When you're climbing down the narrow staircase to reach the studio where the jam session takes place, it's like entering an underground, unreal realm... and that makes you, the one fortunate enough to go through that experience, a sort of supernatural. But what's indeed supernatural is the mixed sound emitted by the machines inside that room... the music makes all the machines come alive, under the spell and skill of the music makers, all 4 coming from different musical, cultural and spiritual backgrounds - which makes the resulting sound all the more fascinating. It's an alliance and a mix of arts... generating, exchanging sounds in a continuous evolution: the 4 spundmakers work their magic and their energy is contagious... an energy that is absorbed by the music and enhanced by its resonance. It enchants the listener, who becomes a part of the performance... music is energy and I immediately understood that the energy I brought with me would  contribute to the mood created so naturally. It reminded me of a spiritual ritual leading to a trance: after a few minutes spent in that sort of temple where words lost their meaning, the groove became the language. And still, the sounds soon turned into letters in my head - after all, words have their own tones and both ways of expressing one's emotions are fed by the same strong, resilient energy...

DORINA ACHELARITEI, freelance journalist