- Audio CD (April 1 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Hearts of Space
- ASIN: B00004SBWU
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
|2. Bhajahu Re Mana|
|4. Ganesha Sharanam|
|5. Mama Mandire|
|6. Jiv Jago|
|7. Govinda Jaya Jaya|
|8. Jaya Radha Madhava|
The music is melodic and creates a beautiful space of harmony while listening. The harmony seemed to pervade the physical area and I found myself relaxing into the flow of the day even with children and the cat running around and my wife vacuuming while I typed this review.
The singing is clear and the musicianship top-notch. The production is very good and what you would expect from a HOS CD. I look forward to trying to see this group live since most joyously, I live near them.
What a joy to find this music today!
Bengali Vaishnava songs, the inspiration for these songs, are known for ecstatic devotion, intense longing, and/or deep pathos. You won't find that here. Instead, a meditative exotic atmosphere replaces the soul's passionate call to the divine. Very spiritual, but not capturing the "rasa" I would have expected.
Most of these melodies in this album are based on the melodies and interpretations of that the Radha Krishna Temple(s) and George Harrison produced around 1970. These are all really great. I am a little surprised that none of the editors' comments acknowledge the source material and inspiration for these songs.