Monte de Silencio|
At long last the arrival of a CD offering music of the finest sort! On this disc lasting just less than an hour, the music caresses your ears, soothes your auditory canals and spirits you away to a wondrous world of sound. The pieces for solo guitar played by Miguel Guldimann are no less rich in enjoyment than the compositions for duo and trio ensemble played by Guldimann, Sujay Bobade and Raghavendara Kulkarni. Here is a dense, homogenous musical fabric, with Bobade producing a singing tone on the bansuri or Indian bamboo flute, Kukarni on the rhythmically distinctive tabla drums, and Miguel Guldimann playing with great sensitivity and a velvety touch on the eight-string guitar. Stylistically, the individual compositions move among multiple genres ranging from classical Indian music to world music and classical guitar music, inviting the listener to relax, dream and just be. Not a single note seems superfluous, loud or boring. The music sways throughout in a pleasant harmony, inviting us repeatedly to listen more attentively. The CD received its title from a mountain in Spain, which can also be seen on the CD cover, and which has a meditative atmosphere similar to the music. Compared to all the CDs of little substance being produced precisely in the spiritual branch these days, this new arrival is truly a must for any collector, and you can immediately sense where the three musicians have derived their inspiration for the individual pieces: the place of the heart and of stillness. We have here a reflection of what Miguel Guldimann had in mind when he retired to a hermitage near the mountain three years ago so as to “give the silence a voice from my heart,” as he says.