Video Review of Akal by Shunia
The sound, ah! It has such an elevating effect on one’s being that it can leave the listener speechless. The snatching power of its impact on the auditory sense is so singularly unique that your mind, intellect, and the whole being seemed to follow it–that’s why music is so widely used in meditation sessions.
Such a binding and transporting music is this song ‘Akal’ by Shunia.
It starts with the Eastern touch of a deep flute and Sitar, while the Western taste is added with the Italian chant of ‘risposa in pace.‘ The amalgamation of classical Indian instruments and the European vocal sounds is brilliant in creating a multi-cultured effect, which would sound native to people of different cultures.
The video is quality-filled as it shows the subtleties of a vibrating string, rain, snowflakes, chilly winds and invites you to try stilling your mind into ‘nothingness,’ where they say the worldly dynamism is lost and the universal consciousness is tapped.
Diligently created, the sound and the graphics create a visual meditation tool for someone who wants to shut out what is going on right now in the world, and want to jump inwards. Very powerful!