Namasté; is the latest compilation from Terence Yallop of Real Music. Its sound creates images of an ashram with burning candles, chanting seekers and the scent of nag champa wafting throughout a serene atmosphere. Various artists with many individual styles meld together as one to create a unified feel on this contemplative CD.
The first artist on the disc, Karunesh, actually honed his musical skills while living in an ashram, learning and playing with artists from cultures around the world. With synthesizers, tinkling chimes, chanting and flutes, his music sets the tone for an entirely meditative CD. The next track, by Rasa, is my favorite. Vocalist Kim Waters and cellist Hans Christian write devotional Bhajans. These songs in praise of Krishna continue the prayerful feel of the disc. A track of solo Tibetan singing bowls rounds it out nicely, taking the listener to yet a higher plane.
The word namasté; is Sanskrit, derived from namas, which means to bow, and te, to you. The contemporary translation is something along the lines of “The source in me (or the highest in me) greets the source in you”; Yallop creates this in the feel of the music he produces. In the liner notes, he writes “music is one of the wands the soul uses to arouse consciousness. It stimulates the release of our inner wisdom.” This selection cocoons your client, wrapping her in the consciousness of this spiritual awareness.