UASCA is a Tribal Ambient / Downtempo Project including spiritual chants from Peruvian Ayahuasca priests which were collected on site by Tajmahal when he visited them in October 2009 and March 2012. He followed the footsteps of Jan Kounen, creator of “Other Worlds” documentary, an expedition with Shipibo indians from Amazonia.
UASCA is a tribute to the ancient, tribal knowledge of the Amazon.The goal of their music is to use our collective voice to raise awareness for the great need to respect the Amazon and all nature.
Cosmos Umbilical is a musical project related to the ancestral culture of the Shipibo-Conibo people as well as visionary art. It was created by Uasca, an electronic music pairing of DJ Fluxo from Portugal and DJ Tajmahal from France. They combine Tribal Ambient, Downtempo, Chill out, and the sacred songs the Shipibo-Conibo call “the Icaros”.
This album pays tribute to the first peoples via electronic music and new creative technologies that these two musical acolytes love. In order to help you to discover these unusual sounds, they immerse themselves in an ancestral culture that is far removed from all materiality that dominates our Western society.
Following a trip to Peru, Taj came back filled with inspiration and appreciation for the Shipibo-Conibo culture from which he learned a great deal about himself and the world of the invisible. This led to the creation of this musical project in partnership with DJ Fluxo. For them, the music is a platform to share knowledge of this culture via music that combines ancestral tradition, new technologies and wicked baselines.
During these expeditions Taj met and recorded normally reclusive senior figures from the Shipibo Conibo: Ricardo Amaringo, Olivia Arevalo, Julian Arevalo and visionary artists: Juan Carlos Taminchi and Anderson Debernardi.
During the meetings with Ricardo, a renowned Shipibo-Conibo shaman, Taj proposed to introduce one of these Icaros to the world in a piece entitled “Cosmos Umbilical”. This in turn led to the creation of two other pieces including the songs of Ricardo: “Cosmogoniksun” and “Litlle infinite”.
The goal of this project is a tribute to the first people, and to make the Shipibo culture and Amazonian visionary art available to a wider audience through electronic music, an area where Tajmahal and Dj Fluxo feel most comfortable.
Juan Carlos Taminchi honoured us by allowing us to use one of his masterpieces as the basis for the album artwork. This painting is called “ILLUMINACION”.
T.2: Samples by Phyto Sophie
T.4: Icaros by Guillermot Arevalo
T. 6 & 7 & 8: Icaros by Ricardo Amaringo
T.8: Samples from The Eckhart Tolle Audio collection « The power of Now » teaching series- French version
Composer: Pedro Matias & Stephane Gallay
Paintings Cover: Juan Carlos Taminchi « ILLUMINACION »
Mixed by Tajmahal & BSL Studios
Mastered: Studio ByPass Sound Lyon
(p) & (c) Electrik Dream 2018
Full Album Digital in 3 different formats:
Aif – Flac – MP3_320
COSMOS UMBILICAL – Full Album Digital – Aif – Flac – MP3_320 + Digipack CD
01 AYAH PART ONE Feat. Teresa Gabriel
04 REVELATION 999
05 OTHER WORLDS
07 COSMOS UMBILICAL
08 LITTLE INFINITE