Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 19, 2011 -- PASSWORD - DEVA PREMAL
"Mantras are magical passwords that transform the mundane into the sacred" - Deva Premal
"PASSWORD" is the new album from the pioneer of Western mantra singing Deva Premal and represents a landmark in the genre. It was recorded with singer/writer/guitarist and life partner Miten and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their 2010 world tour.
The album marks an exciting new direction in the trio's unique blending of East and West, embedding the extraordinary energy carried by ancient mantras into a rich fusion of sound and silence.
As Miten expresses it, "Mantras are a password into a vaster world, keeping the mind always growing." A group of talented jazz musicians from Scandinavia give Password a lyrical, spacious atmosphere, and the whole album bears its own internal rhythmic propulsion. But while the arrangements may have a more "pop" feel to them, one thing that hasn't changed is Deva's signature rich vocals, and the devotion underlying them. The new album stretches gently away from the classical chant format and provides a more accessible path to the "inner" technology of awareness and love. Says Miten, "When we play music together, it's like there is a perfume of good feeling in the room".
The material, mostly self-composed by the trio, features Deva's golden voice and the incredible virtuosity of Manose's bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) which merges the purity of classical Indian music with his remarkable improvisational skills. Guided by Miten and "THE ESSENCE" produced RajRishi, the album journeys through sparkling soundscapes embellished by some of Europe's best young jazz musicians. . The result is a haunting, seductive invitation to embrace a new and refreshing perspective on a style that is fast becoming essential listening for those looking for depth and spiritual nourishment in music.
Deva Premal & Miten, the world renowned mantra singers, began their journey in love and music twenty-one years ago when they met at an ashram in India in 1990. "Although I was twenty years old and he was forty two," says Deva, "our hearts immediately connected. We laughed a lot... and still do." Their music and love has evolved into worldwide recording sales of over one million units and they consistently fill concerts around the globe to capacity.
Deva and Miten have received accolades from His Holiness the Dalai Lama ("...beautiful music...!"), Cher (...my favorite album for Yoga..."), Anthony Robbins ("...passionate, powerful works of love...") and Eckhart Tolle ("...their music is pure magic...").
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