On their latest mellow, irresistible album Temple of Love (New Earth Records), vocalist Kim Waters and instrumentalist Hans Christian continue their prayerful explorations of the sensual in Indian music. When Waters dedicates her earthy, viscerally exciting voice to honoring the Gods and Goddesses of Indian mythology, the line between worshiping God and making love to the beloved vanishes.
Equal credit goes to her partner Christian, whose mastery of computer programming, cello, sitara, harmonium, keyboards, bass, nyckelharpa, udu, and a host of other instruments from the East is matched by his ability to orchestrate. Together, the couple has created a host of haunting albums dedicated to his Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I don’t know the Swami, but I doubt the gods ever had it this good.