Yatha Sidhra s self titled debut album, originally released in 1972, pretty much sums up the psychedelia-drenched style exemplified by the German Krautrock bands of the early seventies. The music is a long, spacey, almost improvisational and pieced into four parts, consisting of guitars, keyboards and flute along with passages that vary from tranquil to aggressive. Influences from Popol Vuh and some others of the ilk are perceptible, but, overall, this is a unique blend of a variety of influences, in one flowing continuum of music.
The title of A Meditation Mass sums up the atmosphere Yatha Sidhra create: very mesmerizing, dreamy and hypnotic space music, using moog, guitar, a variety of percussion instruments and flutes. The original LP, of course, had to break for the side but the reissue combined together all four tracks for 40 minutes of continuous cosmic ebb and flow. Highly recommended to all would-be cosmonauts!