Jatinder Singh Durhailay & David Edren – Tea Notes
Peaceful and Serene, Tea Notes by Jatinder Singh Durhailay & David Edren is reissued on Belguim based label, Ester. David Edren specializes in modular synths and machines; while Jatinder Singh Durhailay expertise lies within the sitar, and Sikh instruments,
Dilruba and Taus.
Tea Notes is a celebration of meditation and the communal ritual of imbibing. Soothing strings and arpeggiated sequences vibrate throughout this entire album, leaving the listener calm, mentally hydrated, and refreshed.
All six pieces represents the history of each tea's development. The opening piece is a tribute to China's Wuyi Mountains and semi oxidized tea, "Oolong." As the herbs continue to steep, pieces like "Ceylon" tell a story of Ceylon tea being smuggled into India; and how the herb was stolen from China during the Shang Dynasty.