Their name inspired by the weed section of the botanical gardens in Geneva and the undeniable power of hemp, Dan and Cristina are WEED
Dan was born in Bucharest, Romania. He began violin and classical music training at an early age.
Even earlier he began a lifelong fascination with tape machines and tapes fed in backwards, the distant transmissions of Radio Free Europe coming through distorted frequencies and the phasing effects one can create by playing with a short wave receptor.
Cristina, a free spirited artist and poet is from the same district of Bucharest as Dan but the two never met until their families fled communist Romania
Granted a scholarship to study at the Conservatoire de Geneve at only sixteen,Dan sought music everywhere, spending time in record shops, meeting djs who soon led him into clubs. Earning a set of Technics djing at the landmark Club 58 on the resident's days off and soon after dropping out of musical studies and college to work odd jobs in order to acquire a Korg synthesiser and a Roland beat box, Dan was on his way to making reality out of the dream of composing and producing electronic music
Having relocated to Canada, they quickly became known among a new electronic music community that had grown in early nineties Vancouver, launching the Outersanctum label connected more with Detroit and german techno, ambient, acid house, than the industrial sounds this city is more readily associated with The first compilation "Frequencies from the edge of the tektonic plate" with its ambient acid feel puts Vancouver on this planet's electronic music map
A string of releases followed, some released through their own label, others licensed to established names like Harthouse, The All Blacks, Apollon, Silent, Interchill, Pork,
Chrysalis, WaxTrax, and EMI
In 1999 the two return to native Romania for a visit and decide to settle in a mountain village where life is as it was two hundred years or more ago.
Horse drawn carriages, wooden stoves, secular traditions and lots of fresh air
Floating between shamanic pop and space-a-delic lust " Visionary Sessions" is pure electromantic therapy