Lovely review of “Ameya” in April’s LA YOGA Magazine

April 5, 2009

From April, ’09 LA YOGA CD reveiw of “Ameya”:

“With Ameya, McMorrow delivers a vibrant folky approach to kirtan (devotional chanting). I really respect and enjoyed her authentic inflections and her graceful song-writing skills. Her beautiful voice is accompanied with rhythmic strokes from a guitar and assisted by highly skilled harmonies that would be really interesting to hear live. I really have to emphasize this aspect of McMorrow’s performance on this album. The harmonies are excellent. McMorrow has a Natalie Merchant type of singing style, and the music is roots oriented. In this regard, the tunes are not fronted with the classic harmonium, but with an acoustic guitar, which works well within the constructs of her work.

The album is very consistent and does not throw any odd surprises into the continuum of songs, which is good. Ameya has a heterogeneous flow to it, and it works well for what McMorrow is putting out there. The record does work and the energy is sweet, which is most likely the result of working with Ben Leinbach, who is one of the finest spiritual music producers in the business. I recommend this album for chanting enthusiasts. This album will work really well for Yoga classes too. Though it isn’t necessarily kundalini-based, the songs here certainly feel influenced by that pull.” brendamcmorrow.com

MRM

LAYOGA

– Michael R. Mollura is a writer, music composer, and event promoter who is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

michaelmollura.com

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One Response to “Lovely review of “Ameya” in April’s LA YOGA Magazine”

  1. Penn Kemp said

    Yes to beautiful, hypnotic trance forming music, with the voice of an angel. This cd opens the heart and plays; call for response and dances!

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