TritalaIndia Treasures In Sound
Terrific obscure album (at least where I live, in Northern Kentucky) find today at the thrift.
Information provided on the back cover indicate that the album was recorded in India. There is a lot of copy that goes on about the music culture in India and each of the five tracks is explained, but there is no mention of the artists the preform the music.
Tritala: The rhythm of four bar with four beats in each. It is played by hands on a pair of drums called TABLA and BANYA. The right hand drum, which is made of wood, is called TABLA and the left hand one, made of copper or clay, is called BANYA. The sharp and clear beats are produced by the right hand, while the left hand, showing the end of the bar, sometimes moves its whole palm across the drum head, producing a dull sound. In this recording of the Tritala rhythm, a string and bow instrument called SARANGI has been used in order to give a melodic background to the TABLA. The string instrument repeats a melodic phrase over and over again while the drummer takes the lead. This is played in the North Indian Style.
The music is most hypnotic.