Shravanam

Bombay S Jayashri

The fourth Time Capsule release presents a transcendental work of intensely spiritual Indian classical music by celebrated vocalist and composer Bombay S Jayashri

During its brief lifespan reissue imprint Time-Capsule’s releases have proved as multinational as they have been wide-ranging in style, serving up Italian new age music (Il Guardiano Del Faro’s Oasis), Japanese guitar fusion (Yuji Toriyama’s Choice Works 1982-1985), and American dub by way of Ethiopia (Bill Laswell and Gigi’s Illuminated Audio).

For their fourth effort they’ve selected one of classical Indian vocalist “Bombay” Jayashri Ramnath’s most mesmerising works. Born into a musician family steeped in the south Indian tradition of vocal music, the Mumbai-raised singer took advantage of the city’s cosmopolitism to study northern Hindustani disciplines, one of the few vocalists to train in both. Now revered as one of the greatest living exponents of Carnatic music, she received an Oscar nomination for her work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.

Within the first minute of opener Sada Bada (Slokam), Jayashri’s intensely spiritual vocals give a clear indication of why she has been increasingly embraced by a new generation of western listeners who’ve made the natural leap from ambient soundscapes to new age and devotional music. Accompanied on the following Bhajeham Bhajeham by a hypnotic rhythmic backing of mridangam drums, bells and the drone of a tambura, over its epic twenty-minute length she stretches her voice into a variety of spellbinding forms - her softly enunciated dedications to Shiva enveloping you with their immersive warmth and cosmic beauty. Kali Maheshwari’s gently undulating rhythms form a similarly entrancing undercurrent, over which Javashri delivers a jaw-dropping performance of melodic Sanskrit chants which evoke a variety of different names for the sacred feminine.

One of the album’s new-found devotees is label boss Kay Suzuki: “every time I listen I’m amazed at how such a small ensemble can create such a deep musical landscape. The incredible production plays a big part. That intricate percussion sounds so clear and sits in all the right pockets rhythmically and sonically. Just by following this groove I’m put into a timeless zone, but when her voice hits on top of that gorgeous drone sound and I focus on the details of her small melodies within melodies, my heart centres and I find myself in a blissful place.”

As professor of cultural and political theory Jeremy Gilbert states in the album’s liner notes, the mesmerising sincerity and deep spirituality of these songs present an intense and spiritual charge that will appeal to an audience well beyond believers and devotees of Hinduism.

Bombay Jayashri will be performing live at the Barbican on 11 October 2019 and will be participating in a panel discussion and Q&A on Women In Indian Classical Music on 13th October as part of the Darbar festival.


**This record plays from inner groove to outer groove. You don’t need to change any setting on your turntable, just place the needle where the record usually finishes and play normally. A long playing record like this (over 20 minutes long) tends to have lesser dynamics and sound quality when it’s closer to the centre of the record because of the progressive reduction of linear resolution as a record progresses to smaller-diameter. Since this music starts quietly at the beginning then has greater dynamics and volume towards the end, this way of cutting vinyl gets superior results**

During its brief lifespan reissue imprint Time-Capsule’s releases have proved as multinational as they have been wide-ranging in style, serving up Italian new age music (Il Guardiano Del Faro’s Oasis), Japanese guitar fusion (Yuji Toriyama’s Choice Works 1982-1985), and American dub by way of Ethiopia (Bill Laswell and Gigi’s Illuminated Audio).

For their fourth effort they’ve selected one of classical Indian vocalist “Bombay” Jayashri Ramnath’s most mesmerising works. Born into a musician family steeped in the south Indian tradition of vocal music, the Mumbai-raised singer took advantage of the city’s cosmopolitism to study northern Hindustani disciplines, one of the few vocalists to train in both. Now revered as one of the greatest living exponents of Carnatic music, she received an Oscar nomination for her work on Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.

Within the first minute of opener Sada Bada (Slokam), Jayashri’s intensely spiritual vocals give a clear indication of why she has been increasingly embraced by a new generation of western listeners who’ve made the natural leap from ambient soundscapes to new age and devotional music. Accompanied on the following Bhajeham Bhajeham by a hypnotic rhythmic backing of mridangam drums, bells and the drone of a tambura, over its epic twenty-minute length she stretches her voice into a variety of spellbinding forms - her softly enunciated dedications to Shiva enveloping you with their immersive warmth and cosmic beauty. Kali Maheshwari’s gently undulating rhythms form a similarly entrancing undercurrent, over which Javashri delivers a jaw-dropping performance of melodic Sanskrit chants which evoke a variety of different names for the sacred feminine.

One of the album’s new-found devotees is label boss Kay Suzuki: “every time I listen I’m amazed at how such a small ensemble can create such a deep musical landscape. The incredible production plays a big part. That intricate percussion sounds so clear and sits in all the right pockets rhythmically and sonically. Just by following this groove I’m put into a timeless zone, but when her voice hits on top of that gorgeous drone sound and I focus on the details of her small melodies within melodies, my heart centres and I find myself in a blissful place.”

As professor of cultural and political theory Jeremy Gilbert states in the album’s liner notes, the mesmerising sincerity and deep spirituality of these songs present an intense and spiritual charge that will appeal to an audience well beyond believers and devotees of Hinduism.

Bombay Jayashri will be performing live at the Barbican on 11 October 2019 and will be participating in a panel discussion and Q&A on Women In Indian Classical Music on 13th October as part of the Darbar festival.


**This record plays from inner groove to outer groove. You don’t need to change any setting on your turntable, just place the needle where the record usually finishes and play normally. A long playing record like this (over 20 minutes long) tends to have lesser dynamics and sound quality when it’s closer to the centre of the record because of the progressive reduction of linear resolution as a record progresses to smaller-diameter. Since this music starts quietly at the beginning then has greater dynamics and volume towards the end, this way of cutting vinyl gets superior results**

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ASide

1.
Sada Bala (Slokam)
Bombay S Jayashri
01:42
2.
Bhajeham Bhajeham
Bombay S Jayashri
19:36

BSide

1.
Kalimaheshwari
Bombay S Jayashri
21:01

Bonus

1.
Keshvaya Namaha
Bombay S Jayashri
10:10
2.
Raghavam
Bombay S Jayashri
09:46

Sell Catalog

800
Limited
Now on sale
Format
12” Black heavy vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased.
Sell catalog project
This is a Sell Catalog project which you can purchase the artist's stock. Your order will be shipped from the artist's delivery base after your order has been processed.
Project duration
Pre-order: Apr 29 2019 ~ Jun 28 2019
Retail release date:
Jul 12 2019
Estimated shipping date
Your order will ship from our warehouse within 3-5 business days after the order has been processed.
Shipping
From London/UK to United States

With tracking : £ 14.99~+ £ 1.90 per each additional copies

Without tracking : £ 6.99~+ £ 2.20 per each additional copies

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“What you are hearing is an offering to any and all future beings.
We are sealing some of the thoughts and feelings, the vibra ons of our day
In what you may call a me capsule, which itself has been sealed with cosmic love”

Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule (1973)

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Time Capsule is a reissue focused record label born out of a loose musical community based around the long running party Beauty & The Beat, and East London’s music venue brilliant corners.

We are multi-cultural, cross-genre musicologists & obsessive record collectors. We like to share the music through audiophile analogue sound system which reveals the details of the sound as well as the emotional impact of the music. Regardless of its style, origins or era, the music we love shares a strong sonic experience and deeply emotional connection.

Our objective is to explore, study, curate and spread the sonic experience of this “time art” as meticulously as we can with as much love and care as possible, so that anyone who open these time capsules will experience the the same magic of the music in its purest and most accurate recreation.

“What you are hearing is an offering to any and all future beings.
We are sealing some of the thoughts and feelings, the vibra ons of our day
In what you may call a me capsule, which itself has been sealed with cosmic love”

Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule (1973)

*

Time Capsule is a reissue focused record label born out of a loose musical community based around the long running party Beauty & The Beat, and East London’s music venue brilliant corners.

We are multi-cultural, cross-genre musicologists & obsessive record collectors. We like to share the music through audiophile analogue sound system which reveals the details of the sound as well as the emotional impact of the music. Regardless of its style, origins or era, the music we love shares a strong sonic experience and deeply emotional connection.

Our objective is to explore, study, curate and spread the sonic experience of this “time art” as meticulously as we can with as much love and care as possible, so that anyone who open these time capsules will experience the the same magic of the music in its purest and most accurate recreation.

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