Door of Faith

Door of Faith

by Krishna Das
     
 

Krishna Das continues his spiritual albums, mixing Indian inflections with a Western base (which comes in the way the songs are constructed, often owing a lot to folk music). Produced by Rick Rubin, this has a wonderful, full sound with some excellent touches, like the emotional cello on "Sita's Prayer." It's a very slow album -- the pieces blooming gradually like… See more details below

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Krishna Das continues his spiritual albums, mixing Indian inflections with a Western base (which comes in the way the songs are constructed, often owing a lot to folk music). Produced by Rick Rubin, this has a wonderful, full sound with some excellent touches, like the emotional cello on "Sita's Prayer." It's a very slow album -- the pieces blooming gradually like flowers -- intended to give its pleasure over time rather than in a single play. While this is obviously a commercial venture, it's also a labor of love and devotion. And make no mistake, it is a truly lovely disc, accessible in its structures (in fact, "Shri Hanuman Chaleesa" would be a rock song if it had a drum kit) and its style, thanks in part to Rubin and his experience. This would be excellent as a meditation aid, but it also transcends that to become a fascinating listening experience throughout. Das sounds like Tom Waits without the voice cracks, which is no bad thing -- his voice is somewhat hypnotic, as befits the music he's making. The underlying sample (a processed voice?) on the last track adds texture to what's really a country song in disguise, altering it completely. A record that's an experience in every possible way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Karuna
UPC:
0801298203025
catalogNumber:
82030
Rank:
75303

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Krishna Das   Primary Artist,Organ,Harmonium,Vocals
Jeff Beal   Trumpet
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano
Kathleen Dyson   Acoustic Guitar
Lili Haydn   Violin
Gerri Sutyak   Cello
John McDowell   Synthesizer Bass
Janaki Kagel   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mitchell Markus   Executive Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Benjy Wertheimer   Contributor
Krishna Das   Composer,Cover Photo
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Vlado Mellior   Mastering
Philip Brossard   Engineer
Dale Borglum   Cover Photo
Lynda Carré   Artwork,Art Direction
Michael "Mahavir" Drumm   Video Director

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