Music Reviews


Pilgrimage by MC Yogi

Our favorite yogi hip-hopper is back with an awesome sophomore release brimming with devotion and joy. MC Yogi traveled the world to work with master musicians, and he composed these… Read More→

One Shared Heart by Kristin Luna Ray

What you notice first about this kirtan/chant album are the beautiful vocals. Luna’s singer-songwriter background is evident in her masterfully controlled and emotive voice. The backup harmonies and the subtle,… Read More→

Prana Groove by Stevin McNamara

On Stevin McNamara’s latest CD, he combines his beautiful acoustic guitar playing with a lively blend of world percussion.  The melodies on these songs are based on Rag Malkauns, one… Read More→

Yoga Sessions by Go-Ray & Duke

If you love funky electronica and world-music inspired beats then this Indian/electronic fusion Cd will make your heart happy.  Go-Ray Gulab’s powerful and mesmerizing voice effortlessly guides the listener into… Read More→

Lost in a Moment by Shrift

Lost in a Moment is a soft, sweet and dreamy bossa nova inspired album that works great as the soundtrack or mixed in a playlist for a yoga class.  The… Read More→

The Lost Souls by Niraj Chag

While there have been many Indian/electronic fusion CDs recorded, The Lost Souls stands out by its sultry, mystical and magical sweetness as well as through its minimal use of electronica… Read More→

Ten Million Moons by Gaura Vani

This devotion soaked CD is remarkable blend of many different musical styles, musicians and instruments. Raised as a “Krishna kid,” Gaura Vani draws on his upbringing singing and playing traditional… Read More→

Emergence 2012 by Alex Theory

This inspiring and peaceful Cd is a collaboration between ambient-sound technician Alex Theory and philosopher-journalist Daniel Pinchbeck. The intention behind these compositions is to express a positive vision of the… Read More→

Thunder Love by Jai Uttal

After focusing on traditional Kirtan (chanting) music for the last several years, Jai Uttal returns to his signature blend of world-music, American roots music, and devotional Bengali chanting. This recording… Read More→

Maha Moha the Great Delusion

Funky, upbeat and fun, this chanting CD is a fusion of rock/pop grooves with world instruments and ancient mantras. The most impressive element of this recording is Morissette’s blending of… Read More→

Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

The compositions on this Cd are based on Indian ragas, the melodic structure used in classical Indian music, which are used to create specific moods in the listener. And indeed… Read More→

Truth Love Creation by Reema Datta

Saturated in angelic vocal overlays and rich harmonies of ancient Sanskrit mantras, Reema Datta’s debut album is deeply calming, sonically mesmerizing and powerfully evocative of the sacred land of India…. Read More→

Heart Full of Soul by Krishna Das

On Krishna Das’s latest live 2-disk CD, he revisits many recorded favorites and includes a few new ones, including the lively gospel song “Jesus on the Mainline”. While this recording… Read More→

Ishumar by Toumast

The mesmerizing bluesy sound of the African played electric guitar shines prominently in the music of the dessert dwelling Touareg people. Toumast founder Moussa Ag currently lives in exile in… Read More→

Sri

Beautifully produced, performed and recorded, this chanting CD is a magical journey and exploration of Sanskrit, English and Hebrew mantras and chants. Heather Wertheimer’s sweet and soothing vocals ebb and… Read More→

Om Guitar

This exceptionally soothing, calming and uplifting Cd by the accomplished composer/musician Stevin McNamara is a journey into the Classical music of Northern India using Western harmonies and instruments (primarily the… Read More→

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