As someone who does both arranging and singing, it is my personal feeling that instrumental music is more playful, while vocal music is more soulful. “Ananda” emphasizes the voice as the main instrument; the vocals are forward in the mix. This tells us that the main intent of these spiritual musicians is to share with us the deeper, more soulful aspects of the songs.
– Kamalakanta Nieves
Here is an excerpt from Sri Chinmoy’s book, “The Source of Music”:
“Music is the inner or universal language of God. I do not know French or German or Italian, but if music is played, immediately the heart of the music enters into my heart, or my heart enters into the music. At that time, we don’t need outer communication; the inner communion of the heart is enough. My heart is communing with the heart of the music and in our communion we become inseparably one.”
– Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 2006
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy, “Ananda”
Format: Advanced Audio Coding