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Shiva Machine
Girish
Shiva Machine
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Gospel
 
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Shiva Machine is all radical departure and simultaneous next step evolution. The music?s mesmerizing trance-funk grooves and trip-hop devotional dirges boldly go where Sanskrit has never gone before. And while Producer Her...  more »

     
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All Artists: Girish
Title: Shiva Machine
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Spirit Voyage Music
Original Release Date: 10/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 4/15/2006
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Gospel
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751937275428

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Shiva Machine is all radical departure and simultaneous next step evolution. The music?s mesmerizing trance-funk grooves and trip-hop devotional dirges boldly go where Sanskrit has never gone before. And while Producer Herb Graham, Jr?s slinky grooves and Girish?s smoky baritone feel and sound effortless, Girish reveals a process that wasn?t always comfortable ?I knew I wanted to make a record that would reach out across the yoga divide. Then, as Shiva Machine started up, it became clear how much the music would ask of me. How much could I expand and surrender to let it come through? I felt like a woman in labor, learning to trust a process much bigger than me.? If you want a taste of what boundless aesthetic possibilities sound like when they collide with Sanskrit chant, Shiva Machine is your masterpiece. Have a listen and see if you agree: Mantra was never the same again. Girish?s life journey has been marked by a series of profound transformations, unified by an underlying journey toward purpose. He has gone from aspiring jazz drummer to renunciant Hindi monk to first call tabla guru for the likes of Krishna Das to solo mantra troubadour, and he?s not done yet. Where the uninitiated might see restlessness in these transitions, Girish sees a commitment to continual refinement of his life purpose: ?in hindsight these changes seem drastic. But, in the moment, it was the only thing that could?ve happened. The calling was so strong, I really had no other choice.?
 

CD Reviews

Sensational, Refreshing
Chris Franklin | Olympia, WA | 06/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is already one my all time favoirites. He has a great voice and the music is very energizing. Heard one of his songs on digital cable and was glad I found the album. I Just got his other CD in the mail and it's great, too. I strongly recommend him, the music is a new experience and seems to lift me up when I need it the most."
Terrific CD!
Linda Johnsen | 08/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Masterpiece" is not too strong a term for this CD. If you're open to chants supported by a contemporary jazz-funk feel, "Shiva Machine" is a kirtan tour de force.
Check out Girish's brilliant debut CD "Reveal" too!"