Cheerful Mohana is the first single from Darlene Koldenhoven’s upcoming instrumental album Traveling the Blissful Highway, to be released on October 14.
Cheerful Mohana is a bright, cheerful, New Age instrumental track with ethnic influences from India and a touch of vocalese background used as instrumentation towards the end of the track.
This is a very uplifting piece of music that opens the upcoming album, and represents the more energetic pieces of the release, which is balanced with slow, very calming, ambient pieces. It is based on an Indian raga (scale) called Mohana usually used in India in the morning. They say it is known to have the power to calm down anxiety, stabilize mood and blood pressure, soothe the depressed state of mind and help in terminating migraine and headaches.
For more information and music samples, visit darlenekoldenhoven.com.
• Darlene Koldenhoven – Producer, Composition, Arrangement, Background Vocal Arrangement, Synth Programming, Keyboard Performances, Background Vocal Performances, Recording Engineer at TimeArt Studio, Studio City, CA. USA.
• Ron Korb – Bansuri Flute & Improvised Flute Recorded at Humble Dragon Studio by Ron Korb, Toronto, Canada
• Venugopala Raju – Improvised: Tablas, Dukki Tarang, Tabla Tarang, Khanjira, Bass Drum, Shakers, Tambourine recorded by Shrinidhi Omkar at Omkar Studios, Bangalore, India
• Steve Shepherd, – Mixing & Mastering Engineer.