Govinda: violin, guitar, vocals, sarod, drums, samples and programming
with the exception of the following:
Clarita Sanchez: spoken word on "Erotic Mystics"
Amy Atchley: vocals on "Le Zephyr"
Brian Berry: percussion on "Temple Of Spheres"
Jeremy Bruch: drums and percussion on "Temple Of Spheres"
Oliver Rajamani: tabla on "Next To Godliness"
Katherine Kaliski: vocals on "Scripture Of The Anima"
Bella O'Madden: baby samples on "Aspetta" and "Celebratum"
All songs composed and produced by Govinda
Recorded at Andromeda Studio
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova
Design: Andreas Adamec
Artistic inspiration: Andrea Burden
A&R Direction: Jonathan Miller, Brad Pressman
Govinda, a.k.a. Shane O'Madden, has a magic touch when blending diverse elements such as guitar,
programming, violin and sarod to create an enticing electronic music with hints of the Middle East, India, and
British Isles. "Erotic Mystics" is such an example, with its heavy hip-hop beat below the crying of the sarod and
Clarita Sanchez's delicate spoken word. "Aspetta" wraps sounds of Celtica around O'Madden's unadorned vocal
callings, while "Next to Godliness" recalls the elevated, vocal praising of Sufi qawwali and ragas. Spanish guitar
dominates the album early on with "Quintessence of Dust" and the intriguing "Compassion," a trip-hoppy dance
endeavor that's laced with treated voice and electronic programming. "Le Zephyr" somehow manages to make a
tinkly piano à la George Winston work with the ethereal soul of Amy Atchley's vocals--again manifesting
Govinda's alchemist talents.
Karen K. Hugg
November 22, 1999
Govinda’s Entwined & Entranced takes you on a journey of soulful chant vocals and trance-type rhythms.
Govinda combines instruments and music from India and fuses them together with the style of groups like Dead
Can Dance and Bjork. New Age rock with a relaxing jive-groove twist of Ragas, Celtic and Flamenco is the only
way to describe this CD. When Govinda performs live, they are a cross between a rave, a traditional Indian
concert and the Cirque du Soleil.
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