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Various Demos 2003-2004
The Cyclical E.P. 2005


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Arjuna’s guitarists are mainly influenced by the dark blues riffs and the classic stylings of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the swirling guitars of the late 80’s showgaze scene fronted by My Bloody Valentine, and the feedback tracks of Cobain and Corgan in the early nineties. The rhythm section is primarily swayed by classic and Latino jazz, funk and hip hop as well as prog and math rock, however, every member of Arjuna possess a vast spectrum of musical influence that lends a hand in creating their original sound.


In 2001 Brian asked Matt to join his band which later became, Stella. Brian needed a bassist to fill the last spot in his band and though Matt had never played bass, he managed until Stella broke up less than a year later. Between the time Stella broke up and Arjuna was formed Brian and Matt decided to build their own recording studio and start recording their own music. Several songs were written and recorded by the time Jacob was asked to join the band.

In the mid nineties Jacob played locally in the Atlanta area as a teenager in a band called remnant. In the late nineties he toured with Exeter Flud and opened for national acts such as P.O.D. and MxPx. Since then Jacob played with several other bands but nothing clicked until 2003 when Matt and Brian asked him to join, what was to become, Arjuna. Jacob and Matt had been friends since the days when he played for Remnant and Matt had always been an admirer of his music.

After playing together for a few months they went through a few different drummers but no one seemed to prove suitable until they jammed with Joel Berbenick. Shortly after that, Arjuna finished their first demo. Joel had spent the last three years playing in a jam band called Ruben playing three shows a week and paying his way through college. Years earlier he had learned to play drums from his grandfather who played with jazz greats in the New York area such as Maynard “Fergie” Ferguson. From those early lessons he discovered the very methods and formulas used in his dynamic drumming today.


After the addition of Joel, Arjuna began playing locally around Atlanta and in 2004 began work on The Cyclical E.P. which was finished 6 months later at their home studio now referred to as “The Poison Nut”. The songs on the Cyclical E.P. are a conception of rhythmically and structurally diverse dissonance with digestible hard pop rock. Songs are kept or discarded regarding the response of witnesses. Arjuna continually evolve and explore all musical genres in pursuit of the audibly interesting.