Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop
Between the worlds of awake and sleep are welcoming inns and cafes where travelers can rest and acclimatize. At such places, wayfarers often connect with a wise one or simply bask in the music of the spheres before contin... more »
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Between the worlds of awake and sleep are welcoming inns and cafes where travelers can rest and acclimatize. At such places, wayfarers often connect with a wise one or simply bask in the music of the spheres before continuing on their way. Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Karunesh serves exquisite fare at Nirvana Cafe. Melodic rhythms artfully and at times spiritedly blended with an array of flutes, strings, piano, keyboards and percussion. On guitar, guest artist Govi conjures the language of desire, mystery and joy. Stop by for a sip of cosmic nectar.
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Kathy Parsons | Florence, OR United States | 10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Nirvana Cafe" is Karunesh's second release for the Real Music label. More adventurous than the earlier "Zen Breakfast," I really like the variety of sounds and moods on this album. Although intensely spiritual in nature, "Nirvana Cafe" conveys more of a zest for life than many recordings of this type. Some of the tracks are quiet meditations, but others bring in strong bass and percussion, just begging to have the volume cranked up a few notches! Govi contributes outstanding guitar work on four tracks, and the rest of the varied sounds are multi-instrumentalist Karunesh working his musical wizardry. I love "Revelry", a rhythmic confection with pan flutes playing a simple but compelling melody. Other instruments are introduced as the song goes on. I hit the "replay" button on my CD player for this one all the time. "Keeper of Mystery" is more ambient, but also has a strong rhythm. It is dream-like but also catchy. "Chuang Tzu's Dream" tells the story of the Taoist sage's dream that he was a butterfly. Upon waking, he couldn't tell if he was a man dreaming he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was himself. Very beautiful, soothing, and intriguing with Asian influences and lovely flute work. "Sapphire" is another beauty with lots of open space to float around in. Actually, all of the tracks are really good - those mentioned are favorites, but there really are no weak spots. Very highly recommended!"
Wow...mystified by beautiful melodies...
seabreeze | ny,ny | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"a must-have for any New Age lover...i love putting this CD on after a tough week, fixing a cup of hot tea and relaxing back...perfect background sounds! Thank you, Karunesh..."
This is MUSIC
ciabatta | 03/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like the person who wrote the last review, this is real music. The first Karunesh album i bought was Global Spirit. I was down in Orlando, Florida at a crystal shop, of all places, and heard "Solitude" playing. I cannot describe how wonderful I felt listening to it. However, I can say that it helped me get out of my depression. And to this day "Solitude" is still my favorite song. This song nor any of the others I have heard from Karunesh have ever become boring nor do they get "stuck in your head" like many annoying music I hear on the radio.
I really wish Karunesh could read this. If he can, I love his music because it is so filled with love and compassion and passion. the former Passion and life that was so clear in "Global Spirit" seemed a little bit lost or umimplemented in "Zen Breakfast" Perhaps because he was going to another stage of life and self discovery. However, it is once back again in "Nirvana Cafe." I must confess, though, that I have only heard these three albums from Karunesh.
Karunesh, Please keep up the great work. You have helped me and many others, I believe."