Some of the greatest early recordings from organist Korla Pandit – a key figure in the LA scene of the postwar years, thanks to numerous TV appearances, and some great records like these! The first half of the CD features Pandit's Grand Moghul Suite – an exotic
performance of mostly solo organ, built around eastern themes and other exotic
touches – all composed and played by Pandit himself with a really eerie sound! There's a few points when additional percussion bits come in alongside the organ – fleshing out the sound somewhat, and creating a further sense of majesty in the music – but all in ways that still sound incredibly other-worldly and spooky, and hardly like more conventional instrumental work of the time. Titles include "Trance Dance", "Magnetic Theme", "Kumar", "The Hypnotist", "Procession Of The Grand Moghul", "Theme Of The Meta-Ology", and "The Turkish Dance". The second half of the disc includes tracks from The Universal Language Of Music Vol 1 – a set with some very weird sounds on the organ, as Pandit plays a mix of familiar songs and original numbers. Most numbers are very slow and moody, and there's also some spoken passages over the top (possibly by The Continental?) – done in a poetic, almost romantic way, but still with enough exotic
inflections to match Korla's music. Titles include "Clare De Lune", "The Banjello", "Storm
y Weather", "Over The Rainbow", "Beyond The Sunset", and "Aicha's Dance".