"Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine infuses new life and spirit into the ancient heartfelt chants that influence today's Kirtan movement."
"Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine is sweet, soulful, smooth and sublime. It flows, grooves, and takes the listener on a rich journey into the heart. Bhakti Groove Machine is great music, great production, and most importantly, a great feel soaked in devotion!"
"Jim's music shines forth bright and clear, and leaves a happy afterglow in my brain that lasts for hours."
"Jim has a voice filled with depth, love, and emotion--the perfect bhakti singer.
"Experiencing Jim’s music is like drinking a very special nectar and I want as many people as possible to drink from that cup. This is music that is a pilgrimage to the divine."
"Jim's voice is easy like Sunday morning." ~ PRAJNA VIEIRA Kirtan Recording Artist -- San Jose, USA
"Jim's music has such a wonderful and rich feel. He transmits a pure bhav in all of these songs. I find myself singing along so easily with his gentle yet emotionally powerful melodies and arrangements. One of the best releases the year!" ~ BLAKE TEDDER Full Lotus Kirtan Show, WCOM FM -- North Carolina, USA
"Great CD. Highly recommended! Om Bhagavan is one of the best songs I've heard this year."
"Listening to Jim Gelcer's latest release, Bhakti Groove Machine, is like tasting your way through a box of chocolates. Infused with elements of R&B, jazz, rock, and old school kirtan, every song is a delicious aural treat!"
"A truly great voice, saturated with a
beautiful bhakti vibe."
beautiful bhakti vibe."
"Jim's kirtan style is welcoming, inviting and contagious! He brings you on a journey through the soul, transcending the manifest to the un-manifest through beautiful music, ancient Sanskrit mantra and the occasional surprise English melody. There is no greater inspiration than being led into chanting by someone who embodies the spirit within himself. Jim's encouraging, thoughtful and vibrant energy have inspired me to explore mantra chanting deeper."
"I am completely hooked on Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine. Jim lays down Sanskrit mantra against a backdrop of popular music references from Al Jarreau to Traffic and beyond. The songwriting is compelling. The musicianship is impeccable. And the grooves have me shaking my ass all over the house daily. This album appeals on so many levels, you don't need to be a kirtan fan to appreciate it."
"I have never seen a group move so quickly into another dimension and vibrate at such a frequency despite the angst of trying something new. I found myself lost in the vibration at times not wanting to move, open my eyes, or even open my mouth for fear of losing the sensation. It didn't matter what I did, it remained. I loved sitting after the chant allowing the experience to wash over me and the vibration to continue. It was really an incredible experience for me and I'm sure for many there!"
"Thank you for the soul-awakening music!"
"Beautiful. Moving. Dreamy."