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This top selling New Age/World beat CD is smooth, silky, calming and peaceful. Featuring Deva Premal's transcendant voice, ambient grooves, keyboard and hand percussion, THE ESSENCE invokes the heart healing power of ancient chants and mantras. The Gayatri Mantra, the oldest known to mankind, is the centerpiece of this truly meditative CD. Ideal for yoga, healing work, meditation and dancing.
"This is the music of Earth Angels, listen with your 3rd ear!" Gabrielle Roth
German-born vocalist Deva Premal has the voice all singers aspire to: pure and warmly resonant, with perfect enunciation. -- New Age Retailer, October 1998
Premal takes ancient chants from around the world and adds the heartfelt power of her voice. -- NAPRA Review Sept/Oct 1998
This is a recording of simple beauty. Her rendering of the Gayatri Mantra is haunting. -- NAPRA Review Sept/Oct 1998
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Track 6 is a standout. It is mostly instrumental, with a light, jazzy texture, and for Deva it is evocative of a rainforest retreat she and her partner attended. It is one of the sunniest pieces of music I've heard in a long time; just try not smiling while you're listening to it. Track 7 is also delightful, a lovely African folk song celebrating the mother of all Goddesses. Track 7 highlights the positive feminine energy which Deva projects throughout the CD.
For me, this CD has an eclectic, New Age flavor, the kind of CD Enya might record if she were a Brazilian living in Denmark. Even though some of the lyrics are sacred chants, the music does not seem to be deeply rooted in the yogic traditions -- in contrast, say, to the music of Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. (I mention those two artists in many reviews; I'm sorry if that's tedious to anyone!) I was a little disappointed by what I perceived to be a lack of spiritual passion, but nevertheless, this CD is definitely pleasant music which will lower your blood pressure and put a smile on your face.
A diverse collection of people have heard this and loved it, from my mother-in-law to neighbor kids. I played it continuously when my grandmother was ill and dying, and while I'm not sure what it did for Grandma, all the caretakers and family members said that it brought them great peace.
I'm buying "Love Is Space" today as a gift for my mother, who also loved "The Essence". If you are looking for something with a beat and a variety of tunes, look elsewhere, but if you want hauntingly beautiful healing music that washes over you in soft waves, then buy Deva Premal.
very assesable. Deva's voice is lovely, each track, or song, is soothing, easy to sing along with, and you come to the last song feeling brighter,and happier. The background music is light, perfect for allowing Deva's beautiful voice and haunting chants to hold center stage. You will want to share this heart healing music with loved ones, it's the best selling CD in my Yoga shop! Her second CD, Love is Space is also highly recommended
I heard that Deva Premal does American tours occasionally, and I plan to be there if she comes through my town. :)
Most recent customer reviews
Deva Premal has a deeply soothing, penetrating voice which is perfect for mantras. I liked her voice and this CD so much that I ordered more.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely love this CD.Amazingly powerful meditation. I highly recmmend it.Published 22 months ago by Joe-Ann Bizier
On ne se tanne pas d'écouter cette belle voix... recommandéPublished on July 25 2014 by L'Amoureuse des chevaux
Lovely voice of the very popular Deva Premal. We practice to this CD in my gentle yoga classes. highly recommend to all those wishing to meditate or practice yoga.Published on June 30 2014 by Mrs. Colleen M. Paul
I wish this cd had more songs! Her voice is soothing, the songs are relaxing...I play this in my salon and everyone who has heard it so far has loved it.Published on Oct. 3 2011 by Lara