Ok, Ragamatic doesn't hail from India. His name his Reiner Heidorn and he lives in Germany. However, he is a classical trained sitar player and an electronic music architect. Like many people with a classical training, he explores his instrument in combination with minimal but effective electronics. The result can be found somewhere between Laraaji and Ozric Tentacles.
Maybe I need to explain that one a bit further.
The sitar is an instrument that doesn't often appear in the albums I listen to. So my only reference points are those Indian songs that appear on the internet once in a while. Yet, don't worry, the music on 'Auditus' has little to do with Bollywood songs. That's why I mentioned Laraaji. Although he uses completely different instrumentation, there is still this brilliant blend of electronics and traditional instruments.
Ozric Tentacles were mentioned because, for me, they are the ultimate reference point for elaborate psychedelic jamming, which Ragamatic does pretty constantly. Although the music by Ragamatic is completely ambient-orientated and issues little to none mid-tempo songs. You can't really dance to this music, but it is perfectly suited for meditation or just to relax.
There's even more to this music than those two acts of course. In a way, I hear the ingenuity of Santana in 'Ingredi' and the experimental side of Biosphere in 'Flumineus'. 'Mulcere' on its turn, has something trip-hoppy, perhaps inspired by Tricky or Massive Attack. 'Supersto' even borrows elements from Kraftwerk. All, of course, are drenched in this traditional sound, driving over a number gentle electronic soundscapes or percussion.
That might be the best way to enjoy this album. Light a few scented candles, dim the lights, close your eyes and allow yourself to float on this strange sounds by Ragamatic. Or make sweet, tantric love, I guess that's also a possibility. Either way, this album almost guarantees a spiritual and mystic experience, whatever you do. Just open your mind...