MP3 Omkar - Echoes of Love
World Fusion of Traditional Indian Instruments and Modern Western Elements
3 MP3 Songs
WORLD: World Fusion, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Maxi CD - Echoes of Love
The CD contains three songs
and are aligned to Indian themes and coloration.
The first song is called `Echoes of Love (World Edition 2007)`
and goes back to the similar named single track.
The World Edition 2007 comes with modified harmonies
and enhanced percussive elements.
The World Edition refers at the most to traditional Indian instruments
like sitar and Indian flute playing the soli parts
and percussions like tablas.
Completed with modern instruments
like drums, jazz bass and a bunch of synths and pads.
A song for the heart ...
The second song is called `Echoes of Love (Smooth Edition 2007)`
and is re-arranged into a Smooth Jazz song.
So with the instrumentation:
Surrounded by piano, brushed drums, jazz bass, strings
and accompanied by alto saxophone
the soprano sax plays straight forward the main theme.
A song for a glas of wine and relaxation ...
The third song is called `Kumbha Mela`
and is build upon rudimental phrases
of the free song `Joomla`.
Because `Joomla` could have the meaning `come together`
I associated it to a big festivity in India, a mela,
where people come together from all over India,
called Kumbha Mela.
A lightweighted up tempi song
to describe joy and festivity.
The traditional background of Kumbha Mela:
"A Mela is simply a festival.
But the tradition and meaning of Mela is ancient.
Indian civilisation can be dated back to 10,000BC,
using dates for astronomical events (Pleiades at winter solstice)
described in the earliest Vedas or sacred scriptures.
These also mark the origin of the pilgrimmage festival, or Mela.
The oldest Mela, the Khumba Mela,
is held once every 12 years at the junction of the three sacred rivers (Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati)
and attended by more than 40 million people.
Kumbha Mela derives its name from the immortal “Pot of Nectar” described in the Puranas.
Kumbha in Sanskrit means “pot or pitcher’ so ''Kumbha Mela'' literally means ''festival of the pot''
in this case a pot of nectar of immortality."
A modern artistic interpretation of Kumbha Mela:
"Mela - for creative work in the fields of music,
the visual arts, and other media;
to explore the applications of advanced technologies to artistic expression;
and to present major contemporary works and extended duration art installations
that eliminate the boundaries between artistic disciplines."