Let's take a trip to the East of The River Ganges, the long awaited reprint has arrived.
The Kumba Mela Experiment, as digital remasterd version, is striking at the first encounter.
This spiritual and melodic piece of art is a unique collection of timeless sounds that manifest and commemorate the holiness of the Kumba Mela gathering, the biggest human gathering on earth. The Mela takes place every four years. Every twelve years is the Maha Kumba Mela, with millions of Sadus and Naga Babas that come to give Puja and bathe in the sacred waters, awaiting The Akara. The samples here were well chosen, some authentic and part from Jamaican reggae, ensuring that this is an unforgettable 'all senses' journey. The album manages to project a peaceful vibe of love and unity. A creation imbedded with a handful of moments where those tensions become achieved widespread.
Youth, who is in charge of this project, has chosen Alex Paterson (The Orb), as well as an impressive lineup of participating guest artists, to create this 'one of a kind' project. A collaboration between the credible members of Dub Trees, Suns Of Arqa, Tangerine Dream, Dreadzone and the international psychic Uri Geller. Each one comes with his background and musical direction, each is heard and has a role that thickens and adds an extra dimension to the production. Without any attempt to be flattering, this project is a reliable one. This respectable assembly is guided by Youth, who is responsible for the production and most of the tracks. The services of the mega sound engineer and studio man Yoad Nevo were used on The Kumba Mela (Himalayan Dub) and Interstellar Hiss (Sky Is On Fire Dub). A perfect mix of rolling sequences, electronic percussions and ethnic vocals. The album is enthralling and in many ways invigorating. The Dichotomy of the chapters in the album has a guided chronicle that deliver the principal of the theme.
'East of the River Ganges' is a millstone in the genre.