Sitar player Paul Best releases new album ‘Sounds of Adventure’

The sitarist and producer of world music and kirtan known as Paul Best has released his latest LP record, “Sounds of Adventure.” Like the rest of his most recent repertoire, the album has been proudly published on the Yatte Yattah Beat independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Kaleidoscopic, highly imaginative, and elegantly blending sounds from east and west with invention and aplomb, “Sounds of Adventure” is both aptly named and perfect for the modern era.

Australia’s Paul Best has cited as main artistic influences Cream, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, John Lennon, the Cure, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Tina Turner and the kirtan genre. His own “Sounds of Adventure” is no less diverse a record than this varied roster, being a cross between electronica and traditional sitar music – a tone nearly impossible to imagine but one which is surprisingly intuitive and pleasant from start to finish. Fans of kirtan and of electronica both will be well pleased with Best’s new LP.

Paul Best is an autodidact of the rarest caliber. Having purchased his first sitar four decades ago on the banks of the Ganges, Hinduism’s most sacred river, Best taught himself to play and immediately began fashioning his own tone, style, and manner of songwriting. His first album, “Still Waiting,” appeared in 1997. Since then he has amassed eight solo albums and been featured in numerous collaborations.

“Sounds of Adventure” contains nine original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. While based on Best’s inimitable sitar playing, it also features the artist playing sitar with a bow, on keyboards, and even a vocal track about the harms and dangers of the gas fracking industry.

“Sounds of Adventure” by Paul Best is available online worldwide at over 700 excellent digital music stores now. Fans of world music, music for yoga, electronica and fusion in general should get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Sounds of Adventure” by Paul Best –
https://www.amazon.com/Sounds-Adventure-Paul-Best/dp/B01M0BKSR9/
Website –

http://www.pbsitar.info/

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Paul Best releases new world music LP ‘No Boundarys’

The composer and instrumentalist of world music and kirtan known as Paul Best has released his latest LP record, “No Boundarys.” The album contains eight original tracks for an approximate total listening time of a full hour. It has been proudly published on the Yatte Yattah Beat independent music label, entirely without support from the corporate music industry. Meditative, creative, calming and inspiring, “No Boundarys” is a fulfilling listen for fans of New Age music, world music, and kirtan music alike.

Known at home and abroad for playing what is perhaps best described as world music, Paul Best cites as main artistic influences mostly rock, such as that of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Cure, Radiohead, and Bob Dylan.

“I have always loved listening to music,” writes the musician, who has been playing for more than three decades. “My tastes have expanded over the years, taking in many styles of music.”

This penchant for mixing his interests and exploring new sonic territories is a key component of “No Boundarys,” as the title succinctly communicates. Best’s new LP combines the traditional music styles of India with measured doses of electronic instrumentation and innovative, unorthodox techniques.

Speaking of this, Best writes, “This is an instrumental [record] that introduces sounds which most people have never heard, i.e. sitar, and sitar played with a bow – which turns it into a different instrument – combined with percussion and keyboard.”

“No Boundarys” is the latest addition to Paul Best’s growing world-music and New-Age repertoire, which contains eight CDs and DVDs. At different points his music has contained elements of kirtan, reggae, pop, rock, jazz, and music for meditation. He has performed as lead instrumentalist accompanying most known instruments in the world, and continues to produce music and background scores for film.

Hailing from the New South Wales area of Australia, he has founded his own music studio where he provides a low-pressure, high-tech recording service to small bands, as well as facilitating the editing or transfer of old material (tapes, etc.) to new mediums (CD, .MP3, etc.) [link provided below].

“Paul Best has created a relaxed professional musical environment,” states the official bio for his studio. “Being a particularly patient fellow, he caters to musicians who are novices at the recording process.”

“No Boundarys” by Paul Best is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

No Boundarys” by Paul Best –
http://www.amazon.com/No-Boundarys-Paul-Best/dp/B00OIK44VE/
Yatte Yattah Beat record label / Paul Best studio website –

www.pbsitar.info