Deva Premal's Embrace expands on the Eastern Indian fusion and ethereal vocals of her previous work, combining timeless mantras with contemporary arrangements. Musically, Embrace ranges from "Om Namo Bhagavate"'s light synthesizer textures to "Hari Om Shiva Om"'s call-and-response structure and lush, intricate percussion, with "Shante Prashante"'s lively electronic rhythms falling somewhere in between. Other highlights include the charming "Rang De" and the hypnotic finale "Teyata." While these extended musical meditations might be repetitive, they're far from boring -- Premal's crystalline vocals and the beauty of the mantras themselves make Embrace a gently uplifting listening experience.
Performance CreditsDeva Premal Primary Artist,Vocals
Robert M. Powell Pedal Steel Guitar,Sitar
Kit Walker Bass,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Ty Burhoe Percussion,Tabla
Jai Uttal Harmonium,Vocals,Dotar
Paul White Ambience
Marquinho Brasil Dumbek,Percussion,Djembe
Moses Sedler Cello
Peter Makena Vocals
Technical CreditsKit Walker Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Paul White Producer,Engineer
Deva Premal Producer
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