Ravi Shankar was described by George Harrison as the ‘Godfather of World Music’, this after many months learning the ways of the sitar, from Shankar in 1965. Shanker offers here a four minute introduction to Indian, or Hindustani Classical Music to be accurate. He introduces the ideas of ‘Ragas’ which are melodic riffs with different scales. This is a nice and peaceful album but ultimately not really as relaxing as you feel it should be with the hard edges of the sitar grating after a while. It’s not one for detailed headphones, I’ll say that.
Favourite Track – Any of them, really
Released – LP, 1968
Rating – 6.6
Source – Tidal FLAC
Player/Streamer – Chrome on Apple iMac
Amplifier – Audio Pro LV33
Output – Audio Pro LV33