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Photos & mp3 excerpts

 

From the current CD:  The Essence of Being

 

You may download these mp3 excerpts and use them freely as long as you acknowledge the album, artist and website. 

Contact info@devgopal.com

 

Images from the Amy Davies photo library

(mp3 excerpts under the photos)

 

All compositions and arrangements by Dev Gopalasamy

 

 

1.     For All That You Did

 

        A tribute to my father who passed away last year.   Life does not

        prepare you for death. 

 

old man and boy

 

Image for "For All That You Did"

mp3 excerpt: For All That You Did

 

 

 

2.     Trance

         

        The discipline and meditative energy of a rhythm section playing a

        groove. The screaming guitar tells its story over this pulsating

        landscape.

 

possible cover

 

Image for "Trance"

mp3 excerpt: Trance

 

 

3.    The Less I Know

 

       The Older I Get The Less I Know 

      

        mp3 excerpt: The Less I Know

 

 

4.     Horseradish and Garlic   

           

        Happiness was the joy of finding a cure for hay-fever.  

        Alas, the cure was temporary.   I should re-name this piece

        Claratyne.  A fun and happy piece.

 

3 boys

 

Image for "Horseradish and Garlic"

mp3 excerpt: Horseradish and Garlic

 

 

 

5.     Fusion of Roots

 

        My Indian origins. 

 

indian lady

 

Image for "Fusion of Roots"

mp3 excerpt: Fusion of Roots

 

 

6.    Paquito’s Swamp

                       

       An  Indian-Latin-Jazz-Rock piece. 

       Dedicated to Paquito D’Rivera, one of my favourite alto saxophonists.

       mp3 excerpt: Paquito's Swamp

 

 

7.    The Essence of Being

 

       To Love and Be Loved.....and Music. 

 

sad little boy

 

Image for "The Essence of Being"

mp3 excerpt: The Essence of Being

 

 

8.    Steps

 

        "It all starts with the first step, and all is achievable with little steps." 

        This melody is revealed in steps.

 

         mp3 excerpt: Steps

 

 

9.     Hurtful Conversations

 

        A sad human failing.  I am shamefully, as guilty as anyone else.

       

          

church

       

Image for "Hurtful Conversations"

(Aftermath of the tsunami in Sri Lanka).

mp3 excerpt: Hurtful Conversations

 

 

10.   Shahn

 

        The Joy of Children.  Dedicated to my four very special children.

        Written on the day of the birth of our son, Shahn .... after a long

        period without sleep. 

        

        mp3 excerpt: Shahn