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|Rasa||Primary Artist, Primary Artist|
|Kim Waters||Vocals, Shaker|
|Hans Christian||Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Cello, Harmonium, Keyboards, Bells, Sarangui, Fretless Bass Guitar, Loops, Nyckelharpa, Zills, Celli, Frame Drum|
|Greg Ellis||Bells, Shaker, Shekere, Zills, Riqq, Udu|
|John Wubbenhorst||Flute, Bansuri|
|William Wandall||Acoustic Guitar|
|Kim Waters||Arranger, Illustrations|
|Stephen Hill||Mastering, Art Direction|
|Hans Christian||Arranger, Producer, Engineer|
|Jeremy Hulette||Graphic Design|
|B.G. Sharma||Paintings, Cover Painting|
Posted October 1, 2010
I listed to this CD MANY MANY times in my yoga class but never bothered to ask my instructor who it was. LOVE IT!! Its soothing yet powerful music. Some of my best yoga sessions have been to this CD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
The Sanskrit word “Rasa” translates as the essence of any impression, the soul’s emotional fulfillment, or Divine love. All of those elements seem intertwined in the luscious, hypnotic stylings of singer Kim Waters and multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian. Most of the lyrics on “Union” are prayers and devotional love songs by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, a famous Indian writer of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Thakura’s words are set to slow, simple melodies that are lovingly crooned by the clear-voiced Waters, often harmonizing with herself through the magic of multi-track recording. Christian and numerous other musicians provide mysterious, gently exotic accompaniments with instruments from both east and west, including cello, sarangi, nyckelharpa, keyboards, guitars, tablas, bansuri flute, sitar, harmonium and kartals. Guest artists include percussionist Greg Ellis of the group Vas and vocalist/percussionist Krishna Das. Speaking of artists, Kim Waters is also an illustrator, and her intricate line drawings grace both the liner notes and the CD itself. “Devotion” is the most laid back of Rasa’s albums, with a repetitive rather than a directional feel to most of the arrangements, but yet immersed in an air of pregnant mystery that holds a listener’s attention better than most music of the meditational genre. Rasa continues their musical journey in two subsequent albums, “Union” and “Devotion”. Other intriguing New Age artists who explore the world of sacred chant are Chloe Goodchild and Singh Kaur.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.