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Sukha Music Review

Sukha, an accessible blend of mantra rock inspired by the root chakra. Sukha is comprised of husband and wife team Sukhmani (Nicole) on vocals and Sukhman (Steven) on acoustic guitar. Created in 2011, Sukha shares their unique blend of Kundalini mantra rock. The name Sukha is derived from the Sanskrit word for happiness, bliss, and ease. The album, [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Live from Kula Space Music Review

Donna De Lory uplifts in her latest album Live from Kula Space. “Playing music is my yoga, it’s my bliss. When I play, I get lost in the music, my mind stops, I am in the moment, and I am free. This is a place I never want to leave.” This quote from acclaimed singer [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Destiny Music Review

Percussionist Jacob Cole debuts with a collection of 11 soulful compositions. At first glance, the hang or handpand instruments that were first introduced in 2001 look a bit like a crude drawing of a 1960s-era flying saucer; and maybe in some ways that is an apt description, since their sound can sometimes feel otherworldly. Played [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Time in Love is Never Wasted music review

Lose yourself in the sacred chants provided by SRI Kirtan in their latest release, Time in Love is Never Wasted. The powerhouse duo SRI Kirtan, vocalist and harmonium player Sruti Ram and vocalist and acoustic guitar player Ishwari, are leaders in the modern ecstatic chant movement. Previously topping the Billboard World Music Chart, they are [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Music|0 Comments

The Mystical Prism of Being music review

Brian Michael Tracy takes listeners on a three act performance in his latest release The Mystical Prism of Being. Writer and musician Brian Michael Tracy’s latest release, The Mystical Prism of Being, invites us into a soundscape of emotion, desire, and repentance through a sonic filter that merges Tracy’s mystical poetry as spoken word performance [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Rising: EarthRise SoundSystem Remix Project

  EarthRise SoundSystem latest album features musical guests Vishal Vaid and MaxZT. (Black Swan Records) The acclaimed production duo, Derek Beres and Duke “Mushroom” Schommer, aka EarthRise SoundSystem (ERSS), have combined their musical expertise to mix dozens of international and electronic artists. Additionally, they’ve released three acclaimed albums—two of their own music, and one featuring their remixes [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Krishna Kirtan: Music as Meditation

The debut from ex-punk-rocker-turned-yogi Raghunath served as my traveling companion on a drive along the rocky coast of Maine. The album’s broad strokes, energized layers, and variety of beats proved to be a fine sonic complement to the rush and fade of Atlantic waters. The artist/yogi (never without his harmonium) is beloved worldwide for his [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Safe Harbor: Healing Kirtan – Mahaprasad

One meaning of the word kirtan (phonetically keer-ton) is 'praise'. A variety of kirtan chants, often as call-and-response  were traditionally utilized as a method to pay respect to the Divine. In his fifth release, Safe Harbor: Healing Kirtan – Mahaprasad, master musician, poet, peace activist, award-winner, and healer Sudama Mark Kennedy delves soulfully into this [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

KALA by Trevor Hall

KALA  CD Review   by Trevor Hall Vanguard Records Close your eyes and listen deeply to the lyrics of KALA, the latest album from beloved Trevor Hall. In Sanskrit, kala means time and Trevor’s 13-track album guides us along a transformative journey of lessons learned, of pain and healing, and of the love, passion, and [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Lunar Mantras

Sacred musicians and husband and wife, Govind Das and Radha’s new album Lunar Mantras is truly an ocean of grace, a sweet musical remedy of bhakti (devotional) medicine. As the title suggests, the softness of the divine ma or mother energy is felt in every note. Lunar Mantras features eight angelic melodies with different sentiments [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Music|0 Comments