Virtuosic and innovative playing characterizes the debut release
from Swedish progressive rock trio Kundalini.
Named after the "fiery power that lies in the chakra at the root
of the spine," the name turns out to be a remarkably apt description
of the band, with its implications of unusual mastery and control
Serving as a showcase for multi-instrumentalist Arne Jonasson
(Holy River Family Band), Asylum for Astral Travellers covers a surprisingly vast amount of musical terrain and does so in an
energetic and authoritative manner.
Kundalini is a supergroup in the truest sense, a creative marriage
of immense talent, innovative instrumental songwriting, and a willingness to explore uncharted musical terrain through breathtaking and inspiring improvisations.
One wonders how future releases can live up to, much less exceed,
this most promising beginning.
released October 3, 1997
ARNE JONASSON: 6&12 string guitars, bouzouki, saz, cümbüs,nychelharpa,mey, zurna, näverlur, baritone guitar,
recorder, vocal, door, drums on "Pignoise"
PATRIK SUNDQVIST: drums and percussion, bass on "Pignoise"
GUNNAR OLOFSSON: bass and good stories
All tracks by ARNE JONASSON
except "Speaking in tongues" and "Pignoise" by KUNDALINI