the project

I wanted to create some music that could possibly provide sonic worlds which the listener could journey to in their imagination.

The word loka in Hindi/Sanskrit can mean a world or realm of experience. The track titles simply translate as First World, Second World, etc.; I did not intend to colour the mind with descriptive titles, so that you, the listener, could create your own realm of experience.

David Parsons
Wellington, New Zealand
December 2004

the artist

From his homeland in New Zealand, David Parsons travels frequently to Asia for spiritual and musical inspiration. After collecting musical samples and studying different musical and cultural traditions, Parsons returns to his studio to integrate these influences with his own experiences. In the process, he bridges disparate elements with seamless grace, and creates a unique musical affirmation of our common humanity and cultural endowment.

Parsons has been a student of Indian music, studying with Dr. Krishna Chakravarty (Ananda 17046, Dancing to the Flute 13135, and Circular Dance 13133-2), whose recordings he produced.

Parsons' recordings make the Eastern sensibility comprehensible to the Western listener and formulate a unique and captivating new expression.
To Parsons' credit as a musician, composer and performer, he has evolved into a rare and highly acclaimed producer of cultural music traditions. His work is often featured in film, television and radio scores, and continues to be widely praised by reviewers.


1 Pahla Loka 10'19"
2 Dusra Loka 10'13"
3 Tisra Loka 9'31"
4 Chautha Loka 9'01"
5 Panchwan Loka 10'01"
6 Chhatha Loka 12'03"
  Total Time: 61'51"