By Manish Vyas
Sattva (Sanskrit for “the essence of being”) invokes the silent, serene space that awaits us beyond our mind. On this soulful debut offering, gifted multi-instrumentalist Manish Vyas displays a splendid musical sensibility. His expressive voice and rich compositions based on ancient mantras and tarana reflect a natural intuition for crafting dynamic soundscapes from traditional influences.
The product of a musical family and student of the late tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha (the father of Zakir Hussain), Manish demonstrates his astounding rhythmic talents – as well as his seductive vocal virtuosity and mastery of the santoor--to full effect. With contributions from longtime collaborator Prem Joshua (Water Down the Ganges, Dance of Shakti) and an international cast of gifted musicians, Sattva vibrates with silence, devotion and prayer--an ideal accompaniment to yoga, massage, meditation and enlightened listening.
"Suitable for all kinds of contemplative practices, Sattva is pleasure as pure listening." –Yoga Journal
1.) Ishq -8:09
2.) Tumi Bhaja Re Mana -8:07
3.) Sattva -7:06
4.) Shivoham -9:42
5.) Meera -6:53
6.) Karuna -7:56
7.) Om Namo Narayana -8:19
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