Clarinet or Shakuhachi?
Yuri Kuzyk | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 11/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Scott has an amazing sound on this album (very similar to "Music for Zen Meditation") that is much more reminiscent of purely Eastern people. Colin Walcott, on sitar, perfectly complements Scott and two produce a great ambient album. Considering it was recorded long before such music really became "accepted" it really sounds quite fresh.I particularly enjoy Hatha where Scott creates some ethereal notes that mesh perfectly with Walcott's sitar. Listen to this on a good system in a quiet room and enjoy!Although many will debate about mixing meditation and music, I find this album enhances my meditation time..."
Yuri Kuzyk | 06/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Though "Zen" is undoubtedly Scott's crowning achievement, "Yoga" is a fine follow up. Similar to the former, Scott plays his ethereal clarinet to the backdrop of an Indian sitar. Far from some of the cheesier Eastern fare of the sixties, Tony Scott's well-deserved claim to fame is that he was dabbling in Eastern music and lifestyles in the fifties, before anyone else had staked a claim in it. And though I don't meditate, I'm sure this would be a good companion if I did. Try "Zen" first, but "Yoga" is well worth it."