I can’t remember how on earth I first heard this, or where. Not on bandcamp, because I was pleasantly surprised to find a bandcamp download voucher in with the vinyl release when it arrived, Wherever it was, thank God I did, because this is a truly astonishing record.
I’ve also no idea what Ms Coltrane et al are actually singing – presumably some Krishna chants and the like, but it doesn’t really matter. The combination of, by turns droning and soaring, keyboards, sitar and understated percussion, nestled beneath a series of different …well, yes, ecstatic, voices, is one which is designed to sweep you away.
There’s so much beauty and serenity in these tracks that’s it actually breath-taking at times, and me trying to describe them is a fool’s errand. Just go to the bandcamp page and listen to ‘Om Shanti’. You wont regret it.
If you only listen to one track, listen to this:
Available as cassette, cd, vinyl and digital.