Indian classical music has no parallel. And if you add a good proportion of mysticism to it, youre bound to get a sonic potion that can do wonders to your senses. This is a great way to soothe your nerves at the end of a hard days work, meditate or even sleep. Heres a selection of albums that blend ancient chants and modern orchestration to get the best of both worlds
What can you expect when the sitar maestro himself lays his fingers on the sacred chants from Hindu scriptures and transforms them to music for Western ears? A captivating classic, this collection of mantras and prayers from the Vedas and Upanishads accompanied by flute, tamboura and sitar, was produced by the late George Harrison. Gentle and relaxing!
Acclaimed composer Layne Raymond combines drumming and chanting to evoke a sense of spiritual well-being in the Indian tradition of nada yoga (sound yoga) that helps you travel inward and rejuvenate. Redmond is accompanied by Steve Gorn on the bamboo flute, and Amitava Chatterjee on the sitar, among other musicians. Includes a 24-page booklet explaining the chants.