In Ge’ez, the ancient churchical language of Ethiopia, Tzelalot means “Shadow”. Shadow is the ultimate shining blackness, generated by the presence of Light. As the Psalm 90 says, giving us freedom from carnal fear: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty”.
“Tzelalot” is an educational phenomenon expressing itself in several ways and sides, aimed to the complete ovastanding of the black mystery surrounding the King and dwelling in His Holy Inner. The crucial importance of this persuasion can be easily seen through an intelligent reading of the Gospel of Mark, chapter 4 verses 30-32: And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the Shadow of it.
The secret of Jah depths, of Jah abyss, we desire. And shrouded by His Cloak we want to rest, knowing Qedamawi Hayle Selassie as the Omega Circle Fullfillment of the Whole I-niverse.
Tzelalot has been founded by Matyas Tekle Selassie upon the solid Rock of the truly Ethiopian, Amharic speaking orthodox and Rastafarian tradition. Its crew is mainly composed by Bro. Kalad, Bro. Yosief and Etan-e Negus, but many more good brethrens and sistrens coopereng with I&I, through I&I spirit of love and ovastanding. Inspiration comes from Livitycal Powers. Big respect Midnite Band for their crucial examples and inspiration.
The fifteen tracks of “Labyrinth” compile only a small image of the works of Tzelalot, putting the best vibes together and showcasing the bright spiritual aura that emerges out of every track. As extra bonus we included two brand new tracks of Tzelalot, “I” and “Ras Amlak”. From the consciousness of the “Wheel” (sung in Amharic and English) and the uplifting vibes of “Cali” to the Nyabinghi influenced chanting on “Jah-I-full”, Tzelalot leads you to an esoteric journey of meditation away from the Babylonian labyrinth of today’s society