„Rudra“ is historically / ethnologically the deity from which Shaivism (=Shiva) later emerged. He remained as a wrathful manifestation of Lord Shiva, but also was seen as the patron saint of thieves and robbers in Hindu cosmology. Unlike most gods of the Hindu Pantheon, Rudra is not a friend of humans. Sacrifices are offered to him to keep plagues away. In short, „Anathema“ means being cursed.
The project was born in the time of the global pandemic, when techno producer and DJ « Nnamael » and her life partner, dedicated darkpsy-head and longtime meditation-practitioner « Gyatso » decided to start a music project together which represents, what they love most in the dark spectre of psychedelic trance: immersion, darkness, organic-sounds and majestic-presence. The project name is a subtle allusion to the pandemic and the broken era of discord in which we live. At the same time, it is also representative for our sound: Enjoy the ride through the downward spiral.