LP (180 Gram)
Original Artwork by Rayastre
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
Signed by the Artist

Rayastre is an artist active since 1987 in music, sculpture, painting, photography, collage and drawing.
Founding member of Asra, La Poupée Vivante (with Timo van Luijk), Wendingen 1918 (with Bart de Paepe). He has collaborated with Frédérique Bruyas, Jon Mueller, The New Blockaders among others. Rayastre is an autodidact who believes strongly art should be derived from worldly experiences and can’t be learned at school. The basis of the art lies in non knowledge, from which roads are chosen and lessons learned. Teachings came from life, alienation, dreams… Rayastre has a discography of approximately 150 titles. His work shows a high degree of DIY in the sense that he has taught himself music ‘along the way’ while opening doors within himself. He has outed his music mostly through self-raised music and art publishing platforms like Le Souffleur (2003-current) and Astres d’Or (2017-current). The vinyl-records of this publication are hand-cut by Rayastre himself.
As a visual artist, Rayastre works in the field of painting, drawing, photography, collage, sculpture and objects.

“A love for experiences which connect me to the stranger realms are at the basis of my work”


“All my work is closely related / connected to my journey into myself… It’s highly autobiographical in that sense, albeit in an abstract form. The music is a direct 1:1 result of the journey, not a depiction / reflection of the journey… The truth shines through a real experience, when it touches the thousand golden petals of the Sahasrara. Although the materialisation of this psychic pathway, the music, is abstract, something of the initial experience will shine through…

The music for Shambhavi Mudra Maldoror is a direct result of my daily meditational practices. It is the meditation which was the centre. Not the music…
It carries at the same time all my experience as a human being and in particular a few life altering events. When one has touched the essence of being and has experienced how it is when there’s no self or even awareness… When one has experienced, yet has no memory of it because there was no Self… When one comes back slowly into the Self and finds oneself being just a tiny molecule in a wild cosmic stream of energy… The full immersion in the endless stream of consciousness evaporates all boundaries between the Self and the Universe through it’s pure essence of bliss…”

“In the background there was always this electrifying sound, a low pulsating sound which electrified my entire being. Some call this Aum. Others say ‘first there was the word’. The sound was distinct and more than a sound alone” (Rayastre)


Shambhavi Mudra Maldoror I (20:25)
Shambhavi Mudra Maldoror II (20:56)

All music Rayastre
Dedicated to Floris Sirag († September 2020) & Nynke Wesselius († September 2020)

Listen here to Rayastre ~ Shambhavi Mudra Maldoror I (excerpt)
Listen here to Shambhavi Mudra Maldoror II (excerpt)

Artworks follow.

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