|Earth Sutras - Walk
Gently on the Earth by Shastro
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Earth Sutras evokes qualities of sacred sensuality, weaving poetic instrumental tapestries with nature sounds and slow, earthy grooves. In this long awaited follow-up to his best seller Tantric Heart, Shastro beautifully performs on a variety of exotic instruments including Native American and bamboo flutes, guitar, Indian dilruba and Brazilian berimbau.
This album is dedicated to the sacred temple Planet Earth.
Shastro, a prominent, longtime member of the New Age musical community, adds to his extended body of distinguished work with Earth Sutras. He calls attention to the plight of the planet with this album. Four continuous tracks create an hour of music that bring to life Shastro's desire to promote global well-being. Using his language of music, Shastro takes listeners on a journey through the natural world of Hawaii, where he lives and finds inspiration. With flutes, guitar, percussion, keyboards, and other instrumentation, Shastro gives voice to his experiences. "Sutras are usually short, written sentences that describe universal truths," he writes in the liner notes. "When I am in nature, I hear sutras all around me." Earth Sutras is a good album to play in your store and to recommend to customers who want unobtrusive music to help them relax. - New Age Retailer Magazine
The calming sounds of bansuri flute, piano and subtle guitar strumming lie at the heart of this meditative endeavor from multi-instrumentalist Shastro. Earth Sutras is comprised of four instrumental pieces. 'Walk Gently' and 'Dikara', the two middle tracks, are a pair of long-form pieces that incorporate delicate rhythms and soft flowing instrumentation into a mellow, atmospheric backdrop. The bookend tracks are shorter in length - the first, titled 'Coqui Sutra' is a quiet opening selection that features an ambient backdrop of frog sounds, while 'Gaia', the closing tune, offers a laid-back groove comprised of guitar strumming and light Asian instrumentation. All four pieces have a certain 'natural' quality to them, which falls in line with the album's sub-title 'Walk Gently On the Earth'. - Music Design In Review
I have recently purchased the cd "Earth Sutras" by Shastro and I am completely breathtaken! It far surpasses my great love for Tantric Heart and Reiki Offering. The intensity of the spiritual message in every note is truly inspiring and strikes a chord so deeply in my heart and soul that it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for producing transformational music such as this. - Lauren Lindeman
I would not describe myself as a 'new age' fan, but was looking for relaxing music to listen to while trying to concentrate, or do yoga to. I often find new age music to have a higher cheese factor than I can stomach. However, I purchased a few cd's, and this one i repeatedly return to. It has a constant, soothing rhythm from beginning to end - in fact, most of the tracks are highly repetitive in nature, so those who can't stand this may not appreciate this album. Most of the tracks are pretty simple flowing background music, yet the second one, with the berimbau, stands out for me as one I enjoy actively listening to. The last track has light chanting in the background which adds a more 'organic' texture.- zhaus, Brooklyn, NY, on Amazon.com