The Winds Of Love: Romantic Air - Perfumed Breeze
For long, I wanted to write on the theme of love. Yesterday, when I browsed through my music library, Hariprasad Chaurasia’s ‘Elements: Wind’ caught hold of my eyes. I felt an irresistable urge to listen to this album and to share the same with you.
The album features 5 tracks and the track names are little longer yet meaningful:
1. The Breath Of Life: Cosmic Wind - Prana, The Breath Of Life Pranayama
2. The Winds Of Love: Romantic Air - Perfumed Breeze
3. The Winds Of Heaven: Windsongs; Maruts - The Sons Of Heaven
4. Spring Air: Sweet Breeze of Spring - Melody Of Spring
5. Cosmic Swirl: Vata - Hymn To Prana
Each of these tracks is a treasure in music expression, and as I said earlier, I’m interested in writing about the theme of love. So, it’s the 2nd track that I’m going to write on today.
Romantic Air is very close to a Love Epic in 14.20 min. It nourishes the heart with wordless tales of love. For about five minutes, a single flute dominates the track. After a meaningful silence for a few seconds, music from two flutes embrace each other as if they are inseparable lovers.
(dont mind a little philosophy here! I’m not taking any digression.)
In love there are two states– a state full of questions and the state full of answers. The latter is the maturity of love where answers alone exist. It’s not that you have found answers to your questions, it’s that you’ve dropped your questions, feeling them unnecessary. There are no more the every-lover-asking questions like “do you love me?” “will you be with me forever?” etc… Each lover feels the love of the other unquestioning and feel blissful. It’s this feeling of blissful love that this track invokes in my heart. Music that invokes the maturity of love just by listening.
It’s very close to a love epic, I said earlier. Yes, very close and yet not an epic, for the track has some interludes in Veena which doesn’t mix up well with flute. The strong vibration of Veena’s string pitiably distorts the romancing flutes. A Sitar would be better its place or at least a less pronouncing Veena.
Apart from this little ‘noise’, I felt the track very lovable that it's one of the best tracks that I recommend to listen for love theme.