"These field recordings made in Varanasi presents authentic and vital life of the Indian people. This is a world where things around us are not infinitely secularized and separated, controlled and restricted but a world where each one is One. Gods and people, animals and objects appear to be in harmony with each other and flowing in a timeless order. For the Western ear, Ralph Koper's recordings open a new sound world which is colorful and exciting, beautiful and ancient.
Extace from the ghats and Ganges of Benares, a scientific care essay written by the artist completes the journey through the Ancient Pulsations a real experience."
— Ákos Garai