THIS TRUTH, a collaborative album between Tania Alexandra and Collective Acoustics, fluently blends the ancient lyrics of Sanskrit with tranquil and ambient harmonies to construct an intentionally modern, but seemingly timeless spiritual tone. Just as the practice of Yoga continues to evolve, these artists have put forth sacredly antiquated mantras into a harmonically rich formation. The sound is trancelike. Its mixing of kirtan chants, acoustic beats, and serene but stimulating galvanic undertones work together to draw out peaceful spirits. The project’s organic development, through its free form exploration in song writing and production, has culminated in a collection of intimate spiritual expressions; expressions of healing, of subtle revelation, and of the mystically unfolding nature of contemplation. The artists’ experimentation in dynamic musical integration has given rise to this euphonic work, which will appeal to each listener’s own idiosyncratic sense of meditative harmony.
Tania Alexandra (Gitali) - Voice, Guitar
Eric Hastings - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Geoff Hazelrigg - Upright Bass, Electric Bass
George Hazelrigg - Organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Piano, Moog
R.A. Fish - Tabla on "Shri Ram Jai Ram"
Brendan Whipple - Electric Guitar on "This Truth"
Recorded by Geoff Hazelrigg and Eric Hastings at The Grapevine - Providence, RI and Collective Acoustics Lab - Chalfont, PA.
Mixed by Geoff Hazelrigg and Tania Alexandra at Collective Acoustics Lab, Chalfont, PA.
Mastered by Tom Volpicelli at the Mastering House, Pottstown, PA.
All compositions by Tania Alexandra, Eric Hastings, Geoff Hazelrigg, & George Hazelrigg. Tumbletat Publishing (SESAC), Eric Hastings Publishing (BMI), GAH GAH Music (ASCAP).
Guru Gita translations from SGRY publication
Photos by Savvas Koushiappas
Design by Christopher McNulty