This week's free track, “Ancient Canyons” features Paul Temple's Radiance Matrix on Tibetan Bowls with an overtone healing chant.
In today's world of shifting sands and change we all can use some help creating a meditative atmosphere!
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New video from Manish Vyas for his new CD Secret of Love: Mystical Songs of Love.
Savasana Yoga Music: Healing Guitar for Massage, Sleep and Yoga Nidra
by Stevin McNamara
With this, his eighth solo album, Savasana Yoga Music, Stevin McNamara continues his musical journey, inspired by the classical music of North India and the ancient sound traditions of the Vedic yogis.
The full program of twenty musical pieces is over two hours long and is selected from Stevin’s favorite compositions from the last 15 years, along with several unreleased compositions, presented in a new and unique form, and accompanied by beautiful, healing beds of sound created by renowned sound healer and master drummer Christo Pellani.
This organic music takes us into peaceful and relaxing spaces - a musical bridge into the dream state and beyond, leaving us with the feeling of rest in nature and connecting us to a higher state of awareness. The combination of all-natural, acoustic and non-computerized sound creates a fresh and deep musical landscape for relaxation, savasana, yoga nidra, meditation, contemplation, restful sleep and more.
Most pieces are based on traditional Indian ragas (“that which colors the mind") in the Alap style -- where melody is explored without rhythm, although some have a natural rhythm — but they are performed in a way that is easily accessed by the western ear.
Enjoy this video and mantra: "Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu." - translates as: May all beings in the world find peace! By Deva Premal and Miten.
Temple At Midnightis a soulful, no-frills, all-acoustic tale of love and redemption. From his hedonistic days in London's rock scene to a voyage of self-discovery in mystic India, Miten returns with a clear head, a great album, and devoted heart.
From the steady flowing gospel groove of River Man; the Zen blues of No Goal But This; the mellow, reflective One Step At A Time and Exactly As It Is (featuring Deva Premal), to the rays of moonlight illuminating the Rumi-inspired lyrics of All Is Welcome Here, Miten pays homage to a life lived fully and without compromise. He even adds, for good measure, a personal, hauntingly poignant rendition of the Beatles classic, Norwegian Wood.
Temple at Midnight gives a voice to our intimate inner spaces, with songs that welcome us however they find us, sharing our fears, celebrating our joys and, through it all, reminding us of “the silence gently growing.”
Watch the video below featuring River Man from Miten's beautiful new collection of songs, Temple at Midnight.
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Deep longing mixes with sweet illumination in Radharani’s debut album, Just One Drop. Hailed as “ground- breaking,” “crystalline” and “stunning” for its original sound and pure vocals, the album is a rich artistry and innovation. Radharani weaves influences of trip hop, ambient and sonic-rock with traditional Indian instrumentation and mantras.
“Radharani is pushing the boundaries of kirtan forward, where it needs to go.” - Frank Wolf (producer, David Newman)
Drawing upon many years of pilgrimage and study in India, Radharani seeks to express the sacred and paradoxical moods of divine love: at once pure and mysterious, light and dark, lost and found. It is a calling out for one drop of grace, and a basking in that drop.
Self-produced, composed and edited, Radharani had a hand in all aspects of the production from recording to mixing, with help from Grammy-nominated mix-engineer Julie Last and sound engineer Arun Vir.
Radharani spent four years in India absorbing herself in mystic practices involving mantra and devotional chant. She undertook long pilgrimages to sacred sites and trained in Indian classical music. She is delighted to have shared a stage with Krishna Das, Prema Hara, Prana, Kirtan Rabbi, Gina Sala, SRI Kirtan, Steve Gorn and many others. She believes kirtan will overlap with popular music and hopes to be a part of this movement.
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Manish Vyas was born in the state of Gujarat in India, and grew up in a family of musicians. His childhood was immersed in a unique atmosphere of joyful dance along with meditation and spirituality – with music ever-present in his family’s daily life. It has remained a major part of his life ever since, as the prolific artist reveals and re-imagines the spiritual heart of his native India with each new work.
His new album Secret of Love is inspired by the mystery and the varied hues of love in its many forms. It traverses a vibrant spectrum of emotions and feelings – from sentimentally romantic to wistfully nostalgic, from quietly contemplative to joyful and dancing – with each unfolding in its fullest expression and manifested from the same source: love.
Such emotional breadth is conveyed in seven finely-crafted tracks, including six original compositions paying tribute to love. Throughout, Manish Vyas’ warm yet powerful voice is framed by such traditional Indian instruments as the santoor, sarangi, dholak, tabla, and bansuri flute as well as by violin, keyboards, bass, drums, electric piano and subtle programming. Spirited choral background vocals by four talented singers contribute to the richly lush soundscape. In Vyas’ music, a mix of styles is carefully melded, with elements of popular Indian folk music, Sufi qawwali influences and ghazal evoking an exotic sense of romance in a magical setting. The new album was recorded in Pune, Rajkot and Mumbai in India, and mixed and mastered in Germany.
Manish Vyas’ music touches people of diverse ages and cultures. His path is freedom, resulting in a constant innovation and reinvention of musical forms and styles over his productive career, with an openness to experiment with and re-create his music with versatility and originality.
A composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Manish was first a notably talented tabla player and a student and disciple of India’s esteemed late master percussionist Usted Allarakha. Later on, Vyas added his own distinctive voice to the music and also learned to play santoor, the ancient stringed instrument traditionally used in the shimmering folk music of Kashmir. His frequent collaborations with musicians of different backgrounds have taken Manish to share his music far and wide outside of India. His collaborators have included western devotional music superstars Prem Joshua, Snatam Kaur and Deva Premal, but his own solo work pushes boundaries beyond the mantra and new age genres and into the broad realm of global world music. White Swan Records is proud to release Secret of Love on May 6, 2016
“The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with love.” - Hafiz
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Cosmic Connections Live is the latest offering from devotional music superstars Deva Premal and Miten, who forover two decades have shared the joy of mantra and chant with growing audiences around the globe. Capturing the vibrant, authentic energy of their acclaimed live concerts, this album invites listeners to trek “beyond the beyond” via a richly evocative musical soundscape.
Transcendent riffs of bamboo flute by longtime collaborator and Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose blend beautifully with the warm, finely-crafted sounds of UK keyboard wizard Spencer Cozens and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Joby Baker (on bass, percussion and vocals). Together, the skilled quintet create something that is more than simply music – a relaxing, sonic embrace that instills a deep sense of balance and peace.
The album weaves elegantly through distinctive moods, from mantras framed by intriguing East-West fusions to the intimate, moving ballads of Miten, deeply steeped in his singer-songwriter roots. From the first crystalline notes of Deva’s voice chanting an opening invocation to the closing track’s deep collective hum of hundreds of voices chanting the OM mantra, this new live album is an invitation to take a break from the endless turbulence of our times and to breathe from our calm inner core of clarity and restoration.
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White Swan Records offers a complete menu of sonic textures designed to meet the musical needs of any lifestyle or listener. From Zen moods to dancefloor-igniting remixes, cross-cultural exploration is White Swan’s forte.
Phenomenal bestseller and mantra enchantress Deva Premal & Miten (over a million units sold) tops a growing roster of successful yoga, mantra and chant artists including Donna De Lory, Prem Joshua, Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band, David Newman (Durga Das), Stevin McNamara, Mercedes Bahleda, Avasa & Matthew Love and Brenda McMorrow.
And with the US yoga scene populated by 20 million practitioners (and growing), White Swan Records is perfectly positioned to expand its reputation as the leading purveyor of “yoga beat.”