For our first album as a duo, Philippe and I chose the theme of the journey. 7 concentric valleys to cross in order to reach the center of the world overhung by an immense mountain, the throne of the Simorgh, the God-Bird. This had given Ashta, a horizontal odyssey from the ends of the earth to its central point. It, therefore, seemed to me as interesting as logical, for a second album together, to start again on the theme of the journey, but this time as a vertical odyssey.
For that, I chose the five elements quoted by the Veda, which gathers the essential texts of Hinduism. These are the Pancha Bhuta, which are from the grossest to the most subtle 1) Prithivi, earth, 2) Apa, water, 3) Tejas, fire, 4) Vāyu, air, and finally 5) Akasha, ether.
This domain is extremely complex, but to make it very simple, tracing these elements (which actually fit successively into each other) allows us to describe an ascending journey from the dark depths of the created world to its brightest summit, at the limit before the Unmanifested, the Non-being, the Void.
Philippe and I wish you an excellent vertical musical journey from the heavy to the etheric. (Frédéric Gerchambeau)
Anantakara , a Sanskrit word meaning "rendering boundless", is a Belgium based electro-acoustic project creating music
since 2011. Philippe Wauman, the man behind, likes to describe himself as a sound calligrapher: making subtil blends of ambient, electronica, downtempo, ethnic, neo classical and jazz. To make the vastness dance with the innermost is at the heart of his inspiration....more