There is a new album out by Deva Premal & Miten with Manose called COSMIC CONNECTIONS LIVE. Deva (pronounced day’-vuh) is the singer-chanter who is generally credited in bringing ancient mantras from India and Tibet to the masses by singing the words as much as chanting them, and by creating arrangements using both traditional ethnic instruments as well as modern Western ones. While this is common now, it just was not much done when she released her first album in 1999.

So take a listen to the leader of the pack when it comes to modern mantra music. The bulk of the album is live in concert and features vocals, but the bonus last track is a 10-minute-and-15-second studio tune that is 90 percent instrumental. This is warm and wonderful spiritually-based music.