Heart of a Gypsy is a unique blend of original compositions, drawing on influences ranging from Caribbean to flamenco to the Orient. Accompanied by a variety of instruments, Govi’s distinctive guitar playing reflects joy and passion, capturing the true essence of a gypsy.
Govi sets the spirits soaring and the hips swaying on Guitar Odyssey, an intoxicating blend of guitars sweetened with breezy South American pan pipes and sensual rhythms. With a treasure chest full of tracks encompassing the high spirited “Sales of Joy,” the soulful rhumba of “Treasure Bay,” and the romantic tenderness of “Your Lingering Touch,” Govi’s virtuosity is showcased on guitar Odyssey, a truly joyful adventure.
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.
We all long for some kind of protected zone in our lives, a place to withdraw from the noise and craziness in the world, a refuge of balance and peace. Some find it in the silence of a forest, in the remoteness of mountains or the rolling waves by the seaside. Some find it in sacred places, praying or practicing meditation. Listeners all over the world tell me how my music helps them cope with the challenges of life. Please feel welcome to enter my musical Sanctuary. — Gandalf
Each moment of every day we can discover the richness of life and if we look through such eyes, we cannot help discovering the “colors of a new dawn.” Listen and let your heart fill with hope and expectation. Austrian born Gandalf blends acoustic, electronic and spherical sounds and weaves folk elements into a symphonic structure to create his unmistakable and unique musical style.