I in you?
Do I end or begin you?

A messiah is at my gate
he says I've lost my way,
and the pariah is coming down today
he's coming down
....gonna waste this place

Yeah, he's coming down:
... gonna waste this place.

Am I in you?
Do I end you begin you?

Am I in in you?
In your breath?
On the shore of your bliss?
(and would I?)
(could I?)
would I end or begin you?

In you...

(lost my way)

(would I?)
(could I?)

If I ...lost my way

~ ~ ~

The Night

Written By: Jane Eliot


THE NIGHT

It was the night
that I got my one golden idea.
The night
that everything, all became clear.
The night
of faraway glances,
wild gestures,
and fantastic displays
of marvel and fear.

The night of perfect decision
blissful fruition in strawberry fields

The night of black horses,
storming blue meadows,
and monsters in caves
that are sealed

The night the sun came undone
(I am ready)
...if only John Lennon were here

It was the night.

There were pink balloons floating,
planes crashing,
imploding,
white cats and
red roses trancing, ferocious
the question
was answered
in time
to the rhythm
at the end
of the river

It was the night.

It was the night that we
took our clothes off,
and tumbled euphorically
through
the maze of despair.

The night the sun came undone
(I am ready)
...if only John Lennon were here.

Grey butterflies became
clouds in the sky
I see right through them
with my
new, clear eyes
I had immortal feelings,
saw illnesses healing,
the prophets appealed to me,
karmic wheel squeeling
The infinte funnel
...the circular tunnel
now that it's real...

...how does it feel?

All The Ghosts

Written By: Jane Eliot

VERSE 1
Have I wasted all of my time?
Looking for love through the wrong eyes?
On nothing — on no one,
On nowhere, one more time.
I'll hand you the needle
if you hand me the gun.

CHORUS 1
And all the ghosts along the highway
have got nowhere to go today, today, today
So they float through your head
like an Easter parade, hurray, parade…

VERSE 2
Don't even bother
trying to find yourself:
lost in this crowd of yesterday's news.
What you've got is
a bad case of innocence —
and baby,
someday
comes out of the

BRIDGE
blue….
Just like me...
and you...
you're just like...

INSTRUMENTAL

(Vocal Freestyle)

OUTRO
The darkness...
the coldness...
the stillness that holds us...
and holds us
until we break down and cry.

Echo Chamber

Written By: Jane Eliot


ECHOCHAMBER

Light, a fire in the night
I burn my life away
To catch a glimpse of love
Before it slips away,
Bird of paradise,
Drowningin the rain,
Heard the butterfly
Whispering your name

And I can feel you now,
I can feel you now,
Burning bright

In this secret heart of mine,
Every night I pray
Release this dove of white
Into the light of day

I can feel you now,
I can feel you now,
Burning bright...burning bright

Turn the light on just in time
To see your angels fall
Search the sky for something
That was never there at all

It's no wonder why
You're echoing inside
It's no wonder why
no wonder why
no wonder why

And I can feel you now,
I can feel you now
Burning bright ...burning bright

Flames

Written By: Jane Eliot

FLAMES

I feel like a dragon on a chain
even though I'm all up
in a blaze
Even flames can't describe
the things
that I really want to say

Like ....(oh,oh,oh,uh,oh)

I want you to know:

That sometimes, my love
your love is hard
to live
too hard to live without
and someday,
your heart of stone
will drag you down
....drag you down
will drag you...


I feel like a dragon in a cage
even though I'm
burning down this place.
Even flames can't describe
the things that I really want to say

Like ......

I want you to know:
That sometimes, my love
your love
is hard to live
too hard to live without

and someday,
your heart
of stone
will drag you down
....drag you down
will drag you...

and I know now

I'm safe
inside this vacant cave
no longer
Never I meant
to stray the light...

but once you start
it's hard to stop it

Discography

The Flowerbed of Oblivion (2008) LP

Downloads Available on iTunes, eMUSIC, Rhaspody, Napster and Amazon MP3
Distributed by Tunecore

RADIO:

So far the band has received airplay and interviews on several radio programs including but not limited to:

Live 88.5 FM, 89.1 CHUO FM, CHCR 102.9 FM, CHCR 104.5 FM, WCRadio, HMTV, UnderWorldMixradio, Outboundradio, The VM Underground Show, RadioUgly, AlexaDigitalRadio, RadioElectric, INDIE 104 iRadio LA, SHOUTcast Radio, BlogTalkRadio, AOL Radio, CKDJ 107.9 FM, CKLV 100.1 FM, Indie Love Radio, CFRC 101.9 FM, CHIN Radio, TiERA.fm, UnHeard Radio, Junior's Cave, Pongid Radio,The Night Owl Radio Show on WSPR

Other: The band has recently licensed 2 tracks to Cando Productions, 1 track to Capital Sounds 2008 compilation CD, 2 tracks to THE EXTENT series

Set List

Firefly
Flames
You Know
In You
All I Need
The Night
The Flowers of Oblivion
Blackstars
Echo Chamber
The Sun Didn�t Come
Underwater
Imaginary friend
All the Ghosts
Freer
Wrench
(more)

Sets typically range from about 40 min. to about 80 min. customized towards the venue.