Dayala, Sharinam and Narayana are personalized interpretations of Vedic and Sanskrit chants from India.
The Mourner’s Kaddish is a reimagining of the Hebrew prayer. ‘Bela’ is influenced by traditional Eastern European folk music and named in honor of composer Béla Bartok.
Shivoham is inspired by Manish Vyas’s original song of the same name (on 'Sattva', White Swan Records).
Several of the tracks began with guitar-like harp arrangements with effects processing influenced greatly by bands such as Pink Floyd and Zeppelin.
Storm Pond Bird was originally written by Diana Trimble and Kalonica McQuesten (Elbows Akimbo). The song title and the harp parts remain the same in this version.
Huge thanks to Alex Stahl & Ethereal Donkey Productions for his unending dedication and talents in making this CD a reality.
Special thanks to Jeff Obee (bindi photo), Vince Caro and Nancy Kaspar
released 01 March 2012
Barbara Imhoff- Pedal Harp, Whirly Toy
Cait McWhir – Lead Vocals, Harmonium
Tina Blaine * bean * - Djembe, Dumbek, Marimba, Santur, Percussion, Vocals
Stephen Schultz: Baroque Flute on Storm Pond Bird, Hümmelchen (German Pipes) on Sundari
Alex Stahl: Electric Bass on Dayala, Shivoham and Storm Pond Bird
CD recorded and engineered by Alex Stahl at Ethereal Donkey Studios, Emeryville, CA
The Bindi's are 3 women musicians based in the SF Bay Area. Central to the music is Barbara Imhoff's guitar-like harp
sound. Vocalist Cait McWhir provides haunting interpretations of Indian chants, & mid-eastern flavors with a Celtic touch. Tina (bean) Blaine, adds exotic percussion & backup vox. A tapestry of sound is woven thru this CD of 8 original songs infused with depth, mystery & beauty....more