Brink

Brink

by Dave Stringer
     
 

The ever-growing genre that finds classical Indian instrumentation and hymns being used by Western musicians can basically be traced back to the Beatles' 1968 trip to India. Fast-forward 30 years and you find that artists like Krishna Das broke further ground by making kirtan or chanting music popular amongstSee more details below

Overview

The ever-growing genre that finds classical Indian instrumentation and hymns being used by Western musicians can basically be traced back to the Beatles' 1968 trip to India. Fast-forward 30 years and you find that artists like Krishna Das broke further ground by making kirtan or chanting music popular amongst the minor masses of hatha yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers. Dave Stringer falls somewhere between those two signposts, leaning slightly more toward the Beatles' side of the fence, as he also draws on jazz and pop influences to round out his sound. The resulting Brink is an eclectic, though flowing, blend of thoughtful compositions and Indian traditionals. Stringer is by no means the greatest vocalist in the world, but he manages to pull it off with half-decent aplomb whether singing about math trouble or Lord Shiva. He's also joined by the really stunning multilingual vocalists Azam Ali, Mamak Khadem, and Donna Delory in Sanskrit, Farsi, and English, respectively. (Good taste in the supporting cast can help carry a fellow a long way.) Both "I and Me" and "Ganashyama" are sensually haunting in their expressions of spiritual longing and devotion. If you're in the mood for a mellow version of Jai Uttal, Brink is worth checking out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
Label:
Valley
UPC:
0618321516225
catalogNumber:
15162
Rank:
258929

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Stringer   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Piano,Accordion,Harmonium,Vocals,Melodica,Tamboura,Swaramandala,Appalachian Dulcimer,Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar,Electric Dulcimer
Donna De Lory   Vocal Harmony
Hans Christian   Bass,Piano,Cello,Sarangui,Nyckelharpa,Santoor
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
John Loose   Cymbals,Tabla,Bells
Ian Walker   Bass,Tamboura
David Zasloff   Trumpet
Jay Bellerose   Drums,Cajon
Lionel Cole   Piano,Background Vocals
Cameron Stone   Cello,Background Vocals
Suzanne Teng   Bass Flute,Soprano Flute,Piccolo
Juliet Prater   Cymbals,Triangle,Bells,Shaker,Zil,Frame Drum
Azam Ali   Vocals
Girish Gambhira   Tabla
Mamak Khadem   Vocals
Caleb Brennan   Background Vocals
Liz Burnette   Background Vocals
Seane Corn   Background Vocals
Shakti Gray   Background Vocals
Michael Black   Background Vocals
Joni Allen   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Kris Solem   Mastering

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