CDeMusic review of Nagamani
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.
- Robert Gluck, CDeMUSIC (1998)