#103 Hariprasad Chaurasia, Brij Bhushan Kabra, and Shivkumar Sharma – Call of the Valley

Indian music made the list. That is interesting. I wonder if music from other countries will be represented. We have had some music from France, South America, and England, but I would like some from other European countries and maybe from other Asian countries. Call of the Valley is the first album containing Hindustani classical music. I do like traditional classical music, but I am not sure how I will like this type of music.

According to everything that I read about this album, it is the story of the day in the life of an Indian shepherd from Kashmir. Okay. You could say it is about an Indian man getting away from the hustle and bustle of New York by going to the toilet to read the morning news on his iPhone. Would it sound any different? Probably not to me.

This is not exactly my kind of classical music, but if you are doing the laundry or hoovering, then this is the album for you. It leans toward the more meditative style of music that many New-age artists made in the 80s and 90s. Personally, I prefer the electronic sound of New-age music from the 90s.

When the albums begins I enjoy the first song “Ahir Bhairav/Nat Bhairav“, but it changes tempo often and becomes something that I do not like as much until it changes back.

My favourite track “Ghara-Dadra” (“Glacier Waters” according to Spotify) is definitely one of the songs that many New-age gurus listened to back in the 70s when it became a thing. It is the most relaxing song on the whole album.

The artists are talented. They have creative nice music. I would definitely listen to the last song a lot more. I felt calm while it was playing. It is a great album with some missteps. 8/10.

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