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For those of you who are closely following my posts, you might have already read my review of Circle of Light. Tonight I am listening to this remixed track which beautifully blends most of the tracks that feature in Circle of Light. Starting slowly and peacefully, it greatly relieves the day stress while gradually moving to stronger stronger beats and reaches finally where you wont call it 'becalmed' track :) . Thank you Pied Pipers!
Bamboo Flute, the divine music instrument of Lord Krishna, is one of my favorite instrument, next to Sitar. These traditional instruments from India dont and cant make all the loud 'noises' that the modern electronic music instruments can make to capture your attention by 'force'. Rather, they produce very subtle medlodies that take can you in within the music realm, if you can fine tune your ears for the energy to flow on.
Today, I wake up listening to this beautiful morning time raaga Lalit. This is such an energetic and powerful raga, played by Rajendra Teredesai, "one of the foremost disciples of the most celebrated and internationally acclaimed flute maestro of our times - Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia." Listening to essential morning raga can make your day a great success by increasing your vitality to face a day long work.
Try this Morning Coffee for a week, instead of your usual one with toxic caffeine. You will definetly feel the difference and appreciate the Indian taste!
Asha Bhosle is one of the best known South Asian singer from Sangli, a small hamlet in the state of Maharastra. Her voice has mesmerized, and is mesmerizing even now in her old age, countless fans in India and from all around the world. Today, when I was listening to Global Spirit, a World Music album of Karunesh, I was told by my friend that one of tracks that I loved in it was actually a very old song, originally sung by Asha Bhosle. Quickly, I turned to Youtube and there I am listening to this wonderful song.
Asha Bhosle, what a voice, you are gifted with!
Below is the remix of the same song, by Karunesh, in his album Global Spirit.
When the piper stops, pay what you are indebted to her!
This is my first Tonight Pied Piper blog post, so here is what I intend to do with this series. Listening to music at night is a wonderful feeling. It relieves us from the daily stress, balances the mood, gives us hope and at last a good sleep. So I call for a Pied Piper a day in my music library and if their music soothes my heart, I promise them to write a blog post on their music. So that's the deal!
I recently joined New Age Music Ring, after my friend at newagemusic.nu, BT invited me to join. Not so late, I found Lorrie Sarafin and was listening to her beautiful music. The present video music is her " tribute for a young woman" whom she had met "while playing my flutes in a local hospital." I personally like flute music a lot and her composition is quite meditative for a serene night! Thanks Lorrie for the wonderful music, generously put on Youtube! Your music has given me some emotional support tonight.
I paid my debt :)
In his album Negus: The Royal Principle, Al Gromer Khan has quoted the following text in the CD cover.
The Royal Principle
If a crown were added, a crown would remain. If a crown were to be removed, a crown would remain. Impartiality comes with the person.
A Picture of a Crown here in the middle.
The sovereign depends on no one: gold, untainted and complete, circle-like. Disliking no one and no one being dear to him, not inclined to reject or accept, the lion sleeps tonight.
I like the album Negus, gentle like a breeze, with Amelia Cuni's voice for the track Female Sexuality adding a bit of tantric touch. Yet without understanding the above quote printed on the album cover, I feel like missing something.
Do you know what the quote means? If so, please discuss it on the comments.
If you want to go deep into music and forget yourself, just find any Yanni albums and tracks. I am a great fan of Yanni since my school days. He does miracles. He does life in music. No more words to depict yanni’s exceptional music except this “Go kill yourself”.
What is happening in me? Am I becoming a Vanessa Mae addict? For the past few days I have been listening to Vanessa Mae and nothing else. Her Devil’s Thrill thrilled me much and was listening to her music albums and watching some videos on Youtube. Those who watched her Devil’s thrill will understand my addiction. Her music videos are superb and make my jaws open wide apart.
Here is another Youtube video of Vanessa Mae: Destiny —A splendid mixture of techno beats with sensual tune. Vanessa Mae plays in the center and the camera keeps rotating around her in continuous turns. While I love her music, I also like her hip movements in this video that synchronize with her bow movements and music. She indeed has a good taste in being trendy and fashionable in her looks, like her music!!!
Turya is a very deep silent music…. Oh did I say silent, Mido? Put it almost ‘almost silent’. Al Gromer Khan’s Turya album has a very great significance both in its linguistic meaning and in its musical meaning. Osho (a.k.a Bhagwan Rajneesh) says beautifully about this word Turya in one of his discourse on Upanishads, and I leave the linguistic meaning to him to interpret while I write on the music in the following posts.
My short comment on this album for now is: Turiya is a Voyage Beyond. That says all about this wondeful music album for meditation. Now the meaning of Turya, given by Osho:
Yes, nothing can be different than it is,
but you can be different.
The world is the same
- to the Buddha, to the enlightened, to the unenlightened -
but you are different and that makes the difference.
That’s the difference that makes the difference.
The world is the same
- Buddha moves here, you move here, gods live here, dogs live here -
it is the same world.
But because their awareness is different,
their depth and height is different,
their “this is it” will be different too,
their now will also be different.
So when I am talking about now,
my “now” contains THIS and THAT both.
When in the West people are talking about now,
their now only contains “this”.
Remember what the Isa Upanishad says:
This is whole. That is whole.
The whole comes from the whole, still the whole remains behind.
This is the fourth state, TURIYA,
the ultimate state beyond which nothing happens.
Unless you have reached to it, Sambuddha,
you are living at the copper mine.
You have to move to the silver mine,
then to the gold mine,
and then to the diamond mine,
and then to the beyond.
Kamasutra, a word often searched for sex positions and loving making, is an ancient Indian book on sex and love by Mallanaga Vatsyayana. Here Kamasutra: The Original Music of the Indian Sex Ritual by Al Gromer Khan warms the body and stimulates the senses. Erotic music or sex music generally touches you softly with its sensual music and rhythm in an increasing pace of beats. Khan’s Sitar and Evers’ Synths explore the exotic and spiritual avenues of the music in both the tracks: ‘The Perfumed Garden’ that takes to ‘The Holy Night’.
We know Al Gromer Khan music has got some mysterious spell that binds the listener to his deep and river-like flowing music. Actually Khan’s Kamasutra can better be called a Prayer of the Indian Sex Ritual. I recommend this album for “those intimate times” and for couple meditation. Like his other collections Kamasutra Experience, Space Hotel, Tantra Electronica and Tantra Drums, this album simply seduces. Have a try!
Ganga is a very sacred river in the Indian Mythology. Countless stories exist that tell you the sacredness of Ganga. And here are three great musicians that India ever had, giving a tribute to this sacred river through their music compositions: Ode to Ganga.
The album contains two tracks by Shiv Kumar Sharma, one by Hari Prasad Charausia and one by Vishwa Mohan Batt.
Delta - Journey To the Sea
Pathway To Peace
This album has no new compositions of these artists. You can call it an anthology of water-music compositions by these artists. ‘Ganga, Sangam’ and ‘Samudra Manthan’ by Shiv Kumar Sharma are earlier released in his music album, Elements: Water where as Delta – Journey to the Sea by Hari Prasad is released in his album Elements: Rivers. As far as Vishwa Mohan Batt’s Patway to Peace, I have to truthfully acknowledge I haven’t heard it before. (and so I don’t know if that is already included in any other album)
Together these four tracks bring the best of music tracks that has the feel of the element water in it. I, being a fan of Hari Prasad Charausia, have never felt bored listening to his track Delta, though it may be the only track played on my playlist for quite long time. Same is the case with Shiv Kumar Sharma’s music tracks. As far as Vishwa Mohan Batt’s track is considered, the album would have been better off without it. The track is a kind of odd-man-out and doesn’t actually mingle with the other tracks. That’s just my personal opinion, as people who like vocals more than plain music, may find this track likeable. It’s kinda chanting Aum and sacred chants.
You can listen to all tracks in full length without paying a penny at http://www.raaga.com/channels/worldmusic/movie/WM00028.html
If you do follow the link, don’t forget to listen to my favorite merging of river and sea music: Samudra Manthan by Shiv Kumar Sharma. It’s awesome.