Ravi Shankar

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ravi Shankar, once called the "godfather of world music" by The Beatles' George Harrison, passed away this week at the age of 92.

Shankar shot to global stardom through his friendship and association with The Beatles and other Western idols, influencing the 'raga-rock' phenomenon of the '60s. He is famed for introducing centuries-old traditions of Indian music through his Sitar to millions of classical, jazz and rock fans and musicians around the world.

With this in mind, we are truly honoured to own the rights (master and musical copyright) to Shankar's 1973 album release 'Transmigration Macabre', which consists of a soundtrack he composed for the British art film Viola.

The titles and growing intensity of each track represent the varying stages of the character's emotional turmoil. The rising drums and feverish sitar playing make for an absolutely brilliant soundscape that very few, if any, musicians could achieve.  

Please see further details on the album below:

Transmigration Macabre

Label:  Spark - SRLM 2002

Format:  Vinyl

Country:  UK

Released:  1973

Genre:  World, Folk, Indian Classical, Raga

*All songs controlled by peermusic 100% pub/master for the World.


Track List:


A1 Death

A2 Transmigration

A3 Retribution

A4 Reflection

B1 Madness

B2 Fantasy

B3 Anxiety

B4 Torment

B5 Submission



Composed By - Ravi Shankar

Instruments - Les Structures Sonores

Sitar - Ravi Shankar

Tabla - Alla Rakha

Tambura - Kamala Chakravarti


Recorded for the British film Viola.

© 1973 Peer-Southern Productions, Inc.