Let There Be Light
On Let There Be Light, Roshan and Shivani continue to present the world with their special style of instrumental music. The electric piano and singing guitar instrumentation, as well as the overall flavor, is similar to their first recording, Sonic Light. The expressive, lush harmonies and the tender, soaring melodic quality that made Sonic Light popular is here again with an even richer sound. The titles Dawn, Sunlight and Twilight depict the feeling of each piece and the time of day it was recorded. Candlelight, Moonlight, and Lovelight again capture the essence of each form of light, as well as describe how and when the pieces were recorded. Let There Be Light is a delightful display of the very special improvisational talents of this enchanting duo. THE ROSHAN & SHIVANI STORY For Roshan & Shivani, music and life are inseparable. The joy of living is infused into their music as much as the love of music permeates their everyday life. Before they met, Roshan had dreamed of a full moon meditation where previously unacquainted musicians would perform together. Shortly after this a friend arranged a meditation for the next full moon. It was at this auspicious occasion in Malibu, California that they met. When Shivani asked, 'What song shall we play?' Roshan replied, 'Let's just play.' As celestial music flowed from them they realized they had found a level of fulfillment that few people ever experience. The magic of this moment has grown and filled their lives and music ever since. Sonic Light, an improvisational album based on colors, was their first recording and was originally intended only as a holiday gift for friends and family. But thanks to a friend who sent a copy to a major New Age distributor, it was accepted and sold internationally, receiving favorable reviews in national magazines. They soon produced two more recordings, Cosmic Dance and Let There Be Light. They formed two bands: Mandala - playing their original music, and Clear Sky - covering other music in many styles. Upon moving to Hawaii in 1988 they continued to perform as Clear Sky, and since the release of their first vocal album, Down 2 Us, are again giving original music performances as Roshan & Shivani. Down 2 Us was written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded by Roshan & Shivani on their new label, Cosmic Cat Music. Many more recordings are planned to follow. Although they currently enjoy performing many types of music in a variety of contexts and with various musicians, the most deeply satisfying experience for them is performing their own cosmic and uplifting music.