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 tothe 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.
1.) OM sahana vavatu mantra (live)
2.) mangalam (live)
3.) nam myoho renge kyo mantra (live)
4.) OM kumara mantra (live)
5.) range de (live)
6.) white cloud white swan (live)
7.) native son (live)
8.) audience OM (live)
9.) OM mantra (the cosmic yes) (bonus studio track)