There are certain CDs which you can't let just run while you are
doing something else (eating, working at the computer, washing up
... or whatever). They demand high degrees of concentration
and receptiveness, which if practised, reward you with and intense
and very satisfying musical experience.
Such is the case with the new solo CD by the great Indian /
British guitarist Rajan Spolia.
The recording shows an honest directness, leading the listener
into new worlds, exploring the possibilities of the acoustic guitar
within the framework of Indian music, while extending both into a
new uncharted realm.
Spolia's virtuosity is never just for show, if at all he
understates at first, showing great maturity and control of his
musical domain, only then to unleash a flurry of notes worthy of any
Switch off the tv and computer, sit back and treat yourself to a
wonderful musical experience.
(Ian Melrose - guitarist, composer, arranger, producer)