French heavy rock outfit DÄTCHA MANDALA and world multi-instrumentalist WAAGAL are merging powerful and mystic rock with traditional beats in one live video entitled ‘Ajna’.
Offbeat trio DÄTCHA MANDALA’s music blends stirring heavy blues, high voltage riffs, political and philosophical themes, and Robert Plant-esque vocals. They recorded the video ‘Ajna’ with stunning world-fusion artist WAAGAL who offers an incredible performance, playing simultaneously didgeridoo, handpans, kashaka, and kalimba. The result is an hybrid ritualistic rock highlighted by a bold electronic-like stomp.
Waagal & Dätcha Mandala is a meeting between a solo artist passionate about oriental instruments and a rock band opened to musical influences coming from the Orient. Always looking for new artistic collaborations, Waagal first imagined his handpans and didgeridoo blended with Dätcha Mandala’s distorted guitars, hectic drums, and vocal flights. So was born ‘Ajna’, meaning the third eye chakra, which is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to the Hindu tradition. The third eye chakra is said to connect people to their intuition, give them the ability to communicate with the world or help them receive messages from the past and the future. – DÄTCHA MANDALA
Sound recorded by Thomas Maceron at Krakatoa (Bordeaux, France), mixed and mastered by Maxime Fieu. Video directed by Robin Brisset.
DÄTCHA MANDALA provides a sensorial experience directly inspired by the sonic effervescence of the 70s. The Bordeaux-based blues-rockers seduce with their high-powered guitars, transcendental voices, and this generous energy of theirs. Their musical esthetic falls within a blend of mystical psychedelia and oriental-tinged sounds. Dätcha Mandala’s latest LP ‘Hara’ came out in June 2020 via Mrs. Red Sound.
World-fusion multi-instrumentalist Erwann Texier-Harth alias WAAGAL, offers incredible solo performances solo inspired by cultures from all over the world: guitar, didgeridoo, handpans, kashaka, kalimba, and other instruments are played simultaneously. Waagal blends thousand-year-old sounds and innovating rhythms. His new album ‘Monad’ is coming out this Summer.
DÄTCHA MANDALA‘s show was recorded live with a multicam system at La Nef in Angoulême, France, and will be streamed on Friday 30th April at 08:30 PM CEST (Paris time). The band will be available after the show for a live chat from their rehearsal room. Price 5€. Presales on Gaiar | Facebook Event