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Aromas from the East - by Paul Asbury Seaman

Aromas from the East - by Paul Asbury Seaman

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global world music chart, 2nd in the global chill chart, 3rd in the global chillout chart and 5th in the global ambient chart.

This mix is a breath of fresh air, going in a different direction than any of my recent mixes. Here's what Paul has to say about this excellent set:

“This mix features oud, sitar and koto, moving from the Near East, across South Asia to the Far East. This is not a Folkways sampler, but focuses on the rich tapestries created when Eastern and Western musical styles and instruments are blended together, with both traditions being equal participants, rather than one used merely as “exotic” embellishments for the other. While examples of such cross-cultural collaborations go back to the mid-20th century, I’ve highlighted more recent work, guided, as always, by the Low Lights leitmotif of gentle atmospheres, with a few mid-tempo gems snuck into the mix. ”

Tracklist is in the comments.

Comments

BARAKA
BARAKA

Great Voyage into many Musical Realms ! ✨
Thank You ! 💖

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Thanks for checking in! I'm glad you're digging the vibe. Cheers!

kjwolverton

Always totally enjoy the collection!

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So glad you enjoyed the mix!

Hawsepiper
Hawsepiper

The Indian rendition of Take Five is fantastic!

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Agreed!

chrisbardell

Just listening. Terrific sequence of music. Thank you.

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Thanks for checking in! I'm glad you're enjoying the mix.

ed cooke
ed cooke

A truly awesome mix with layers of Oriental sounds that make feel at home here in South East Asia. I am looking forward to hearing and discovering more.

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Thanks for listening!

Josh Furey
Josh Furey

Still listening via Podcasts app all these years later. Just stopped by to say I really enjoyed this mix. Thank you for the music.

Paul Asbury Seaman

Hi Josh. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for staying connected to the (consistently) fabulous Low Light Mixes. It's a joy to be able to share with others some of the tracks that give me joy!

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Hi Josh! Good to hear that you're still listening after all these years. Anytime you get the urge to do another guest mix I'd welcome it with open arms and ears. Cheers!

Maciej Kowalski

Hi :-) Nice Mix, check my profile and my mixes, greetings, Maciej :-)

souljazzfunksters

Very nice and relaxing

Paul Asbury Seaman

Glad you enjoyed it. I learned a lot while selecting the pieces for this set. (First I had to familiarize myself with several artists that were new to me.) See my ADDITIONAL NOTES in comments below. Cheers!

BlauerHimmel

Wonderful, mystical, spiritual
Thank you

EL

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Thanks for listening!

Paul Asbury Seaman

I can't think of a nicer compliment. Thank you. And thanks for taking the time to comment.

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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 Dhafer Youssef - Shaanti 'Atihi Devo Bhava' Suite (Sounds of Mirrors 2018)
04:10 Rahim AlHaj - Letter 1 Eastern Love Sinan (Letters from Iraq: Oud and String Quintet 2017)
10:41 Sachal Studios Orchestra - Take Five (Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova 2010)
16:20 Prem Joshua - Night Rain (Sky Kisses Earth 2001)
22:45 Anoushka Shankar - Prayer in Passing (Rise 2005)
28:52 Hans Christian - First Light (Nanda Devi 2015)
35:20 Al Gromer Khan - I Got Vilayat Khan's Blessing (Sitar Secrets 2014)
39:14 Hiroshima - Kototsu-Han (Pbon 2005)
44:04 Luna - Tubular Bells (Luna 2013)
48:09 Gates of Morheim - Omagatoki (Omagatoki EP 2020)
53:15 Kitaro - Shining Spirit of Water (Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol 2 2005)
57:33 Rabih Abou Khalil - Bukra (Bukra 1989)
65:25 end