By Madhava Smullen
The London Radha Krishna Temple’s own non-profit label, Radha Krishna Records – founded in 2009 and dedicated to spiritual mantra music – has released Volume 4 in its popular Mantra Lounge series.
The nine-track album features an incredible lineup of international mantra artists, singing heartfelt and meditative chants for the Lord against a layered soundscape of gorgeous instrumentation.
The songs include Above and Beyond – Hare Krishna by Radhika Das; Harer Nama – Touchstone by Dhanya; Purify Me – Sri Nama-Kirtana by Kal Key; and Radhika Stava – Seed of Love by Madhvi Mulji.
Commenting on her track, Dhanya says, “We knew we wanted to create a piece that celebrated the service of kirtan and the beauty of Krsna’s names. Working on Touchstone was a welcome exploration of songwriting, production and the magic that takes place when we make ourselves available to God’s gifts of inspiration. To sing out the glories of the Holy Names is to remember our own great fortune. Like offering water back into a sacred river, it feels too small and redundant to be significant, and yet, it is our sincere gift back to the Divine.”