YAMA, the third album from The Householders, further integrates the bands’ ongoing fusion of catchy EDM, in your face hiphop and Indian devotional chant (known as Kirtan).
The new release is a confident fusion of soulful melodies and poignant lyrics from songstress Jaylen Green, no-holds-barred hip-hop from poet/rapper Zach Ketterhagen and original Kirtan chants by Nema Nyar. This fusion of East and West is dished up in a musical melting pot of electronica, soul, jazz and whatever else producers David Goddard and Phil Petrie are serving on the menu.
Yogis out there may notice the significance of the album’s title. Indeed the first five tracks on YAMA are modern interpretations of these ancient Yogic disciplines, common to many spiritual paths: Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (walking in God consciousness) and Aparigraha (non-possessiveness).
Don’t expect a gentle hand holding “kum ba yah” as the Householders sound would sit most comfortably next to Skrillex or Kanye West. These Yogis are presenting something honest that holds the seed of something transcendent for us all.
With a claim that “devotional music should be of it’s time”, The Householders music builds a bridge between ancient and modern, East and West, and ultimately is an expression of the bridge between our inner and outer world.
The Householders are:
Phil Petrie, Jaylen Green, David Goddard, Zach Ketterhagen and Nema Nyar