Tibet in My Heart
Karjam's first CD had new age influences, but on this recording any trace of Westernized taming of his wild musical sensibility has been stripped away. You're left with something raw and honest-- multiple tracks composed by Karjam reflect on his longing to meet his closest friend, his sadness in the wake of the devastating Yushu Earthquake, his love of his Tibetan culture and more. In addition there are three traditional compositions, Gesar (Shandan Nungchuk) is one episode from the history of the mythic king of Tibet and the a cappella songs 'Lihshek' and 'Let's Go Dance' are truly what Devon Leger was talking about when he wrote 'Tibetan singing is otherworldly and transcendent, and Karjam's voice floats like a prayer flag in the air.' The physical CD is a little expensive, we realize, but it's 100% recycled papers, recycled inks and even a tray made from recycled plastic bottles. There is also an 8 page insert with the lyrics to all the songs (in Tibetan). When we reprint this CD we will skip the liner notes, get the extended liner notes version now, while you have the chance.