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HṚṢṬA (pronounced her-shta) is the brainchild of singer and guitarist Mike Moya who, along with a revolving cast of musicians, has performed under the name since 2000. Moya was a founding member of GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, and was a core member of other Montréal groups MOLASSES and SET FIRE TO FLAMES. He has frequently played as part of ELIZABETH ANKA VAJAGIC's band, and in various other projects.

HṚṢṬA harnesses traditional and otherworldly sound as Moya sings lyrics cribbed from lost faerie tales in a voice that recalls a more blissed-out Daniel Johnson or a less blissed-out Wayne Coyne. Moya's electric guitar work is unique and recognizable to many from the early Godspeed records - a haunted, reverb-drenched, oscillating siren-sound, guided by a focused and soaring melodic sense.

HṚṢṬA's critically lauded debut, "L'éclat du ciel était insoutenable," was released on Fancy Recordings in 2001 (distributed by Alien8Recordings). Work with MOLASSES and SET FIRE TO FLAMES kept Moya busy through 2001-2004, and he regrouped HRSTA in 2004 to record the band?s second album, "Stem Stem In Electro," released on Constellation in 2005. This recording featured a large cast of Montréal musicians, with Jackie-O Motherf**ker and SWORDS PROJECT alumnus Brooke Crouser (organ, guitar, effects) and the rhythm section of bassist Harris Newman (ex-SACKVILLE) and drummer Eric Craven (ex-HANGEDUP) emerging as consistent HṚṢṬA members for studio and live playing.

HṚṢṬA has toured primarily in Europe since 2006, with Moya and Crouser forming the core of the touring group, and Crouser establishing herself as Moya's primary writing/arranging partner, further shaping the HṚṢṬA sound with her array of acoustic and electric organs and effects. The full flourishing of this collaboration can be heard on HṚṢṬA's third record, "Ghosts Will Come And Kiss Our Eyes," released on Constellation in the fall of 2007.

As of 2009-2010, HṚṢṬA has added Lisa Gamble and Nick Kuepfer to the touring lineup.

In December 2010, Mike will re-join Godspeed as Godspeed re-joins the road.
(Bio from Constellation Records)


HṚṢṬA is often compared to the sound of GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, A SILVER MT. ZION and even SET FIRE TO FLAMES which is understandable due t...
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Stem Stem in ElectroStem Stem in Electro
Constellation 2005
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Ghosts Will Come & Kiss Our EyesGhosts Will Come & Kiss Our Eyes
Constellation 2007
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L'Eclat Du Ciel Etait InsoutenableL'Eclat Du Ciel Etait Insoutenable
Fancy Records 2004
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Ghosts Will Come & Kiss Our Eyes by Hrsta (2007-09-25)Ghosts Will Come & Kiss Our Eyes by Hrsta (2007-09-25)
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Stem Stem in Electro by HRSTA (2005-05-31)Stem Stem in Electro by HRSTA (2005-05-31)
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L'clat Du Ciel Tait Insoutenable by Hrsta (2004-06-21)L'clat Du Ciel Tait Insoutenable by Hrsta (2004-06-21)
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