The Band

LilaRose is made up of Danish composer, guitarist and singer Jacob Moth, Moldovan singer and dancer Ecaterina and the bass player Sune Vang Nielsen.





The Music in LilaRose Odyssey

The music is a mixture of world rock and meditation / chill out / ambient. Energetic poetic music inspired by the Eternal Philosophy, pop rock, classical music and more. The musical style is a hybrid of Madonna’s melodic power pop, Björk’s catchy mysticism, Peter Gabriel’s filmic landscapes, Jimi Hendrix’s raw nerve, Beethoven’s symphonic universes, the wistful soul of Moldovan folk music and more.



The Story of the Vision

As young Jacob had a shamanic initiatory crisis. This lead to an amazing and longterm inner and outer journey.
As a comprehensive blueprint of this spiritual journey, Jacob has written, over 25 years, a detailed account of his own path: Land of the Nocturnal Butterfly. Among many experiences Jacob had some powerful visions. Those visions manifested as one of the world's first carbon neutral studio Axis Mundi Studio , a Magic Garden and the band LilaRose.




The Vision

The vision is that LilaRose will create an audio-visual universe that will illuminate the Cosmic Game from various vantage points.

Eleven albums and a film trilogy based on an ingenious cosmology. Every album centres on a mythological theme (such as the Myth of the Shaman, the Myth of Love and the Grail Myth). Each album contains twelve tracks, which follow the progression of the Zodiac from Aries to Pisces. The heavenly bodies converge with the signs of the Zodiac and thus depict the fundamental energies or experiential dimensions of the Universe.



The Zodiac commences with Aries, which converges with the energy of Mars. It is a new beginning, the effervescent force of spring, the opening. The Overture, a large-scale symphonic composition recorded with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, which we will combine with an animation film to make a trailer. This trailer will open all the albums, films, websites and DVDs of the project.

The remaining eleven tracks on each of the eleven albums are each constructed thematically on the combination between the mythological theme and the signs of the Zodiac and the planets.

Axis Mundi Studio and The Magic Garden


This entire Universe is manifested in physical form in Axis Mundi Studio and Magic Garden. Axis Mundi Studio was built from a vision Jacob had in 1995 of building a microcosm.



It is a unique carbon-neutral construction that forms a symbiosis of nature and culture with the surrounding trees, lakes and plants. It is a place where our technological wonders play in symbiosis with archaic and mythological wisdom and symbolism. Download the Axis Mundi Studio and The Magic Garden vision.



On all the albums, each track is connected with an actual place in the studio or the Magic Garden, which physically manifests the energy of the track.
As an example, the track “Alone” is connected with the lower part of the Totem Pole - the World Axis - and the track “Kykeon” is connected to the Jaguar Head, which is the entrance to the subterranean meditation chamber.



The LilaRose Logo


is a symbiosis of the Sanskrit word Lila and the Rose. Lila (pronounced “leela”) literally means “game” – the divine game in the manifest world. According to this worldview, Creation is an infinitely complex cosmic game created by the Universal Mind.
The rose is the spiritual flower of the West. LilaRose is thus a symbiosis between East and West.




Mandala


There is a mandala on the floor of the studio’s cockpit. Each of the six equally sized parts holds symbols of one of the six world religions (three from the West: Christianity, Islam and Judaism, and three from the East: Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism). In mutual respect, the six world religions point to the same source. Surrounding the circle are four animals (Dolphin, Tiger, Snake and Eagle) which for me represent the four elements and mankind’s primal religion: Shamanism. Encompassing the circle is a square representing agnosticism and atheism.




The Butterfly Symbol


The butterfly is the ancient symbol of death and rebirth, and a symbol of the soul. It also refers to the famous old story, The Soul and the Butterfly, by Chuang Tzu:



Once Chuang Tzu dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Chuang Tzu. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Chuang Tzu. But he didn’t know if he was Chuang Tzu who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Tzu. Between Chuang Tzu and a butterfly there must be some distinction! This is called the Transformation af Things.

Adorning the left wing is the ancient symbol of the sun: the holy circle with the four corners of the world and the four elements, and in the middle, the centre of the Universe. Inside the circle is mythical time and space; outside the circle is profane time and space. The vertical line also symbolises the Axis Mundi, which goes from the Underworld through Middle Earth to the Overworld. The horizontal line symbolises the temporal axis with the past, present and future. On the opposite wing is the Eastern universal symbol of Yin and Yang.



White Beauty


Jacob designed his 19-string butterfly guitar White Beauty in collaboration with guitar builder Åke Nathorst Westfelt, who built the guitar. It has two wireless transmitters, a harp, an electric violin bow, electric, acoustic and synthesizer pick-ups and a built-in light show with 40 lights. read more...