The music of “Conscious Dance Rhythms” is a way to let go of heaviness, mentally and physically. It is inseparable from the innermost part of a person; it gives us a glimpse into a lightness of being, freedom and the spirit.
Khurana’s innate sense of rhythm allows him to connect easily with the cycles, rhythms, energies and elements of his natural surroundings, which he transforms into spiritually inspired pieces of music ready for us to savor. There are ancient energies in all of us. Dance brings that energy to the surface. Better still if that dance is a free form of movement, and that is exactly what Khurana’s rhythms are intended for
Conscious Dance Rhythms…helps one let their mind go…just drift in and out of the music. There's empowerment rooted deep in this music. Starting ramped-up with danceable beats like "Neo Sacred Drum Circle" and "Indulgence Tribal Trance" is an excellent beginning to the album with the just-below-the-
"Sacred Vibes of the East" is certainly a noticeable track in how it stands out from the previous three. With wickedly assembled patterns and change-ups – this is where Khurana's skills as a producer really shine through. There's a lot going on in this track, yet it remains spread out and minimal; it's never over-crowded in sound and every random piece of audio coming at you fits the song in perfect time. Less danceable, yes, but perhaps more imaginative overall; I mean, I dig this track and how almost…unconventional it is…but it WORKS.
"Hypnotic Rhythms," is like the culmination of the sound on Conscious Dance Rhythms. With a beat that's complex in design, yet challenging to the ear much like "Sacred Vibes of the East" was – it also incorporates the female vocal samples once again after a short break. Sandeep truly uses this voice spectacularly, weaving it gently in and out of this trance-inducing beat. "Hypnotic Rhythms" and the following track "Slow Rhythm Color Rainbows" will also make you appreciate just what a wonderful tone and sound Sandeep has been able to get out of these drum-selections. The low end of the drum comes in absolutely crystal clear – but taking you RIGHT to the edge each time it hits low, almost daring it to break through the mix each time.
The final two tracks from the album consisting really only of chanting and sparse sounds – these vocals are just spot on. "Soul Purification Chants" and "Expansion, The Krishna Way" are two tracks one can't wait for to come around in the rotation. Stepping completely aside from the drums and relying on vocals & effects was a great move to bring about a final change in sound on this album and end it with killer finale.
From “Neo Sacred Drum Circle”, to “Indulgence Tribal Trance”, “Heart Beat Trance”, Sacred Vibes of the East” and “Hypnotic Rhythms” to “Slow Rhythm Color Rainbows”, “Soul Purification Chants” and “Expansion The Krishna Way”, each track can be used as a form of therapy- where you are dancing your joy, anger, sadness, your love or whatever emotions emerges from your inner self.
Moreover Khurana’s music allows your own personal expressions to come forward while clearing stress and tension from your mind and body. It is truly amazing how this music can help unleash buried emotions and bring you to a better place in your body and soul.
This album has a very rich mystical feel to it which carries you along into a comforting dimension of melded tribal-like rhythms, mysterious echoing vocal samples, and otherworldly sounds that weave, float and loop through your mind. Apart from dancing to,” Conscious Dance Rhythms” is also a pleasure to listen to with headphones.
As with almost all of his albums, Sandeep Khurana once again delivers an exotic, hypnotic journey through a lush and beautiful landscape of vision, creativity and pure listening pleasure; an exquisite and solid piece of work!
Conscious Dance Rhythms has plenty of groove and a variety of sounds that make this drum-led album closer to music you love already than you may think. Spin in every direction you can – it's incredibly produced and absolutely easy to listen to over and over again on repeat.
Sandeep Khurana is based in California, and has over a 100 music albums in the genres of New Age Music, World Music, Dance and Fusion music to his credit.
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