Digitally remastered edition of this 1967 album from the late sitarist and composer. Transmigration Macabre is not your average Ravi Shankar album. Overtly psychedelic, sometimes closer to Coltrane's mystical free jazz than the world music Shankar is famous for, Transmigration is one of those records that gets revealed to you in multiple layers. This album has been unavailable for many years and has never been released in the U.S. Ravi Shankar composed Transmigration Macabre for the British art film Viola (1 967). The film tells of the growth of a possessed man's belief that his dead wife has returned to life in the form of a cat that pursues him. The music traces his emotional turmoil, struggles, and eventual victory against the dominating influence of his wife after her death.