Heart As Wide As the World

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
Krishna Das is the biggest star on the kirtan/yoga chant circuit, having sold over 300,000 thousand albums in the past 15 years, which is not a heck of a lot of records. It's about 20,000 a year, which wouldn't keep any band on any label except maybe the smallest indie. Still, if the circuit has a superstar it's Das, and his success is well-deserved. He's found a way to blend elements of traditional Indian music and Western pop into a smooth, soothing sound that doesn't do tremendous disservice to either tradition, if you can call pop music a tradition. Kirtan is music, but it's functional music, meant to pull listeners deeper into themselves, not deeper into the music. It ...
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All Music Guide - J. Poet
Krishna Das is the biggest star on the kirtan/yoga chant circuit, having sold over 300,000 thousand albums in the past 15 years, which is not a heck of a lot of records. It's about 20,000 a year, which wouldn't keep any band on any label except maybe the smallest indie. Still, if the circuit has a superstar it's Das, and his success is well-deserved. He's found a way to blend elements of traditional Indian music and Western pop into a smooth, soothing sound that doesn't do tremendous disservice to either tradition, if you can call pop music a tradition. Kirtan is music, but it's functional music, meant to pull listeners deeper into themselves, not deeper into the music. It can't really be compared to pop music. That said, Heart as Wide as the World is probably the poppiest effort Das has ever made, but only because it includes one track, "Naaraayana/For Your Love," that's based on an old Yardbirds hit, and one "Shiva Puja," on which the Western instruments predominate in the mix. "Shiva Puja" even has a bit of a funky backbeat, which works well with the massed voices of the Kosmic Kirtan Posse of New York, the group that backs Das on the album. "Naaraayana/For Your Love" sounds like it'll be a hit on the Kirtan circuit, although the inclusion of the Graham Gouldman lyric (10 CC) is a bit distracting if you're using the music for meditation. Das sings with a low, rumbling baritone that's perfect for devotional music, and the mix, as on his other albums, balances the voices of the choir and the instrumental tracks without giving either predominance. If you find the idea of "Sitaram," an 11-minute song with only one word, daunting, this isn't the album for you. If you're looking for music that will help you deepen your yoga or meditation practice, then you'll find that Das lives up to his billing as the chant master of American yogis.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003087827
  • Catalog Number: 30878
  • Sales rank: 30,467

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Krishna Das Primary Artist, Vocals
Mark Egan Bass
Steve Gorn Bansuri
Kevin Bents Piano, Hammond B3
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
David Nichtern Guitar
Jai Uttal Dotar
Nina Rao finger cymbals
Janaki Kagel Vocal Harmony
Matt Kilmer Percussion
Arjun Bruggeman Tabla
Genevieve Walker Violin
Kosmic Kirtan Posse of New York Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Ron Allaire Engineer
David Nichtern Producer
Krishna Das Photo Courtesy
John Rummen Artwork
Nina Rao Photo Courtesy
Hank Williams Mastering
Archit Dave Recording Assistant
André Wagner Cover Photo
Alessia Elysee Photo Courtesy
Carla Cummings Photo Courtesy
Ron Bonney Photo Courtesy
Renata Mendes Photo Courtesy
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