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|1. Om Tare|
|2. Om Namo Bhagavate|
|3. Hari Om Shiva Om|
|4. Om Ram Ramaya|
|5. Shree Ram Jai Ram|
|6. Shante Prashante|
|7. Rang De|
EMBRACE, the long awaited new album from Deva Premal, finds this best-selling singer at the height of her art, expressing the ancient wisdom of mantra through a contemporary musical vision. Her radiant voice, richer and more assured than ever before, floats above a cool, sensual groove provided by some of today's finest world fusion artists and producers Miten and Kit Walker (Walela, Kitaro, Neal Schon).
Deva Premal enthralled audiences worldwide with THE ESSENCE and LOVE IS SPACE. That phenomenal success continues with EMBRACE. Its relaxed, uplifting feel and elegant sense of space can only heighten the spell already cast by this mantra enchantress.
"Majestic, deep and full of love," Deva Premal's EMBRACE is a lovely and moving next chapter from an artist whose incredible potential is only beginning to unfold.
Deva Premal, a vocalist born "Jolantha Fries" in Germany, prefers to be known by her acquired name; "Deva" is a Hindu title for divine. She has attracted a following by framing ancient Hindu mantras within atmospheric, contemporary settings. The result on Embrace, her third release, is at times flavorful, at other times undistinguished, but it produces more intriguing moments than duds. On occasion, Premal aspires to Enya-like reverence (e.g., tracks 2 and 4), then elsewhere coos her ancient text atop gentle grooves and jazzy flutes (tracks 3 and 6) in a manner suggestive of Deep Forest. Some might describe it as "smooth chant." Highlights include "Shree Ram Jai Ram," a beautifully realized cross-pollination of East and West (highlighted by Kit Walker's free-floating piano and Premal's resonant choir of voices) that hints at what Joni Mitchell might create if she tried her hand at Eastern music. --Terry Wood
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This music combines Mantras with eclectic music which draws from many styles. Deva Premal has one of the most incredibly beautiful and sincere voices I've ever heard and I find that this music truly reaches inside my heart and elevates my spirits.
It's wonderful music not only to practice yoga with but to hear at any time.
I can't recommend this CD highly enough, it is a truly wonderful gift of music and I am looking forward to getting more of her CDs.
Naturally each listener will select there own favorites, depending on circumstances and mood. Most of the time mine is "shree ram jai ram jai jai ram om."
Reading the insert will add to the appreciation of these songs. It tells of her background and the purpose of each song or chant.
Most recent customer reviews
I love Deva's cds. i find that they are great background music to play all day. It gives my home a good energy. i find that sometimes i sing along with her unaware. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bonnie
Great video, just like all of her music. Great to listen to and sign along with as part of relaxation prior to meditation.Published 15 months ago by Nicole
Terrific music - Deva's voice is so fluid and enjoyable. I sing along all the time - especially love the last song that just touches me at the core. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2003 by merrymousies