The album is named for a sacred mountain in the Himalayas that’s one of the tallest peaks in the world. This is an east-west fusion album that merges Eastern/Asian instruments with Western melodic and harmonic idioms. The range of instruments is impressive, as is the serenity of the music.

Christian is primarily a cellist, but he has mastered ethnic world-music instruments like the sitara, sarangi, swaramandala, bamboo flute, and tempura in addition to western acoustic and electric instruments.

The album is intended for meditation, yoga, healing modalities, introspection, and deep listening. The music reflects the sacredness of the great mountain and carries the listener to a high, remote space far above and beyond daily life to capture a sense of spiritual expansion, freedom and inner peace.

The album has nine tracks that run from four to eight minutes each.

It’s hard to convey the sheer beauty of this music and I recommend listening to samples available on music purchase sites. You’ll certainly want to acquire this CD immediately. It’s absolutely gorgeous – each song is a flawless jewel of sound.

~review by Elizabeth Hazel

Artist: Hans Christian
New Earth Records, 2015
Shiva Shakti Music Publishing and Allemand Music, 2015
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