Solfeggio and Dhrupad
Ever so often the lyrics totally eclipse the memory of a casual listener that the music is relegated to a mere background accompaniment,
Sometimes a melody is best without words……
Here the material is sung melismatically, a performer sings solemised syllables.How seemingly meaningless vocal sounds take upon a profound meaning if only we listen carefully to the musical metamorphosis of a single vowel.
The western ‘Solfeggio’ I reckon in ways is the closest modern equivalent to India’s most ancient & totally indigenous musical tradition – Dhrupad, where the attributeless absolute – Naad Brahma comes to have a metaphysical form
I hope this helps to relax the mind and stay ahead and upfront