Cosmic Connections Live

Cosmic Connections Live

Deva Premal and Miten with Manose

White Swan Records

Cosmic Connections Live is the polar opposite in style of the other live album reviewed this issue (Yanni’s The Dream Concert), but is its equal in every other way: superb musicianship, wonderful (as usual) vocals, outstanding instrumental performances. My assessment is, of course, no surprise to anyone who has followed the recording career of Deva Premal (vocals, tempura, keyboards), Miten (vocals. guitar) and Manose (bansuri, vocals). These three are among the best chant artists recording today. The album’s eight live mantras (there is a final bonus studio track) vary in length and energy level, but all are treated to outstanding production quality for a live album.

October 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman