La Lumiere Du Son
La Lumiere du Son's( the light of sound), intention is to integrate body and soul. It relaxes the body, settles the mind, opens the heart and awakens the spirit. La Lumière du Son by Betty Roi, A Bientot Records. Parisian-born San Francisco Yoga teacher Betty Roi's latest release, La Lumière du Son, is a stunning blend of Sanskrit chant and French vocals set to raga, jazz, and classical instrumentation. Translated as 'The Light of Sound,' the album bathes any activity it accompanies (yoga practice, dinner by candlelight) in ethereal brilliance and joy. With each mantra and each stunning track, Roi's reverence for the Divine is palpable. The soothing opening track, 'Sagesse,' is an invocation of wisdom and love; it sets the tone for the captivating journey to come. In 'La Compassion,' Roi sings the mantra 'Lokha samastha sukhino bhavantu' with Indian classical vocalist Shweta Jhaveri, accompanied by a snake-charming bass clarinet for a hypnotizing effect that does not wear off until the album ends and the spell is broken. The 'Ode à Saraswati' is, perhaps, the brightest star in this shining collection - a dazzling example of Roi's unique devotional chanteuse sound. La Lumière du Son is a luminous collection of transformative music that will soothe your soul - and complement all aspects of the yogic life. - Katherine Rae from YOGA JOURNAL MAGAZINE august 2011.