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 20Feb 28Feb 7Jan 31Jan 24Jan 17

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