may 9th, 2007
this is one of the best devotional CDs i have ever heard. these girls have voices as clear as bells, and their sanskrit pronunciation is effortless and pure. kudos to ghayatri devi. and the modernized beat is not obtrusive but very attractive. i bought it in india for rs. 150, lent it to somebody and now cant find it. but i have it on my ipod and it's absolutely fantastic. i don't usually gush over music that much but this CD is addictive.
one in particular, 'chandrasekhara ashtakam' is awesome, i listen to it over and over again: i love the chorus -- 'chandrasekharamashraye mama kim karishyati vaiyamam, chandrasekhara chandrasekhara chandrasekhara pahimam, chandrasekhara chandrasekhara chandrasekhara rakshamam'
i wonder if ghayatri devi and stephen devassy (!) have produced any other such efforts. i'd buy their work in a heartbeat. if i remember right from the liner notes, they are members of some ashram.
btw, so that you know about my level of knowledge of devotional music, another of my favorites has been 'chants of shiva from the banks of the ganges' from times music/art of living.