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A Deeper Light

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White Swan
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April, 2013
ISBN:
717147013625
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With their 2013 offering, A Deeper Light, Deva Premal & Miten intertwine their trademark Sanskrit mantras with sensual, dub-inspired grooves and a sweet ‘n’ tender electric bass many will love. The German-born Premal's distinctive vibrato blends easily with the hypnotic vibe of the reggae-inflected rhythms, heightening the inherent power of the sacred chants she sensually intones.

We've always wanted to do a mantra dub album. The tempos we compose in are quite slow, and the one-drop of reggae really suits us. I knew Joby and Maneesh (de Moor, keyboardist) were both dub freaks, so we set out with the perfect companions. All we had to do was have fun and stay focused. —Miten

Reconnecting with old friend and fellow Englishman Joby Baker (whose credits include Cowboy Junkies, Toni Childs and Alex Cuba) after 20 years, Deva and Miten made the spontaneous decision to record the album at his rural Vancouver home, where they immediately felt comfortable. Maintaining focus was easy, and the relaxed sound is evidence enough that they made the right choice.

With its meditative vibe and unhurried tempos, A Deeper Light evokes the experience of a moonlit bamboo grove in India, the scent of jasmine wafting sultrily on the breeze. This work brings a vibrant sensuality to the world’s oldest devotional music—and presents a fresh direction for these enduringly beloved artists. In these turbulent times, Deva and Miten's chilled-out Sanskrit chants offer a musical balm to calm the nerves and nourish the jagged spirit.

o healing potency,
source of blessings,
send lord rama
and sita's energy
right here to the earth
where it is so needed.

Publisher’s Description: 

With their latest offering, A Deeper Light, Deva Premal & Miten intertwine their trademark Sanskrit mantras with sensual, dub-inspired grooves. The German-born Premal's distinctive vibrato blends easily with the hypnotic vibe of the reggae-inflected rhythms, heightening the inherent power of the sacred chants she sensually intones.

"We've always wanted to do a mantra dub album," says Miten, who co-produced the album with old friend and fellow Englishman, Joby Baker. "The tempos we compose in are quite slow, and the one-drop of reggae really suits us. I knew Joby and Maneesh (de Moor, keyboardist) were both dub freaks, so we set out with the perfect companions. All we had to do was have fun and stay focused."

Reconnecting with Baker (whose credits include Cowboy Junkies, Toni Childs and Alex Cuba) after 20 years, Deva and Miten made the spontaneous decision to record the album at his rural Vancouver home, where they immediately felt comfortable. Maintaining focus was easy, and the relaxed sound is evidence enough that they made the right choice.

With its meditative vibe and unhurried tempos, A Deeper Light evokes the experience of a moonlit bamboo grove in India, the scent of jasmine wafting sultrily on the breeze. This work brings a vibrant sensuality to the world's oldest devotional music - and presents a fresh direction for the enduringly popular artists. In these turbulent times, Deva and Miten's chilled-out Sanskrit chants offer a musical balm to calm the nerves and nourish the tortured spirit.

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