What will you do when a sun shower like Astrachan’s ‘Ladakh’ comes to town? Hide? Run away? Nay. You come and greet like you’d seen something new and sparkly.
It is a gift from the heavens of Astrachan – a Chicago based solo recording project of Berta Bigtoe’s Ben Astrachan.
Ladakh was written in the ancient city of Leh, Ladakh at the Himalayan crossroads of Buddhism and Islam.
Astrachan was in the high deserts studying secular nomadic music with a shepherding community in Ladakh’s Changthang region when the song was conceived. The lyrics were later finished on a quaint farm in the foothills of the Catskills, the spiritual capital of the American Northeast.
Classic psyche and Beatles-esque vibrance, ‘Ladakh’ is a key to new journeys and outcomes.