Sangam (Pure DSD)

Paul Livingstone, Peter Jacobson

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Sangam is a new Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD recording from Yarlung.  It is exclusively available in its recorded format and bit rate of Pure DSD 256 Stereo and Pure DSD 256 5 Channel DSD Surround Sound from NativeDSD. 

Producer Bob Attiyeh from Yarlung says “Something magical can happen when two rivers meet, two traditions collaborate, or two talented friends work hard on a joint creation. Paul Livingstone on sitar and Pete Jacobson on cello take inspiration from the Hindustani musical tradition, and from Paul’s teacher and mentor Ravi Shankar who collaborated so eloquently with Yehudi Menuhin on violin and helped to popularize Hindustani music in the West.  Pete and Paul also draw inspiration from American jazz improvisation.  Sangam, in Hindi, means many things, including “confluence,” or the blending of two people, ideas or traditions into something fresh and new.

Paul and Pete focus on the Hindustani tradition in this recording. Hindustani music centered in Northern India after diverging from Carnatic music in the 12th Century.  The most basic elements in South Asian classical music are the raga and tala. A raga is traditionally a monophonic melody, though Paul and Peter take liberties, incorporating occasional counterpoint and harmony (often in thirds).  Each raga adheres to a strict musical structure, which can be executed vocally or on instruments in their individual styles.  The tala is the cyclic rhythmic framework which outlines a beat cycle and provides the glue to bring the instruments together in polyrhythmic play. I love what Pete and Paul do within this classical tradition, blended from time to time on this album with their inspired incorporations of new music and jazz. This is not as far-fetched or radical as it may at first seem; both Indian classical musicians and modern jazz cats focus on improvisation on the main melody or idea, just as European players did in the Renaissance.”

Paul Livingstone – Sitar
Pete Jacobson – Cello

Tracklist

1.
Jaisalmer, Improvisation on Chandra Kauns
04:35
2.
Duality, Raga Yaman
19:29
3.
Zila Kafi
11:26
4.
Playas
06:52
5.
Jungli Storms, Raga Megh
11:03
6.
River to the Ocean, Raga Desh
16:23
7.
Bhairavi
03:34
8.
Surrender
03:16

Total time: 01:16:38

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Label

SKU

YAR84146DSD

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Analog to Digital Converter

Hapi, Merging Technologies

DSD 512 Mastering Engineer

Tom Caulfield – DSD 256 to DSD 512 Transfer using Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro Mastering Software

Executive Producer

Arian Jansen

Mastering Engineers

Steve Hoffman, Arian Jansen & Bob Attiyeh

Microphone Preamps

Microphone preamplification by Elliot Midwood

Microphones

AKG C-24 from Ted Ancona

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Bob Attiyeh

Recording Engineer

Bob Attiyeh

Recording Location

Imhof Studio, Taos, New Mexico on September 8 -11, 2021

Release Date August 5, 2022

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Positive Feedback

Here we do have something fresh, something new, and I would say, something quite delightful. It clearly is not purely the music of the Hindustani tradition. It is Western tradition inflected, it is improvisation, it is an intriguing blend of two traditions meeting with creative musical invention. (…) The sound quality here is similarly excellent. Captured very simply with a single stereo AKG-24 tube microphone direct to DSD256, the sound has that wonderful transparency that we hear with the best analog and the best DSD256 recordings. (A 5-channel release is also available, for which additional microphones were used, of course.) This album is immersive and addictive. Relax into it and enjoy!

1 review for Sangam (Pure DSD)

    This album is indeed fresh and new, and it is something quite delightful. It clearly is not purely the music of the Hindustani tradition. It is Western tradition inflected, it is improvisation, it is an intriguing blend of two traditions meeting with creative musical invention. And the sound quality is similarly excellent. Captured very simply with a single stereo AKG-24 tube microphone direct to DSD256, the sound has that wonderful transparency that we hear with the best analog and the best DSD256 recordings. Overall, I’ve found this album is immersive and addictive. I simply relax into it and enjoy.

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