TYA (pronounced: t:sch:ja) has been the heart project of the Nuremberg musician and producer Martin Scherl for over 20 years. As a drummer, he began playing in bands as a teenager and gaining live musical experience. Quickly he began to develop his own ideas and to write and produce his own songs, beyond his role as drummer. The resulting project TYA ('Mother Earth' / Australian Aboriginal Term) now comprises five albums in which stylistic freedom and a crossover of tonal influences around the globe can be heard and felt. Inspired by different journeys TYA musically follows the variety of impressions, encounters and moods of these journeys and implements them associatively and harmoniously. Traditional timbres, voices and instruments merge with modern electronic elements and discreet beats to inspire modern world music. With this musical background TYA combines on 'So Ham', the current album, together with singer Na'Miah, spiritual singing in the form of mantras with multi-faceted rhythms, harmonic melodic guidance and varied arrangements. The meditative characteristics of the mantras are preserved and experience a refreshingly modern interpretation of traditional Buddhist prayer chants.