The fluid acoustic guitar and lilting rhythms that won Govi such popular acclaim on Heat of a Gypsy return again to cast their spell on Cuchama. Govi’s knack for catchy melodies combines with flamenco flair and a sprinkling of rainbow hues from Hawaii, South America, India and the Caribbean. Backed by tasteful keyboards, hand drums and instruments from around the world, Govi’s jubilant compositions and engaging guitar work create the enchanting magic that is Cuchama.
Inspired by Siddhartha, who learns from the wise old ferryman to listen carefully to the voices of the river until he hears the eternal song of oneness and harmony, Gandalf invites you to imagine yourself in a boat on the Sacred River, letting the music be your ferryman, taking you gently across the water. Gandalf intricately weaves the sounds of acoustic, classical, and electric guitars with keyboards, percussion, piano, and sound samplers for his enchanting sonic tale.
Taking full advantage of his 30 years experience crafting music in harmony with the rhythm of nature, Gandalf presents a grand celebration in tribute “to the wonderful variety and beauty of the universe" with Earthsong and Stardance. Masterfully blending his customary sounds with the Corso Wien Orchestra and a Sanskrit choir, the whole truly blurs the boundaries between earth and the stars.
I Ching Symphony brings alive the imagery of the 5,000 year old oracle, the I Ching or Book of Changes. These eight sensitive and sometimes dynamic pieces, corresponding to the eight building blocks of the I Ching, have the effect of an enchanting and inspiring journey through nature, leaving the listener refreshed and, somehow, wiser.
An uplifting CD of ambient Tibetan music.” —Nexus Magazine
That music is a language older than any tongue can be fully appreciated on this fine recording. Joyful and poignant chanting interspersed with exotic flute, suitar, udu and percussion tracks offer a unique and colorful sacred cleanse for mind and spirit.