Music for peace and relaxation.
Welcome to the fascinating world of sound and music that has the power to comfort and calm the senses and the mind – music that is structured to help you relax in the comfort of your own home or anywhere you feel the need to reduce your stress level for a while.
In times long ago, the healing power of sound and music was prized as powerful and mysterious tool to help balance mind, body and spirit. The ancients understood as we do today, that music is truly a as we do today, that music is truly a universal language, needing no words to convey emotion and meaning.
‘Serenity – romantic moods’ is yet another step forward in the direction of ‘thematic’ music. Romance and romanticism, moods and emotions that predate human language are here translated through music that weaves together instruments of the east and the west. The bamboo flute, the sitar, the saxophone the mandolin, the banjo, the tabla, the dholak, the Spanish guitar, the bass guitar, the electronic percussion and keyboards, all intertwine to make music for the one who has loved and lived!
In his own inimitable style, Ashit Desai has specially composed and arranged music for this album that reflects his deep understanding of folk melodies and Indian classical ragas.
Ashit Desai – Music Composer, Arranger and Director
To Ashit, music was a legacy, and then it grew to be a passion. A short period as an assistant film director to Jaidev was followed later by his long association with Pandit Ravi Shankar as principal vocalist, music arranger and director of his orchestra. His repertoire has flourished wide and deep. Though his music is firmly rooted in tradition, his compositions augment the melodies with creative variations within the broad framework of poetic mood being evoked. As a composer, he tackled difficult themes with effortless ease lending a masterly touch to his work. He has scored dramas dances, ballets, serials and numerous albums. He also sang devotional songs for the film Gandhi, each revealing the man behind the music. In the last three decades, Ashit had crafted rich and varied body of work, yet his musical talent flows unabated. So much done, as much yet to do…
Flute – Rakesh Chaurasia
Sitar – Sunil Das
Saxaphone – Rais Khan
Mandolin/Banjo – Pradip Sengupta
Guitar – Chandrajeet Gangully
Keyboards – Atul Raninga
Table – Alap Desai & Manoj Bhatt
Dholak – Javed Shaikh
Bass Guitar – Dyanesh Deo
Vibraphone – Rajesh Deo
Electronic Percussion – Suhas Parab
Conceived & Produced by Hemant Mattani
Music Composed & Arranged by Ashit Desai