This album is first and foremost a kirtan album, with the intention to inspire people to chant along with the call and response format and to invoke ecstatic, even transcendent, states of bliss in the listener, through chanting along or even simply through listening.
I’ve intentionally kept the tempos much mellower than I typically do in a live kirtan so that the music can also serve as a backdrop for yoga, meditation and general daily activity.
The album is produced by kirtan producer extraordinaire, Ben Leinbach, and features a very talented group of supporting vocalists and musicians (see credits below), and I'm extremely grateful to all of the all of them for their superb contributions that make the album so beautiful.
Here are some representative comments on the album:
"a lovely and profound offering"
"stunningly beautiful for the ear and for the soul"
"full of heart" "chock full of gorgeousness"
"a realm of enchanted Bliss"
"a joy to listen to and sing along with"
"resonates with depth, devotion and a lush organic sound"
"blissful, beautiful and a balm for the heart"
"filled with deep bhav" "truly blissful"
"a quantam gateway to a state one normally only reaches through deep meditation"
If you like what you hear, please purchase the album and tell your friends about it!
Namaste, Natesh credits released January 2, 2014
Ben Leinbach: Producer; bass guitar, hand drums and percussion, keyboard, electric guitar, response vocals
Benj Clarke: Fretless bass and acoustic upright bass
Daniel Paul: Tabla
Eddie Young: Cello
Gina Sala: Call, response and additional vocals
Joni Allen: Call and response vocals
Madan Oak: Santoor
Monnie Ramsell: Esraj and response vocals
Prajna Brianna Vieira: Call and response vocals; kartals
Steve Gorn: Bansuri
Steve Oda: Sarod
Yvette Om: Call and response vocals
Natesh: Call and response vocals, guitars, drums and hand percussion
These credits are general for the entire album. For specific track credits you can view the album artwork below or see them on the More Track Info page.
Below are mockups of the back cover and two inside panels from the album artwork. They contain the vocal and instrumental credits and lyrics for each track as well as some introductory material and an acknowledgment section.