Monday, February 9, 2009

Breath of the Heart - Krishna Das

Breath of the Heart - Krishna Das

Perhaps not as pretty as previous studio releases, Krishna Das's Breath of the Heart nevertheless captures the ecstasy, devotion, and life-affirming qualities of chant. Ably abetted by rap and rock producer Rick Rubin, Das joins with a choir dubbed the Kosmic Kirtan Posse, featuring the East and West Coast Posses, a group of some 50 members including Mike D of the Beastie Boys, while instruments as diverse as harmonium, Hammond B3 organ, violin, guitar, cymbals, and drums play backdrop.

Das and friends, through their gorgeously imperfect music, manage at once to exalt the divine and spotlight the inevitable suffering of the human condition. The core of Breath of the Heart--the lengthy "Kainchi Hare Krishna" and "Ma Durga"--successfully marry the sacred and profane, the temporal and the fixed. MP3, 160 kbps

1. Baba Hanuman
2. Kainchi Hare Krishna
3. Ma Durga
4. Kashi Vishwanata Gange
5. Om Namo Bhagavate
6. Brindavan Hare Ram


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