Chants was produced by Youth who famously produced Dido, The Verve and U2. It combines the Gyuto Monks magical chanting with the finest Tibetan musicians with aim of transporting the listener to another world of tranquillity, peace and calm. It was recorded at the monastery in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas a two day journey from civilisation. Youth used a unique type of microphone to record the album called Binaural head mic; it produces a super-real 3D soundscape when heard through headphones.
About the Artist
The Gyuto monks were nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 (Best Traditional World Music Album) and count Richard Gere and Harrison Ford amongst their biggest fans.
The Gyuto Monks of Tibet were originally based in Lhasa, Tibet. However in 1950 the Chinese invaded Tibet & massacred 1000s monks. 59 of the Gyuto monks managed to escape across the Himalayas, with the Dalai Lame, into India and founded the monastery. There are now over 500 monks living there as refugees.