By Natural Woman
I found this album featured on the World music page and decided to purchase it based on my love of Indian music. I found Raman's to be an excellent flautist and the album features a nice mix of ragas. I particularly enjoyed the Ahir Bhairav (Sunrise in India) track, as well as Mohana Kalyani.
Half hearted playing
I had liked the other album by the same artist in this series with flute & violin playing together.
However, all the tracks in this album are pretty disappointing and they end before building up the mood.
Splendor of Meditation
By Product Description
This recording captures the unspoiled purity of the classical Indian flute accompanied by the tamboura and ocean waves.
The simple but powerful compositions bring the mind to an exquisite place of stillness, refreshing your whole being and turning the attention within.
The flute is masterfully played by venerable V.K. Raman, one of the greatest musicians of classical Indian flute alive today. He not only is an accomplished musician but a yogi who poured his whole heart into the project.
The Indian classical flute developed independently from its Western counterparts. Made with bamboo, Indian flutes are keyless. There are two main varieties used--both played in this recording. The first is the Bansuri, used predominantly in Hindustani music. The second is the Venu, which is mostly used in Carnatic style, the music of the South of India.
Each track has a different raga improvisation which has the power to soothe the mind and has the power to bring the body to a state of complete calm and relaxation.
Each Splendor of Meditation CD is made with the utmost care and integrity of sound, designed to induce pure relaxation. We invite you to explore each one.
Music to knit to!
This is a great cd for when I want to sit and relax with my knitting. It makes me feel as if I am truely meditating while practicing my craft, making it more than just a hobby. I highly recomend this music for anyone else whether you are a craftsperson, artist, writer or if you are just looking for music that is calming and theraputic.
By Lukas Zhao
It is rare to find music which is truly relaxing and this definitely gets the job done.
Very beautiful music and production value.
By soul revolt
Nice quality, very relaxing. Good job done.
My doggy loves to sleep listening to this!
Mi Emmasita loves to go to sleep listening to this. I enjoy playing this quietly in the background at any time of the day.
The effect of the sounds on the body are beautiful. Thanks!
By Julie Torres Alonso
I was enchanted when I head the sweet improvisations on the flute. The delicate sound is perfect background for peace and tranquility.
I had been searching for a while for music which is truly relaxing and this recording does the trick. I find just laying down and listening to the CD makes me forget my troubles and relax.
Exiting and peaceful at the same time
There is a wonderful maturity and depth to the intricate compositions of the flute player.
Perfect music for winding down. Brilliant.