Shravanam - Pure Music for Meditative Listening
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||Sada Bala||Bombay S. Jayashri||1:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bhajeham Bhajeham||Bombay S. Jayashri||19:36||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Keshavaya Namaha||Bombay S. Jayashri||10:10||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Kalimaheshwari||Bombay S. Jayashri||21:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Raghavam||Bombay S. Jayashri||9:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
I was in a shop in Pondicherry and this song was playing. It took my attention completely. I hadn't heard such a sound, so deep and smooth and trance like in a long time in Indian (classical) music. I was enthralled. I couldn't concentrate on my shopping, which was why I came to Pondicherry. At first, I thought it was some Western New Age group with a really good female Indian sound mimic, as it sounded like sudo-Indian classical music. But then, I realized that it had to be an Indian singing this, because no westerner could "naturally" sing like this. Who was this? A little reminiscent of Shoba Girtu??? I listened to the next 2 songs and got the name of the album from the manager. I am listening to the whole album now. Bombay S. Jayashri is so smooth in her execution of these songs. I like Indian classical music female singers, (also male) to the point where I can listen to both Northern and Southern Carnatic Music for a time. But this album takes it out of both those realms with a smooth bending of the notes in a fully supported repetition. Slow. Smooth. Excellent!
Trance-like devotional music perfect for creating a sacred mood at home or for singing along with. Highly recommended!