Music can be energizing, life-affirming, relaxing, spiritual, raunchy. Music can be anything you’d like it to be. I have found music to be all of the things I listed and so much more, which is why I am so pleased to bring you something new today.
Robin Renee is creating a new genre of music best described as mantra-pop. Her music encompasses pop, rock, folk, meditative, kirtan. What is kirtan, you ask? Kirtan (or kirtana) is call-and-response chanting or responsory performed in India’s bhakti devotional traditions. Robin has taken these chants and made a beautiful sound. Her new album “This.” features kirtan, from the folksy Keshava (which reminded me Edie Brickell) to the ethereal Leaving Space, and ending with the meditative (and almost operatic feeling) Om Mani Padme Hum. I would meditate to the whole CD, but I’d probably end up singing along more than I meditated. (A win-win, I’m thinking.)
Check out the new CD This. here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robinrenee7
Music, poems, writing, wig head art. Robin Renee is a woman of many talents. You can check out all of her work on her site: http://www.robinrenee.com/
The next stop on Robin’s blog tour brings you back to the infamous Glenn Walker at http://www.monsura.blogspot.com/
Check out the vids below for a quick listen to some of Robin Renee’s music.