The shadows grow longer as the sun inclines towards the West, and the day’s activity begins to wane. As one grows sensitive to the natural cycles, the rosy hues of twilight become an invitation to meditation. Appropriate music greatly enhances the atmosphere of calm, giving some spiritual, mental and physical peace. Music for Evening Meditation brings contemplative music of the highest quality from time honoured Indian raga. Yaman, which has strong associations with the evening, creates a distinctive ambience of peace and tranquility. As the raga exploration soars up the higher octave a feeling of ecstasy and rapture is generated. The soft, lyrical tones of the dilruba attuned to the ringing notes of the tambouras build an experience of quiet and serenity that one yearns to return to again and again. Ragas Mishra Khanaj and Bhoopali build on the tryst with serenity.
Veereshwar Madri, born in 1946 in the Madri village near Mantralaya, is a disciple of Pandit Puttaraj Gawai of Gadag. A well known Hindustani musician and guru, he has more that forty years experience in the film world and is a recipient of the Karnataka state award. Veerreshwar, who has played the dilruba and the harp on this album, is also a consummate violinist.