Mani Notes – Dan Mani/Cassius Khan/Owen Owen
Dan Mani was a rather interesting Heavy Metal guitar player who I was introduced to by my cousin and mentor, Kelly Dean. We decided, in 1990, to record this rather unusual style of music together with his electric Guitar, an electric Bass and my Tabla. A drumkit was later added to the recording. We recorded this album in a rather shady studio where I had to endure the growling of a giant Malamute, amplifiers cranked up in my ears with electric guitar, and the entire band and recording engineer smoking loads of a particular green leaf. I was very weary, and threw up twice but I had an amazing time and was very humbled to have met these amazing musicians, and this recording a truly groundbreaking collaboration of Metal guitar and Tabla!