Cover art is hand silkscreened paper from Japan
1. Rainbow Thunder (Vasanta) (1996) 14:01
meruvina: trumpet, African harp, gender, African, Near Eastern, Indian, Chinese and Japanese percussion
2. Forest Regions (1996) 9:52
meruvina: kemanche, zampona, bonang, gender, Chinese, European and Near Eastern percussion
3. Gopura (Shree) (1996) 10:03
meruvina: piano, tabla, tanpura
4. The Angel of Ankara (Chandra Lekha) (1996) 25:11
meruvina: oud, tabla, Indian percussion, tanpura
All music composed and programmed by Michael Robinson for performance and recording in real time without any overdubbing or added parts.
Recorded and Mastered by Catharine Wood at the Planetwood Productions studio in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), California.
Musicians are welcome to play these composition using acoustic and/or electronic instruments.
Rainbow Thunder slowly builds a deep and powerful percussion ostinato inspired by African rhythms. This prepares for a dramatic trumpet entrance based on the South Indian raga, Vasanta. The middle section switches the percussion voices to African harps, and the trumpet to a gender, as the melodic voice becomes more active. The original voices reappear for the concluding music, with the trumpet articulating rapid, complex phrases.