Article: The Wild City / 25/7/2022 [India]

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25 July 2022

Auroville-based Japanese artist Jyoti Naoki Eri has just launched a new label called Nādāsana with the compilation ‘Inter-Galactic Sonar Communication Probe Vol. 1’. 

The 13-track release is tied with the fictional concept of creating a record that will serve as a form of sonic communication on a space probe to the Andromeda Galaxy in the year 2102. Consequently, the direction has generated ambient compositions that range from representing earthly traditions to imagining the sci-fi noises of discovering light years of the universe. 

Alongside featuring India or India-based acts like Kolkata’s Varun Desai aka Yidam, New Delhi’s Vaibhav Batra aka Psychopanda, Jyoti’s own moniker Atomic Phantom, and Jatinder Singh Durhailay, who plays the Dilruba and Taus, the compilation includes artists from Belgium, Australia, Norway, UK (notably Matt Black aka Double Cushion, the co-founder of Ninja Tunes and one-half of Coldcut), Israel, Sweden and Italy. 

Listen to ‘Inter-Galactic Sonar Communication Probe Vol. 1’ below and follow Nādāsana for more information.

“Inter-Galactic Sonar Communication Probe Vol.-1”


For the past six months I have been working on this music project as one of the fruitions of my personal covid experience. Some time later suddenly a friend invited me to start a music label, and Nādāsana was born.

This label mainly focuses on ambient, soundscape and experimental music. I have listened to ambient music since the mid 90s and listened a lot again during the covid lockdowns.
For our first release a group of talented artists from all over the world accepted my invitation to this project.
This first project was inspired by the Golden Record by NASA as part of their Voyager project. The project was curated by Dr Carl Sagan.
The legendary electronic music artist from the U.K. Matt Black who is the co-founder of Cold Cut/ Ninja Tune kindly agreed to offer his exclusive track to this compilation album. I’m profoundly thankful to his kind support and advice as his creations widely opened my music experience since the 90’s. I am very grateful for the collaboration with all the artist in this project. All the participating artists are well-known in their own right on/off line platforms. Over all the creative process was a truly inspiring and enriching experience.
I have already started the process of working on the next projects. Please check the album from the link in the comments and support us if you enjoyed the sounds.

Participating Artists (A-Z):
Atomic Phantom [JPN-IND]
Double Cushion a.k.a. Matt Black (Cold Cut/Ninja Tune) [GBR]
Florigenix [AUS]
Mikkel Rev [NRW]
Petit Oiseau [GBR-IND]
Per Before [SWE]
Psychopanda [IND]
Strangebird~Sounds [BEL]
Yidam [IND]

特にイギリスのエレクトロニック・ミュージック界の重鎮、Matt Black (Cold Cut / Ninja Tune) がこのアルバムのために一曲提供してくれたことは意義深く、このレーベルの門出に大きな花を添えてくれることとなりました。90年代からMatt氏率いるNinjaTuneの作品郡には多大に影響を受けてきたのでとても光栄に思います。


[Concept] It is year 2102. An intergalactic sonic research laboratory – Nādāsana – has launched their first sonic space probe mission into the majestic galaxy, Messier 31 – The Andromeda Galaxy. Following the example of the golden record of NASA’s Voyager project which was led by Dr Carl Sagan(1934-1996), Nādāsana has curated fine ambient music pieces to establish contact with sensory conscious beings in outer space through sounds created on planet Earth. Nādāsana considers ambient music to be music of evolutive creation, encouraging inclusiveness through time and space. Doing so, it opens a poetic and spiritual sphere of music for consideration which could offer a glimpse of the hidden stream of the eternal sonic creations of the universe. Nādāsana is an experiment to uncover the ancient mystery of AUM – Everything is Sound.

NOTE: This project is an imaginary concept (as of 2022). The selection of music can be highly biased, however Nādāsana’s love of music is honest and genuine.

Japanese Garden Project – Short Film

Two Aurovilians, Noel from the USA and Jyoti from Japan have started the Japanese garden project in Auroville Botanical gardens in 2015. This project is dedicated to the creation of a modern Japanese garden devoted to Peace. Although there was a shortage in funds they managed with in-kind donations and volunteers to start the project.It uses locally sourced plants and materials. They extensively chose recycled materials in order to contribute to sustainability that is aligned with Japanese garden making. Gradually they received more support from different parts of the world and, though the fundraising efforts of Noel they managed to manifest their dream to this present state.
Work is still ongoing and there is still lots of detail work to be done, but the garden is finally ready to welcome visitors.They wish this garden to be a living prayer for peace and harmony.

Design process to give back

Our journey of praising the beauty of nature and discovery of its meticulous work has no end.
In this time of global pandemic we are forced to shift our way of living into a sustainable one.
Our culture needs to be re-aligned to giving back instead of taking and consuming.
There is no waste in nature’s marvelous production. There is only an eternal cycle of life in which any design process has to seek a source of inspiration and be anchored as a heart of common sense.

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