专辑名称：《Call of the Mystic 探索神秘》
随着时间的推移，当Narada and Windham Hill还在努力耕耘和巩固他们的New Age音乐的根基和环境的时候，REAL MUSIC公司已经在这种成熟的音乐领域里浸润和发展了多年。他们在创造了经典而被其他公司及艺术家引为模式的NEW AGE音乐基础上，不断发掘和制作出最好的音乐，并且发展了其中重要的一枝：冥想类音乐，而这种音乐在REAL MUSIC的现行音乐定义中占据极其重要的主导思想和主要音乐创作类型，而其中的代表人物为KARUNESH。
The extremely beautiful and creative music on this CD easily makes it my favorite CD discovery of 2004. Govi is the guest musician who plays the sitar and guitar, while Bikram plays the bansuri (Indian flute), Avinash plays the Indian violin (perhaps like the Persian kamenche, an upright violin, similar to Greek lyra) and Karunesh plays the piano on some tracks. Additonal tones and unexpected musical accompaniment are: Tibetan bowls, chimes, and the sarod.
The music is magical, primarily sounds of India, beautiful notes on the sitar open track #1 "The Joy of It All" which help the listener focus on the sounds ... eventually other thoughts dissolve ... the listener identifies with the music only. The timber of the bansuri is so appealing, the sound is nostalgic and introspective. The music is spiritual and ecstatic, wondrous sounds of natural calm and peace. "Sunrise on the Ganges" is very cheerful with the sitar, guitar, and bansuri being the lead instruments. It ends with chimes and Tibetan bells ... a highly mystical experience. "The Grass Grows by Itself" sounds of ancient Asian origin, original Chinese melodies, the instrument is similar to the pipa, plucked notes with a mysterious melody, later enhanced on the piano. Certain musical phrases repeat themselves throughout the day after I listen to this CD ... giving me the peace and serenity I often need during busy times.
This CD is amazing. I received it a week ago and I can't bear to take it out of the CD player -- it's that good. It combines rich undertones with flutes, deep cellos, and an unintrusive beat that just makes you want to close your eyes and breathe the music. It's just amazing. I can meditate to it, study to it, and sleep to it. You won't regret buying this one. Absolutely amazing!!!
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 Bansuri 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.
1. For the Joy of it All
2. Hearing You Now
3. Monsoon's Dance
4. Mount Kailash
5. Sunrise at the Ganges
7. And the Grass Grows by Itself
8. Ancient Voices