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A Shrine to All Things

Record Info

PremaSoul’s latest album, “a shrine to all things”, is the sound of many worlds becoming one.

“While seemingly seated in two distinct traditions, PremaSoul expands
into a musical language that is an explorative reflection of our
present time, revealing a new face of history’s ever-evolving story of
transculturation. More than ever, here in the United States, the
National identity is undergoing a radical transformation, and a new
generation of artists is hard at work finding ways to re-articulate
the ‘American experience’ in terms of their own values and vision.
What was once a more narrow national identity has now become an international
identity, a process, a journey, with roads leading to all corners of
the globe. The music of Premasoul serves not only as part of this
re-articulation, but it demonstrates, at a time of
hyper-commercialization, that music is still a powerful art form
capable of informing the cultural dialog of a nation. Hopefully, for
this matter, we nearing a time of “post-fusion” in music, wherein the
merging of diverse and varied genres is seen less as a contrived
endeavor to manufacture a ‘new’ sound, but, rather, is understood as the
direct and natural expression of artists who themselves embody the
many influences present in their work. PremaSoul is such an
expression.”

~ Todd T. Brown

Resident Artist & Artistic Director
Red Poppy Art House, San Francisco, CA.
www.redpoppyarthouse.org

Credits:

1. Bombay Frohawk: the landing
Composed by Clinton Patterson & Sheela Bringi
Traditional Sanskrit text from the Gayatri Mantra

2. Nandalala
Traditional, arranged by Clinton Patterson

3. Rupak
Traditional, arranged by Sheela Bringi, Clinton Patterson, & Robin Sukhadia

4. They Fly
Composed by Sheela Bringi & Clinton Patterson, lyrics by Clinton Patterson

5. Speaking of Source…
Composed by Sheela Bringi & Clinton Patterson

6. Devi Daya Karo Ma
Traditional, arranged by Clinton Patterson & Sheela Bringi

7. Curry, in my Collard Greens?
Composed by Clinton Patterson & Robin Sukhadia

8. Bombay Frohawk: the takeoff
Composed by Clinton Patterson & Sheela Bringi
Traditional Sanskrit text from the Gayatri Mantra

for lyrics & translations please visit: www.premasoul.com

Sheela Bringi: voice (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8), harp (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 8) bansuri (tracks 4, 5, 8)
Clinton Patterson: voice (tracks 2, 4), trumpet (tracks 2, 6, 7), rhodes mark v (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8)
David Tranchina: acoustic bass (all tracks except 3, 5, & 7)
Colin Woodford: drumset (all tracks except 3, 5, & 7)
Robin Sukhadia: tabla (all tracks except 1, 5, & 8), manjira (tracks 1, 8)
Rory Cowal: rhodes mark v (tracks 2 & 6)

Many thanks to Alexandra Perdew of Salvi Harps, Inc., and Susan Allen.

Produced by Clinton Patterson & Sheela Bringi
Recorded & Mastered by John Baffa, courtesy of T.V. Tray Studio.
Mixed by Clinton Patterson, John Baffa, & Sheela Bringi