Mudra means "Hand Gestures" in Sanskrit. Mudras are used in Indian traditional dance forms and as symbols of energies in ancient vedic rituals. Mudras- just like music- are much more powerful than words, they not only express a particular meaning, but directly bring forth that energy.
One night in early 1998, I remember playing live music for a trance-dance event in India, one of those nights where playing music does a small miracle without any warning-transporting dancers and musicians into another space- into the moment.
I remember feeling so fresh and grateful after the experience. Amongst the musicians was a young dutch keyboard-player named Maneesh de moor, that's the day when the idea for this album got born- a crossroad between the two cultures I was living in- the fascinating years I have spent exploring Indian raga music, converging with the sounds of modern Western music- Elements of trance, HipHop, Ambient etc... Shortly after- the whole of April 98 we met in an old farmhouse in Tuscany, Italy, to celebrate the early spring by creating this music. In spite of all our hi-tec recording equipments we enjoyed simple life of chopping wood and fetching water from the well and keeping the house warm with woodfires.
|1||Lahore Connection - Radio Mix (The Namaskar Mudra)||05:08|
|2||Wild Ghunghu I (The Fire Mudra)||05:27|
|3||Shiva Moon I (The Cresent Moon Mudra)||07:19|
|4||Shiva Moon II (The Ocean Mudra)||03:05|
|5||Darbari N.Y.C. (The Merging Mudra)||05:49|
|6||Wild Ghunghu II (The Sun Mudra)||05:18|
|7||Lahore Connection - Ethno Mix (The Lotus Mudra)||08:33|
|8||Road To Solaia (The Heart Mudra)||05:45|
|9||Saffron Dreams (The Night Mudra)||05:02|
|10||Banyan Tales (The Tree Mudra)||12:57|
Mudra combines the magic and authenticity of ancient exotic instruments like Bambook Flutes, Sitar and Santoor with modern grooves. A very danceable, alive and trancey journey.