Karavan Sarai / Woven Landscapes
Album: Woven Landscapes   Collection:World
Artist:Karavan Sarai   Added:Jan 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-10 Pull Date: 2016-03-15 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 20 Feb 28 Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 14, 2016: Everything A to Z week 34
Desert Water
4. Feb 05, 2016: Emergency Crew 063620 fri 2-5-16 jazz
Desert Water
2. Feb 27, 2016: Music Casserole
Upon My Own Hand
5. Jan 28, 2016: Melange
River Bend
3. Feb 06, 2016: Music Casserole
River Bend
6. Jan 21, 2016: Melange
Upon My Own Hand

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-01-07
Electro-acoustic music from an American born musician who calls himself Narayan Sijan. He has traveled widely to produce these fusion pieces meant to evoke Eastern landscapes; nice variety of sounds, melodies, timbres

NO FCC's detected; Favorite tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8

1-The Journey-(5:50) – textured and layered string piece with percussion and drone background

2-Schirin-5:22-- original composition with words of Sufi poem recited Arabic folded into it

*3- River Bend -(7:06)- starts off mysteriously with saz and drones and adds wondrous textures; inspired by crossing the Bosphorus

*4-The Road to Hijaz (3:44) – Nice springy percussive start with drums and oud in the Hijaz mode; amalgam of songs heard on the road; evocative of the Arabian peninsula

5- Caspian Sea (9:17) – music inspired by traveling on the Karakoram Highway with Sufi poem lines woven in

*6-Upon My Own Hand (4:21) – sounds Turkish or Kurdish; pretty song with nice springy beat; you can “see” the starry sky described in the individual high treble notes

7-Desert Water (7:14) –Inspired by Rajasthan, with Indian (not sure what language) lyrics and Indian-sounding instrumentation

*8-High Mountain (6:07) – Inspired by Jerusalem and Mount Zion; marching rhythm; somber

Track Listing
1. The Journey   5. Caspian Sea
2. Schirin   6. Upon My Own Hand
3. River Bend   7. Desert Water
4. The Road To Hijaz   8. High Mountain