Healing Ragas III: Music for Meditation, Relaxation, and Beyond
Based on two ragas (Basant Mukhari and Malkauns, the tracks titled “Awakening” and “Solitude,” respectively), the third volume in the Healing Ragas collection on Malimba Records offers convincing proof that Malimba is a top-notch New Age label. Manish Vyas plays santoor, tabla, swarmandal, percussion, and keyboards, and is joined by virtuoso bansuri flutist Milind Date. The pair intertwine their instruments in a musical dance of grace and beauty. Per the liner notes, the album’s purpose is “to create an atmosphere suitable for meditation, relaxation, the healing arts, restorative yoga, and sleep.” I can state unequivocally that these two artists have achieved that goal with ease.