Welcome to planet Mantravine. Here we speak the language of rhythm. It beeps and snaps, twists and zings, bursts from our fingers and reaches out of our mouths in cosmic song. It shakes the ground with a gleaming brass-line and slices through the heart with carnatic guitar. The language cannot be described by mere human words, but swells explosively from our extraterrestrial bodies in a frequency frenzy. We are the sound scientists you will understand with your soul.
We grow towards the light like vines, chant ancient mantra to make our vision real and infect others with funky dance moves or wild alien faces. Yet all actions are for a common cause to defy classification, express ourselves in the moment. On our planet sounds are more than understood, they are experienced.
Mantra /?mæntr?/ origin:Sanskrit
A living sound, a sequence of sacred utterances repeated in full presence with the intention to change an outcome.
Vine /va?n/ origin:Latin
A climbing plant which grows on the bodies of trees and buildings, this way and that, facing the light and dark, seeking to reach the sky. It can be intoxicating to watch.
Mantravine /?mæntr?va?n/ origin:Universal
A highly conscious and ever-evolving organism composed of interchangeable musical parts; electronic pangs and pings, poetry, mantra and healing song, banging brass-lines and sweet-stringed carnatic guitar. Its psychedelic sound has reached audiences at festivals like Luminate & Twisted Frequency (New Zealand), Atman (Sri Lanka), Phoenix (Hawaii), Gaggalacka (Germany), Nataraja (France), One Music Camp (Japan), F1, Neon Lights (Singapore) and many more. Mantravine continues to defy genre with a variety of techniques like looping, improvisation, audience participation and unexpected combinations of style and frequency. It continues to create new definitions for itself as it grows in further cosmic directions.
Formula 1 Festival, Singapore
(Ft. Red hot Chilli Peppers, Muse, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer, Toots and the Maytals)
Luminate Festival, New Zealand
(Ft. Desert Dwellers, Symbolico, Attya, Kallidad, Mad Hallelujah Tribe, My Baby, Wild Marmalade, Adham Shaikh)
Twisted Frequency Festival, New Zealand
(Ft. Grouch in Dub, Bsyde, Breger, Duffrey, Dub Princess, Eartheogen, Hurtdeer, Maxi Basshead, Tribone, Xsetra, Tom Cosm, sub.conscious)
Atman Festival 2017 & 2019, Sri Lanka
(Ft. Kindzadza, Megalopsy, Arjuna, Vlastur, JourneyOm, Nstomp, ELF, Okapi, Cosmic Dust)
Phoenix Festival, Hawaii
(Ft. Hedflux, Grouch, Symbolico)
Gaggalacka Festival, (Germany), Nataraja Festival (France), One Music Camp Festival & World Beer Summit Festival (Japan), Singapore F1 Festival, Neon Lights (Singapore) and many more.
Shpongle, Fat Freddy's Drop
Ableton, Guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Vocals
Love Is The Only Answer