Record Review: Rachel Grimes — ‘The Doctor from India’

There is such an affecting tenderness to Rachel Grimes’ soundtrack for “The Doctor from India,” a documentary about Dr. Vasant Lad, who introduced the ancient healthcare system Ayurveda to the West in the ‘70s. The soundtrack has an undeniable serenity, elevated by the orchestration choices — piano, violin, saxophone and flute, and underscored by Grimes’ minimalist compositional style. This is one of the most truly-beautiful and elegant pieces of music to come out of the city. Each track here is allowed to breath and grow, leaving you with a heavy emotional aftertaste, a comforting presence that sticks with you far after you’re done listening.