Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
A lush musical journey into Hindu spiritualism, Pilgrim Heart encompasses Shiva chants, Hare Krishna mantras, and chants given a modern twist. Krishna Das and his myriad guest musicians (including a female chorus dubbed th... more »
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A lush musical journey into Hindu spiritualism, Pilgrim Heart encompasses Shiva chants, Hare Krishna mantras, and chants given a modern twist. Krishna Das and his myriad guest musicians (including a female chorus dubbed the Kirtan Posse) incorporate Indian instruments, African percussion, electronics, even bass and guitar, into serene, richly layered songs that provide good background music for meditation or relaxation. Unlike some of Krishna Das's other recorded music, this album is even-keeled, although the repeated use of Hare Krishna chants wears thin at times, but the music generally provides a satisfying antidote for the stresses of the modern world. One nice surprise is the upbeat, soukous-flavored "Ring Song" that ends the album on an energetic note. --Bryan Reesman
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Holly H. from SANTA MONICA, CA
Reviewed on 10/27/2006...
Great intro album
Kirsten M. Houseknecht | philadelphia, pa USA | 11/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is not consistant. If you want a whole CD of one style, this is NOT it. if you are planning to use this for yoga or anything, stop now. What it IS is a whole CD of really excellent musical chanting, ranging from funny to tearful, and from belly dance level rythms to meditative.
My two favorites on the CD both have Sting-Ji (yes, Sting.. the musician.. him!) singing on them, but i swear thats almost coincidence. They are the MahaMantra (the Hare Krishna one) chanted in medley with Amazing Grace, and "the ring song" (about Hanuman finding Sita) which had me fall on the floor laughing the first time i heard it, and i have since decided is a good one to dance to.
Because this CD features a wide range of styles, and a variety of chants, it is a good choice if you want a great "listen to" album, or an intro to Krishna Das and the different styles of chant music out there. Since most of the album is dancable rythms, it would also be a good dance, raks sharki (belly dance), or excersize CD."
Linda Johnsen | 09/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of kirtan (yoga devotional chanting) and have a huge collection of kirtan music. Krishna Das' "Namah Shivaya" from his Pilgrim Heart CD is my #1 all-time favorite kirtan chant. This is a fabulous CD; in fact it's one of the classic CDs that first ignited the kirtan movement in America."