“Echoes at Taj” delivers very smooth and tranquil textures that embrace your mind right away! Almost brainwashing you to sit down in your recliner and enjoy a delicate moment with your inner self. This is a must have for those who love the experimental genres of music from all over the world. It’s not just the songs, which seem to be woven out of dream-silk with a creamy, bittersweet sensuality. Abhishek Chaudhary somehow manages to use a sort of gorgeous and liquid melancholy to craft songs that inspire hope, joy, peace, and faith in the greatness of things.
In addition to having a collection of uniformly outstanding songs, Abhi has also arranged the songs on “Echoes at Taj” in an order that encourages an uninterrupted listen from beginning to end. The mood dips and swerves and slides past gorgeous corners in “Enlightenment”, across soothing landscapes in “Existence”, through the stratosphere in “Manifesting”, and into a cool and twinkling world of stars in “Transmission (Moonlight Sonata)”. “Birth”, “Attachment”, and “Appreciation”…they’re all physically seductive, emotionally charged, and achingly beautiful.
Abhishek Chaudhary bridges electronic music with layers of luscious strings, pianos, guitars and some deeply hypnotic vocal parts to create something that is unique, sweet, and spiritually uplifting. There is something quite dreamy, ethereal, and indeed blissful in the music of “Echoes at Taj”. Whether as soothing, quiet background for working or relaxing, or as something to be turned up loud, this mood music makes for wonderful listening. None of the songs are boring, make you want to hit the skip button, or get tiresome after a few listens.
The tracks on “Echoes at Taj” slowly bind their tentacles into the lobes of your brain and you’re forced to obey and listen. What makes Abhishek Chaudhary truly elegant in his endeavors is he injects soul into the music making it human but other-worldly at the same time. It’s subtle, seductive, charming and sophisticated wrapped into one. It is clear that Abhi takes an emotional approach to his song writing, which comes shining through most of the tracks on the album.
If you take a listen to this with fresh ears, you will hear that the music and sounds each run deep, and with Abhishek Chaudhary’s spectacular production, this album rises to another level. It definitely takes you to another place, wherever that place is in your imagination, but I assure you that the place will be assuring and inspiring.