Music Review in Spirituality and Health Magazine

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Upon arrival to our bungalow at the Hawaii Yoga Festival, guess what we found sitting on the table!!? The newest edition of Spirituality and Health Magazine complete with a fantastic review of our album! So honored to be sharing this issue with India Arie!! Feeling grateful.

Here’s what the the reviewer, Damon Orion, had to say about our album:

WHILE WELL SUITED for yoga and moving meditation, the 10 downtempo dub tracks on Dub Sutra’s debut offering made for a rich, transportive headphone listening experience unto itself. Joined by various guest musicians, the Oceanside, California husband-and-wife duo Chris and Charlotte Proud use Sanskrit mantras, exotically harmonized chants, and instruments like tabla, piano, synth, and electronic drums to create and unmistakably authentic sacred space.

The simmering “Tempura Breaks” exemplifies “The Rise of Downtempo’s” delicate balance of gentleness and vibrancy. A hypnotic hammered dulcimer melody and sampled Buddhist monk chants set a meditative tone, while electronic glitches, break beats, and skittering 32nd-note high-hat patterns convey vitality and motion.

The deamlike “Song on the Wind” might be the most moving piece. With its exquisite overlapping vocal lines and Dean Can Dance-ish glossolalia, it comes off as a love song to existence itself: “I feel the sun on my face. I hear a song on the wind. I walk in the light of the grace. I see the beauty within.”

–DAMON ORION

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