Feel the magic of timeless music!
The album ‘Whine of the Mystic’ aims to capture or rather liberate culturally sophisticated ideas of occidental harmony, melody and rhythm. It stirs the deep vast oceans of Indian Raga music to draw from the beautiful note combinations and permutations of north Indian classical music. It even combines the robust art form of Spanish flamenco with Sarod, making Raga Bhairavi blend and fuse with Spanish rhythms and chords. The core idea of the album is that virtuosity and sophisticated musical rendering has the power to cut across cultural boundaries with the highest level of musical honesty. A fiery display of rigourous training and ‘talim’ in various musical disciplines that touches the souls of the listners makes this album special. Enjoy the fusion of sounds and rhythms ranging from Afro to Thumri, Dhrupad to Jazz and Spanish Flamenco to folk sounds. Feel this music painting shades of relaxation on your soul as it cuts across language, country, cast and creed, like the mystic prophets. Let “Wine of the Mystic” be your companion in your all good times and bad.
Composed, Arranged, Midi music programming - Anupam Shobhakar
Sarod, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Hand percussion-Anupam Shobhakar
Vocals on track 3 - Sangeeta Lahiri Bol padhant, Konnakol - Aniruddha Shirke
Sufi, Ghazal and Thumri Iyrics on track 3 - Rajesh Singh Carnatic violin on track 2 - Suresh Padmanabhan Sitar - Ravindra Chari.
Additional sounds and chants used, were recorded in the forests of Chattisgarh.
Tribal chants were recorded live, rendered by the tribal children of Bastar in Chattisgarh on track 8 were recorded by Avishek Shovakar.
1. Alongside the Rivers
2. Three Days
3. This Day Was Many Years Ago
4. Autumn Leaves
5. An Ode to A Stranger
6. An Ode to A Stranger Part II
7. Wine of The Mystic
Vocals on Track 3 - Sangeeta Lahiri Bol padhant, Konnakol-
Sufi, Ghazal and Thumri lyrics on Track 3
Carnatic violin on Track 2 -
Sitar - Ravindra Chari
Additional sounds and chants used, were recorded in the forests of Chattisgarh. Tribal chants were recorded live, rendered by the tribal children of Bastar in Chattisgarh on Track 8 were recorded by Avishek Shovakar.
Composed, Arranged, Midi Music Programming - Anupam Shobhakar
Sarod, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Hand percussion - Anupam Shobhakar