Azure Miles Records ~ The Music of Michael Robinson

Nagamani by Michael Robinson (Azure Miles Records)

Out of a ground of a tanpura drone periodically rises a bansri melodic line. This gesture is often slow, but animated at times, and it eventually always returns to the drone. Periodically, a balafon line responds, rising and falling, returning to the tanpura. Maybe this is a metaphor for life, rising out of formlessness, eventually returning to it. This hour-long work is expressive and quite moving.

- CDeMUSIC (1998)