***Digital edition available from Cold Blue Music on Bandcamp: coldbluemusic.bandcamp.com

Released on CD January 20 2017 from Cold Blue Music (www.coldbluemusic.com), distributed by Naxos.

CD is four tracks, 46 minutes of continuous music:

BINDU - 10'59
DṚṢṬI - 11'06
JAPA - 12'00
BHAJAN - 12'44

Produced by Nicholas Chase and Robin Lorentz
Recorded and edited by Nicholas Chase
Mastered by Scott Fraser, Architecture, Los Angeles
Design by Jim Fox
Cover photo by Nicholas Chase
Interior photo by Andy Futreal


"...understated and stunningly effective...Ms. Lorentz and Nicholas Chase have set a standard in Bhajan that others would do well to emulate."
—Paul Muller, New Classic LA

"...refined modern classical minimalism..."
—Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly (Netherlands)

"...composer Nicholas Chase and former California EAR Unit violinist Robin Lorentz have fashioned a disc whose power and beauty need no garishness for the myriad statements they make."
—Marc Medwin, Fanfare Magazine

"...a pas de deux between the violin and computer...bewitching..."
—Ron Schepper, Textura (Canada)

"...delightfully tactile digital textures...extraordinary..."
—Lawrence Vittes, Gramophone

"...an other-worldly exchange of melodic ideas..."
—Peter Thelan, Exposé

"...abstract sounds coalesce into a simple, hymn-like set of cadences..."
—Daniel Barbiero, Percorsi Musicali (Italy)

"...discreet and mysterious...the real purpose of the piece—to take us into a state of meditation..."
—Kathodik (Italy)

"The only thing that makes me sad about this release is the fact that it isn't longer."
—Raymond Tuttle, Fanfare Magazine


"a pas de deux between the violin and computer.…incessant…haunting…quietly provocative."
—Textura Magazine (read the full review below)

"You know a piece of music is gorgeous when it ends and yet the moment still reverberates in your soul. This is one of those pieces."
— Roger Allen Ward, Composer

"Wow! I am deeply stirred!…Bhajan is exquisite."
—Franz Manfredi, Tabla Performer/Yogi & Mindfulness Teacher

"What an incredible piece of music...let's smoke this shit! The music is like food itself..."
— Ann Haroun, Author/Performer

"...sounds fucking beautiful."
— David Tritschler, Composer/Podcast Host

— Micah Weber, Artist/Animator

"OMG This is so beautiful and gorgeous! I can't stop listening!!"
—Kozue Matsumoto, Koto Performer/Composer/Improviser


released January 20, 2017

Music composed by Nicholas Chase, performed by Robin Lorentz and Nicholas Chase.

Bhajan was made with support from Jack Straw Productions Artist Assistance Program in Seattle. The recording was produced by Chase and Lorentz over five days on Mercer Island.

Available from Cold Blue Music and Naxos January 20, 2017 through Amazon and retailers world wide.


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Nicholas Chase

Nicholas Chase blasts the boundaries of genre. The LA Times describes his music as "The Rite of Spring meets Metallica!" and his whiplash-blend of musical styles has been showcased by Kalvos & Damien and Other Minds radio, featured on KMHT Television in New York, on Salve Television, Germany and has been noted by Strad and Double Bassist magazines, and American Record Guide to name a few. ... more

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