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, the long awaited new record from Deva Premal, finds her at the height of her art, expressing the ancient wisdom of mantra through a contemporary musical vision. Her voice, richer and more assured than ever before, floats above a cool, sensual groove provided by some of today's finest world fusion artists.
Produced by Miten and Kit Walker (Walela, Kitaro, The Pagan Love Orchestra), Embrace
features a more fully developed musical dynamic, due in large part to virtuoso performances by such top flight musicians as Jai Uttal (dotar and distinctive vocals), Nepali native Manose (sinuous bamboo flute), Miten ( vocals, guitar, and Deva Premal's partner in music and life), Ty Burhoe (a star protegé of Zakir Hussain) and Marquinho Brasil (assorted exotic hand percussion).
"The high chanteuse of chant, Deva Premal, is a pillar of originality in the grand garden of Indian music. You might say she's to Sanskrit Mantras what Enya is to Celtic music. Her smooth soulful voice, which resides in the lower octaves, haunts atmospheric, lightly rhythmic, etherial soundscapes skillfully crafted by her partner Miten. Together they take listeners on a journey into the depths of the soul that doesn't forget to stop at the heart. The music's easy on the ears, spiritually provocative and contains enough mass appeal to make even the yoga-phobic stir. Throw in a duet with Jai Uttal (Om Ram Ramaya) and you have an album that will get anyone's
chakras in an uproar." Music Design In Review