Ever since his first album, Offerings, we’ve been enchanted by the music of Parijat. In Prayer to Love he offers six sublime compositions played on classical guitar, electric sitar, Chinese harp, piano, percussion and keyboards–music he calls “prayerful journeys” inspired by mystical and musical traditions around the globe. Journey to the Center begins this odyssey with sublime guitar and violin strains floating on a soundscape that is exquisitely relaxing. Prayer to Love opens with gentle vocals by Tanmayo accompanied by delicate percussions and harp evocative of a Middle East folk song. Restful Place is a spacious interlude featuring piano, guitar and sitar gradually joined by a gentle tabla beat. Dance of the Devish combines a lilting Arabesque sound with hauntingly beautiful violin and guitar. The most awesome track is Rise of the Phoenix, where expansive keyboards give rise to celestial flute melodies. This is music to take you beyond time and space.
April 2014 | Light of Consciousness