When chanted, the Sanskrit word "AUM" is, according to J. Donald Walters (aka Kriyananda), "an attempt to capture in human speech the sound of the Cosmic Vibration. By attuning one's consciousness to that sound, one enters the stream of vibration that proceeded out of the Spirit, and that merges back into the Spirit at creation's end and at the end of the individual soul's cycle of outward wandering. By merging in AUM, liveration is attained." This album presents 71 minutes of Walters chanting "AUM" in his warm and resonant baritone voice; backing him is the stringed drone instrument called the tamboura, played by Agni. With so little to "review" (each "AUM" lasts about nine seconds), a musical critique is inappropriate. This album will be welcome company for those who wish to chant along.
AllMusic Review by Carol Wright
feat: J. Donald Walters