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
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.
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.
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