The Essence is smooth and silky with Premal's transcendent vocals, ambient grooves, keyboard and hand percussion. The Gayatri Mantra, the oldest mantra known to mankind, is the centerpiece for this truly meditative album.
Comments: "Having used this CD for dance, movement and inspiration at a recent retreat in Maui, I can only tell you that the response was very positive. Sensual rhythms, which are compelling and seemingly come from the inside out, draw the listener in layer by layer. Above all I am touched by the combination of strength, purity, and delicateness I hear in Deva Premal's voice. Highly recommended." - Heartbeat, USA
"I have a large CD collection, including many, many New Age-type CDs. This is one that I come back to, again and again, in a hundred different situations. It soothes me on a plane, it makes wonderful background music for almost anything and just generally makes me feel good. A diverse collection of people have heard this and loved it, from my mother-in-law to neighbor kids. If you are looking for something with a beat and a variety of tunes, look elsewhere, but if you want hauntingly beautiful healing music that washes over you in soft waves, then buy Deva Premal."