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 +====== Ishur Ninku ======
  
 +Ambient / World Beat\\
 +St. Louis. Missouri, USA
 +
 +Ishur Ninku is a side project by [[Rick Mester]]. According to Rick: "Ishur Ninku began as a side project... an outlet. My band, [[Sombrance]],​ was recording the //Dark Days and Afternoon Sleep// album and we had been experimenting with a little electronic vibe on a few songs. I suppose I got a crush on the synths and software as I began spending more and more time after the sessions tinkering around and learning.
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 +Many of the songs on the first Ishur Ninku CD actually came about quickly. By the time //Dark Days...// was in the can, I had about half of the Ishur disk completed. [[Sombrance]] was signed to a record label at the time called [[Indie Dream Records]]. ​ The label released a sampler to tease audiences with new music from [[Sombrance]],​ [[Deliverance (California)]],​ [[Spy Glass Blue]], and others. ​ Two Ishur songs were also featured on this sampler as well. They were “Shroud” and “The Mystic”.
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 +I have long been a HUGE Tangerine Dream fan and frequently listen to experimental ambient/​electronic ‘music’. ​ So when the inspiration hit me to record a second Ishur CD, I wanted to drop some of the structure occasionally and just make controlled noise. ​ So it was that the second CD called //Shiva// was a blend of beats and experimental songs. ​ //Shiva// was released about a year after the first disc.
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 +Eventually, I decided to combine the albums into one.  The honest reason is that it costs a lot less to manufacture one disc! So I recorded a couple of new tracks, “Mourning” and “Hollow Skies,” to add to the collection as bonus tracks.
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 +Throughout my Ishur career I have been blessed to have my music used for various web pages and organizations such as the Paranormal Task Force Group.
 +
 +In 2014, I released //Beyond The Red Door// as a digital album. It contained eleven songs and was originally intended to be the final Ishur record. But recording Ishur music is therapeutic and I imagine I’ll need more therapy in the future."​
 +
 +===== Discography =====
 +
 +| 2002 | Ishur Ninku |
 +| 2003 | Shiva |
 +| 2006 | Contemplation:​ A Collection |
 +| 2014 | Beyond The Red Door |
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Ishur Ninku ====
 +
 +2002 Independent
 +
 +[[Rick Mester]] - All programming,​ instruments,​ music, and words
 +
 +Produced and mastered by [[Rick Mester]]
 +
 +  - Hindu (1:46)
 +  - Persia (3:29)
 +  - The Faraway Sigh (4:02)
 +  - Dawn of RA (3:25)
 +  - Plague (3:31)
 +  - Cold (3:25)
 +  - The Coming Sun (2:50)
 +  - Bloodsoul (3:07)
 +  - Hate (3:02)
 +  - Out To the Unknown (0:58)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Shiva (out of print) ====
 +
 +2003 Independent
 +
 +[[Rick Mester]] - Guitars, vocals, bass, synths, programing, and other noises
 +
 +Angel Poe - Additional vocals on “Asian Rain”
 +
 +Produced, engineered, and mixed by [[Rick Mester]]
 +
 +All words and music written by [[Rick Mester]]
 +
 +  - Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 1)
 +  - Cosmic Sojourne
 +  - Spirit Rising
 +  - Gored and Trembling
 +  - Asian Rain
 +  - Solemn Mindscape
 +  - REM Galaxy
 +  - Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 2)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Contemplation:​ A Collection ====
 +
 +2006 Independent
 +
 +  - Hindu
 +  - Persia
 +  - The Faraway Sigh
 +  - Dawn of RA
 +  - Plague
 +  - Cold
 +  - The Coming Sun
 +  - Bloodsoul
 +  - Hate
 +  - Out To the Unknown
 +  - Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 1)
 +  - Cosmic Sojourn
 +  - Spirit Rising
 +  - Gored and Trembling
 +  - Asian Rain
 +  - Solemn Mindscape
 +  - REM Galaxy
 +  - Dreams: Circa 1010 (Part 2)
 +  - Hollow Skies (previously unreleased)
 +  - Mourning (previously unreleased)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Beyond The Red Door ====
 +
 +2014 Independent
 + 
 +[[Rick Mester]] - Guitars, synth, programming,​ bass, vocals, and random sounds
 +
 +All songs written, recorded, and composed by [[Rick Mester]]
 +
 +Mixed and Mastered by [[Rick Mester]]
 +
 +  - So Down Song
 +  - The Mystic
 +  - Latsona
 +  - Ice Adorned
 +  - Empire
 +  - Space
 +  - Amani
 +  - Who Can Separate? (bonus demo track)
 +  - My Place (bonus demo track)
 +  - The Mystic (bonus bass mix)
 +  - Shroud (bonus first Ishur Ninku demo)
 +
 +------
 +
 +===== Links =====
 +
 +  * [[http://​www.rickmester.com/​ishurninku/​|Ishur Ninku Website]]