REVIEWS

 
 "Tarshito is one of Australias most unique and refreshing ambient performers.Taralinga Lila is an exciting mix of  West and East.They have captured the feeling that makes for a special blend with their lively and celebratory sound."
Richard Giles,Insight 2001.
 
 
 "..freeflowing,vibrant &unique style...beautifully positive in expression...imaginative,well performed... beats "mainstream" by a yard in originality stakes.." (Tribal Dolphusion) Jaya Lewis,White Light 2000.
 
"Wicked and soulful. This album is a musical treat that deserves a listen. Driven by a couple of Australia's finest new-age musos and supported by a fantastic grab-bag of artists from the North Coast of NSW (collectively known as Tribal Dolphusion), it works!
It has an unmistakable Tarshito acid jazz backbone with a great diversity of grooves and melody lines. The Dr Didge Dolphin Didjeridu has been used sensitively and sensibly throughout and the smattering of whale and dolphin song tie it all to its inspirational roots.
The album subtly challenges us to look at our relationship with the aquatic mammals around us - the whales and seals and dolphins and to inject our lives with more play and respect. Commercially, that slant has been given quite a workout over the years and it's unsettling to think that this gem might be lost to many due to the market saturation.
The outstanding musical elements are many - from the haunting voice of Chris James, and Sangeet's sitar to the very groovy flute playing of Peter Haddock. The rhythm section includes Dolphin Dave and Chinta who give us everything from West African Djembe pulse to Cuban dance music - always tight and interesting.
My favorite track is certainly 'Playphin' - a joyous and melodious combination that gave the album meaning for me."
CD Review - Tribal Dolphusion by Scott Gardner ,1998
DIDJNEWS
'TRIBAL DOLPHUSION'
 
 
If you like dolphin song, if you like good Didj'n and dramatic rhythm from hand percussion - this is the album for you.
Alive and funky, this album frequently uses melody as a backdrop for the grooves. The roots of the album are the same as 'Tribal Dolphusion' with different cuts of similar tracks - the 'Tribal Dolphusion' album comes across as the commercial product and 'Dolphins, Didge & Drums', the foundation though it stands well on its own.
Both albums were recorded and engineered by Tarshito at his solar powered studio in Northern NSW and assisted by Dr Didge Dolphin. Together they work magic with Didjeridu related recordings, managing to keep a constant high standard of reproduction and balance within a mix.
'Dolphins, Didge & Drums' is a more simple presentation than 'Tribal Dolphusion' which may well make it more enduring.
Although very similar products to look at and (in parts) listen to, 'Dolphins, Didge & Drums' and 'Tribal Dolphusion' are stand-alone products that both get the Karijan stamp of approval."
CD Review - Dolphins,Didge & Drums  by Scott Gardner 1998
 DIDJNEWS
'DOLPHINS, DIDGE & DRUMS'
 
"Tarshito has a way of imbuing his music with his own spirit of inner peace and good karma to bring to the listener music that is both calming and inspirational and indeed an overall very pleasurable experience."
(Under The Crescent Moon ) Byron News Jan '97
 
"...it ascends through the soaring violin solos that lift the music into a more searing level of emotional fluidity...I can't rave enough about this recording..."
(Under The Crescent Moon ) Echo '97
 
 
"This is one powerful album... Tarshito has bought together some exceptional musicians to create this one-of-a-kind recording. It is an acid jazz/tribal/ambient fusion with chanted vocals and calls on some tracks with an exceptional Didjeridu presence throughout.
Tarshito is quoted in the covernotes; "The Didgeridoos were the first instruments to be recorded. I let them 'talk to me', telling me how to proceed. The evolved result is what you hear. May this music carry you into your dreamtime."
The album was recorded at Tarshito's solar-powered studio in Mullumbimby and features two exceptional local-to-that-area Didjeridu artists in Dr. Didge (Arpana Geeta) and Simon Nullumby. The Didj playing is tight and interesting and complimented well by Tarshito's stunning guitar work, percussion and keys. Other instruments featured on the recording include Sitar (played magnificently by Sangeet), Violin and sax.
Tarshito presents a good appreciation of drone, though the album lacks some simple melody to compliment the sensational Jazz ambience. The Jazz is great spontaneous heart-music but a little crowded at times. My favorite track on the album is the tiny 'Star Sweeper' for its simplicity and intensity - just spacey keys solid drone and soaring guitar.
l Tarshito can be contacted at Kittani Music Studio, P.O. Box 794, Mullumbimby. (066)842350 There are seventeen titles in Tarshito's catalogue and if this is any idea of the quality of his product - I want to hear more!!"
 CD Review - 'Didja Dream?' by Tarshito
Reviewed By Scott ,1997 Didjnews#10
 
 
 
"A breath of fresh air has entered the ambient music world..a journey of kaleidoscopic proportions.....Tarshito has managed to take a fairly abstract concept and turn it into a highly creative collection of instrumentals that realy work....this beautiful music can be enjoyed by everyone and anyone...it soothes the senses,calms the emotions and uplifts the spirit....a highly creative and inspirational recording."
What's On The Planet Newspaper (Playing In The Rainbow review),August 1994.
 
 
 
"Tarshito's prowess as a flamenco guitarist is well documented...not mainstream but world class.."
(Dreams of Passion) Echo '94
 
 
  "...akin to an accoustic spa ...relaxing and refreshing" John Bushelle,The Echo 1994
"Local musician Tarshito has done it again with another top release!" Nexus, June 1994
"More intense llistening reveals beautiful soundscapes,good melodies and a musicality which rivals classical music......This colaboration between some of the Far North Coast's most imaginative musicians has resulted in an album which is one of the best this writer has heard!" Paul Shaw (Beyond The Music review),The Northern Star 1993
"Wow!After a hard day at them computer screen.....you'll need to rest the brain,let your body rhythms take over,and this'll be the music to do it with........Tarshito is an amazingly prolific musician...an Australian talent well worth supporting." (review on Jungle Walk) Richard Giles,Nexus 1993
 
" excellent production" Nightingale Records, Germany 1993
 
"Tarshito an early master of ambience...has absorbed Jazz,Afro,Latin,Indian ragas,Tribal and other musical styles..."
Planet Watchdog '93.
 
" like receiving a sonic massage of the senses. The flowing rhythmical music takes one through a wide range of emotional experiences. Well worth a listen!"
The Planet 1992
 
"Fresh innovative and original" Sydney Morning Herald 1991
"This is surely one of the most beatiful and sensitive recordings available." (One Moment) Andrew Watson,New World Productions,1990
 
" ...something completely different from this talented and seemingly inexhaustible composer." (Gliding Through The Woods) The Echo,September 1990
 
"Tarshito is unquestionably one of the most exciting recent arrivals on the ambient music scene....have a listen and let it touch you inner being." Neville Dury, Nature & Health 1989
  

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WORKSHOPS

Tarshito,who has been playing guitar and composing for over 40 years,also taught guitar and was a workshop instructor at various times during his musical career. He has a wealth of experience in arranging,composing,recording and production which has resulted in 34 albums,which are not only innovative but show his versatility with the influences of many styles of music.
There are 4 basic workshops on improvisation,creativity and sensitivity:
The first is a playshop,the second and third workshops and the fourth a demonstration.
1. Sound and Rhythm Playshop
This is light, easy, lots of fun and can be attended by anyone whether they have musical experience or not.No instruments are required and this is 98% experience and 2% talking.
The aim is to allow people to experience sounds and rhythms that they are able to create,to access and experience the highs musicians have,and to tune in to ourselves,others and the moment.
2. Ragas and Mantras
This is more demonstrative than the above playshop and athough it is not essential to have any musical knowledge it is certainly advantageous. People can bring instruments as there will be experimenting and jamming.
The workshop deals with the concept of the mantra in relation to music and rhythm,how this is connected with tribal music and how we can use this to connect to our own spiritual centre.
It also deals with ragas and modes and how to use these for improvising and creating textures and moods.
3. Modes
I have held this workshop mainly for choirs/singers, but it applies to all melodic instruments and anyone wishing to learn more about modes; what they are,and how to use them and their importance for playing,composing,improvising,jamming and creating musical textures.
4. Creativity and Sensitivity using Ragas,Mantras and Modes
This is a listening workshop. It is basically a demonstration and explanation of the music I have developed.The band plays various music pieces and I answer any questions.I explain,in turn,about ragas,mantras and modes,what they are,how they are played,how I use them in my music,what techniques are used and how anyone else can use them and apply them to their own music or in jamming, playing and working with other musicians.
I often use a combination of techniques from all of the above workshops,depending on the situation. However the emphasis in all workshops is on creativity,sensitivity,improvisation and tuning in to oneself and the energy around.
For more information on workshops,bookings, feedback,links,comments,enquiries call me
tarshito@hotmail.com 

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