Mirabai Ceiba Release Date: 11 January 2011 Format: CD ISBN: 801898011624
Mirabai Ceiba is a chant duo not to be missed. Their music has a unique softness and a sense of laid-back beauty that stands in contrast to many of their contemporaries. You can almost imagine Angelika Baumbach and Markus Sieber sitting on a solitary beach, watching the waves as they chant lovingly to God. CYCLE OF LIFE contains three extended length mantras. The first, Kirtan Kriya - Sa Ta Na Ma, was recorded based on the instruction of Yogi Bhajan, who felt the meditation should first be recited aloud, then whispered, then silently ruminated, followed by whispering again and a return to full vocals. Next is Healing Ra Ma Da Sa, followed by Savasana; all three bear a similar feel of peacefulness and inner harmony. The music includes the gentle strumming of harp and guitar, along with cello, ney, percussion and piano.