Ananda Xenia Shakti offers a truly expansive meditative sound with “Cosmic Quiver”. The clever blending of the ancient and futuristic, the song radiates with such heart. Everything here defies basic categorization. Vocals have a surreal element to them for they make sure that they draw the listener into this massive atmosphere. Nods to new age groups like Stars of the Lid and other groups are readily apparent. Elements of world music further adds to the buzz of the energy that works on throughout the whole of the experience. A narrative of sorts starts to form as the rest of the work runs through the entirety of the work. Layer upon layer adds to the kaleidoscopic array that is presented over the course of the trip.
The song opens up completely beatless. Letting the rest of the track take its time in evolving with a sense of purpose. Upon the inclusion of the beats the rest of the song greatly comes into view for there is an inherent beauty of the work. Everything here feels absolutely joyous for it gets outright sundrenched. By making sure that the song has a balance to it further defies expectations, as it drifts by in an elegant hue to it. Ensuring that the rest of the sound has its own sense of power the muscle of the bass has a cleverness to it, never attracting attention to itself.
“Cosmic Quiver” shows off the undeniably powerful strength of Ananda Xenia Shakti’s storytelling abilities.
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