Michael Mantra

Michael Mantra

Real Name:
Michael Urbanek
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Michael Mantra creates Ambient music. More than that, he creates tools for "brain hemisphere synchronization" (after synchronizing the mind and the body, Mantra's work claims to release endorphins - part of the human body's natural pharmacy which work at the level of opiates). Mixing modulating high and low harmonic tones (low deep drones and high resonating harmonics) with didgeridoo, ocean waves, rain, water, birds and other natural sounds and instruments, Michael creates a perfect ambient soundscape for the ultimate relaxation trip.

Mantra attempts to create sound structures that "induce a meditative state that synchronizes brain wave frequencies" or, more simply put by Mantra himself, create "Brain Hemisphere Harmonic Healing". From the early cassette only releases "Sonic Transform" with John Now and "Sonic Satori" to the CD release on Silent "Sonic Alter" and the brilliant follow-up "Sonic Continuum" with Silent Records contributor Rod Modell, Mantra strives to keep the Ambient "ethic" of the early 90's "chill out" vibe alive.

According to the packaging on his release "Sonic Transform", "Sonic Transform is an audio tool for transform[ing] negative yin emotions to ... positive yang emotions." This statement sums up what many envision the Ambient "chill room ethic" to be.

He passed away on the 5th April 2014 because of cancer!

R.I.P. Michael!

Mantra
PO BOX 20463
Oakland, CA 94620
(510) 658-2560
mmantra@majornet.com
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Michael Mantra Discography

Albums

TTM 100 Michael Mantra Bell Born(Cass, Album) Tranquil Technology Music TTM 100 US 1987 Sell This Version
TTM-102 Michael Mantra Sworn To The Bell(Cass, Album) Tranquil Technology Music TTM-102 US 1989 Sell This Version
SPM801 John Now and Michael Mantra John Now and Michael Mantra - Sonic Transform(Cass, Album) Tranquil Technology Music SPM801 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Michael Mantra Sonic Satori(Cass, Album, cla) Tranquil Technology Music none US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9449 Michael Mantra Sonic Alter(CD, Album) Silent SR9449 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Michael Mantra Sonic Journey(Cass, Album, cla) Tranquil Technology Music none US 1994 Sell This Version
IM700 Michael Mantra RNA - Ribonucleic Ambience(CD, Album) International House Of Ambient Music IM700 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Michael Mantra, Charles de la Casa Michael Mantra, Charles de la Casa - Mantra/de la Casa(Cass, Album) Tranquil Technology Music none US 1996 Sell This Version
hyp1811 Rod Modell / Michael Mantra Rod Modell / Michael Mantra - Sonic Continuum(CD, Album) Hypnos hyp1811 US 1998 Sell This Version
WAX05 Rod Modell & Michael Mantra Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - Radio Fore (Album) Weird Amplexus WAX05 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
cd 200401 Michael Mantra Sonic Alter (Deepchord Remix)(CD, Album) Silentes cd 200401 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
cd 200509 Michael Mantra Boolean Languages (From Distant Lands Within)(CD, Album, RM) Silentes cd 200509 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
cd 200616 Michael Mantra & Charlz de la Casa* Michael Mantra & Charlz de la Casa* - Cerulean Transmission(CD, Album) Silentes cd 200616 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
cd 200612 Michael Mantra A/B(CD, Album) Silentes cd 200612 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
cd 200821 Michael Mantra Mobius Logic(CD, Album) Silentes cd 200821 Italy 2008 Sell This Version
pulse zero: five Michael Mantra D#m / Gm(CD) Purple Soil pulse zero: five Czech Republic 2008 Sell This Version
cd 200923 Michael Mantra A.L.B.E.(CD, Album) Silentes cd 200923 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
cd 200924 Michael Mantra Amanita Lake(2xCD, Album + DVD) Silentes cd 200924 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
SSD09 Michael Mantra D/A (Album) Silent Season SSD09 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
issue #2 Michael Mantra F/C(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) 13 (3) issue #2 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
none Echospace Plays Michael Mantra Echospace Plays Michael Mantra - Sea Shell City (Album) echospace [detroit] none US 2016 Sell This Version

Videos

20050201 Michael Mantra Illuminated Music Vol. 1 - Sonic Alter (The Deepchord Remix)(DVDr, Ltd, Num, Copy Prot.) Silentes 20050201 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
20060308 Michael Mantra Band Smore(DVDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Silentes 20060308 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
20060307 Michael Mantra A/B Illuminated Music(DVDr, Ltd, Num) Silentes 20060307 Italy 2006 Sell This Version

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captain.abstract

captain.abstract

July 12, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
May the divine music be always with you, wonderful soul...
fortysix

fortysix

July 17, 2014
Rest In Peace Michael Mantra 1950 - 2014.

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