World Sprituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

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.

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