I lay me down
"... I lay me down". Full of heart, longing, grace and silence but with an added edge...
Upon a simple background of piano and jazz bass, here Tanmayo explores her voice in more depth and the result is a simple yet new mature sound. Playful rifts on her new harp and exquisite electric guitar solos from Parijat bring the collection to a perfect completion.
A Zen Master was once asked 'What is Meditation?' He answered, 'Meditation lies in laying down.' But laying down what? Enlightened Mystic Osho answers, "...Laying down yourself - because nothing less will do. When we are dead, we 'lay down everything'. But only if we can be in this 'laying down' state alive is this meditation."
The songs in this collection came to me long before I discovered this quote. Born as they always are, from the deeper stirrings within my heart, the words and music simply tumble out. It's only later, as the project nears the completion stage that I'm able to see how the 'dots join together' and to understand for myself what the songs are actually saying to me.
Because, yes, my songs are a guide for me and in this album the message is clear. It's time to 'lay me down'...
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“a big thank you...”
...dearest Adi, that concert we played in that Berlin Jazz club together was really the start of this project! Girl, you really inspired me with your amazing voice and energy! And Cataleya, my singer songwriter friend… thank you thank you for your amazing patience and those wonderful intimate voice sessions we had. There’s still a long way to go I know, but it’s really thanks to you that I’m singing with new character, depth and power. And our neighbor, Nadja… a big warm hug… you were there at the very tender start of so many of these songs… yet you listened with such open-ness and joy and in doing so helped me to bring them out into the open. And Parijat... my beloved…you who hold me every step of the way - so much gratitude that you are always by my side (and not forgetting your amazing electric guitar solos...xxx)
A big thank you too, to you, the people who love and support my music… I’m truly grateful to you all for taking the time to listen and allow a little piece of my soul into your hearts and life.