Recording for this album began in Bali in 1992 alongside the Canadian sax player, Paul Chenard. The second half of it was recorded in Malaysia and at a Khao Yai National Park in the north-eastern part of Thailand where tigers live. The album features the spiritual, dynamic sounds of nature as Keiju wandered around the jungle. Mantra features the German-French horn player Ben Trautman besides a Malaysian tabla player. This was an important album in Keiju's career.
It was remastered in 2009.