Special guest: GOVI
In an old gypsy tale, it is said that Bandolé (the heavenly spirit of eternal bliss) descends on earth and becomes one with those who sing, dance and play music in utter joy and contentment. With an exquisite blend of joyful melodies and warm latin rhythms accompanied by Spanish guitar, Persian santoor, Indian bamboo flute, latin percussion, sax and vocals, Shastro easily transports us into this spirit of Bandolé.
"New age music is meant to reassure and to calm... and like the short, warm poems printed in the Bandole jacket, Shastro's seamless works in this album soothe and engross. The music of this peaceful man is magically empowered to lift the spirit and fill the room with peace and wonder. It is not 'sleepy', it is not rancorous, weird or obscure... just brightly colorful, playfully mysterious, and like candy to the ear! "- James K. Fowler (on Amazon.com) Magnolia, Texas