I listened to Liquid Mind IV, Unity for the first time on a drive up I-95 to Washington D.C. Within the first 30 seconds of the first track, the tension in my shoulders involuntarily relaxed and let go. I had forgotten how good the music of Chuck Wild and his Liquid Mind series really is.
Karunesh has released 17 albums since 1987 all which touch upon ancient spiritual and religious traditions. Joy of Life is his most recent release. Most of the music has a medium speed raga rhythm accompanied on some tracks by tabla, oud, sitar, bansuri, sarod, indian violin, vocals on a couple of tracks, and keyboards by Karunesh. He composed and arranged all the music. You hear beautiful indian folk melodies, heartfelt layering of the instruments and trance-chant expression that can touch you deeply upon close listening, movement, meditation.