Call of the Mystic

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
While other genre labels like Narada and Windham Hill diversified from their new age roots, Real Music has been consistent over the years in providing nothing but the best music for relaxation, meditation, and spiritual enhancement. Their most notable recordings come from an Eastern Buddhist mindset, with multi-instrumentalist Karunesh leading the pack on the strength of previous discs Zen Breakfast and Nirvana Café. His basic approach to contemplative music involves a blend of exotic textures bells, chimes, Tibetan bowls, sitar, and Chinese instruments with easy grooves and rich walls of ambience. The new collection's trance-inducing instrumentation and sensuous ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
While other genre labels like Narada and Windham Hill diversified from their new age roots, Real Music has been consistent over the years in providing nothing but the best music for relaxation, meditation, and spiritual enhancement. Their most notable recordings come from an Eastern Buddhist mindset, with multi-instrumentalist Karunesh leading the pack on the strength of previous discs Zen Breakfast and Nirvana Café. His basic approach to contemplative music involves a blend of exotic textures bells, chimes, Tibetan bowls, sitar, and Chinese instruments with easy grooves and rich walls of ambience. The new collection's trance-inducing instrumentation and sensuous rhythms begins with a few minutes of pure ambience and sitar before slowly introducing a gentle percussive line "For the Joy of It All"; Avinash's graceful Indian violin carries a mournful beauty that is also part of the similarly hypnotic, easy-grooving "Monsoon's Dance." Bikram's Basuri flute floats through beautifully in key locations, such as the introduction of "Mount Kailash." While the uninitiated might feel that there's a certain repetitive nature to the tracks which usually begin with sparse instrumentation before the electricity is turned on, the intention is more to invoke a sense of inner peace than to be truly innovative. The title of the richly textured "Zensual" sums up the mystical intent of the thought-provoking exercise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Real Music
  • UPC: 046286415923
  • Catalog Number: 864159
  • Sales rank: 3,609

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karunesh Primary Artist
Chinmaya Dunster Sarod
Govi Guitar, Sitar
Bikram Ghosh Bansuri
Avinash Indian Violin
Technical Credits
Karunesh Arranger, Composer, Producer
Robin Algaze Art Direction
Avinash Melody Arrangement
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for Mind/Body Instructors, too!

    I use this to aid in teaching my Yoga and Pilates classes at the gym. The instruments compliment each other perfectly in each song. The length is perfect for an hour class.

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