Rasa, Shelter

Robert Phoenix

By Robert Phoenix

on 04.22.11 in Reviews



With only three albums to their credit, Rasa have quickly become a spiritual force in new age music. Hans Christian (bass, cello, production) and Kim Waters (vocals) continue their fine exploration of the sensual and sacred on Shelter. Rasa's interpretation of traditional material is exceptional. While honoring the spirit of the bhajan on a track like "Jaya Radha," their rendition has an almost Celtic feel to it, sounding more like Clannad than classical Indian, but blessedly free of subversion or cultural plunder. Simply sublime.