As many of you know, we are in the process of producing three new albums of kirtan music: Śakti, a celebration of the Divine Mother; Hare Kṛṣṇa, a meditation on the powerful mahā mantra1; and Rādhe Śyāma, an exploration of the beautiful love between Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. For this purpose, I remodeled my basement and created a small home recording studio. I wanted to document the process of recording and producing these beautiful songs, so I decided to create this online journal in order to do so.
With this journal I hope to put into words my thoughts and beliefs about kirtan, devotional yoga, the Sanskrit language, and how we can use these tools to get a first-hand experience of the Divine.
I will also document some of the real-world challenges this project presents, like acoustics, recording in a tight space, and when to use acoustic vs digital instruments.
I don't know what this journal will actually become, but I hope you will join me on this journey!