"In Concert" is more sumptuous, more flowing, and more coherent than either "Devotion" or "Union". Even with the aid of samples and looping, it is hard to believe that Kim Waters (vocals and percussion) and Hans Christian (everything else) produced this soft, carefully embroidered blanket of sound without the aid of other musicians. But Hans Christain is a one man world music ensemble, and Kim Waters has "that voice".
Hans Christian is particularly adept on the Indian cello (esraj), which he is pictured playing on the front and back of the CD. Somehow, Kim Waters' sounds more tactile live than in the studio; she is the real deal. For me, the highlight of the CD comes when Hans interpolates his electric bass into the mix of "Kabe Habe Bolo", the closest thing Rasa does to a dance track, world music style.
Hearts Of Space is no longer the label of Robert Rich, Kevin Braheny, or even Rasa's sonic comrade Al Gromer Khan, but they still have some premier acts on their roster, and "Rasa: Live In Concert" is one of my Top Ten for 2002.