About the Album
Govinda's sophomore recording Entwined & Entranced combines modern day
trip-hop electronica, melodic new age, classical Indian and Middle Eastern
atmospheres and spacey percussion effects to create an exotic, highly
spiritual and sonically imaginative musical journey.
"Govinda: Entwined & Entranced"
Govinda introduces the seductive, hypnotic nature of the collection with the
provocative and mystical "Dance of the Erotic Mystics," a piece blending
sharp, rhythmic funk textures with the soaring strains of a lead violin
melody. The moody, mysterious "Temple of Spheres" features a trance-inducing
vocal track swirling around a graceful acoustic guitar melody, a vibe that
continues with violin harmonies through the trip-hoppy cool of "In Through
Time." The atmospheric "Quintessence of Dust" weaves tender flamenco guitar
grace with a cool electronic vibe and a distant vocal choir.
"Floating On These Tears" is a poignant new age statement that mixes mystery with bright optimism, while "Le Zephyr" floats along a breeze of dreamy female
vocals. The sitar melody of "Next To Godliness" breaks with the kind of vibe
Ravi Shankar might experience if he dug into some hip hop grooves. "Aspetta"
tells an instrumental story of growth by mixing computer generated children's
voices with a soaring adult vocal and easygoing harp melody. The repetition
of the word "holy" over a cool, throbbing bass and percussion groove forms
the gentle hypnosis of "Scripture of the Anima" before "Celebratum" sways
with a gentle twist of spiritual vocalese, dreamy atmospheres and a soaring
violin harmony. Closing the set is the spacey electronic-influenced "Deeper
into Love," which features spoken female vocals, exotic African flavored
chanting and a precious new age piano melody. All in all, the album lets the listener experience a multitude of musical influences from around the world.