This outstanding musical journey bridging the east and the west, compares with Ravi Shankar's Sitar concerto (with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by André Previn, premiered at London's Royal Festival Hall in 1971). Nothing came even close to that well-known sitar concerto by Maestro Ravi Shankar since the 70s till now. But now Purnaloka's MetaRaga has done it!! Completely breathtaking, this album touches the very heart of music. Its artistic multilayer nature ignites lovers of raga, blues, jazz, folk and those that brave pushing boundaries of ingenuity.
Each number in MetaRaga is like entering a magical garden. The entrance, the views, the fragrances, the birds, bees and butterflies, each carrying us with them as they from the east to the west in their special gait. Although I grew up listening to both eastern and western classical music, Metaraga offers the love of serendipity for the musical ear in a way never heard before. Not only does each piece carve a unique path in the manner it crosses over between genres, but the journey from Syzygy to Fibration gradually elevates the soul. I cannot get enough! The album is perfect! Bravo Purna Loka Ensemble! YOU must hear it! A MUST HAVE for all true seekers of music, eastern or western!!! Outstanding!!