Yatra David Parsons
has long been fascinated by India and Tibet, two ancient worlds characterized by potent mythologies, mystical sacred sites, and sublime musical traditions. Over the years, this respected electronic composer has made numerous
(journeys, in Sanskrit) to India, experiencing the sites and sounds of this exotic land.
is Parsons" first comprehensive attempt to log the essence of his Far Eastern adventures. Unlike his highly successful 1989 release
(17059-2), an artfully austere sonic ascent of the legendary mountain range,
opens with a more earthy approach. The recording gently leads you through the Indian countryside, with its busy open air markets and joyful folk melodies, gradually moving to the ethereal realm of Tibet, a landscape imbued with secret ceremonies and hidden knowledge. Tapes recorded during a 1987 trip to the East merge with the Macintosh-manipulated samples of Indian instruments Parsons has collected over the years, to create a vivid sonic representation of the land and its people.