Bhagavan Das – Swaha
Private press hippie commune stuff by guru dude Bhagavan Das. Unfortunately, three fourths of this double lp is the clan “getting their Om on” which I find somewhat less than compelling. I believe it is an honest and respectful attempt at traditional Indian music but it really does not work very well as far as I’m concerned. Call me a purist but I’d much rather hear badly recorded sacred chants by a 104 year old man in a grass hut. There is also about a side worth of songs firmly in a more westernized Folk/Psych vein. These few tracks make the album worthwhile in my opinion, but they also really make you wish for more. Overall it’s an interesting lp that I would tentatively recommend. Check out the much better & more positive Lama review @ Lysergia for a better idea though.