Review by Steve Ryals for New Age Retailer Nov/Dec issue:
A Deeper Surrender Kirtana /Wild Dove Music
Singer/songwriter Kirtana is back with A Deeper Surrender, an exquisite paean to the ineffable longing for the Beloved that stirs many a soul searching for the One Heart. Kirtana's songs are like glittering diamonds, with a multitude of facets that reveal themselves more fully with each listening. Whether it's a taste of pipe organ, as on "Always Here," or mandolin, as on "Open Secret," there's always something new to appreciate, even after many spins. Filled with a deliciously articulate ache to unite with the Divine, A Deeper Surrender revels in the open secrets of the jewel in the lotus.
Kirtana's dusky, delicate voice seems hard-wired to her heart. Expressing the subtlest of emotions with effortless skill, her singing is at once sensuous and sublime, reveling in the inarticulate speech of the heart and singing with passionate grace. Kirtana's lyrics are poetry in song, a Rumi for our times. David Darling guests on cello, Mellissa Phillippe on harmony vocals, Barry
Phillips on piano, organ, and percussion, and others perform on flute, bass, guitar and more.
For those on the path, looking for signposts along the way, A Deeper Surrender will become an essential companion, a true friend of the heart. For those searching for more grace, beauty and peace, A Deeper Surrender is, simply, a