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Call of the Mystic

Call of the Mystic by Karunesh

You can almost smell the cumin and vanilla and hear the calls of the street vendors as you let these quiet and tranquil sounds wash over your body.” —Massage Therapy Journal

There is a stillness, a point of balance, from which all movement stems, just as there is a place of silence from which all sound emanates. On Call of the Mystic, Karunesh has established such a base from which many wondrous instruments and sounds leap into joyful expression. Beautifully played bells, chimes, Tibetan bowls, sitar, sarod and Chinese instruments, bansuri flute and Indian violin come alive in a symphony of celebration — an offering, a meditation, a delightfully mystical calling, irresistible to heart and mind.

Tracks

1. For the Joy of it All 6:25
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2. Hearing You Now 6:46
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3. Monsoon's Dance 6:55
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4. Mount Kailash 5:59
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5. Sunrise at the Ganges 5:56
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6. Zensual 7:22
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7. And the Grass Grows by Itself 5:40
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8. Ancient Voices 5:17
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8. Ancient Voices 5:20
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Press Acclaim

Liz Doan

Calling all listeners... sit back, relax and prepare yourself to be enchanted by the sweet sounds of Karunesh. After relaxing at Nirvana Cafe... listeners can continue their journey with Call of the Mystic. Amazingly beautiful flute melodies, ambient synthesizer and soft percussive rhythms set the mood for pure enjoyment. It’s heavenly and mystical all in one.

Claire La Plante

Call of the Mystic by German-born musician Karunesh, takes its influence from India for a hauntingly lovely collection of tracks that sooth and quiet. Karunesh uses a range of exotic instruments, including Tibetan bowls, sitar, sarod, bansuri flute and Indian violin to create an Eastern landscape. You can almost smell the cumin and vanilla and hear the calls of the street vendors as you let these quiet and tranquil sounds wash over your body. This CD will be a good choice for therapists who enjoy a little “place” in their background music.

Michael Debbage

...the approach is to touch and move you in a gentle and submissive way with a strong use of instruments such as chimes, gongs, bamboo flutes, sitar and what sounds like a Chinese zither to name a few. For the most part, the compositions open with soft passages that are ambient in nature. They set both the tone and attitude, preparing the listener’s frame of mind. As a result, the songs are elongated clocking in from five to seven minutes. They create a soft soothing bath of comfort while exfoliating the soul of the day’s stress and tension. No better place to start than the opening track, “Bansu”, which includes a supple introduction of chimes and elegant flute instrumentation. With the appendage of pulsating yet non-obtrusive percussion work along with some fine nylon guitar work, and even Govi on sitar, the standard has been set.

Fortunately, this is not a one-off chance as Karunesh continues to present high quality compositions that are well thought out, presenting a cohesive disposition. A similar percussion pattern is used as the backdrop to “Violin” that is countered by the naysay world of the graceful violin that is up front and central. Magical! And much the same can be said for the distinctive “Shaku”, though the melody parallels a David Arkenstone composition that evades the reviewer. It is not all serious as “Savod” delivers a more prominent and upbeat use of the percussion countered with a fun tin whistle and swirling Chinese zither creating a swaying rhythmic beat that is moving yet not distracting. Though, without a doubt, the most exquisite slice of heaven is the very Asian influenced “China“ (how appropriately titled) which is seeping in tradition, mysticism and the exotica much like its far away grand land of China. It took three attempts but it appears that Karunesh has finally found his niche. That being said, perhaps a slight album title adjustment to Call To The Mystic should be considered, as the inspiration to take you there is here.

Amy Williams - L.M.T

Karunesh is a modern-day mystic. He speaks to us not with words of wisdom, but with notes of music to guide our hearts and souls. He guides us into a place of peace where no thought is necessary, where thoughts are intrusive to the peace that is possible, a peace that bypasses our thinking and understanding. Karunesh is a sanskrit word for compassion. He began to create his musical “melodies from the heart” following a serious motorcycle accident that perched him in the balance between life and death for several weeks. Upon his recovery he traveled to India as part of his personal spiritual awakening. This spiritual awareness is embodied in his recordings.

A veritable potpourri of world instruments graces the tracks of Call of the Mystic. Karunesh is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, playing percussion, synthesizers, bells, chimes, Tibetan bowls, Chinese instruments and many others. Masters of the sarod, Indian violin and Bansuri flute join him to create this musical celebration. The best word for this CD is meditative.  Although it frequently has a beat, the silences are filled with the bells, chimes and held-over tones of melodic flutes, which guide you into the silence, the place of the mystical.