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Dakshina

Deva Premal Audio CD
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1. Om Hraum Mitraya
2. Om Namah Shivaya
3. Guru Rinpoche Mantra
4. Aad Guray
5. Homage To Krishna
6. Om Purnam I
7. Om Purnam II
8. Brahma Nandam

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Chant is a new marketing niche in the alternative music scene, and swings from albums of straight recitations to a glut of electronica mantra CDs. A group like Rasa turns chants into cinematic excursions. Singer Donna DeLory recasts chants as pop hooks and Krishna Das growls them into guttural ruminations. But the German singer Deva Premal was doing the mantra thing long before it became a commercialized trend.

On Dakshina, Premal, along with her partner, guitarist Miten, converts chants into serene, almost easy-listening refrains. Premal has a warm alto that she deploys on rhythm-free chorales of Enyaesque vocal layers to downtempo, world-beat grooves. With her chants harmonized and repeated into infinity, the effect can be like an ocean surface. It's constantly flowing and in motion, but doesn't have a lot of focus. But on songs like "Guru Rinpoche Mantra" or "Homage to Krishna," a wave rises and carries you down its face in a slo-mo free fall. Premal keeps it mostly acoustic, filling in ornamental lines with acoustic guitar, tamboura, and bansuri flutes. Only the orchestral strings occasionally get in the way. Her previous albums have often been sappy in their new age aspirations, but on Dakshina, she's more naked, stripping her sound down to a deeper emotional core. --John Diliberto

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5.0 out of 5 stars Setting us free of all unnecessary baggage June 29 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
deva premal and Mitem have been around for quite some time and have become household staples. Mantras have been around for millennia and also a part of life for many.

I have several deva premal albums so I am familiar with her style and voice. I bought this album for the second track "Om Namah Shivaya." I have several other renditions from professionals and armatures but none have that deva quality.

I received an added plus with track number seven "Homage to Krishna"; this has traditional sound and cold make excellent background music to many movies.

In the long run after a long day's work and a long drive home it is nice to gear down and either verge-out or take time to contemplate the ethereal. And who better to take you there than deva premal?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Filled with Exquisite Beauty March 24 2006
By Amara
Format:Audio CD
Words cannot express such beauty and delicacy as to arouse such intense delight while listening to this CD!!
Your soul will ache as Deva Premal leads you into the enchanted heart of spirit and love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music - relaxation April 15 2011
By Ivy
Format:Audio CD
I heard this CD at my Yoga class and asked my instructor for the name. I like all the songs on the CD and enjoy meditating to some of them.
I would purchase more of this type of music from this artist.
JB
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  54 reviews
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous March 1 2006
By Jennifer-Lakshmi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This music will wrap you in beauty. This is my most favorite of Deva Premal's cds. There are no translations of the mantras, as in her earlier cds, but the exquisite presentation and layered harmonies more than make up for that. Definitely worth having for yoga, meditation, cleaning house, driving, calming children :) and centering one's self right smack dab in the middle of the fact that you are alive!
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Enticing Invitation May 29 2005
By N. Danziger - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Dakshina picks you up and carries you gently yet powerfully to deep inner realms...spiraling, spiraling down to a space of incredible relaxation, silence, and joy.

It plays in my house for hours at a time, creating a lush refuge, and such an enticing invitation to return to the stillness pulsating at the center of all of our crazy cyclones.

If I had enough money, I would buy a copy for every political leader on the planet. Om shanti, shanti, shanti....just imagine if you can...
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth and Beauty Transports May 29 2005
By V. Banik - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It is my feeling that listening to Deva Premal's latest release DAKSHINA can be a transforming experience. In my opinion, it is her best effort so far. The human voice is capable of communicating tremendous depth and emotion. And Deva Premal does not disappoint. Her voice brings a message alive with love, devotion, and meditation through music that is nothing if not beautiful--beauty embracing truth. If you surrender to the listening and travel in you will not be disappointed.

V. Banik
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Setting us free of all unnecessary baggage May 29 2006
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
deva premal and Mitem have been around for quite some time and have become household staples. Mantras have been around for millennia and also a part of life for many.

I have several deva premal albums so I am familiar with her style and voice. I bought this album for the second track "Om Namah Shivaya." I have several other renditions from professionals and armatures but none have that deva quality.

I received an added plus with track number seven "Homage to Krishna"; this has traditional sound and cold make excellent background music to many movies.

In the long run after a long day's work and a long drive home it is nice to gear down and either verge-out or take time to contemplate the ethereal. And who better to take you there than deva premal?

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5.0 out of 5 stars I would give it 10 stars if possible ~ July 26 2006
By Michigan yogini - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have several other Cds by Deva and Miten. I actually spent 3 days with them at a workshop this past April before purchasing this CD, heard some Dakshina music, and was moved to purchase the CD. Well, wow. I have made this a part of my morning meditation practice, and have shared this music with everyone I know. Several of my yoga instructors used this music during a yoga class, and the class was transformed !

Listening to the mantras combined with Deva's haunting voice is truly a blissful experience. It will elevate you and fill you.
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