Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CD Review: Various Artists - 'Omega Ecstatic Chant' [2 CD]

Various Artists
Omega Ecstatic Chant [2 CD]
White Swan Records

The 2-CD live set of contemporary kirtan musicians from the Omega Spring Ecstatic Chant session earlier in 2011 is showcased on the latest White Swan Records release. The ecstatic release is more energized than other devotional music--possibly due to the live concert environment. However, the music is still kirtan performed from a variety of artists in the genre, including Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Miten, Snatam Kaur, Wah!, Shyamdas, Carioca, Jai Uttal, and Vishal Vaid. The music is steeped in South Asian musical traditions in a contemporary setting with yoga grooves as smooth as yogurt. The female and male vocals are effervescent and always inspirational. The two-hour set of music features a who's-who in the world of yoga pop and kirtan music. Fans of yoga music and kirtan will need to acquire this one. It does your soul good. Recommended tracks: All of them. ~ Matthew Forss

1 comment:

Louise said...

How does one get a copy of this CD? I've looked high and low.