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Mardana’s Album I Have Found In Me is describing this journey
with great musical depth, making this unique music multifaceted,
diversified and full of atmosphere. Gentle and perceptive, expressive,
flowing, rich, dynamic, lively, versatile, harmonic, meditative and full
of depth – all these attributes can be perfectly applied to the music
on Mardana’s Album.

In the tradition of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma, the technology to attain knowledge of the soul through chanting and recitation is called Shabad.
The selection of Shabads for Mardana’s album was made with the aim to
create a sequence of guideposts which help to achieve a deep inner
experience on this journey.
When you listen to this album in one piece, you will find that the songs
are inter-connected and follow up on each other in such a way as if it
was only one large, long piece of music. It is a specialty of this album
that all tracks by themselves are small masterpieces, yet the entirety
and oneness of the music becomes something that is bigger than the
sum-up of its single parts, and can be experienced as a unity – which it
loves to!

I Have Found In Me is a rounded-up piece of art: the beautiful
booklet contains an inspiring tale of the course of this journey,
telling of the miraculous encounters with teachers and guideposts,
leading into the deeper meaning and mystery of the Shabads, Mantras and
Songs: the lyrics of the Shabads are embedded therein and thus can be
experienced in a wider spiritual context – the circle becomes whole
again, the journey ends and begins again, and finds its continuity…

The music band Mardana derives from the former band known as Khalsa Jatha and sets new musical accents. On their debut album I Have Found In Me
they manifested their musical ideas which have matured over many years,
and the making of this album took again several years – the result is a
sophisticated musical variety, which through great enthusiasm and
richness becomes a real pleasure to listen to.

A special focus of Mardana lies on the polyphonic singing, the
choir, where the artists melt and become one – and take the listener
with them. The individual voices and musical qualities of the three
Mardana-musicians find an excellent expression and create a wonderfully
wide range of musical colors, moods, sounds, arrangements and
orchestrations, which make you want to listen to this album again and
again, always finding something new which you haven’t heard before.

Carried by a rich instrumentation of vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards
and harmonium, tabla and percussion, cello, flute and ambient
soundscapes, the music of Mardana sets a new level. Throughout this
musical journey you can hear Yogi Bhajan , who underlines the depth and wisdom of the Shabads and mantras in two wonderful affirmations.
Wide, purely instrumental passages, delicate arrangements, the beautiful
polyphonic singing, virtuoso solos, the diversity and variety, and last
not least an irresistible meditative and liquid groove make this album
great fun and express the joy of the three Mardana musicians: this album
is more than just beautiful, spiritual mantra music - it is a musical
feast for the ears on the highest level, which will immediately draw you
into its magic!
The last track, Infinite Ong, is the Yoga Festival Meditation of the year 2012 at the European Yoga Festival, featuring Gurudass Kaur.

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Album Tracks

Title Length Plays Track
Aap Sahai Hoa - Intro 1:24 2,475 1
Aap Sahai Hoa - Shabad 9:04 4,031 2
Bhand Jammee-ai - Intro 2:54 1,448 3
Bhand Jammee-ai - Shabad 8:57 6,092 4
Moo Laalan 8:10 1,647 5
Wahe Guru Naam Jahaaz Hai 8:34 1,477 6
Jio Bhavai 6:35 1,366 7
Bahuta Karam 7:55 5,267 8
Wahe Guru Wahe Jio 6:44 1,545 9
I Have Found In Me 1:49 936 10
Infinite Ong 11:47 1,661 11