So what exactly is the MANDRAKE PROJECT? People ask all the time. Aside from the fabled magic root, popular 60's comic magician, and computer operating system, the project exists as an eccentric musicians collective from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Mandrake sound is characterized by unpredictable and eccentric investigations into jazz, classical, world-beat, psychedelic and ambient rock. The music is entirely self-reliant with vocal absence, but smears heavy layers of sound and rhythm into complex and sometimes repetitive soundscapes.