Lotus Path. A new extended length meditative CD from James Asher featuring the eight-stringed bazouki and the thirty-six stringed dulcimer, which represent a wonderful meeting point between percussive and melodic invention. Lotus Path has the feeling of a special journey, imbued with warmth and spirit.
Customer Review – “A wonderful, relaxing album. The highlight is the thirty minute long title track – any fan of the The Great Wheel will find comfort with this track. A music fan from the UK 5/5“.
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Years ago, James Asher released his debut CD called The Great Wheel. Besides being in a meditative extended style prior to that genre coming into vogue, it was a far cry from his juicy world music escapades such as Feet in the Soil. Lotus Path is his first extended length meditative CD since 1988. In this release, Asher embraces the rich sounds of the bazouki and dulcimer. Inspired by the percussive and melodic interplay of these stringed instruments, Asher weaves a dynamic journey of sound. Lotus Path’s mood is further enhanced through the addition of chanting by Indian percussion maestro Sivamani. Equal parts journey music and meditative backdrop, Asher calls on others for harp, flutes and cello parts, and focuses the energy on the 32 minute title track which opens the album, a musical adventure imbued with warmth and spirit. www.backroadsmusic.com
I’m just blissful listening to Lotus Path! You’ve got a new devoted fan. A music fan from Houston, Texas
I just obtained Lotus Path. As a student of meditation, I have to tell you how lovely it is – thank you, thank you, thank you. Your work is heavenly. A music fan from Rochester NY
Credits : Recorded and produced by James Asher at Starfield Studios, London on two Soundscape Red recorders. All compositions by James Asher. Additional Musicians: Violet & Green –Madeleine Doherty, Harp; Ocean of Dreams – Melanie Hurn, Flute; Cedar Tree – Nigel Shaw, Flute; Earthsong – Melanie Hurn, Flute and Chris Hurn, Cello; Far Over the Hill – Suzanne Bramson, vocals.